Forum Replies Created
Today is Carers Rights Day. What rights? Who knew? Who cares? Forgive my cynicismArtemis 26th November 2021 at 11:38 am
A great many people care, there is a wealth of support out there you just need to access it. Ask you local council to give you the contact for all agencies in your area for carers. There are carers support centres all over the country. Register as a carer with your GP for extra attention. Register as a carer with your council. Ask for and complete a carer’s assessment form. Of course all these agencies are struggling, but they ARE there and they DO care
What about the over 70s?Artemis 5th January 2022 at 12:20 pm
What about them ? I am over 80 and have absolutely no time to be “bored” There is a whole vast world of interesting stuff to engage in – more than you could even start on in several lifetimes And if you do not have the internet which gives you access to more than you could ever hope, then there are books and the radio and the better TV. And the telephone.
Why not write your own book ? or some poetry ? or paint a picture?
And there are loads of charitable community groups big and small which need your help to do their good work,. And even if you are “staying indoors” you are still allowed to get out in your garden and grow things.
I am not sure how my poems will be received here as I tend to...Artemis 18th January 2022 at 9:50 pm
I find it almost impossible to work out which of the poems a comment is about, unless the writer is named. because as the comments all arrive they are not placed under whatever it is they are commenting on. I think it is perhaps because some folk just post, instead of using “Reply”
Calling all Eco warriors! Do you have any tried and liked natural solutions for self...Artemis 31st January 2022 at 12:57 pm
I can highly recommend the full range of items from DriPak. They cover ALL the “oldy fash” eco friendly and safe ingredients we often hear about. They are also very helpful if you make contact. If you sign up they will send you a regular e-mail of another helpful hint
evening everyoneArtemis 26th February 2022 at 12:53 pm
You bet. I am so weary and disheartened – but as he is also disabled I just have to keep going, taking each day as best I can. I am in a long queue for telephone therapy. Other than that i cannot get anyone to house clean, or other help (I am also disabled) and as I am hopeless at being my own advocate at the doctors I end up feeling I have lost out on any help to deal with my various physical problems
Now and again I try to have a conversation with hub, but it is always a disaster. My only social interaction is on FB where I campaign and network on environmental issues and have ‘met’ some really lovely folk – but it is not the same as a cheery chat. Then hub complains that I am always miserable.
I am afraid that if you were looking for some advice I am not the one to provide it – sorry
Poems that make you laugh – or at least smile🥴Artemis 4th March 2022 at 6:04 pm
I thought you wanted OUR funny poems – not Spike Milligan’s So here is one of mine for a smile
I do love the dainty lass who lives across the way
She has a cheerful, chubby face, her name is Daisy May
I do love a bit of cheese a-melting on me toast
My Daisy uses Wensleydale that what I like the most.
I do love her apple pie with lots of clotted cream
She makes it with sultanas in, it really tastes a dream
I do love some crackling with a juicy Sunday roast
But my Daisy’s goose with trimmings is what I love the most
I do love a-holding hands with lovely Daisy May
And when I popped the question she agreed to name the day
She’s an angel in the kitchen, you should taste her rabbit stew
And I just can’t wait until the day she sweetly says “I do”
Poems that make you laugh – or at least smile🥴Artemis 15th March 2022 at 11:58 am
Hope you enjoy this.
Algernon Ponsonby Battersley Plim
Was awfully jolly – but just a bit dim.
As an infant in arms he would chuckle and coo,
Though his other end often made people say “phew.”
His face was a picture of childish delight
As he failed to push shapes through the holes which were right.
His sweet smile as a toddler attracted acclaim;
But he did not appear to recall his own name.
At school he was popular – “jolly old Plim,”
Though the three “R”s it seems were a mystery to him.
They all liked young Algie and found him such fun;
Yet at cricket he always forgot he should run.
On social occasions his manners were good;
His intelligence, sadly, was rather like wood.
Though he found conversation a bit of a chore,
Since he made people happy they came back for more.
His Pa was concerned that he never would find
A suitable wife of the upper class kind.
Still he found a young filly he wanted to please,
So he sent her some flowers – but they just made her sneeze.
At the annual hunt ball he was keen to impress
As he whirled her around – and then trod on her dress.
They went for a picnic, the weather was fine;
But he couldn’t work out how to open the wine.
Still this lovely young filly did not seem to mind,
She told all her fwends he was “fwightfully kind.”
They were married at last, the wedding was grand –
Though he did put the ring on the girlie’s wrong hand.
He’d booked for a honeymoon full of romance;
In a far away place, ‘neath the moon they would dance.
But his cheque sort of bounced; and they had to make do
With a room at his Aunt’s and a trip to the zoo.
Ecstatically happy he lived out his life;
And his children adored him and so did his wife.
I must end my tale here and I hope you will note
There’s a moral within this short tale wot I wrote
For it all goes to show that the world will not mind
If you’re just a bit dim – – if you’re cheerful and kind.
Calling all Eco warriors! Do you have any tried and liked natural solutions for self...Artemis 4th May 2022 at 12:46 pm
If you Google DriPak you will find a company that only offers eco-friendly cleaning products. They are also very helpful if you need advice. and produce a range of leaflets about how each of their products may be used. Cost wise they will not break the bank either.
Found these in the top of my compost bin lid. Any ideas what they are?...Artemis 15th May 2022 at 3:27 pm
As a general rule, any wiggies found in the compost are the good guys, helping with the breakdown. You may find this page useful http://www.carryoncomposting.com/416920206
Now I am worried !Artemis 21st February 2022 at 12:25 pm
Do please find the time to read this. – I hope you will find it educative. .
14 anti-inflammatory foodsArtemis 4th January 2022 at 1:00 pm
14 anti-inflammatory foodsArtemis 4th January 2022 at 12:58 pm
14 anti-inflammatory foodsArtemis 4th January 2022 at 12:57 pm
I have managed with just one new knee so far.
I take 1) Collagen, 2) Gucosomine, Boswellia & MSM 3) High dose fish oil and I try to keep my joints gently moving as much as possible This draws the necesary “lubricant” into them
And I stay off the nightshade family
14 anti-inflammatory foodsArtemis 4th January 2022 at 12:51 pm
Are you able to tolerate fish oil in a capsule? It is very beneficial for arthritis. Try the Cytoplan, it is very pure (which not all fish oils are) start with a lowish dose and work up to the 1000mg. I also have multi arthritis and have managed to stay off all meds,
14 anti-inflammatory foodsArtemis 4th January 2022 at 12:46 pm
I have stopped nightshade foods. Not sure if I am better or no change, but it has not been a problem to stop them. Tomatoes, potatoes, avocadoes and peppers – I do get a dreadful reaction from peppers, like very bad food poisoning. Here is a balanced view
Why not experiment without each one in turn and see how you feel.
When did this happen to me? lolArtemis 30th December 2021 at 12:17 pm
It is not easy to think of what you CAN do when almost daily the list of things you cannot do gets longer. This is particularly applicable to those things we are constantly told will keep us fit and our brains working well, like exercise. walking, dancing, gardening, singing etc. I would LOVE to still be able to do these things, but they are pretty much out of the question. And as to socialising, and talking with friends, I have none. (nor family) I am reduced to exchanging “chat” with virtual friends. And I still have to care for a disabled, demanding, dementia affected husband 24/7 I would love to know what I am supposed to find joy in, or “grab”
Should face mask’s be worn at the moment every time you enter a shop without...Artemis 26th November 2021 at 11:43 am
Pull it well up your nose and then put your glasses on top of it. works for me.
Yes I think inside all folk should have masks as a thougthful gesture to others. Sadly there are some who do not care “I’m jabbed I’m alight” they say. “if you don’t like it don’t go shopping” or as one charmer said to me, when I pointed out they could still get it AND pass it on “You will just have to suck it up”