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Posted: 27/10/2015 at 19:56

Never mind Librarian it is so frustrating when you try to do something but because the question isn't clear you end up wasting your time being a good person. Fortunately for society we know that you are too good a person to just ignore the next person who asks for help: no matter how easily their question can be confused.


As for profile pictures as with all things on this site you will struggle using a mobile phone / tablet (it isn't at all mobile friendly: but the designers I am sure are working on this).

1. Use an appropriate computer (there isn't away around this)

2. Go to your profile page (top right of the website)

 3. Click "MY SETTINGS"

4. Click on your current profile picture. It'll pop up saying edit. At this point any person moderately competent at using a computer should be able to complete the task in hand 


 5. Remember that a thank you doesn't go a miss.


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 18:10

PunkDoc I didn't see your post: how horrid. We have a room dedicated to the Mountain Rescue local team, I found it so educational listening to them as they set it up (also quite scary when they provided statistics of how many rescues they attended and of what variety). Isn't it wonderful that there are people out there who when the storms are raging are pulling on their waterproofs, leaving their dinners uneaten, their families at home, prepared to help complete strangers when so many of us would be hiding behind our blankets?

In a small way to cheer you up I want to tell you the story of one rescue the team told me. It went like this.


"A gentleman had decided to take his HEAVILY PREGNANT wife out for a romantic walk, chance to be alone for one final time before the IMPENDING bouncing baby. 

So did he take her around a nice GENTLE lake with good SOLID FOOTING? Or a country park with a good coffee shop that she might rest her swelling ankles? A National Trust house with a GOOD PHONE SIGNAL not to mention clean toilets for those who have their bladders constantly being squashed? The local hospital car park though not terribly romantic at least when things get real you can get assistance really very quickly? 


He decided that they were to walk up a rather large, rather steep, rather slippery, rather far away from your chosen midwife, mountain.

Because when your wife is HEAVILY PREGNANT why wouldn't you want to get yourselves as far away as possible from any hot water and towels?


You can guess what happened can't you.

That's right: they had to call mountain rescue who rushed to their assistance (as you expect they would: I mean HEAVILY PREGNANT wife tends to give forth a sense of urgency)

What did the call come through as? The wife informing the 999 operator that her husband had fallen off the side of the mountain and broken both arms and legs.

I like to think he was pushed 


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:43

Well the water chap hasn't returned to do any work yet (he said it might be today or tomorrow). It is a little disconcerting to be able to hear running water throughout the house (you can hear it in all the pipes) and I am ever so hopeful its not rushing through the foundations under the house although there is still no sign of damp anywhere on the property so I'm hopeful its just a minor leak with a melodramatic streak.

Back to work tomorrow. We shall see if anything changes. Entertainingly (ha) my boss hasn't responded to emails wanting to know what is happening regarding my holiday entitlement (I have been so busy I've not taken any of my February - February allowance having intended on taking it in December when we're quiet. But my new contract starts in November so have I lost all that holiday?) But IS emailing me regarding other stuff so I know he must be looking at emails.

Still, I'm debating attending a job interview next week so its all good fun!

Tonight I shall be drinking tea, cuddling under a blanket, and writing a list of things I want to do and places I want to see.

Then I will staple it to the wall and see if his lordship gets the hint! 


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:29

Oh and to expand any image you see in someone's post just double click on it!


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:28

If so. 

To upload a photograph click on the little tree (towards the right of the toolbar above your text).

 Hit the select button and find the image on your computer

 Once you've found the imagine you want hit upload.

It will produce a little preview and if you're happy with it (i.e. its the right image!) hit save.



Posted: 27/10/2015 at 17:21

KayL when you go to write a new message does it look like this? 


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 09:34

Jo: call the estate agent and tell them what happened.  If they're responsible for providing you with the gas man they should be aware of the harassment he is now causing you. That is disgusting behaviour!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 22:39

Jo: I hope your chap arrives tomorrow. Tell him to hurry your life model is most frustrated that they can't finish posing for your au natural painting. That'll baffle them!


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 22:35

Dash it Dove its a train!!


Partner is trying to swap shifts from days to nights so says he's going to stay up really late.

So why has he climbed into bed next to me? Oh to watch tv on his tablet... joy.


Punk get onto 101, you don't know what nutters are out there much less which vulnerable people are letting them in.


Gertie I'm not very clever when it comes to plants I can't eat but that flower does look so vibrant! 


Busy: lots of fluids and vitamins!! You'll be so busy peeing you'll not notice the cold.



Posted: 26/10/2015 at 17:18

Well the good news is I've been allowed to put the water back on. Bad news it sounds like the noise is an echo of a leak and could be from anywhere along the line of FOUR houses! The stop cock on the road is so old and... delicate looking the first job they have is to replace that before they can move on as he didn't dare try it!

I'm hoping its well away from the foundations but all we can do now is wait. 

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