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  • I did long distance, me in Spain, him in the UK, he came over every few months, we made it work by texts and lots of facetime (or skype) luckily we both work for ourselves so could call each other anytime. Evenings we would facetime, and if something was good on the TV, we would put the same channel on, I would turn my tv down and listen to his, (…[Read more]

  • I have similar problems (no issue going to sleep, plenty staying asleep resulting in me being exhausted) I had a sleep study and it’s thought to be linked to mental health problems such as anxiety. I’ve also been given melatonin to try- I just haven’t yet for fear of oversleeping! But yes, definitely worth a chat with your GP

  • scarymary posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    “That said, communication styles do change and what works in one time or place doesn’t elsewhere, it’ll only take for someone to achieve some electoral success communicating more straightforwardly with the public to trigger change”

    I think you’ve missed the transition: five or ten years ago successful politicians used to play the games you…[Read more]

    • “Trump and Boris Johnson have changed that. They communicate extremely straightforwardly straight at the prejudices of their base and they don’t give a sh*t about whether what they say is true as long as it is emotionally appealing.”

      Trump does, it’s not entirely clear how much of that is compulsive and how much is calculated. It apparently…[Read more]

  • scarymary posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I don’t think it will work.

    Really irritating that a lot of manufacturers are introducing sweeteners (thus saving them costs) to products that didn’t used to have them, e.g. Ribena, lucosade. I’d prefer they pass the cost onto the consumer and gave people the choice. Sweeteners give me bowel issues and it’s getting increasingly hard to find…[Read more]

  • scarymary posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Which is an affront to all right minded people. Many people in Gitmo are there without charge.

    Surely, even for they bastards they deserve a trial and a very long sentence.

    Not sure about removing their citizenship, since they weren’t born here, but supposing you removed their citizenship and they were returned to their country of birth, only to…[Read more]

  • scarymary posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I’d rather that people are free to reveal themselves as dickheads.

    I’d rather it wasn’t up to those in power to decide whether someone is funny or should be jailed.

  • scarymary replied to the topic Space and time in the forum General Chat 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Time is what stops everything happening at once.

    However, I understand that one way of looking at spacetime is as a big four dimensional block with everything that ever “was” or ever “will be” in space and time frozen in – I suppose we just move through the block visiting different places in spacetime.

  • I’m not a prime member.. the last thing I bought from amazon it took quite a while for it to be delivered. I think Amazon does is fixing it so people buy prime. Its funny because this sort of thing wouldn’t happen on the high street for example imagine lots of people queuing at a checkout for ages at a store and then someone with a badge comes…[Read more]

  • I had a wisdom tooth out in July, and ate soft food for 3 days, just tepid. Kept fairly soft for 7 days.

    I only loosely swooshed with salt water for a day, then brushed the other teeth, and after 3 days switched to Corsodyl mouthwash when cleaning.

    The most important thing is to not disturb the blood clot in the hole where your tooth was. Google…[Read more]

  • scarymary posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    I can’t do more than repeat what all the kind posters have said, you are not to blame if you hadn’t been there there is a reasonable chance that something worse could have happened.

    But as others have said seeing them again will be emotional but needs to be done sooner rather than later. I imagine your friends are wrapped up in their own grief…[Read more]

  • scarymary posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Do you use lip salves etc all the time OP?

    I did for about 15 years, it was like being a smoker-couldst leave the house without having some on me-used it all the time. went cold turkey a decade ago and have not used anything since-never have a problem and am outside a lot.

  • scarymary posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    If you’d killed him, I’d have filed under sh!t happens.

    Just his bad luck to meet you at the precise moment you have been momentarily dazzled.

    It holds true that sometimes in life you make your own luck. Running in the dark on such a road is a risk but if you are into your running and that’s where you live, it’s just what you have to do……[Read more]

  • Also people may like to know that if your provider puts up your costs Mid Contract you do have 30 days to cancel your contract. Meaning either a new provider or at least a chance to negotiate.

    @don I was intrigued by this so I just rang Sky about a potential Broadband+line contract. The salesperson did say that if the price of the contract did…[Read more]

  • scarymary replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 2 months, 1 week ago

    40 years ago my dad had acupuncture for persistent and painful dermatitis, after the usual treatments (available at the time) failed. After 1 treatment there was improvement, but the dermatitis returned. He liked the improvement so much he went ahead with a second lot, since when he had no recurrence. Placebo? maybe, anecdotal evidence? yes,…[Read more]

  • What about other junk drinks like coke etc?

    I know someone who had a minor stroke age 30 and he was told it was from drinking red bull excessively and working long hours (farmer).

    I only drink highland spring sparkling water. I just hope they don’t find a health risk with that!

  • scarymary replied to the topic Worst pubs ever in the forum General Chat 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Brambles Farm – a pub in Middlesborough. Likely to get mugged on the way in, beaten up whilst you are in, Glassed in the punch-up that follows and end up in hospital and/or the police station as you leave in haze of drug fumes.

    (Luckily I believe its been closed recently).

  • scarymary replied to the topic Awful Boxing Day in the forum General Chat 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Oh sweetie! So sorry you’re hurting again. I hope it heals as quickly and as well as possible.

  • I have one of these

    It seems to work well and my parents thought I’d suddenly started cleaning thoroughly, which must be a good endorsement for it. It doesn’t do any room mapping, but it does cover the roo…[Read more]

  • I had the same or similar cold virus last year and yes I know, it’s an absolute beast, you have all my sympathy!

    I can recommend something for the cough…fresh pineapple juice (well as fresh as you can get, if not a carton will do) mixed with honey and a sprinkle of salt.
    I know it sounds weird, a friend told me about it and I was quite…[Read more]

  • Hearing all these situations make me no longer want to try and sell anything on eBay.

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