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by dizzydays
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Audiobooks or reading?
Replies: 19
Views: 7139

Re: Audiobooks or reading?

I like reading best (Kindle) - the advantages of Kindle for me are it's easy to hold as I have bad rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. Also I'm downsizing and love having a whole library on one gadget. Reference books/cookery books are still better in paper though. Audio is ok if the voice isn't irrit...
by dizzydays
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 797
Views: 59352

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

This morning I successfully trimmed my own hair. I had planned on making an appointment with the hairdresser now shielding is over, but he's in town and my last couple of visits to town have put me off again, so I'll stay away and cut my own. This is a real issue for me. I usually get it done month...
by dizzydays
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 2680

Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

I use the original amber coloured Stardrops that Lil posted a pic of. A small amount in a bucket of hot water for general cleaning (sinks/floors/worktops - anything really). Washing soda crystals I put a handful over the plug hole in the sinks, followed by some boiled water from the kettle...suppose...
by dizzydays
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 2680

Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

I love Stardrops too - anyone new to it bear in mind it's very sudsy! Only use a tiny bit or you'll be rinsing for ever!

I've got my general cleaning stuff down to Stardrops and Zoflora, with occasional use of washing soda crystals (drains) and bleach. The old ones are the best eh!

DD
by dizzydays
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 7483

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

Interesting, Grenfell, that you're illustrating your points with Orwells 1984....In the same vein can I throw in Orwells Animal Farm?
All animals are equal ...but some animals are more equal than others
:-)
by dizzydays
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Insect bites

For the bites - I use hydrocortisone 1% cream. I've tried skin so soft but not convinced. Another ploy is to take Vitamin B tablets - apparently the insects can smell it through your skin and don't like it. Anyone had Vit B and still got bitten?
by dizzydays
Fri May 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: B12 injections
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: B12 injections

Result! Yes, am pleased. But it has given me pause just how quickly they deemed a medication non essential for the whole country. Also certain cancer treatments /tests that have been designated able to wait. I was also shocked that dentists closed so quickly. And the whole loo roll saga was somethi...
by dizzydays
Fri May 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: B12 injections
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: B12 injections

Update - just for info

I contacted public health who were not best pleased and said they would contact the surgery. Surgery manager has just phoned me and said I can go on Monday for the injection. Result!
by dizzydays
Thu May 28, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: B12 injections
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: B12 injections

You too Jansman :)
by dizzydays
Wed May 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: B12 injections
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: B12 injections

Mmm....I think (respectfully Jansman) that the flu death rate is 0.1% - they think Covid is much higher than this -maybe 3 - 4% . That 's a lot if you're talking global numbers. And another concern is the people who have recovered after weeks and weeks in hospital with organ damage - lungs/kidneys/h...