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Laura Corin

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  1. Have you tried oat milk or oat cream? I don't know if certified gluten free is available.
  2. My highest ever was 92, but I normally average around 82
  3. Husband is a slim man with fairly mild apnoea - 17 incidents an hour. He's been using the CPAP for a couple of weeks and incidents are down, but his head feels fuzzy all the time during the day. He's sleeping fine according to his Fitbit. Is this something that you have experienced?
  4. We had to move when Calvin was six months old. Husband had been out of work for a year. It meant the end of my nascent career and leaving behind our dream house. We had to move back to an area that we were already really tired of and where I hated the weather. It was ok. I made friends. We made money that will help to support us into old age. We later managed to settle somewhere that we really like and I revived my career. We rented out our original house and it still provides income. Good luck with your decision.
  5. I like redbush/rooibosch. I use two teabags, let it steep for at least five minutes, and then add milk at the end. No caffeine.
  6. Although those temperatures are normal to me, I have a centrally-heated house and the bedrooms will have been warmer during the day - around 60F - before the heat goes off at night. For your situation, in addition to the suggestions given - hot water bottles, flannel sheets and duvet covers, fresh wool socks, flannel PJ's or sweats, hats as necessary - I would add going to bed warm. When I stayed at my mum's house, which was 200 years old, draughty and lacking central heating, the only way to be warm in bed was to do bunny hops for several minutes before jumping in. A hot bath didn't work because the bathroom was so cold.
  7. After my Pilates/Nordic Walk double yesterday, I went for a triple today: yoga with Adriene, 40 minutes of meditation and a slow five-mile hike, up and down through woods and stopping to chat to neighbours. Tomorrow will be five hours in a car, so it's good to have stretched out today. I might manage my five-minute weights this evening too.
  8. I don't take long showers and I've turned down our excellent water pressure to try to reduce the issue. The radiator is a towel warmer, so I have a warm towel. Drying the towels elsewhere sounds good. Because the room is so small, the shower stall has two curved walls to save space, but I can squeegee the others.
  9. We've had good luck with an IKEA spring mattress.
  10. It's the latter kind and it's pretty much over the shower. The room is tiny though, just space for the toilet, basin and shower stall, no bathtub. It's already specialist bathroom paint. That's what I would like to do, but when I did that in the past, the amount of moisture during the actual shower wrecked the paintwork.
  11. I'm a bit puzzled. Maybe your heater is stronger than mine. Essentially, the fan vents the wet air to the outside, and it takes time for the heater to warm the bathroom up again.
  12. I think we have a dehumidifier in the loft, left over from our time in Hong Kong. There's no socket in the bathroom, but I could run it next door in the bedroom with the door ajar. Thanks. Yes, in summer we open the window, and that makes a big difference.
  13. How do you cope with a humid bathroom after a shower in winter? We have a radiator in the bathroom that runs off a central water-filled system, but it seems that the only way to clear the humidity is to run the extractor fan. Which extracts all the heat. So I get out of the shower into a cold room. The room is not fully tiled, and if the fan doesn't run during the shower, the high humidity quickly damages the paintwork. Any ideas?
  14. I'm off work this week. Today I puttered around the garden. Monday and Tuesday I have Pilates classes booked, I hope to Nordic Walk, and I have quite a bit of housework to do. On Wednesday we drive off to Yorkshire, so I hope to get some walks in on Thursday and Friday.
  15. I would have assumed that the employee was uncomfortable about my breastfeeding there, but I would have carried on. About privacy: a pleasingly silly occurrence. The first major social event we went to with our first son was a Burns Night party, so he would have been around a month old. The party was noisy and crowded, and there was nowhere to sit down, so I went to the bedroom where the coats were chucked to feed him. After a short time, the host came in, apologised for disturbing me, and asked if it was okay if he changed out of his kilt. His twin brother was borrowing it for an event the next day and needed to leave to catch a plane. He warned me that Scots do indeed wear nothing underneath. So we each averted our eyes from the other's possible exposure, and carried on.
  16. Yes, it's 70 here. It looks as if the CDC recommended 60. So opinions seem to vary.
  17. I had chicken pox as a child. I'll get the shingles vaccine when I reach the recommended age.
  18. I'm sorry you are in such pain. I think the latest research suggests that more steps causes joints to be stronger rather than the opposite. This is about running https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/does-running-damage-your-knees
  19. Just a quick note on connections. It's important to check baggage allowance, both size and weight, if you have a change of plane, to make sure that the US norms apply all the way, as European allowances are usually lower.
  20. Tins of beans. Saute onions, carrot, celery with your choice of herbs or spices. Throw in a tin of drained beans or lentils and warm through. Use a tin of lentils and add tomatoes to make a pasta sauce .
  21. I use very few 'fake meats' like burgers, sausages, etc. Real whole foods are much nicer.
  22. As a low meat person who wants to maintain muscle into old age, I use a lot of 0 percent fat Greek yoghurt, nuts, lentils, beans and whole grains. I don't feel as if I have a lot of space in my diet for empty calories, so I make sure that everything contributes and everything is delicious. I use nut butter or hummus on sandwiches, for example, and crackers that contain seeds. This might be typical day. It's over 1.4g of protein per kilo of body weight.
  23. Jumpsuits are very in in the UK at present. I wore this to my son's graduation https://www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/romilly-jumpsuit-navy/sty-t0298-nav?ef_id=Cj0KCQjw6KrtBRDLARIsAKzvQIEgDdG7Et0f2cmwodB0fLcN3nD3g52-YySHZ-pFhvk25EEEU6eVTKwaAnJMEALw_wcB:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!8125!10!331554465806!!!g!536705597012!&cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google1706109278-_-66694157655-_-40123833&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6KrtBRDLARIsAKzvQIEgDdG7Et0f2cmwodB0fLcN3nD3g52-YySHZ-pFhvk25EEEU6eVTKwaAnJMEALw_wcB
  24. Tofu is a medium for flavour but is bland by nature. For your stir fry, I would dry the tofu with paper towel, cut into one inch cubes, then marinate in soy sauce, fresh shredded ginger, fresh garlic, sesame oil and chili flakes (alter seasoning to taste). Overnight would be good, but at least half an hour. I then like to bake it at 200 degrees C for half an hour before throwing it into the stir fry at the end.
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