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5 hours ago, loppylugs said:

Dentist tomorrow morning.  Three fillings.  Not looking forward to that but its better than the school dentist used to be.:rolleyes:

Did you have to run the gauntlet at Chaucer Street? I never went there but I've heard plenty of horror stories from those who did!

 

I went to Mr Ronald Acton on Gregory Boulevard, known for his Sweeney Todd chairside manner! He was every bit as bad! :crazy:

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Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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The house where I was born was built in the early 20s and was, I believe, the second lot of council houses to be constructed in Nottingham after those at Stockhill.

 

My maternal grandparents were the first tenants and mum was born there in 1926.

 

The house was originally lit by gas, although not for long. Mum didn't remember it. When electricity was installed, only so many light fittings were permitted and tenants were allowed to choose which rooms they wanted lit. Our bathroom and separate toilet had no electric light, nor did the pantry and coal cellar. The Smiths next door had light in those areas but none on the stairs or hallway, which my mother considered dangerous!

 

Only 3 powerpoints were installed. One on the landing, one in the dining room and one in the sitting room. None in the kitchen. Dolly tubs and mangles didn't need electricity.  Fireplaces in all rooms except small bedroom. Even the kitchen had a copper boiler, originally coal fired and then gas.

 

If people had to endure that today, there'd be a riot but many school friends lived in houses where conditions were much worse!

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I could never understand why the water never spilled out of them tin baths that used to hang on the wall,  (or should that query be in the "gravity" thread?)

 

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A lot of dentists in the UK now call themselves “doctor”. Even some vets do. In the case of medical doctors it’s a courtesy title and doesn’t represent a true doctorate which has to be earned by researching and presenting a PhD thesis. Only PhD’s are “proper” doctors and most of those don’t  hold medical qualifications. A medic with a PhD could probably call themselves Doctor, Doctor!

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53 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

Dentists are ‘Dental Surgeons’ and Medical Surgeons are called Mister, are they not?  Unless they rise further up the profession and become a Professor. 

 A physician is referred to as 'Doctor .... surname'.   

A surgeon is referred to as 'Mr ..... surname' unless they are female in which case it would be Mrs/Miss/Ms .

At least that's what it was in my day!  

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30 minutes ago, Compo said:

I think they have to have a "Chair" at a place of learning to become a professor, Lizzie.

Oh yes, you’re right Compo, my surgeon is a Professor and he does at lot of work and research at the Nottm Uni Medical School.  

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My brother in law is a dentist called Doctor. It is confusing as a lot of professionals call themselves Dr.

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I've still got a bunch of those amalgam fillings.  My dentist has never suggested removing and replacing them.  I guess they belong in the 'let sleeping dogs lie.' Category.  I've survived this far if they do me in now so be it.  They've actually held up well, but I sometimes wonder if they were really necessary in the first place.  They were pretty good at just pulling teeth back in the day. :(

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Fly, my bil is called a dr because of his qualifications, which here is normal for that type of profession. He's very good he specialises in cosmetic dentistry but does all the boring work too. I have to go Wednesday. I have broken two back teeth with very large fillings. Seven years ago I was warned that my teeth would suffer because of chemo. But then I had already had my checkup and everything was fine. Now I suppose it's a bit of old age. Not looking forward to it at all. It's not the drilling I hate it's the dryness of my mouth and the rubber/ plastic reservoir they put over the teeth to be dealt with. Oh well it will soon be Thursday and over with until the next time.

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Yes, nonna, that's as I understood it. I believe over here, a dental surgeon would come into the same category.

Oh Lord, that rubber thing. Horrible. Anyway, all the best for a successful outcome on Thursday.

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2 hours ago, loppylugs said:

I've still got a bunch of those amalgam fillings.  My dentist has never suggested removing and replacing them.  I guess they belong in the 'let sleeping dogs lie.'

I believe the approach is pretty much like asbestos. Leave it where it is and don't disturb it, unless a major problem requires its removal.  I still have amalgam fillings too.

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Re: Qualifications:

 

As I understand it it is .     'First Degree'. e.g, BA ( Bachelor of Arts)/BSc ( Bachelor of Science)....  'Degree with Honours' e.g. BAHons/ BScHons.  Hons being 1st, 2.1, 2.2 and 3.  That pretty much covers 'First' degrees...except that as well as BA and BSc, you get LLB ( Bachelor of Law), BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) and no doubt a few others I've forgotten or never knew...

