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  • Oh I so feel your pain re this, again I can get to sleep but wake up between 1-2 and then can’t get back to sleep properly again.

    Interested re responses xx

  • Does anyone have them regularly? Or had one?

    Chatting to my brother, who has them regularly, and he marvelled how I spend so much money on physio and Osteo and things for the horses, yet I continue to walk around in agony without a second thought.

    So I have booked myself in for a sports massage tomorrow morning. The last time I had a massage was…[Read more]

  • I want to make the jump from using blogger to possibly WordPress.org on a self hosted site.

    Anyone done this? How easy was the process and which host did you choose?
    I have a domain name already so need to take that with me and would also like to import the content from the blogger site to the new one.

  • EmmaS posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Cancer Research’s campaign to raise awareness of obesity as a significant cancer risk seems important and worthwhile to me.

    It is undeniable that being obese is not good for a person, but there is also widespread bullying of fat people and to some degree this ‘meme’ is a reaction to that. So perhaps things are a bit more nuanced than you…[Read more]

    • Celebs such as Sofie Hagan and people like her encourage others to be fat, they encourage people to not do anything about their health and that attitude seems pretty widespread to me. People like her, and they’re very common, are not going to change their habits because portion sizes change they know exactly what they’re doing. They are the…[Read more]

  • How many days until you posted it? Not sure what you meant by ‘post day’.

  • EmmaS replied to the topic Rotator Cuff tear…. in the forum Health 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    My OH did (along with some other issues in same area) while playing rugby. After 3 years of no improvement he had it operated on and then it healed very well. After the op he had it in a sling and wasn’t able to use that arm for 8 weeks after the op and then had physio and has gradually built it back up with weights

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  • EmmaS replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 4 months, 1 week ago

    I don’t buy new cars, but I don’t buy old bangers either.

    My current car was 18 months old when bought and about 55% the price of buying same car new. I went to one of the many dealers that specialise in cars of this age.

    Ive had one minor problem, fixed under warranty. The car is now four years old, nothing currently suggests that I can’t keep…[Read more]

  • Wow, loads of useful answers! Thanks all! Am not sure where I would find community board in big city, but may be able to find local FB pages and ask friends. Sounds like private is the way to go for my circumstances; now to ask around and find someone!

  • I’m considering getting in a cleaner, at least in the short term. So I have a few questions, because I’ve not had one in this country!

    1. How do I find one? Companies, or someone private?
    2. How are cleaners paid (by hour/minimum number of hours), and what’s a ballpark range?
    3. I really need help doing a proper spring clean/evicting scary…[Read more]

  • I protected my soles with a very thin flexible solewhich I bought from a place called shoewawa which allowed a natural ‘breakover’ and got my muscles and joints used to the new dynamics slowly. It was sometimes tough at first but I have been pain free for three years now and I have developed ‘concavity’, i.e.. strong arches instead of flattish…[Read more]

  • We were all due to have a big family Christmas at my daughter’s finally finished house… she was so excited. Until that is, her OH was struck by norovirus Christmas Eve and she had to cancel everyone. She caught it Boxing Day and is now over the sickness but can’t face food and feels dreadful. Strangely 3 year old Grandson has escaped it so far.…[Read more]

  • Thanks everyone, not that I’m glad to hear others are ill to but I rarely
    catch a cold and on the rare occasion I do I’m generally over it within a week so this has been a real eye opener! Might try codeine cough stuff but am a bit scared as not great with codeine in any other form. Thanks again and hope everyone’s feeling better soon.

  • EmmaS replied to the topic Best Robot vacuum cleaners? in the forum Tech 5 months ago

    I bought one for my parents a couple years ago, I can’t remember the make but I did a bit of research beforehand and settled on one at, I think, £240. So far it has functioned just fine and I think they are quite happy with it. The obvious plus is that you can press “go” and then essentially just ignore it so it’s a time-saving device much like a…[Read more]

  • I’m on day 9 of the worst cold I have ever endured! All that’s left now is a highly irritating dry cough and horrendous chest/shoulder pain (presumably caused by constant severe coughing). I still spend most of the day feeling rotten and exhausted and have almost zero appetite.
    I’ve been to the walk in centre a couple of days ago and they said…[Read more]

  • ..or is eBay always geared in favour of the buyer?

    Someone is trying to return something to me for a refund. My listing was brutally honest about the item but it seems they can’t read!

    When they first contacted me I offered to take it back but they didn’t send it back and now three weeks later have raised an official return request staying it’s…[Read more]

  • Traitorous to whom?
    It can’t be traitorous to the UK because the people of the UK have decided by democratic process to leave the EU.
    As for Brexit itself, it’s happening and if you want to needlessly bandy around such emotive terms as treason/traitor, then they would probably be best aimed at a Government that decided to ignore the results of the…

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  • Thanks folks. @dave you are right! I always used to joke that mum and dad would get salmonella but neither ever did. Dad would find tinned pears at the back of the kitchen cupboard 4 years out of date and not flinch about eating them. Onions would be soft and potatoes sprouting like little forests byt still consumed.

    Cooked half eaten Sunday…[Read more]

  • How long can you keep a fresh 3kg turkey in the fridge for before cooking please? Used before date is 27th. Partner bought last night from Sainsburys last night fresh.

    He is cooking on xmas day. Ive put it in the freezer just in case. It says freeze on day of purchase and defrost for 40 hours.online says safe in fridge 1 to 2 days others say 3 to…[Read more]