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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:39

Maud- have you been wearing a BP monitor? That should help rule out any 'white coat syndrome'. You could also suggest that a practice nurse checks you, it may be better with her? Dont panic if it is raised, lots of ways/tablets around to control it. Sounds as if they're keeping a good eye on you. J.

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:33

Am quite glad dont actually eat meat any more. Fish yes, but dont think about it courgettes, hate marrow, but did used to do a good marrow & ginger jam.

Weather forecast for here tomorrow is c**p again! Still if it ends up anyway reasonable (ha) in the afternoon may get out into greenhouse to plant up some bulb pots.

Have just been under the stairs for something & realised that will need to clear a HUGE space for engineer to access the gas supply/meter at the back. Oh well another job for tomorrow- empty out all the 'stuff'' from under there. Probably a good chance to actually sort through some of it. So maybe the bulbs may have to wait... J.

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 17:07

Hi all, glad people's w/ends & parties went well.

Am fairly warm at the mo, despite a rotten day weather-wise. It's been cool, damp, wet & yes very Autumnal. Gas fire on & daughter gone back to bed! It was just after 2am when she got back from work & then OH got up & left by 5.30am & the police helicopter was somewhere around for ages in the night, so I'm tired too!

We've been down at Lowry outlet mall & nearby retail park. Got myself a fleece buff, as planned, & a new rucksack. My old one hasnt got covered seams & so when it rains no guarentee stuff stays dry inside. Will still use older one though until those seams do break! Daughter got herself a new super dooper suitcase to replace her old one, which she insisted we kept, so it went up into the loft with the others. No idea where she'll keep this new one- not in the spare bedroom that's for sure!

 Have decided not to get cross about being unable to cut the lawn. It's not that long & am not proud of it, as just a green space between beds. That way IF we get a couple of dryish days can then do a cut, but may not.... Bulb pots/planting more important.

Got on to the heating/electrical company first thing this morning & someone coming Wednesday morning. They also do supply & fit new boilers so will discuss that on Wed. Drat, as was going down to NWorcs to meet up with friend, but boiler/heating takes priority. Will rearrange with friend, she already knows wed off, but, as she is also having a household crisis her end, no problems.

Found a nice 3 in 1 new waterproof coat whilst out, but needed the size they'd not got in store & it's not on web site either in the size/colour I want. Oh well not to be. The old one will continue in use a bit longer & get increasingly scruffier.

None of the 50ps were special ones we did have quite a lot between us, for some reason.

Right off to start a tomato rissotto next. Was going to do ratatoue, but it takes longer so will probably do tomorrow.

Back later I expect. J.


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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:13

Jean it's ME with the poorly boiler (no not OH)! Not surprised mixed up (or muxed ip as we say in this house) though with all of us 'flitting' in & out on here.

Neighbour has brought round some Indian sweets- oh boy they are good. J.

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 16:14

 Body shop still do sage & comfrey blemish gel which I can remember from yonks ago. Daughter has a posh Clinique one as well as cheapos & then there is always toothpaste......

Is this a record? Only 3-4 weeks later the siutcases, from holidays, have finally gone back up into the loft! Yay, I can now try & restore some order on the spare bed! J.

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 15:44

I remember the Small Faces & yes, you can still get 'spot' cream, only not always called that nowadays..... J.

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 15:41

If you have a Boots advantage card, with sufficient points on it, you could always use them to 'buy' a small supply, say 30 days of a low dose just Glucosamine to see. Then virtually no cost to you at all! No guarentee re GP prescribing nowadays, but no harm in asking especially if you can prove that it works for you. Supermarkets also sell fairly cheaply, so Tesco point vouchers also an option.

If it works for you, & no help from GP available, then 'on-line' suppliers are much cheaper, but I must admit to buying it as cheap as poss from Holland & Barrett. You often dont need the stronger dose that on-line suppliers offer, I find the majority of time that 500mg daily is sufficient. I do double up if have been strenuous outside, or when planning a lot of walking.

BTW always tell a hospital or any medics if you do take it, especially if you are due any surgery as it can cause some problems with coagulation of the blood. That's how I know about the 2 week period to get it to work!

Getting back on topic- yes I probably do post too much! Have learnt loads over the yrs on similar sites & hopefully helped people too. J.

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:43

& much snorting here G! J.

Late flowering Delphinium

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:41

Take care with it, wear gloves at all times, as ALL parts of the plant are poisonous.

Am jealous, as despite having a part-shade garden they just dont 'like' me. Delphiniums also get chewed & chewed so gave up with those a long time ago. J.

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:34

I was told by my then GP a few years back that Glucosamine only works for about 50% of people. So may be worth just trying to see if you're one of those 50% or not before you buy a supply. IME about 2 weeks use should be long enough to tell.

Not sure if a GP would now prescribe a supply- it's not a medicine as such, just a supplement, but I do know that some GPs around here did prescribe it a few yrs ago. After all if it works for you, the saving on stronger anti-inflammatories/painkillers to the NHS would be there. Can remember thinking that by the time I got free prescriptions it wouldnt be available.... J.

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