Posted on 14/11/2011 9:46 AM
Brilliant reply, Auntie!!
Posted on 14/11/2011 9:41 AM
Prince Andrew was living onboard a ship. His meals were cooked for him, his uniform was washed and pressed for him, and as he was an officer, he had his own cabin.
His war was totally different to the solidiers who had to yomp for miles in the cold, freezing weather, getting soaked through with rain; carrying a rifle, plus a huge, heavy rucksack containing ammunition, a spade for digging a trench, inadequate waterproofs and food rations.
Prince Andrew had a nice warm, comfortable bed to sleep in. He did not have to sleep in a cold trench, which had to be bailed out as it continually filled with cold water.
Prince Andrew did not have to kill anyone. His helicopter was not a 'fighting' helicopter.
The soldiers had to fight hand to hand for hour and hours to gain ground. They were shot at by mortar bombs, were picked off by snipers using rifles, and had grenades thrown at them.
No wonder Prince Andrew can laugh about his memories.
Posted on 14/11/2011 9:29 AM
Well done, Sunshine Meadows.
And thank you very much indeed for all your hard work.
Posted on 11/11/2011 2:47 PM
Be a lamp unto yourself and seek your own liberation with diligence. Buddha
I think that is a wonderful quotation.
Posted on 11/11/2011 2:44 PM
My nasty suspicious mind wonders if your manager was using the office equivalent of breaking plates to avoid the washing up.
Oh no. As manager he didn't have to do his own photocopying anyway.
He just didn't like to bother the clerks to photocopy one or two pieces of paper for him. Especially if they were confidential reports etc.
Posted on 11/11/2011 6:43 AM
The goofhound has taken this to extremes - he now only goes to the toilet in a plant container - gets up there (its a large tub container) and looks like he is on the loo !
Now that would be a photo!!
Posted on 11/11/2011 6:26 AM
My manager where I worked broke the photocopier every time he touched it!
Any time anyone in the department saw him going in the direction of the photocopier, they would always volunteer to do his copying for him as otherwise no-one could do any copying until the engineer came out the following day to fix it.
Also, whenever he sent anything by computer to the clerk's office to be printed off it never worked and the clerks would have to sort it out.
In the end, the clerks forbade him touching the photocopier and used to do it all for him. Also, he was forbidden to sent anything by computer for printing and he had to ask one of them to do that for him too!!
Posted on 11/11/2011 6:20 AM
Purplecatz, I'm so pleased the plumber has been and hope you don't have to wait too long for a new radiator.
Jockice, do you have an unexplained effect upon electrical goods?
Posted on 11/11/2011 6:17 AM
Posted on 11/11/2011 6:07 AM
Would you consider going into respite yourself, to give your husband and daughter some time on their own?
Your husband may feel much better in himself to have a break from supervising you 24/7 and he would have more time for your daughter again.
It may be a nice break for you too, to have a regular time for yourself.
Posted on 11/11/2011 6:04 AM
A good idea Auntie, but unfortunately you have to book with whoever answers the phone as they are a really busy service.
Posted on 10/11/2011 9:12 AM
With the cost of electricity going up by the minute, it is so important to save electric.
In the winter I have to tumble dry most of my washing because even when it isn't raining, the weather isn't always dry enough to actually dry washing outside.
Also, even if carers peg the washing out in the morning, I'm not always well enough to fetch it back in should the weather take a turn for the worse.
Is a 1600 spin speed better than 1400 spin speed or will it just wear out the machine quicker?
I have both options on my new washer and can't really tell much difference between the two spin speeds with clothes washing but towels do come out a bit dryer, although more creased.
When putting washing in the tumble dryer, most things come out less crumpled - especially if you can give them a good shake as soon as the programme ends.
I hope some engineer minded person can help please?
Posted on 10/11/2011 4:40 AM
A written apology arrived this morning, which hopefully will help the person concerned be more careful in future.
Posted on 10/11/2011 4:23 AM
How absolutely frustrating!
I can sympathise because since my new washing machine has been fitted, the on/off tap which connects the water to the piping has also been leaking.
Three days I've had to wait for a plumber but a lovely man is here at this very moment fixing it. Thank goodness.
I really do hope your plumber will arrive today and get the problem fixed.
Posted on 10/11/2011 4:18 AM
I've been to Paris on my own.
To Cornwall twice on a caravan holiday on my own.
I back packed around Australia for two months on my own.
Admittedly, it was all before I became disabled and ill, but I loved it all. The freedom of going where I wanted and doing what I wanted was bliss.
Also, if you are on your own, you have the choice of talking to other people or not. And if I chose to talk to other people it could be very interesting. Whereas if you go places as a couple, some couples usually tend to stick together and don't mingle.
Posted on 10/11/2011 3:54 AM
You are a lovely Mum to recognise the difficulties for your daughter and be so concerned about her.
As Myrtlemaid says, you couldn't help getting ill.
Posted on 09/11/2011 12:07 PM
I asked if it was possible to have a wheelchair accessible taxi but they wouldn't pay as they are a *booking* service.
The ambulance service wouldn't pay because they weren't at fault as they hadn't been notified, so it wasn't their responsibility.
The audiology department wouldn't pay either as it wasn't considered an urgent appointment.
The last wheelchair accessible taxi that was paid for by the hospital was so I could have surgery, which is a different thing to having hearing aids fitted.
I knew things would go wrong today as I saw a single magpie first thing.
Posted on 09/11/2011 8:40 AM
Both were nit combed again this morning. No fleas on either of them, just a few bits of flea poo on Ebbsywebbsy.
They will be nit combed again tomorrow and every morning until there are no bits of flea poo to be found.
Posted on 09/11/2011 8:37 AM
How on earth can the stupid physio not understand that you do not have muscles in that area?
Surely s/he can actually feel that there are no muscles there?
*bangs head against wall*
Posted on 09/11/2011 8:35 AM
Oh yeah, and I'd need to be carrying a cello...
It would have helped if you had mentioned carrying a cello in your op.