Jump to content

bluekarin

Members
  • Content Count

    5690
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About bluekarin

  • Rank
    Golden Egg
  • Birthday December 3
  1. bluekarin

    Our dear friend Docsquid

    I've only just read the news. I completely forgot the reason I followed Alvecote Wood on Facebook was after Docsquids enthusiasm for it and her wonderful photos on here. I never met her, or even really chatted to her, but it sounds like she was an amazing woman who did a LOT of good things in her life. So sad she is gone. RIP Sarah x
  2. bluekarin

    Uni asking disabled dd to move to unsuitable room.

    She spoke to the accomodation manager who has assured her she will not be moved, and the work done to her room will happen when she leaves in May. So, all that stress for no reason at all. Or, they suddenly realised they might have a disability case against them. She dug out an email this morning from them at the beginning of the year which assured her she would not be moved, but explaining what works were being done. We viewed some studio flats with her a couple of days ago, and although they are expensive, they are amazing. She has wanted to reward herself for her final year by having her own kitchen etc which I think she should, but its up to her.
  3. bluekarin

    Uni asking disabled dd to move to unsuitable room.

    Student support have passed her email onto the relevant person so hopefully they will help. She did speak to the halls manager who said they could work around her while she is still in the room, but they would need to run that by uni first, so still no idea what will happen. She seems calmer today which is good. The room she is in is specially adapted for disabled people. It is twice as big as the others so a wheelchair can be used in it. There is an emergency pull cord just in case, both next to her bed and in the wetroom. The wetroom has a seat in the shower and pull down arm rest things to help get up and down off the loo. The kitchen her room is assigned to has a movable worksurface with a sink on it so she can prepare food and wash up. The cooker is a normal one, but she is ok cooking on it. None of this is in the temp room I shall let you know when I hear anything else. I am so looking forward to Sept as it will be her final year and as she has been so careful with her money these past few years, she has enough to pay for a studio flat for herself. No more sharing a kitchen
  4. bluekarin

    Uni asking disabled dd to move to unsuitable room.

    Email has been composed by me and edited by her and sent to student support, just so they have a heads up of her meeting tomorrow. I was gobsmacked when I read her text. I just hope its crossed wires and the woman was talking about when she leaves in May, but somehow I don't think it is.
  5. My ed is at uni, second year, and the halls she is in is being refurbed. She thought her room, which is an adapted room so bigger than normal with a wet room (sounds nicer than it is) would be done when she comes back home at the end of term in May. She had a knock at her door today and has been told she needs to move rooms, I am assuming very soon, to a room which is too small to have her wheelchair in, a tiny shower with no seat and the use of a kitchen with no lowered surface so she can prepare her meals, and no auto openers on the doors which are too heavy for her to open without causing a lot of pain. What can she do about this? I have told her they can't make her move rooms, and offered to come down to speak to the halls manager with her. Her pain levels have sky rocketed due to the stress this has caused. I am so furious for her! What can we all do to help. They can't do this, surely? I'm hoping its a misunderstanding
  6. bluekarin

    Breast cancer

    I would have been ringing that bell quite a bit Thats fantastic that bits over and I am sure the rest of the treatment will be over before you know it. Enjoy your break, you all deffo deserve it. Do you do the Herceptin yourself or do you go in to have a nurse do it?
  7. bluekarin

    19p veg or not?

    A bit of enlightenment Catstails http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/shopping/sainsburys-just-slashed-cost-christmas-14056521
  8. bluekarin

    To get a wood burner or not ?

    Sounds bliss! I bought my inlaws some northern lights pine cones from Lakeland for Christmas a couple of years ago and they shoot pretty colours in their woodburner. They don't last long, but are lovely for a Christmas treat.
  9. bluekarin

    19p veg or not?

    We got 25p veg in Sainsbury's last night.
  10. bluekarin

    Breast cancer

    Not been on here for a little while, so was just seeing how you were going. Hope things are going well, no more cannula issues, and hope the sickness isn't too bad.
  11. bluekarin

    To get a wood burner or not ?

    Good tip. I think we will do ours in the summer.
  12. bluekarin

    To get a wood burner or not ?

    Very jealous, but I look forward to seeing your pics once its all in and lit. We did a bit of diy at home yesterday. Remove a fake arch which badly mirrored a real one on the other side of our chimney breast. Whilst removing it some of the plaster came off the chimney breast and it is brick! The plan now will be to remove all the plaster and treat the brick so its not dusty etc when we get ready to do our woodburner. Hopefully by this time next year
  13. bluekarin

    Scrooge or thrifty?

    I had an Irish Linen teatowel with a calendar on it from the year before I was born! It was in perfect condition. I wrapped a cake up in it to take it a friends for lunch one day, a few years ago, and I haven't seen it since. I must ask her if she still has it. We have some towels which are on their way to being threadbare. The edging is coming off so you risk trapping a toe when trying to dry yourself off
  14. bluekarin

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    That is rubbish Sarah! I shall have a look for the one you mentioned though.
  15. bluekarin

    Christmas disasters!

    Not a disaster but my ED doesn't let me forget the Christmas I stabbed her! In my defence she was annoying......JOKING! I had a new knife set and the carving knife was about a metre long so I didn't quite realise how close to her I was and poked her a little bit with the end I hope Grannys Drawers turn up Soapdragon. Have they been put inside another box? Under something, or behind something?

×