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  1. Hans, had this done a few years back, with the old yag laser! It was very fast, very painless. Maybe I had a slight headache for an hour or two after, which paracetamol took care of. (Long enough ago that the details are fading.) In my case it lowered the pressure, but not enough, so am still on eye drops -- the combination of the surgery and the drops worked a treat. If I recall correctly, they did one eye, let it heal for a month or two, then did the other. Best wishes! Dozer
  2. That sounds lousy. For what it's worth, we've always been impressed with both the service and the food. Only been going 6 months or so now, and always on a quiet weekday, so that might be the difference. But service wasn't just OK, it was warmly hospitable on those nights.
  3. Agree with what everyone else said. And also... We moved onto a very steep road about 7 years ago. Everytime it snows, we shovel the snow and grit the pavement in front of our house, and about 3 houses uphill and 3 houses downhill (to help out some other neighbours). First year we were the only ones who did it. Second year we were the only ones. Third year, a couple of other neighbours started doing it and now we get a clear path almost all the way up and down. (It helps if you shovel before too many other people have walked on it.) Takes about 1 hour each snowfall, so a few hours each year, and if a number of people chip in you can make a real difference! (I love this city, people do look after one another.) Andy
  4. Great observation, old tup. Bullerboy, would love to know more if you have any details.
  5. Thanks, Annie. That's a long time -- any idea what they'll do? Is this part of the electrification? Their website is a big vague.
  6. Sorry for a really unpleasant situation. See a solicitor if you can, some have free initial consultations. You might also want to check out this page. It's short and straightforward. https://www.gov.uk/dismissal/unfair-and-constructive-dismissal
  7. Sainsbury's orange paper recycling containers take tetrapaks -- I think that's what you're talking about. Or at least they do in Sheffield.
  8. Don't blame you for not wanting to pay the callout fee, but I will say that we've had to have Bosch out a couple of times and have been pleased with their skill and professionalism. If you run out of other options, might be worth a try.
  9. I rode this line for almost 10 years and never understood why it was such a miserable experience. Thanks for taking the time to explain.
  10. Annie -- as always, grateful for your analysis. But don't understand this line. What is the motivation?
  11. I got something similar to this in the States. Was very good, cheap, and lasts forever. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/AfterBite-Classic-Insect-Relief-Handy
  12. Any suggestions for a good volunteer position? We don't have family in Sheffield, and I would enjoy the chance to get to spend time with some older people in the area. Perhaps there are charities you know of who befriend older people, either for chats or maybe to help around the house. Or in group settings. Or maybe if not exactly this, you will think of something similar. I'm looking for a volunteer position with a charity, not just informally with someone in the neighbourhood. I'm more comfortable knowing that there are safeguards in place. One challenge is that I am still working full-time, and sometimes have to travel at short notice for work, so it would have to allow me to volunteer in the evenings, with a bit of flexibility for the schedule. Ideally, I'd like to find something that I could continue doing (and maybe even expand my participation in) once I retire in a few years.
  13. Any suggestion for best driving route for early morning from Sheffield to Manchester airport (around 530am), given the road closures?
  14. Pattricia, great topic! Would love to hear why those lessons would have been important to you, if you don't mind sharing some stories. For me, it's "Be as kind to yourself as you are to others." By trying to ignore my own needs, I had a very bad time around 20 years old, and had to drop out of my first uni. It's like the old saying: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I?" And then the question is ... would I have listened!
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