Bad manners or forgetfulness? Lending books and other item that are never returned.
6 Posts Last Activity 21/01/2017
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I am fed up with lending my books out to so called 'book lover's' who never return them. The kind of books I buy you cannot get in the library, so I now have to say a firm NO when people say flippantly say "you must lend me that when you are finished". It does not stop at books. Clothes, shoes, kitchen items, garden items, ( lawn Strimmer, lawnmower)
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Morals
4 Posts Last Activity 17/01/2017
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Do you have principles? Morals? For instance if you were totally against companies offering loans with astronomical APRs would you still take part in a television advert if offered a good payment to do so, or the likes of Foxy bingo trying to get people to spend a fiver to then get them hooked? I often wonder who the actresses/actors are who succumb to this and do they ever really think about what they are promoting, do they even care!!!
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How was Christmas for you?
51 Posts Last Activity 08/01/2017
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Did you have a riotous time, very quiet time or completely alone? I had a nice time, family around me, good food. nice presents ( why does everybody give me soap and creams, should check my showering diary) and a nice book. Chocolates will not be on the shelf very long. I have in the past spent Christmases completely alone. Why so much importance on just one day in the year. Next is New Year, I usually fall asleep before the twelve chimes of midnight, useless at parties. Ho hum! can't wait till next Christmas.
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Positivity, hope? where is it?
3 Posts Last Activity 01/01/2017
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Because of my personal life experiences and insecurities, this time of year is painful, I feel like a lost soul floating above everyone, looking down, searching. Deep down in my gut is total fear and emptiness. Since we moved to the area we live, most days I see ambulances or hear about a death, it is effecting me, I feel terrified all the time of losing my husband as I know without a doubt I could not cope without him. My apologies to those who have lost loved ones, probably thinking I should get myself together but it is just an horrendous, morbid fear of loss, of which I have had too much of, my husband is literally now my heart and soul. Apart from my son, no-one would knock on my door, it is such a horrible feeling I really don't want anymore. I hate the idea that my son, like a lot of men these days is divorced, living alone, surviving. He never wanted a life like this but is just a victim of having a kind heart and being too soft. Not that he portrays this, on the contrary he is amazing in his approach to everything but it is not a life he would have chose. I would have liked to help somewhere over Christmas period, we contacted Crisis earlier in the year (August time) to offer our help and just 3 weeks ago we received an email to say 'thanks but no thanks, we have plenty people now!' I give up! I want to 'be there' for people, help somehow.. I would not send money to charities that advertise to pay for a meal for someone at Christmas time, too much is creamed off by those at the top. So much television, films, adverts all portraying family around tables, people knocking on doors, happy Christmas...roll on January
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Let us name and shame
28 Posts Last Activity 16/12/2016
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I wonder how many people find shop items incorrectly priced, something often not noticed until looking through receipt when at home. Maybe we could start to point any such findings out on here so others can be aware. I am so annoyed when this happens as in most cases I have come across it quite clearly not a mistake. Wilkinsons have done this twice in the last month with two different items.
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Energy tarrifs
9 Posts Last Activity 06/12/2016
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Much has been advertised,on switching energy supplier,to obtain a better deal.I have checked this at intervals since Jan 2016 and the most recent for December this year,was a saving of approx £197 per year,which is less than £4 pw.Is it worth it,no not really,plus the cost of a disconnection fee
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Invisible at 70
26 Posts Last Activity 03/01/2017
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Why do younger people think that we are no longer able to do things? I am fit, able , happy and good with technology. My husband and myself play table tennis , and I go to art class. Also I work in a charity book shop. We live in the same world as everyone else and the new technology is open to all. Why are we meant to be distant from everything going on in the world?
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The best meal you ever ate
80 Posts Last Activity 05/12/2016
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The best meal I ever ate was when I was leaving Borneo, the local Chinese put on a superb feast to say goodbye. It started with sharkfin soup, a whole fish unbelievably delicious, chessboard duck, pork, chicken and dozens of different dishes, rice, all kinds different flavours, noodles, dumplings, so many mouthwatering dishes. The Chinese have a saying Yam Sing, it literally means bottoms up. All the way through this meal, a tumbler would be half filled with brandy and they would all shout yam sing. I complied hesitantly at first enjoying the loud merriment and as the evening went on, I was yam singing and carousing with wild abandon. I can't remember if we ate anything for dessert. There was never a meal like that. As there was a war going on at the time, there was a curfew. We were afraid of being late for curfew because the soldiers on the checkpoints were humourless and violent. No excuse would serve. On this occasion, I was poured into a taxi, laughing uncontrollably and did not realise it was over curfew. On the way home, we were stopped by the army, guns shoved in open windows, demanding passes, of which we had none. In this situation, we would have a lot of explaining to do. I can only say that seeing this hysterically laughing white woman, they were nonplussed and withdrew their guns and let us through. That day is etched into my mind as the best ever.
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