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  1. Jane


    I’m guessing you don’t live with a cat Alison? Sharing your home with a cat nothing surprises you. If you think it’s impossible the cat just sees it as an extra challenge.
  2. As a student Dd often got to wear costumes from BRB wardrobe. Every time the excitement of seeing the sewn in name labels of professional dancers who had worn the costume was real.
  3. Jane

    choices at 16

    Bristol university is giving all its first years the option to allow parents/guardians to be informed of staff have concerns about the students wellbeing. Why the dance schools that offer the degree can’t have a similar system in place is beyond me.
  4. Jane

    Room 101

    Yes dipsticks have changed a lot! If you’re lucky enough to work in some environments you don’t even need to ‘read’ them anymore, there is a machine to do it for you and give a nice print out of results.
  5. Jane

    My first night at work tonight since 1996.

    Sounds awful Lisa and I would follow Janet’s advice to start looking elsewhere. I worked for a few months in a nursing home and I have to say I did spend a lot of time kneeling, to do foot care and putting socks/slippers on.
  6. Jane

    Room 101

    The dipsticks now detect leukocytes so assume that was the vets ‘white cells’. I thought the same about the bite especially as he had 1.5 litres of urine in bladder but when you get into consulting room now they immediately say ‘this is the aggresive one’ as he wanders over and climbs onto the scales and lays down.
  7. Jane

    Room 101

    Anne I bought urinalysis dipsticks from Amazon, very easy to use. Google search what cats normally have in their urine and then check. I started doing this after one of mine got a blockage that required catheterisation and a two day vet stay. They wanted him back after treatment for urinalysis although they have him highlighted as ‘aggresive’ as he bite the vet catheterising him. Although insured I asked for a full copy of his bill and was shocked to see I was charged £24 for one dipstick urinalysis - a whole bottle was around £16 ie 100 sticks - 100 tests.
  8. Jane

    Room 101

    You don’t have to pay but you can no longer get in without going to the desk because of the turnstiles. Once at the desk they ask ‘what donation can you make today? We recommend £3 each’ Therefore feel uncomfortable saying only want to visit shop and undercroft for cup of tea. Edited to add Was informed at the desk that if didn’t have the cash they accepted cards. Was a very uncomfortable experience as would normally put a donation in collection box if visiting a cathedral or museum but felt under pressure to donate.
  9. Jane

    Room 101

    I had the same in Durham cathedral recently. Couldn’t enter without going to payment desk where was asked what donation I was willing to give. Was just a flying visit to gift shop so really felt guilty not giving the recommenced £3 per adult.
  10. Jane

    Room 101

    It’s very irritating as a tourist to visit a museum or gallery to find a number of their treasures are on tour with no details before you’ve paid your entry fee. I realise the Tate is free but a lot of galleries and museums in Europe are not and wandering around looking for something specific to find a little tag informing you the piece is on loan is disheartening.
  11. Think you can still do the bus pick up at both Stanstead and Gatwick. Gatwick give a two hour free pick up from long stay car park.
  12. Jane

    Room 101

    Bank holiday weekends inevitably bring hoards of cyclists and motorcyclists to our narrow country lanes who convienently forget people live and work in said countryside. Today I thought I was seeing things, someone riding a penny farthing with the necessary headphones on, completely oblivious to the two tractors and queue of cars trying to overtake him as he wobbled along.
  13. Jane

    Beginning to panic now!

    Sorry to hear about your husband’s ill health. Hope he is making a good recovery. There must be someone available from admin team available at this time of year. I would phone/email every contact you know asking for assistance. Good luck x
  14. Jane

    Beginning to panic now!

    Is there anyone in school/college at the moment that you could contact re landladys? Or do you know contact details of parents of other dc starting in sixth form who might have the necessary details?
  15. Jane

    En Pointe Orthotics ( EPO)

    Four or five years ago I’m sure I remember a mother on here who had trained in the fitting of pointe shoe orthotics. Believe the family transferred here from Australia for her Dd to train. I’m not having any luck searching site for any relevant posts. Do remember there being information about them in Dancique a couple of years ago.