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Stavertongirl last won the day on November 20 2022

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    My dog, animals in general, cross stitch, knitting, true crime podcasts, ghostly things, dragons, avoiding housework and annoying my sister.

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  1. Loved Clangers with the soup dragon etc. Everyone watched it.
  2. To be honest BK only ever managed to get one photo posted on here after much trying. Not sure how I managed that, more by chance than anything. Not been able to work out how to post one since despite having instructions!
  3. Got up this morning to a heavy frost so decided to take Jj to a different park than usual today. The one we usually go to has a fenced in, what used to be, tennis court so I go on there to throw his ball. Once the gate is shut I don’t have to worry about any loose dogs being on my own and can concentrate on the game but thought it might be a bit slippy for him to run on. As usual had to chase him all over the house to get his coat on, once it is on he stands still and looks sorry for himself so it is easier to put the harness on. Got myself wrapped up, had my thermals on, and off we went.
  4. I have, since being diagnosed with my overactive thyroid, been under the care of the thyroid clinic at QMC for my medication. During that time they have tried to get me off the medication as I am classed as “borderline” and am on the lowest dose available, (don’t understand the borderline would have thought you either have it or not but who am I to argue with the professionals). This involved trying to cut down the tablets going from 1 a day to 1 every other day etc. Every time they have tried this it has sent readings haywire so had to go back to 1 a day to stabilise them and then they would
  5. At least half if not a bit more, same with booze. Exchequer would take an enormous hit, it would have to be clawed back somewhere else.
  6. I noticed the Labour Party(not sure of the name of the person who announced it) are thinking about making smoking illegal and are watching the Australian stopping smoking policy which is being discussed at the moment. They are citing the cost to the NHS as one of the reasons. On this premise surely they should also be considering alcohol at the same time and for the same reason?
  7. There have been dogs being forcibly taken from owners since prices rocketed during covoid. Although prices have dropped and it is no longer in the news I must admit I would have the same reaction to a stranger approaching my dog and you would get the same reaction (but in a Nottingham accent).
  8. England v France was the first game I watched. As with most England games they talk the talk but just never manage to walk the walk. Wouldn't it be great if Morocco won it!
  9. Yesterday whilst we were walking Jj we went past Strelley Church there was a notice outside saying “church open”, never having been inside I decided to have a look. There was an elderly gentleman inside and he gave me a guided tour giving me a lot of fascinating information. I didn’t realise that Strelley is actually named for the, I presume, ruling family of that area. The tombs inside with the figures on top (are they effergies?) are quite spectacular and one of the married couples are actually holding hands which is highly unusual. Can’t remember their names, he did tell me, but the
  10. According to an article I read yesterday we pay the highest council tax in the country.
  11. I am with octopus for my energy. Hadn’t heard of them until I moved into this house but can highly recommend them. I have just finished my first session of cutting down on consumption for an hour, even though I have cut back a lot (stopped using my electric oven, use microwave & gas hob, have heating only when really necessary etc.) and have saved the princely sum of 84p at the moment, every little helps. I had also applied for one of their free electric blankets again this year, did last year but didn’t get one. Had an email to say I wasn’t successful in getting one, a few days later I go
  12. Yes that was it Virol. It used to leave a coating on the inside of your mouth. Disgusting.
  13. I can remember being given some brown gloopy malty tasting stuff on a spoon usually just before going to school in the morning. It was in a glass jar. No idea what it was but I hated the stuff and would try to sneak out to avoid having it. Makes shudder just to think of it. I loved Horlicks (think that is how you spell it), loved the tablets as well.
  14. The high energy costs are a real worry. It will be like going back to my childhood when we lived in a house with just a coal fire in the front room for heating, no central heating. I can remember my dad putting coats over our beds as well as blankets to keep us warm. I will be using my gas fire in the front room and just use the central heating sparingly. This year I should be able to just about manage but have no idea how I will cope next year if prices rise even more being on a pension. I am just above pension credit limit so that cuts off a lot of benefits. I do get a bit extra invigila
  15. Whilst not being bothered about the monarchy one way or the other I did by default (had watched something I had recorded and had just gone back to normal tv when Sky News were showing his speech) a bit of King Charles speech yesterday. I must say my heart did go out to him as a man who has just lost his mother, he looked, as anyone would, devastated and tearful. Don’t know why he had to do it but I found the bit I saw uncomfortable viewing.