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  • Slightly different but… I lived in Cyprus and used to enjoy going over the North for short breaks, day trips, meals out etc. For those who don’t know, you have to go through border control and have a separate piece of paper stamped to keep in your passport and if driving, you buy separate insurance.

    So on one of many jaunts, with friends and a…[Read more]

  • sar replied to the topic Non jobs in the forum General Chat 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    You could argue that a larger portion of society benefit from the bin emptier (could be female!) than benefit from the heart surgeon.

    I also think you are likely to have more people who are keen to be heart surgeons than bin emptiers

  • sar replied to the topic Non jobs in the forum General Chat 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I have always felt that cleaners, carers and the like should be the highest paid! They are proper hard work and often unpleasant. It always seems wrong that those that work the hardest often get paid the least.

  • sar replied to the topic Rotator Cuff tear…. in the forum Health 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Have you had an mri ? Mr hubby tore his and needed surgery – but nhs took a year or more to get to the point of having mri and diagnosing the full extent of the damage.
    6 weeks recovery and now has full use of the shoulder 🙂

  • Can I just ask you guys, did you feel better once you started on the vit d ?

    I felt worse when I started on the GP protocol of Vit D3 only, it was high dose ones followed by blue Gel Caps. Then I read Vit D Wellness on Facebook and read the the blue caps can cause problems, and also you need K2 to utilise it.

    I went onto their recommended…[Read more]

  • @flyguy Interesting. Numbers being bandied about on the news are 82,000 (without much context) – I see Wiki has it at around 144000 (active/trained) in the army

    It’s still shockingly low….. I mean it’s less than the US take to a tin pot warzone – even the French have 200,000+

  • Quite frankly the fact that our entire armed forces does not even total 100,000 is a disgrace. Living near Aldershot (home of the british army) it’s pretty clear we don’t really have an effective army anymore.

    Having said that the war of the future won’t need soldiers – we’ll be flying exploding drones at each other. Unfortunately 80% of…[Read more]

  • You have my sympathy, had this exact thing last year, the pain was unbearable, morphine etc made no difference.
    A different Doctor gave me Diazepam (Valium) and it went away really quickly never to return thank goodness.
    Has your Doctor given you a diagnosis that its spasms that you have, because I am surprised that he hasn’t given you a muscle relaxant.

  • sar replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 2 months, 1 week ago

    I rarely drink anything fizzy. Sets off my reflux, I’ve never been much of a diet drinker anyway.

  • I was on a much lower reading than you, my reading was too low to read! I started at 5,000, with Vitamin D3 5000 Iu, 240 Softgels, by Now vitamins. After a few weeks I upped it to two tablets, so 10,000 Iu.

    The next test from my doctor, after 4 months I was low side of normal. I stayed on 10,000 all winter, tested as OK, so dropped to 5,000 for…[Read more]

  • I don’t think the we’re alone theory is based on arrogance. More a pessimistic view of statistics

  • sar replied to the topic Extensor tendonitis in foot in the forum Health 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I had this about 5 years ago from running in the wrong trainers and it was agony. The only thing I’ll say that helped along side some exercises for it was acupuncture – I had two sessions a week on it for a few months and although expensive, it really worked.

  • sar replied to the topic How to get rid of Norovirus in the forum Health 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have a legit phobia of viruses like this so going to be avoiding this thread from here on out! Had Norovirus once though- @guy actually you shouldn’t be consuming sugary things like lemonade as it ‘feeds’ the bug in your stomach etc.

    Please ensure you stay out of society for at least 48 hrs after your last vomiting episode!
    good luck! x

  • sar replied to the topic Best pubs in the uk in the forum General Chat 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Shipwreck Bar, South Friars Bay, St Kitts. Not as surreal as the Three Stags Head (a pub from Discworld) but with better weather.

    I’m sure everyone has a Three Stags story.
    Mine was a late Saturday afternoon after bouldering session. Went in with my dog who joined the pack of lurchers running a relay round the bar. Some tables piled up with p…[Read more]

  • sar replied to the topic Worst pubs ever in the forum General Chat 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    There was one in the back end of Salford where some of my boxing mates used to go and it was full of dubious characters, until eventually it got fire-bombed. Gang wars I was told!

  • Transfer them via USB cable to your tablet/laptop/computer just in case, but you should be able to transfer phone to phone with the right USB/lead. Or load them onto utterz, Facebook, Photobucket or similar hosting website.

  • sar replied to the topic Best Robot vacuum cleaners? in the forum Tech 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Are they actually thorough, because for about £10/hour you can pay someone to clean your house and they’ll also do a superficial job and hoover round easily moveable items.

  • Echinacea and vitamin c plus a good cough medicine…hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • This really gets my goat.
    If buying at an auction (which it usually is with eBay) you wouldn’t go back to the auction house and ask for a refund would you!!?? So why do people think that private auction sellers are a shop? 😡

    Unfortunately eBay usually finds in the buyers favour, sorry OP.
    But do contact eBay if you consider them to be r…[Read more]

  • There’s no risk here. I’d take it out of the freezer and pop it in the fridge as soon as you can. Then, keep an eye on how it’s defrosting. If totally defrosted, just take out of the fridge Sunday night as it will need a good 8 hours to get to room temp throughout. If it’s not fully defrosted by Sunday midday, take it out then. Just pop it…[Read more]

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