SpinningJen

  • You are not allergic in some way to the gloves are you Kitty? For instance, some people have a rubber allergy and have to use other types. It may not normally be apparent unless you have weakened skin from the original injury.

  • A few teasers for a wet morning lol

     

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic Feeling Trapped in the forum General Chat 1 month, 1 week ago

    I have been to most areas in the Uk except Northern Ireland, the far north of Scotland, far southwest and the Channel Islands. The only places I have been abroad were Majorca and Ireland. Not being one for spending days on the beach I wandered everywhere in Majorca, enjoying the change in scene and culture. There are lots of places I would like to…[Read more]

  • For me it is looking at things on the computer. Not particularly buying as I don’t have the space (too much already lol), but I look things up then get sidetracked when I see something interesting, and before I know it a couple of hours may have passed. I download a lot too and have lots of information I never get the time to read. My work used to…[Read more]

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic Recent Photos in the forum General Chat 1 month, 1 week ago

    No chance of sunblind here this week as we seem to be in the monsoon season at the moment. I don’t think I will get out for a good walk this week. The first time since Christmas.  That is a more natural shot of you Mamie. It has a nice ‘fresh air’ look about it.

  • Hi Julia, welcome from the Uk.

  • Congratulations!

    It sounds like you are doing all the right things. I think Daisy’s comment about avoiding stress is important. In my opinion the atmospere now can make quite a difference to things after the birth too.

  • I love my hiking boots too! They enable me to go most anywhere. I do like my sandals as well.

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic My Artwork in the forum Hobbies & Leisure 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    @KitKatKitty I was disappointed when they stopped classes too. What does not appear to be understood by them is that there is more to such things than just the learning. From the makeup of our class alone it showed that with a variation of different people attending. I remember too, one time I was sent from work too for a specific technical short…[Read more]

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic My Artwork in the forum Hobbies & Leisure 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Although I understand your way of thinking here it might be that you never feel you are good enough.  It is part of growing to face the world. I find the criticism helpful, although it still hurts a bit. We had a art group meeting last night and I showed around a photograph with progress on a painting I am working on. The main subject is a…[Read more]

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic Feeling Trapped in the forum General Chat 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I am sorry to hear that Kitty. It is never good to feel alone and insecure, although most of us visit there from time to time. In earlier days I moved from job to job quite a bit as I was never one to be dominated by a job or the situation there. I always remember my grandmother saying you will find something. It was not a case of their being more…[Read more]

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic Clothing in the forum Fashion & Lifestyle 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Over the years I have had times when I have done most things. I have a good variation of clothes. I prefer skirts and dresses rather than jeans, but, for instance,  when walking in the countryside they are more practical. I like to dress for the occasion. Plain T-Shirts are Ok but I hate logos and adverts. Being interested in fashion to some…[Read more]

  • Things have been well put by everyone, but there is also a saying. You can change your friends but you cannot change your family. I know sometimes it may be impossible but mostly not. You really need to get together and sort yourselves out otherwise both your lives will be poisoned.

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic My Artwork in the forum Hobbies & Leisure 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    It’s always useful to meet like minded people where you are as you can help each other Schala. I was a little slow until I started taking drawing lessons at night school. They have now finished (government cuts) but our group was formed from there. I love online help and in the early days used it often. I don’t think it totally replaces direct…[Read more]

  • My biggest danger is probably carbs as I eat a lot of bread. I eat very few, what are generally regarded as, processed foods. Meat – sausages once a week. Burgers once every two months. Seldom ready meals – I cook fresh food most of the time, and almost no processed dairy, except cheese. Cold meat – maybe once a month I buy a couple of hundred…[Read more]

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic Clothing in the forum Fashion & Lifestyle 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    There are shops around online which do unusual sizes as they can focus the limited demands. Otherwise it’s taking up sewing to alter your clothes.

  • I love fresh fruit too! I can eat my five a day in just one sitting. I think, as it is sweet, I have a lot of sugar from it but I do rarely eat sweets. Luckily they keep well as I have some hot gums  my son gave me that have been in the fridge for a couple of years. I forget they are there!

  • I am sorry to hear that Cassandra, but as long as things are well under control, that is the main thing.

    My experience at the moment is that the walks out in the countryside I have been taking continouously since Christmas are having an effect. Although I have not noticeably or actively changed my diet my weight is hovering around half a stone…[Read more]

  • Your last post does remind me of something Kitty, although having never used it I didn’t think about it. I am aware people like motor mechanics sometimes use barrier cream to protect their hands from the oil and greases they use. It is put on before any work and forms a protective layer. I don’t know whether that would be an option?

  • SpinningJen replied to the topic Recent Photos in the forum General Chat 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Lovely photo Mamie.

    I tend to take the view that type of comment means that they think you have overdone the makeup. I take it as a bit of a compliment really in that I don’t need makeup to look good. In my opinion you look good with the makeup, but would look good without it too. Rather than use it all the time, I prefer to vary things quite a…[Read more]

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