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  • in reply to: Automatic Opt-in for Organ Donation. #1040

    girly
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    I never got around to opting in part because it seemed pointless when your family could veto it and partly coz it was just one of those things I kept meaning to do, my family are all aware that in my opinion, the doctors are welcome to anything of any use whether that’s organ transplant or research. Hopefully changing to auto opt-in will make more people have discussions about what they want and if they don’t want to donate they will be more inclined to opt out than I was to opt-in and hopefully although it must be a horrid and emotional time for any relatives at least if they have had this conversation they will be more likely to carry out the person’s wishes.

  • in reply to: Remote accommodation for a weekday break #948

    girly
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    Have a look at rural retreats or Landmark trust for late availability cottages? National trust do some beautiful ones as well.

  • in reply to: Talking to people on buses and trains. Do you? #915

    girly
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    Of course. If they don’t want to talk, they’ll let you know.

  • in reply to: Exercising a dog on a lead – how hard is it? #876

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    I agree dog owners need to take more responsibility for their dogs.

    I’ve been attacked quite a few times now. One was by a neighbour’s dog who I had walked near to for many years speaking to the owners with it running about when I was out walking. One day though it went for me and bit into both my legs. Apparently, with hindsight the owners think it had decided the walking area was an extension of its garden and so was defending the owner’s property.

    Unfortunately went on to attack another two folk who were just near it’s house, but the local dog warden and the police are not taking any action which I do not understand. Years on I still look over my shoulder when I hear his growl/bark to see if he is out running.

    Should I change my walking area? If so that is all the local off road areas I walk/cycle as most dogs are routinely walked off lead around me. Most are little or no problem though a few are a nuisance when they jump up and dirty your trousers for example.

    Some owners though are not interested in controlling their dog(s) as they perceive that no harm is being done. Change how I respond – sure have and am now more defensive and assume that any snarling running dog may bite and so prepared to defend myself. Reduces the enjoyment of a walk in the countryside though even if the dog is friendly overall.

    When an owner gets all defensive though (I have even been threatened by an owner as it was his view that it was my fault for being there on a public track when his dog tried to nip my ankles) it really spoils my trip out.

  • in reply to: Cost of dental treatment #794

    girly
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    @eee Oh yes, he’s a an adult and can (and will!) do as he wishes, of that I’m under no illusions! Glad it’s not just me though.
    I did think it seemed expensive, looking at NHS prices it seems much more realistic and like most treatments would be available. He has very good oral hygiene (flossing, mouthwash, manual and electric toothbrush, no fizzy drinks etc etc) it’s only because the bad breath seems to be a recent thing I wondered if it could be connected but i am very obviously not a dentist, lol. He’s very self conscious of a) his teeth not being great and b) not being able to afford treatment so tends to clam up about it which I can understand.

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