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  • elly replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 2 years ago

    @martin The problem with

    – consistently showing no regard for proportionality, killing indiscriminately

    – lying about it being “surgical” while the whole world can see it’s anything but

    – refusing to take any responsibility for the situation in gaza

    – repeating the false mantra “Israel wants peace” when the actions of the government show the…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Big Game Trophy Hunters in the forum Banter 2 years, 4 months ago

    Like others I find the idea of trophy hunting unnecessary and repulsive.

    Without wishing to trivialise things I think the thought of having an elephant’s head stuck on a wall with its trunk hanging down to the floor a bit weird

  • Has this complaint always been so prevalent do we think or are we just better at recognizing and naming it these days? I’ve had it since moving house just under two years ago and it can be incredibly painful and make me wince some days, although it’s not as bad now I’ve been wearing orthotics for the past 18 months.

    Thinking back, my late Nan m…

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  • @isac Have you ever been involved in ‘a bit of conflict’? It’s all well and good pontificating from the safety of your arm chair, but you might feel differently when it’s your wife who risks being shot, blown up or otherwise having their life brutally curtailed as they go about their daily business.

    But that being said what I don’t understand i…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 2 years, 4 months ago

    If you mean a migraine without the headache, I do, well only a very mild headache . They do tend to make me feel drained for a couple of days afterwards. I have visual disturbances, speech problems (very embarrassing when you cant form a sentence). and usually pins and needles or numbness in my fingers and tongue. Mine used to be hormonal but are…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 2 years, 4 months ago

    Communism gets a bad reputation, but actually the idea behind it is great, it’s jus that people are greedy. I’d suggest that some sort of Scandinavian model with higher taxes is probably the most sustainable, but I am no economist!

    Communism is the most murderous idea. It cost over 100 000 000 lives and the score is not finished yet. And don´ t…[Read more]

  • @billy The Le Touquet agreement is a bilateral agremment between France and UK so not in theory related to Brexit but renegotiation could be used as leverage in Brexit talks.

    That said, a fuller answer to your original post would be that the French also benefit from the Le Tourquet agreement: the agreement makes it harder for people to apply for…[Read more]

  • What’s stopping the French government opening the border and then closing their eyes to who want’s to exit France?

    “The UK operates border controls in France and Belgium. This allows Border Force officers to check passengers and freight destined for the UK before they begin their…[Read more]

  • Is your bedroom sufficiently dark (i.e. Pitch black) no light coming in window and no standby by electrical things making light. This has helped me the most.

  • I’ve suddenly got uber sensitive eyes. They burn, literally like they are on fire. It’s set of by the slightest thing, every hint of mousturiser that’s not the correct one! Shampoo, makeup something/anything on my hand transferred accidentally….
    They then start streaming like mad. It’s making the outside corner skin really crazy sore and red…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Anxiety is crippling me in the forum Banter 2 years, 4 months ago

    You’re allowed to be ill!

    If you disclosed it during the recruitment process (was there a health form to fill in?) and you’ve been open and honest about it, they should have automatically had a conversation with you about making any reasonable adjustments before you started in role.

    Although if, as I expect, you are on a probationary per…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Anxiety is crippling me in the forum Banter 2 years, 4 months ago

    I would talk to your manager and tell her how you’re feeling? She might be able to help. Also, try 5htp from Holland and Barrett, it’s a form of tryophan (kind of a seratonin type thingy), which is natural, it’s excellent for anxiety etc, and does not have any side effects.
    Hope you get it sorted soon. Big hugs.

  • elly replied to the topic Cyclists – sore elbows?! in the forum Banter 2 years, 4 months ago

    Just asked my keen cyclist and bike mechanic OH and he said he’s not heard of sore elbows before (sore knees, arse, neck and various other bits yes…but not sore elbows) but he’s seeing a mate who does physio and bike fittings soon so will ask him.

  • elly replied to the topic Best Tanning Cream? in the forum Banter 2 years, 4 months ago

    I don’t think you can beat Superdrug’s Solait brand – I use started using it as it’s cruelty free, but it’s just as good as St Tropez/St Moritz.

    I use their gradual every day tanning lotion & their fake tan 🙂