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  • redders replied to the topic Swollen Neck! in the forum Health 1 day, 20 hours ago

    Sounds like something I had – it’s not allergy, it’s a blocked saliva duct a small calcium deposit forms in the duct and blocks it so the saliva hasn’t got anywhere to go and the saliva gland swells, it subsided but will flare up repeatedly. First time they injected barium down the gland and took an X-ray – uncomfortable. I had a flare up if th…[Read more]

  • One – just one – of the things that’s always put me off those deals is that for the length of the contract, you’re effectively their driving bitch. Want to drive more than we agreed? It’ll cost. Want to get your car serviced, like we told you you had to? That’s us doing the work or if not, you’ll pay twice. Want to keep the car at the end of the…[Read more]

  • redders replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    The OH had it very badly, figure sitting on his chest, paralysis, feeling terrified. He fortunately seemed to grow out of it. He described how he tried to get my attention to break him out of it but couldn’t. Horrendous for him.

  • Probably plenty but it hardly justifies the opening up of a wider choice of drugs to kill yourself or others with.

  • I don’t think making recreational drugs legal will suddenly make everyone take them “responsibly”. People don’t drink alcohol responsibly so why would they behave differently using drugs? Whilst it is illegal only those that don’t respect the law or themselves will carry on making it legal will open a whole new market.

    It would still have to b…[Read more]

  • Agreed – it only really gets complicated with things like bras, where larger sizes require more complex engineering. Though in that case, the material costs are small as, compared to a jacket or a pair of trousers, there’s not much material involved.

  • The argument for penalising those who require bigger items strays into complicated territory if you think about people who happen to have large breasts, or who are taller than average – they’re effectively being penalised for their genes, which doesn’t seem particularly fair.

  • Oxford is beautiful – the colleges are amazing and stunning, there is a gorgeous covered market with all sorts of quirky little shops under cover, you can walk next to the river and it is absolutely lovely

    And if you really want a touristy day out, you can go slightly north to Woodstock and Blenheim Palace, home of the Marlborough family -…[Read more]

  • I went to a grammar school that was 20 miles away from home. I loved it, although sport was a bit underfunded. Some from my primary school went there too, others went to the local comp. I didn’t get tutored to pass the 11+ and many of my friends didn’t either. It was pretty diverse too, some people more well off than others, others qualifying for…[Read more]