• Hi there.

    I can only echo what @SpinningJen has said,  the ladies here make up for in quality what they may lack in quantity so it might not be busy but the answers/ conversations you get are going to be genuine and honest.


    @KitKatKitty , no problem  with your reply, I doubt they will apologise they are ‘just following procedure’….



    I am so sorry you had to go through this. When OH got his diagnoses one of the first things we did was consult a lawyer . We both made a living will with our last wishes regarding end of life /life terminating…[Read more]

  • @SpinningJen EE OMG that really is the worst possible example of human beings… Honestly if aliens or future generations look at that and think its real I dread to imagine what they will think of us.


    Ive never seen tempation island , love island, big brother, celeb up the jungle (or whatever its called) any of these artificial life…[Read more]

  • I have said before that my father was correct in saying that the only place a man is really free is inside his own head. This is very ture now when a simple opinion or careless comment can land you in heaps of trouble because someone has been ‘offended’…

    As a child if I went home and said somebody had hurt my feelings mum would turn me round…[Read more]

  • @SpinningJen  we have that intergrated card here its called an OV or openbaar vervoer (public transport ) card a bit like the oyster cards used in London for the bus and tube except this will take you anywhere in the Netherlands on the  bus, tram or mainline train.

    Plus our bus service all matches train times so when you get off a train you k…[Read more]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Selfies in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    @SpinningJen  that looks much like our countryside.  I love seeing such wide views and open skies..


    Dont forget if its clear tonight we have a lunar eclipse..

  • @SpinningJen youre right it was the IRA but whats in a name? terrorists are terrorists,  cowards who attack unarmed civilians or plant their bombs and run away murdering random people.

    Also I cant see why its ok to kill if your goverment tells you to but not if your God does… Murder is murder regardless of how its dressed up..

  • @SpinningJen  Alzhiemers is soul destroying both for the sufferer and the family.  Ive cared for people with it and my MIL had it,  after 30+ years of knowing her she totally forgot who I was but remembered my dogs by name when we visited her.

    She also forgot my daughter but when I pushed her wheelchair through a market I spotted my son and sa…[Read more]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Brexit Near in the forum In the News 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    @SpinningJen  I think you may be right about the election.  Although I dont really think it will help the situation and Corbyn is so unpopular people might just vote for Boris to keep Corbyn out!

    What a mess and  the only thing its good for now is a constant source of laughter for satrical shows , its  such a shame to see the country being bou…[Read more]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Brexit Near in the forum In the News 7 months ago

    @SpinningJen  I know a guy who moved to NL but couldnt get on with the language barrier so he moved to NZ he says they are tough regarding the rules for permits to saty but he loves it. Hes on the south Island and he says its amazing to go hiking along the moutain snowline in the morning and then down to the beach for a swim in the afternoon.

    He…[Read more]

  • Thanks @SpinningJen  I have to go to hospital next week anyway for dental surgery I developed a swelling above the front tooth where I hit my face, this has turned out to be infected and even though my regualr dentist cleaned and drained it the swelling has returned so I have to see the specialist. My dentist said that the fall was most likely…[Read more]

  • I suppose Im a bit like @SpinningJen  I have to balance clothes to fit my lifestyle.

    I do have some nicer clother but to be honest I live in jeans and tops. Part of this is practical and partly health . Since I got ill and was given some medications that I was allergic to I find it hard to regulate body tempreture I cant stand anything knitted…[Read more]

  • I have two dogs so they are my motivation, as @SpinningJen says walking is great.  Its free, it can be really interesting and it keeps both mind and body busy if you use your walk to observe the world around you.

    We walk about 10km per day thats normally 5-7 in the morning and the rest in two smaller walks during the day.

    I also do not diet and…[Read more]

  • Thankyou  @KitKatKitty and @SpinningJen  Im now accepting of my body the way it is but it was hard. I had to say goodbye to all my clothes soon after the treatment as I was forced to accept I would never fit into them again.


    One of the nicest things that ever happened was at the very worst time, I was huge (to my way of thinking) and I was w…[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]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Recent Photos in the forum General Chat 1 year, 1 month ago

    @SpinningJen  I love family photos too I have lots  including a whole set of old black and white ones of parents  grandparents and great grandparents.

    This one was such a wow moment for us though,  we were walking at a nature reserve when Murphy started to growl.. He never does that when we are out so OH and I stared into the mist and this fig…[Read more]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Thinking gifts in the forum General Chat 1 year, 2 months ago

    @SpinningJen  that windmill was built in 1863 and still runs, in fact most windmills here are still used on a regular basis in our constant with the water levels. That one makes sure that the water is kept at a safe level for the surrounding bird sancutary so that ground nesting birds dont find themselves flooded out. You can visit when the flag…[Read more]

  • I think your sister has hit the nail on the head..

    but @SpinningJen has a good idea you could casually mention to the girl that you and the other boy’s mum are good friends and you tell each other everything… Hint hint…

    That way you dont have to accuse or get into a row..Plus you dont have to be the messenger to your son that his GF is…[Read more]

  • cassandra replied to the topic Hot Weather in the forum General Chat 1 year, 7 months ago

    @SpinningJen , both my daughter and her OH are trained in animal care they both have vaste knowledge about reptiles so much so that our local rescue calls her OH when they find or are asked to rescue a reptile and he also gives lectures at the local collage. They have a reptile room at home with special tanks lighting heating etc and a strict…[Read more]

  • Lake District replied to the topic Q&A in the forum Interviews 1 year, 7 months ago

    @SpinningJen, I don’t listen to radio much but I sometimes listen to Kerrang! Radio..

    @Mamie, I’ve attempted to build Hogwarts on Minecraft but it’s a good game, what console did you get Minecraft for? Games that I play are listed below:

    Grand Theft Auto V

    Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

    Lego Harry Potter Collection

    Call Of Duty WWII

    Sniper…[Read more]