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Yup another insomnia sufferer , any time between 3 and 5 . I'll blame that on my other irritation today

Binned playing as was going to rain all day so suggested to Senior management we go to the range . Had to go to the club to sort some stuff out and said I'd come back for her. Took longer than expected so rang her to meet me at the range . Been there waiting for her for 10 minutes when she rang asking if I was stuck in traffic, No I replied I'm waiting for you , 2 ranges 6 miles apart and yes we are at both of them . Phone call ended abruptly so waited for her and then realised as I'd not gone home didn't have my clubs with me :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: SM turns up at same time as some friends of ours so was able to borrow a 6 iron from him. 9 folks on the range all nicely distanced so not too bad in the end.
 
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The student on the radio at the moment whinging about the government's thinking around 'levelling up' for next year's exams. Her complaint? If she covers the full curriculum (as she thinks she will) she will not getting examined on it all - so what's the point in learning stuff she's not going to be getting examined on.

Now there may well be some very valid complaints and concerns raised by students around Gavin Williamson's plans - however the attitude of this student rather tells me of one very big problem with what 'learning' means to at least some students these days - that there is no point in learning something if you can't get 'certificate' recognition for it. What a sad attitude to learning and knowledge.
 

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Have you tried them? Do you feel rubbish in the morning with them?

Edit - just reading and they are an anti-histamine. Reminds me when I took Piriton for an insect bite and didn't read the pack - just assumed 2 tablets! Slept like a log...might try a regular dose as we have those in the house.
They are my go to tablets when I’m struggling to sleep.
I find that rather than send me to sleep if I do wake up I go back off quicker.
Sometimes I can feel a bit groggy in the mornings
 

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The student on the radio at the moment whinging about the government's thinking around 'levelling up' for next year's exams. Her complaint? If she covers the full curriculum (as she thinks she will) she will not getting examined on it all - so what's the point in learning stuff she's not going to be getting examined on.

Now there may well be some very valid complaints and concerns raised by students around Gavin Williamson's plans - however the attitude of this student rather tells me of one very big problem with what 'learning' means to at least some students these days - that there is no point in learning something if you can't get 'certificate' recognition for it. What a sad attitude to learning and knowledge.
It is a sad attitude. But unfortunately it's come from the constant need for kids to be tested and assessed these days.
League tables now mean that in many instances kids are taught how to pass exams. Some schools and parents drill it into them from an early age that not passing tests and exams will lead to a lifetime of misery. Which is why we now see kids being stressed about year 6 Sats results and parents getting their kids extra coaching for them.

We need to teach kids to be able to, and to want to learn. Not how to pass exams. Which is why we didn't send our eldest to the best rated (based on GCSE results) secondary school in our catchment. All they talked about was 'their' results. Not the kids results. And the school seemed soulless and devoid of any joy when walking around it.
 

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The student on the radio at the moment whinging about the government's thinking around 'levelling up' for next year's exams. Her complaint? If she covers the full curriculum (as she thinks she will) she will not getting examined on it all - so what's the point in learning stuff she's not going to be getting examined on.

Now there may well be some very valid complaints and concerns raised by students around Gavin Williamson's plans - however the attitude of this student rather tells me of one very big problem with what 'learning' means to at least some students these days - that there is no point in learning something if you can't get 'certificate' recognition for it. What a sad attitude to learning and knowledge.
You just can't help yourself, can you?
 

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You just can't help yourself, can you?
Same with the people who are analysing every single post that he makes look for some political point so that they can highlight it to everyone . If people believe he is starting to talk politics then why not just report it to a mod instead of waiting for the vultures to join in. It’s getting to the stage where one person is getting hounded at the moment waiting to trip him.
 

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We have an issue coming up - my sister in laws brother is very much of the ilk of “natural remedies” and is not going to allow his new born to have an vaccines at all because of his beliefs.

Now the sister in law has a 6 month old son and has had all the vaccines etc. Next the brother comes back to the UK from Canada and the SIL won’t allow her kids to mix with their nephew due to the lack of vaccines- so is she being silly or is it a real threat not having the child any vaccines ( not sure of the legal side of travelling etc )

I can see exactly where my SIL is coming from - I wouldn’t want my daughter to mix with children that haven’t had inoculations
 

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We have an issue coming up - my sister in laws brother is very much of the ilk of “natural remedies” and is not going to allow his new born to have an vaccines at all because of his beliefs.

Now the sister in law has a 6 month old son and has had all the vaccines etc. Next the brother comes back to the UK from Canada and the SIL won’t allow her kids to mix with their nephew due to the lack of vaccines- so is she being silly or is it a real threat not having the child any vaccines ( not sure of the legal side of travelling etc )

I can see exactly where my SIL is coming from - I wouldn’t want my daughter to mix with children that haven’t had inoculations
My thoughts are the inoculated children are safe BUT that's what the anti-vaxers rely upon. You all "take the risk" and innoculate your children and then mine will be safe as the disease will be less prevalent in society. