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  1. Grandmashazzie

    New York and Boston

    Enjoy Alisgirls When in New York I booked to see Phantom as I love a good show, also did the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Ireland audio tour. I love America ,the food, walking around, we walked around bits of Central Park and Macys. Boston I loved even more , it’s very small and walkable, we did a couple of the walking tours, a duck tour, amphibious vehicle which the kids loved, Quincy’s market. I can’t remember distances but you probably will be busy enough but we then went on to Martha’s Vineyard on ferry, it is idyllic. We were in Florida last year and with exchange rate noticed everything much more expensive. From memory you have big boys and probably can’t get away with ordering 5 meals between7 as we did, as we have littlies, they don’t bat an eyelid being asked for extra cutlery and plates.
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    Do chickens know where home is?

    The lady we got our rescue girls from, said keep them in run for few days,then they will orientate themselves in their surroundings. They will note markers like the big trees, position of sun etc. Maybe that’s right and your little one was able to get back safely.
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    Dog insurance v savings account

    I was at vet on Saturday to get chicken put to sleep, cheapest vet bill ever £10. A young chap was collecting his dog, it had been at vets since Thursday, eavesdropping on conversation with receptionist it turned out the dog had swallowed part of his dog toy resulting in lots of tests and surgery . Bill over a £1000. Poor guy. He has now insured dog.
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    Soundproofing a room?

    Could you tile it Andyroo. If it is big enough you could re plasterboard it, then tile. Music on low in hall also would muffle noises.
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    Travel pillow recommendations

    Was thinking of you Luvachicken, on MSE there is an offer of free tempur travel pillow. Think you have to go and test a bed in showroom and fill in questionnaire, I think it ends soon.
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    Take one whole free range chicken

    I do like chicken, to eat, but ever since I got my girls I practically have to shut my eyes in Supermarket to walk past all the little dead bodies trussed up. I havent bought one like that for years, but do still buy chicken Kiev’s etc.
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    Travel pillow recommendations

    Tempur also do great eye masks,very bulky, but great when you get used to them. Total blackout which is what I need to get to sleep.
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    Can we talk lap blankets?

    There are also charities that collect knitted things for Syria. I would think square metre ok as you say if it was trailing down it could cause accident. Also meant to add, give mindfulness a go. There are lots of online videos to watch but it very much takes daily practice and if you persevere it’s a very good self help skill to keep you grounded.
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    Hi ajm,yes I too have that. It is hiatus hernia when your stomach contents push up into the oesophagus. I think Ursula is talking about abdominal hernia when a bit of abdominal organs can push through a bit of muscle, that’s why it can happen after strenuous exercise and that’s why you have to make sure loop of bowel doesn’t become inflamed or have it’s blood supply compromised as that can be surgical emergency.
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    Recommendations for France?

    Hi Ali’s girls, hijacking Andys thread. I love America, they speak our language and I like the food, though it was much better when you got more dollars to the pound. We flew into Boston and stayed on outskirts in a Best Western if I recall. It was on tramline and it was very cheap and quick to get into town centre. We did the walking tours, the duck tours, walked in the park and Quincy market I loved it, it is very walkable.We stayed from memory 3 days and then hired a camper van and travelled to Cape Cod ( very tacky ) and got ferry to Martha’s vineyard, really beautiful,I could have stayed there a month. Then I think we went to Lake George which is in NY state, I am sure if you did something like that there is train that could get you to NY. It is much like London, bits of history and run down in places. We went post 9/11 and the area around towers is now a memorial garden. I liked seeing Ellis Island,it wasn’t too busy and they have got audio display .We went to a show £££££ and wandered about. I like seeing famous sites, eg Central Park, the big yellow taxis, the noise, but in most cases once seen don’t have to be revisited. We stayed in Radio City Apartments which is just off Times Square and was reasonable.Although it very recently used to be an area for hookers and probably explained why it felt a bit odd walking to delis etc.It was great to get apartment as I get bit fed up eating all meals out. On another note my daughter went last year for 5 days and she said it was very, very expensive.
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    Hi Ursula, have you done any strenuous exercise or lifting recently. I haven’t had hernia but a few months ago at gym class some members were absent due to hernias, caused presumably by the weights. My understanding is most settle with rest although the hernia if for example is bowel can become strangulated but that would be very painful and need hospitalisation. I wouldn’t be rushing to ski as it sounds like it would irritate it further and stop it settling.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Definitely would think about A and E with blackout. If not, please ring your doc tomorrow and let him know. Taken all together nota set of symptoms to ignore. Love rocking chairs, given me an idea, about to trawl gumtree 😀
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    Any updates?

    Gosh Valkyrie you are very busy. I feel I have been hibernating this winter in comparison. In spite of moving house and decluttering I still have lot of stuff,mainly shoes and clothes that haven’t been and are never likely to be worn. I have discovered the joys of eBay and am flogging off a lot ,which is great. Wish I’d done it years ago, it’s still novel so a bit of fun. I have very little storage in this house so being able to see the wardrobe floor is amazing. OH is afraid to stand still for too long in case he’s listed.
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    My hens drink too much

    I have dropped to every 6 months and as you say some breeders have told me they don’t worm at all.
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    Any updates?

    Hope that title encouraged a nosey. The forum is very quiet these days and I often think of things people posted and wonder how they are getting on Chickadee are you still doing guide dog training? Also Janty I think of you often and wonder have you had your transplant ? Also can’t remember name but girl with lots of issues with sons school. Also little baby that was adopted and craft people made lovely blanket. I must lead a boring life and suppose that is nature of forums and people move on.