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02/04/2014 at 08:52

Just a quick one from me to ask a question

we're going away next wk to Norfolk to stay in a cottage rented from the cottages 4 u website.  Anyone done anything similar?  I just don't know what to expect in terms of what we need to bring and what will be provided.  ie there is a dishwasher and a washing machine but do we need to provide our own detergent?  and things like loo roll, kitchen roll etc.  The only thing mentioned in the blurb is logs for the wood burning stove!

Hoggle - so sorry about hubby's back.  Having a hubby with  a bad back that has caused issues at work I can relate, but at least he has a permanent job.

02/04/2014 at 09:27

Hoggle - that sounds so tough. Poor you and hubby - is he getting someone to look at his back? is it aggravated by work?

sonya - yes, definitely speak to GP. do you have private health care? waiting times for counselling around here are terrible - it's over a year. but then wales' waiting times are awful in general. N is finally booking in for a vasectomy (woo!) and the wait time is 10 months in wales, and 47 days in the NE of England (where his GP surgery is). there are also free resources on line that you could look at - mind gym is a website for free CBT. it's a bit basic in approach but it is really good. my GP recommended it to me.

02/04/2014 at 09:28

as for the cottages thing - i think they all vary caro. i always take 1 loo roll, small bottle of washing up liquid / few dishwasher and washing machine tablets / one kitchen roll / rubber gloves / kitchen spray with me. that way if they are there, it doesn't matter, and if there aren't any, i've got enough for a few days till i can get to a shop.

02/04/2014 at 09:35

Ah but you get 'free' prescriptions in Wales  

Thanks for cottage info.  I was thinking I would do that anyway - the reviews for it are very good so I hope everything is there!

02/04/2014 at 10:16

When I have stayed in rented places, the basics (loo roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc) have been provided. Enjoy!

02/04/2014 at 12:00
Think my hubby only waited 6-8 wks or less to get the snip, was quite quick. Was done by a private clinic but on the nhs. (We have free prescriptions too Caro. )
02/04/2014 at 12:04

I know TT!!  and I do think it's jolly unfair!  However possibly if the welsh govt didn't give out free prescriptions they wouldn't have 10 month waiting lists!

02/04/2014 at 12:17

Oh Brookie ((())). So glad you have an appt sorted - always the first step to getting better but definitely the hardest. I stopped bfing JP as I went back on Citalopram when he was 4 months old, but tbh the bf was contributing to the problems at that time. I have an idea (could be completely wrong!) that Prozac is OK??? I have been fine this time but I did have a very intensive course of CBT during pregnancy and was under the psych team. Guess that answers your question too, Sonya  I have had A LOT of counselling over the last twenty  years for complex depression /eating issues and I do finally feel that I have turned a corner It took twenty sessions though!!


02/04/2014 at 12:26

Continuing post now as I keep losing them so wanted to submit before it happened again!

CC, how was your night? There is definitely a reason why sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. 

Hoggle, sorry to hear about hubby's back. Good news on fitting the running in though

Have had a busy morning - school run, then trip into town to get the ring! Pic on FB was taken in the shop - had to get it ordered in as they didn't have it in my size. I am very spoilt, I know Having said that, I think I deserve it for what I put up with - Ben worked every day in March apart from three (including three trips away). I have been a bit ratty and tired lately as this has coincided with Giovanna waking a lot at night (3 times most nights, always to feed). And when I get tired, I get anaemic (or should that be the other way round?!). Anyway, a few days on the. Ferroglobin and extra green veg, dark choc and I am starting to feel better And she only woke once last night, at 12, and then slept until 7 (has been 5.30, yawn). 

She is sleeping now as I have just taken her for her jabs She was really good though - only cried for about five seconds after the second needle. Going to make the most of it and put my feet up

02/04/2014 at 13:36

N has got an appt on 21 may in the NE.

our waiting times are absolutely hideous down here. was going to be a year for a counselling appt for me on the NHS.

not sure free prescriptions are what means our wait times are so long. i don't think it's that simple. it is horrific though. once i start my new job i won't have private healthcare any longer (although the kids still will as they are covered under T's). i shall very much miss it (but won't be able to afford to cover myself privately).

02/04/2014 at 13:38

anyway caro, i would rather pay for prescriptions and not have to pay £6.40 every time i drive over the bridge from England!! i used to work in Bristol but there is no way i could afford to do that any longer with the bridge toll being £6.40 a day!! and they are talking about building an M4 relief road through Newport which would be a toll road. apparently it would then make this stretch of road through S Wales the most expensive in Europe with the bridge cost and then the tolls. joy!!

