• Mamie makes some good points in her post.

    I think people mistake being slim and being healthy.

    If you want to be slim just eat less.

    If you want to be healthy eat well , move more and make the right choices.

    I have an autoimmune disease called Graves its affected my thyriod and I had radiation treatment. Now I rely on medication to replace…[Read more]

  • And those who work for the angels…?  Doris Day who did so much for animals while she was alive is rumoured to have left her estate to animal charities,

  • Enemies is a strong word.

    No I dont think I have enemies but Im sure there are a few people who dont like me.  Generally if someone is nasty or I dont like their attitude I just walk away and remove them from my conscious thoughts.

    Spending time thinking about or going over old arguments is a waste of my time so I just dont.

    However if Im…[Read more]

  • Sadly my weekend has not gone to plan. Ive developed a bladder infection.. (my first ever).

    A quick trip to the out of hours doctor and some antibiotics to bring home should see me well again in no time but it is quite painful..

  • I have always wondered if I am flawed. I never understood the pop idol worship thing and even now I just see these people as people, nice entertainers , good singers etc but thats it.

    They are nothing more and nothing less than I am flesh and blood mortal beings..

    If I had to think of anyone I would like to be more like or learn from,  it would…[Read more]

  • Congratulations.

    Its such an exciting time those early months, take care of yourself and try to enjoy it as much as you can especially all the extra attention you get. Honestly,  once the baby comes everyone will only have eyes for the new arrival and as mothers we often get a bit left out so make the most of it.


  • Please go to your doctor. Much as we would love to help you we are not doctors and cannot give medical advice.

  • cassandra replied to the topic New member 🙂 in the forum Introductions 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    @Herzeka. I live in the Netherlands, I moved here from London nearly 30 years ago. It rains a lot here but the wonderful green countryside more than makes up for that.

  • cassandra replied to the topic New member 🙂 in the forum Introductions 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Bonjour and welcome..

    Your English is better than my French and I bet your German is too. I go to Germany once a month but I still dont speak more than a few words  although I understand quite a lot and read a fair bit .. What part of Germany are you in and are you going to be staying there long term or just for studies or work? Do tell us more.

  • cassandra replied to the topic Do You Use Pinterest? in the forum General Chat 1 month ago

    I have a pinterest account but I havent really used it or got to grips with it

  • You can make new friends meet new people all is not lost. But pleasethink about yourself put yourself first and stop wasting time on someone who values you so little. You deserve better.

  • cassandra replied to the topic Spring fever? in the forum General Chat 1 month, 1 week ago

    I have to admit we are very casual about our home Im not the show home type and I love my home to be lived in . Plus we have always had pets and that just doesnt go well with show home expectations.

    But today was the spring clean day for our parrot. His cage is given a general clean every day but twice a year we take the whole thing including his…[Read more]

  • It is easier to vist and get to know somewhere new if you have family or friends there first which is how we ended up in NL.

    We are now lucky enough to live in an area described by lonley planet as ‘a hidden pearl’ and third in their top 10 places to visit in Europe.

    It seems silly to be rushing off elsewhere for a holiday when there is still so…[Read more]

  • @KitKatKitty  Generally Im not en envious person. But I can understand it, there have been moments recently because of OH’s illness that I have realised that there are plans /things/ holidays that we will never take,  things I will never see because he cant do them. Then I do feel slightly jealous of those who dont have to worry about health but o…[Read more]

  • @SpinningJen  .. Wales is lovely although every time I went there it poured with rain.

    Ireland .. My family come from Ireland and My father always said ‘when the troubles are over I will take you there’ sadly he died before the Good Friday agreement and peace. But my son and his family now live in Co Meath not far from Dublin and Ive visited. I…[Read more]

  • My daughter is 30 and she had the implant about 4 months ago. For the first two months she had terrible mood swings and would cry for no reason. She also felt sick everytime she washed herself and felt the implant under her skin.

    Shes gained weight about 8 pounds and she has now got bad skin ( this on a woman who never got a teenage spot and has…[Read more]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Hello in the forum Introductions 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi, I stopped working  last year to spend more time with my OH. Not exactly retired in the normal sense of the word but not working any more.

    Its amazing now but I cannot understand how I ever found the time to work with all the things we are busy doing all the time.


  • We have decided no holiday this year.. It causes a lot of stress and so why bother.


    Instead we are going to make the most of our garden, eat al fresco as often as possible, go on lots more picnics with Murphy (our dog) and just enjoy ourselves.. We are going to enjoy summer sunrises and sunsets, the nature, the outdoor life and each other.

  • Good topic.

    I think it is a great idea to stop every now and then and really think about ourselves, our lives, our aims and our desires working out what makes us happy or not and how to get to where we want to be .. Thats not where media, magazines celebs or friends tell us we should be but where we want to be ourselves.

    In the past couple of…[Read more]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Q&A in the forum Interviews 1 month, 2 weeks ago


    Years ago I liked them too, that was when the middle was still a fluid fondant that really looked like an egg but a few years ago someone bought some over for me and theyve changed. Now theres a nasty solid sugary stuff in them.. Yuk..


    Recently mum told me walnut whips no longer have a walnut and are now just called a whip? does anyone…[Read more]

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