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the super vet

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 08:44

I wish the super vet could operate on me and sort out even a fifth of the pain. 

But like you I do wonder which animals could be treated so aggressively, and whether perhaps a long course of pain killers and cuddles might be better for the older ones.

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Posted: 12/11/2016 at 08:40


You need about 4 - 6 weeks before you'll notice a real difference with FODMAP, your body needs to recover and start healing, and of course it all becomes habit so is much easier. Please stick with it! 

Gluten free breads are... well most of them taste awful. I'll find out the names of the ones I like. Genius is a good brand but the bread falls to bits. Avoid all rolls too; you could use them as a weapon if you throw them at someone.

I've got to go back on a strict regime, all I crave right now is sugar and sweet things and more sugar. Not ideal with Christmas looming but when you look six months pregnant with bloat you need to sort it out before people start rubbing your belly for good luck ( I've put on 5kg in the past two weeks; if this continues I'm growing a beard and playing santa!)

All I can recommend is make sure you drink plenty of water. It'll help flush  through, and of course all that peeing helps distract you from concentrating on all the things in the kitchen that you can't eat.

Wonky: we got up, made tea, went back to bed, not one of us is keen to get up; it's grim out there!

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Posted: 11/11/2016 at 17:09

that sounds fascinating Dove. I'll pm you when this lump releases my other hand.

Came home and needed to lay down. he thinks he is ever so light.

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Posted: 11/11/2016 at 14:50

Good lord! There is certainly some money about somewhere.

Not here however. Definitely not here. But imagine the fun we could have if we did have that much money to throw around. For starts I'd be starting up after school cookery classes for all children in my area. Not only is it an after school (for parents who have to work but can't afford child care) a whole generation who could prepare a real meal that they could take home OR for lunch at school the next day with cheap ingredients would surely change society, at least this little area, no end. Each child would be sent home with an apron, be loaned a basic cooking equipment box that they could take home, and would have access to the Kitchen Cupboard to take home ingredients so that they could make something during the weekend. They'd make their own recipe books to take home with them.

Run it over school holidays and suddenly that stomach curning thought that eats me up in side about what happens to children who have breakfast club and lunch provided by schools would be gone.

Then I'd go on holiday. Just a little one, I'm not for throwing myself off cliffs or spending months trekking across the wilderness.

To be truthful a long weekend in Cornwall every so often and I'd be happily contented.

We can all dream.

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Posted: 11/11/2016 at 12:07

They look wonderful Dove! I do miss my baking efforts. Saturday will involve filling the house with brick dust as we cut in for the electrical channels. Sunday his lordship is having a man day with a friend so will no doubt see me once again spending the day trying to remove said dust.

I'm trying to find something that the dog and I can do away from the house. This rather restricts me to walkies. I could desperately do with getting some more clothes (I'm down to having to very carefully monitor the washing to avoid running out). Wont be Meadowhell that's for sure! Where I used to live there was a wonderful farmers store that I got all my clothes from. Hard wearing and able to without the punishment my clothes take. Alas I haven't found one up here! :( I mean... who designs jeans that don't withstand engine oil / paint / mucky fingers ?? 

Looks like I'm alone in the museum on Monday: think I'll bring the dog with me to protect me from any muppets. I've also a brownie group coming over in the evening (and thankfully some volunteers) so it will save me having to rush back to take him out for a walk before battling the traffic back into the city centre.

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 11:55

Thanks for telling us!

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Posted: 11/11/2016 at 07:05

Morning all. 

Whatever our worries and troubles, today is one that is more appropriate to think of the greater struggles.

I shall be inviting my classes to take part in a minutes silence. A minutes thinking.

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Posted: 10/11/2016 at 20:40

 Oh Pdoc.

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Posted: 10/11/2016 at 17:57

His lordship is working late and the dog is already sulking despite the visit to the garage with ALL the smells (dropped the car off for an MOT at a station that must feed 30 of so stray cats) and a long walk home.

I need to go shopping for essential ingredients to fill the fridge.Why aren't the neighbours children old enough to run errands??

Keep warm everyone! Inside the house is10'C and falling.

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Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:31
punkdoc says:

Only if you like indoor shopping malls, full of people who regard shopping as a leisure experience.

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 Set off the fire alarm twice if you're being taken against your own will! I wish anyone who tries to go near that place the very best of luck. For me I would rather remove my eyeballs with a spoon.

A special spoon. 

With jagged edges and liberal dosing of TCP.

We go twice a year: for Christmas gifts you can't get online (split up with our lists meet back by the car in half an hour. If you don't return in an hour the other one is allowed to get in and drive off without you. DO NOT re-enter the building once you have exited).

The other time is to get his lordship shirts for work. I don't know why a) he doesn't get them on line given his hatred of shopping b) I have to go with him

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