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  1. Bit late to the GP Receptionist conversation with this one, but I've just had the joy of an emergency Cardiologist appointment, 24 hour ECG monitoring and going for an Echo later this week- despite our wonderful Practice receptionist telling me, in her usual very curt manner, that no further action was needed following an initial exploratory ECG 8 WEEKS ago. Thankfully my GP - who had been out of the surgery for that period of time - insisted on reviewing my results on his return and called me in for an urgent appointment on Friday. Despite there being a very large message on the
  2. Ballet West application deadlines for last year were late April - I can't see any update on the website for this years dates yet. There are now 3 locations for Associates - Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee (which was added last year). If you check the website there are e-mail addresses for each of the Associate programmes - you could drop them a wee note and I'm sure they'll come back to you, I know all of the Associate personnel that I spoke to in the past were lovely and helpful. Good luck wherever you apply
  3. DD and I had gone out on Saturday evening to watch the new Mary Poppins movie so I had set my Tivo to record this - looks like I'll be able to free up that storage space this evening. Won't waste my time with it.
  4. Christmas treats thoroughly ruined by the error of picking up Gingerbread flavoured Matchmakers - especially when I was eagerly anticipating that delicious orangey flavour. Why would Nestle do this to me??!! Yuck, yuck, they taste like cough medicine, avoid if at all possible! I had to console myself with a large bag of individual Cadbury Whole Nut's instead, it was hard, but I forced myself to finish the bag in two sittings. (Nothing at all to do with the fact that I really do need to start to wear my reading glasses whilst shopping - they need to packag
  5. Thanks for the recommendation Alison I'll remember that for next time. The return fair from Queen street to my station is £17.50 - which is ridiculous for such a shirt journey but with the traffic as it is then they can get away with it.
  6. Rather than starting a new thread on the topic of Train Fares I thought I'd resurrect this older one. Earlier this week I had tickets to see the Trocks at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh along with 3 of my sisters in law. On previous outings to various shows in Edinburgh we've all joined the same train but at our various stations along the route. Some starting the journey at Glasgow Queen Street where the return fare is £26.50 - not ridiculous but certainly adds to the expense of an evening out. Whereas 2 of us are always the last to join the party and positively g
  7. Yes Alison, this is precisely what the individual I was referring to was doing. We all have to shift our weight from time to time to remain comfortable - however this can be done discretely and without an entire body shift. Whereas continuously moving from one arm rest to the other and shifting your entire body mass each and every time can become very frustrating for those sitting behind.
  8. Love, love, love the Trocks. Can't wait to see them again on 30th October in Edinburgh. This will be my third time watching them and I am positively giddy with excitement as they are so fabulous in every way. It will be an interesting evening as I'm taking along 4 Sisters in Law - all of whom have watch 1 ballet to date (Giselle by Ballet West earlier this year). I'm doing my best to bring some culture to their lives.
  9. This definitely needs to be highlighted and addressed to prevent any other families experiencing this dreadful situation. Signed today. My deepest and most sincere condolences.
  10. Well I thought that too, but the shows been running for a few weeks already, so had dismissed that - but you're probably right. Anyway I know what he looks like and if I turn up to another show and he's there I'll be swapping seats with whoever I'm with.
  11. While having a lovely time last week at Sunshine on Leith at the Kings in Glasgow, I had the very strange situation of having someone who could only be described as a corpse sitting next to me. For anyone who's ever seen this fantastically funny play (or indeed the film) it's full of humour, emotion and amazing sing-a-long opportunities - all to songs from the fabulous Proclaimers back catalogue. The gentleman sitting next to me didn't smile, snigger, laugh, sing or even applaud any of the scenes. It was truly bizarre. At first I felt quite awkward and thought I was maybe distu
  12. DD had problems when her arches collapsed about 5 years ago. A good (NHS) podiatrist thoroughly examined her and gave her some strengthening exercise and customised insoles which she wore for about 2 years. Dr Martens & Kickers were her shoe of choice for school and day wear (or sensible Clarks ones as I insisted). After the 2 years her feet had shrunk by 2 sizes - back to a size 3 from a 5 at the worst point of the arch collapse. A different podiatrist (due to the original one being on holiday) commented that it was 'impossible' for this to happen. Maybe it's rare but we know exactly
  13. 6 x petite blue First Year uniform leotards for sale. 2 are well worn but still wearable as spares - £5 each (plus p&p). 4 have been worn but still excellent condition - £15 each (plus p&p) Happy to arrange for hand delivery in Taynuilt in September to save on P&P. All leotard have still got plenty if wear in them and will be more than suitable as main uniform or spares.
  14. I know this has already been mentioned on numerous occasions earlier in this thread - but why do people have to continuously fidget and shift their weight from one side of their seat to the other. Very, very annoying for those sitting directly behind them!!! I had the unfortunate pleasure (!) of having one such individual sit in front of me last night at a performance of Wicked at the Edinburgh Playhouse. This man didn't sit in one position for more than 2 minutes. Having arrived minutes before curtain up he completely burst my wonderful cosy little bubble than I was
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