02/04/2014 at 14:47

Caro - is there a number for the owner who you get the keys from?  I have rung the owner before and they told me everything that was there.  I think we went with Norfolk Country Cottages last year??  We did stay in a cottage last year (another one!) that didn't even have any washing up liquid - bit of an oversight I thought!

Pip - I think I missed Isaac's birth somewhere along the line!  Congratulations, sounds as though you are getting on well.

My students told me I look like Julia Roberts today 

02/04/2014 at 15:26

I am just being facetious CM - I am well aware that there will be more to it than that!  I don't object to paying for prescriptions, but what I do object to is people who essentially live in the same country as me (for the time being anyway!) and paying the same rate of tax not having to pay it.

£6.40 one way or rtn?  Wow!  Is there no discount for regular users?

02/04/2014 at 16:36

you only pay to come into Wales. and no - there is no way of getting a discount. you can pay for a TAG which works out cheaper if you do multiple trips in one day (couriers etc I guess). but there isn't any way of paying less than £6.40 a day...

02/04/2014 at 20:37

On computer for a change so will probably veer into waffling..... and will try to keep up with everything but apologies in advance for stuff missed.

Caro - have fun on hols - my parents rent a cottage and tend to leave some washing up liquid, loo rolls and stuff there for people.  There is also salt & pepper, olive oil, and they would leave some coffee sachets and tea bags so people can at least make a cuppa of sorts when they arrive - not sure what is standard though.  I would take small quantities of essentials (i.e. enough to last a night or until you can get to a shop).

Hoggle ((())) - you guys totally need some luck.  Hope your hubby is OK - back problems can be so debilitating.  But it looks like you did all have a nice time on the farm.

Sonya - people are so dumb when commenting on pregnancy.  As others have said, your bump will just show a little sooner cos you are so slim! On the FB pics I saw you didn't look pregnant at all TBH!  I knew a really tall thin lady at my work and with her 3rd she was showing almost immediately.  But then from about 6-7 months onwards she just seemed to not get any bigger and by the end she actually looked small for dates and was still skinny - just with a bump! I expect you will be the same.

Counselling - wow TB you've had a lot.  It never really seemed to do much for me.  I can't pinpoint my problems to any one experience or upbringing or anything.  I have just always felt this way.  Anti deps have such a marked effect on me though.  It is suddenly like "oh, gosh, is this how most people feel usually?"  I.e no pressing anxiety, no fear, no panic attacks, no insomnia, and my self esteem improves.

oh phone ringing - 

Camlo    pirate
02/04/2014 at 22:49

Yippee to babies sleeping better but not to the insomniacs out there!! I refuse to engage in conversation at night - and that starts at birth and goes right through to hubby! i can pretty much change a bed, mop up vomit or give an inhaler without a whisper! 

Yippee to up and coming hols, guess flying may be more uncomfortable as you get further along TT So book as soon as easter hols are over.

Caro, I find cottages can vary from lots of things provided to NOWT so i always email ahead to ask too.

Yippee to vasectomy - we have babysat a 4 month old tonight and all of us (hubby and 3 boys) have all coo'd over him but still agreed we didnt want one to keep! 

Boo to threat of observed teaching- hope it gets done soon so you can relax JG. 

Yippee to parents coming to stay CC - I can well imagine how the company will be good for you. Hope night away goes ok too 

Pip - time flies when babies are settled but seems to drag when they are squealing!

Sonia - Dont be too harsh on the thoughless twits!! In a few months you will be slim but they will still be tactless.

Brookie - sending sunshine, hope clouds bugger off soon x 

hoggle - crap, crap, crap about hubbys back x 

I thought £60 for 6 months swim was cheap too, it is normally 2:80 a session so i only need to go once a week to be better off -And because i've prepaid i will want to use it! 




03/04/2014 at 12:58
Even ??2.80 is not bad, ??3.50 at my local pool.
03/04/2014 at 17:58

Quiet on here today. Didn't take G out for our run with the buggy as it is far too smoggy! Air is usually so clean where we are. Much worse down the hill in Stoke though - when I went to fetch JP, the car was filthy. Hope everyone in London isn't too smogged out! Anyway, went on the mill instead, which was pretty good fun - honestly, I had music on! 

Good luck with the big long run tomorrow Tangy 

03/04/2014 at 18:21
Going to b a wet miserable one by the looks of it Tatty Just hoping I get home in time to defrost, shower and change b4 school pick up. Won't b stopping to take pics like I did last wk, added an extra half hr on my run last wk stopping to take pics all the time.
03/04/2014 at 18:27

Yes, very quiet today.  What is the smog all about TB?  Glad you enjoyed your run despite being on the treadmill.

Planning to book flights later on today, not looking forward to all of the hassle but am looking forward to seeing the families again, it's been about 18 months already.  It will be their first experience of Oscar!

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