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Laura Corin

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Laura Corin last won the day on July 6 2014

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    Fife, Scotland

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    Administrator at a University

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  1. Taking Hobbes back to uni this weekend. Lots of driving. Hoping for a Yorkshire walk tomorrow morning.
  2. Edinburgh. Stirling Castle is good too. The A9 North is picturesque or the drive up the glen to Braemar. St Andrews is pretty too . I'd avoid the far north on a short trip. Definitely layers and wet weather gear.
  3. Pelvic floor exercises as I drive to work, My exercise scheduled in the family diary. Healthy food for the entire day packed the night before .Filling litre bottles of water and drinking them. Daily brisk lunchtime walks. New habit: walking 250 steps every hour through the work day. I use the Google suite, so my reminders from Keep feed into my calendar. Husband and I both use Google calendar and the whole family shares a grocery shopping list on Keep.
  4. Firstly, remember that the days will be short. Check online for daylight hours. What do you and your kids like to do?
  5. Yes, I know that LBS is older, but the edition I read was from my mother's childhood in the Thirties. It 'disappeared' when we cleared my mother's house, along with the coffee table made from the foot of a baby elephant shot by my grandfather.
  6. I don't mind finding bugs on veg; I assume that means lower pesticide residue
  7. I grew up reading my mother's copy of Little Black Sambo, published in the 30s. I also knew that you should never call anyone Sambo. I somehow didn't connect the character's 'name' with the racial epithet at all. Mysterious. I don't remember people dressing up in blackface or brownface when I was a child in Britain, but I wouldn't have been surprised by it. I know I was made up darker (inaccurate anyway) to play in The King and I in around 1973.
  8. A stiff cup of tea helps this mum when her leaves are droopy.
  9. Twining is a decent ubiquitous tea brand. Dark chocolate digestive biscuits - nicer than they sound. Twiglets for fun - Marmite flavoured snacks. Definitely oatcakes - savoury oat crackers.
  10. The week is going better than recently - I'm busy but not having to do overtime, and I'm sleeping better. I've taken brisk walks at lunchtime on Monday and Tuesday, went to a yoga class on Monday night, Nordic Walked on Tuesday night and have a Pilates class planned for tonight. By chance I also had medical appointments on Monday and Wednesday, so that was an extra hour of walking-as-transportation. I've also been doing fairly well at taking walks every hour at work. 12, 000 steps on Monday and Tuesday; at least 10,000 today. I've done some mindfulness but not as much as I might hope. No weights yet. My weight is up a bit, but still in range - my brother and sister-in-law were staying at the weekend and we celebrated my mother's birthday, so cake and fizzy wine were consumed.
  11. I thought this was interesting. Early days, but some statistics suggesting improvements: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49719086
  12. I was actually wondering about the mechanics of oxygen masks and evacuation. As far as I remember, on the airlines I used to take, you had to have one adult per under-2yo. I'm surprised that there aren't rules for slightly older children.
  13. Exercise was really important for me, both in managing mood and in reducing hot flushes. A good 40 minute brisk walk every day plus yoga twice a week and more serious aerobic exercise twice a week.
  14. One adult is allowed to travel with eight 2-11yos? That's a lot of oxygen masks.
  15. I work at a university. I do think it's somewhat unrealistic to expect an 18yo who is dealing with all the normal stresses of independence to also, from a standing start, get the evaluations that will allow the institution to put necessary structures and accommodations in place. At the very least, it is likely that many tests and essays will initially take place unaccommodated, then there may have to be a difficult appeals process. More likely is a leave of absence while things are sorted, then a later return, which is very disruptive and potentially expensive.
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