 

Next up is Masters Degree.  Usually a further taught year after a First Degree.  But here in the UK it gets complicated because Scottish Students only spend one year on the post 16 'Highers', as opposed to the two years English and Welsh students spend on A levels.  So Scottish students go to Uni a year earlier.. but because they spend 4 years minimum at Uni, they all get MAs for 'First Degrees'.  ( Are you keeping up?)...

 

Then there are all sorts of 'Post Graduate' qualifications. Take for example my Post Grad 'Diploma in Careers Guidance'.  It was quite involved, and actually took two years, including a year as a 'Probationer' after I started working in the field.  But, some people say it's not really MA equivalent, because some people can get onto it without a degree.

And finally 'yer Ph.D  'Doctor of Philosophy' and DSc.  Even more complicated.  Research v Dissertation and so on.

 

A minefield.

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Margie my dreams are crazy every night..........think thats why i wake up every morning feeling shattered........last night i was on Vernon Park fishing with all the people i worked with at Marsdens over 50 years ago..........ah well another Coffee and a Cig with the Cats on the garden......and i'll be ok............

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DJ360 said: ",,,,,So Scottish students go to Uni a year earlier.. but because they spend 4 years minimum at Uni, they all get MAs for 'First Degrees'.  ( Are you keeping up?)..."

 

That's not quite right, Col.  I took my first degree here in Scotland and obtained a BSc. To get a masters (MSc) I would have had to go on to do a one year Post grad diploma and then MSc.  Also....you forgot to mention BEd in your first degree list. :)

 

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Ok Compo.  I stand corrected.  Maybe it's not universal in Scotland.  But I do recall asking why it was that most of the Careers Advisers in Grampian Region had MAs. ( I did Career Guidance equivalent of Teaching Practice there)   and was given the explanation I gave above.  Yes, B.Ed is another, though when I last worked with potential H.E. students, most colleges had re-designated their B Eds to things like 'BA Hons in (insert subject) with Qualified Teacher Status'. I think that was possibly to make more clear that the recipient had spent four years getting both a First Degree and a QTS, albeit on an integrated course.  We must remember that a certain politicians who should have known better went on a lot about 'getting more Graduates into Teaching', which kind of misses the point that qualified teachers are, by definition, Graduates. (or at least they were.....)

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A bit cold this morning but have managed a few miles out on the trike, back home now and sorting a few tools out (surplus) I notice a small leak in the bike shed roof so I'll get that sorted as soon as it dries, trike going a treat and the new mudguard looks good,I put the pannier bags back on though,I did fasten two smaller bags to the seat frame but that left me with no carrying capacity should I need it, in the small bags I got some essential bike tools,Allen keys,chain splitter,spare batteries for front and rear lights, spare gear cable, "no glue" puncture patches, two Co2 bulbs and the Co2 pump (as recommended  by Carni) and two spare inner tubes,one 26" and one 20", both those small bags are now in one of the panniers along with a pair of each dark and clear cycling glasses and one pair spare cycling gloves, that now leaves plenty of room for a small amount of shopping should I need it,

Thats it so far, take care everyone

 

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5 hours ago, MargieH said:

 

Gem, a while ago you mentioned the rubber buttons on your miniature liberty bodices - could you use thin slices from a rubber at the end of a pencil?  I woke up thinking about that - goodness knows what I'd been dreaming about!

Margie you are a genius !! Tried it as soon as read your post and it works, going to buy pencils with white rubber the ones i have are pink, keep dreaming and thank you. Gem.

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Very good morning in Bulwell..nice breafast and.plenty of 'banter' in 'Wethers' as per usual, ..............never normally have Alcohol in a morning........but really fancied some this morning.........so when Wife had gone to the Market i was still sat with the 'Geezers' who imbibe every morning........decided to have a 'Baileys' with ice,..really went down well, told them not to tell Donna when she came back...........so obviously they broke their necks to do so,

                          Good morning continued with a call to Matalan,.where Donna asked what i wanted for Xmas...........came out with new Waistcoat,nice pair of slimline black trousers and a lovely shirt.........the day only half over..........:rolleyes:

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4 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Margie my dreams are crazy every night..........think thats why i wake up every morning feeling shattered........last night i was on Vernon Park fishing with all the people i worked with at Marsdens over 50 years ago..........ah well another Coffee and a Cig with the Cats on the garden......and i'll be ok............

 

Do you ever dream you are getting straightened out by Whatsaname? Your landlady.  I keep thinking Marge, but me brains a bit sluggish this morning and I don't want to offend Margie. ;)

 

Edited to add.  I start with a Bailey every morning, but I don't get much of a buzz from it.

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