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Cafe / Re: Summer Fetes
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 02 Jul 2022 04:19PM »
 :f_laugh: oh, it's still kicking around if needed  :f_racket1: It's an electric one so might need a recharge

You're right about it not being required much lately because everyone here is just so well-behaved, just the odd spambot for me or Sunshine to ban  :f_erm:   Most of what I find myself doing is thread management stuff, like moving a topic from one sub-board to another or taking out a duplicate post.   And you are spot-on about the Cafe - it is, after all, the 'official' off-topic part of the board, so let this thread go where it will, no worries!

Talk / Re: Self-soothing & coping strategies
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 02 Jul 2022 01:43PM »
Interesting thread  :f_smiley:

As mentioned a while ago i do spend a fair bit of time on TikTok. I have had to cut back a bit because I think it is affecting my attention space, then again I am 'learning' so much.

I have had a weirdness over some stuff that is old paperwork being shredded and going in the bin so I bought a oil drum to have a fire in it. I then got distracted started feeding the birds, Spring came and went and fires are now delayed until nature goes back to sleep albeit I will still feed the birds. Back to TIktok there are a fair number of videos about ADHD that have me wondering mmm mmm mmm. :f_laugh:

I have music on as I type and new music is playing I just heard the lyrics

Monkeys in my heart[/size]Are rattling their cages.

 :heart: :heart: :heart:
Talk / Re: Shortage of Social Workers
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 02 Jul 2022 01:30PM »
I agree about the great resignation and younger people not wanting or being able to do the job. The disgusting thing about it is that the processes in place, the tick boxes and simplistic processes in place on work for a certain type of person and only the less empathetic can do it. The end result after the olders have resigned or retired means the the social workers left wont be like the social workers we had.

The same goes for Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and GPs.
Cafe / Re: Cats
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 02 Jul 2022 01:21PM »
 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Meow purrr hmm how do I spelling the noise man the teeth to call a cat spst?
Cafe / Re: Cats
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 02 Jul 2022 12:00PM »
They are not plotting, they have already taken over, this is the lecture at catademy on how to be super cute.

Cafe / Re: Cats
« Last post by oldtone27 on 02 Jul 2022 11:27AM »
They are not plotting, they have already taken over, this is the lecture at catademy on how to be super cute.
Cafe / Re: Summer Fetes
« Last post by ditchdwellers on 02 Jul 2022 10:46AM »
Don't apologise for diverting the thread  :f_hug:  I think it was me that diverted you!

Anyway, that's one of the things I love about OuchToo. The way our conversations wander and take on board the needs of the people participating in that conversation, just as it would in real life. Plus I posted this in the Cafe and I don't think it's quite as important for conversations to stay on thread as much as in other categories such as Talk or Welfare Rights.
I tend to view the Cafe as a less structured, more casual place to be, and we all respect each other here and understand our boundaries so hopefully nobody will overstep the mark. Or else they might have to contend with Kizzy and her flyswatter! (I wonder if Kizzy still has the flyswatter? It must be covered in cobwebs through inactivity these days)
Cafe / Re: Cats
« Last post by ditchdwellers on 02 Jul 2022 10:31AM »
I'm not usually a cat person, but you've outdone yourself on this one Iankou!
Even I think these cats look cute.


Are they plotting to overtake humankind in a sinister coup? I'm not sure you can trust those cats trying to look super cute at the top of the steps. They have a slightly menacing air about them. And as for those two whispering sweet nothings into each others fluffy ears in the foreground.......?
Welfare Rights / Re: How to Fill in a PIP Review Form
« Last post by ditchdwellers on 02 Jul 2022 10:23AM »
Sunny, I get your points completely. Thank you, as always for explaining it so well.

Monic, thankfully I have never had to go through an appeal or tribunal. Your suggestion about looking at the points I was awarded last time round for each activity is inspired. I would never have thought to do that so many thanks.

This next week I'm going to spend going to through my last application and copy hospital letters confirming how my conditions have declined and new ones arisen, plus hospital discharge notes, repeat prescription list etc for my supplementary evidence. There's no point adding a Care plan as I don't have a current one. Social Services seem to have conveniently forgotten about me and I haven't seen a social worker for a review in about five or six years! But they keep paying my Direct Payments so that's OK  :f_doh:
Actually, I don't mind too much been left to get on with things, but my Care Plan does need updating desperately. The problem lies with the lack of Social workers in my area and the Council was rated as needing significant improvement within the whole of Social Care a few years ago and there don't seem to any signs of things getting better yet.

Anyway, I'm digressing. Anything to keep me away from that bloody form  :f_laugh:
Cafe / Re: Cats
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 01 Jul 2022 08:35PM »
Noooo!  Not cute cats!  I'm suffering cat deficiency syndrome and now I wanna cat.  Gimme a cat!
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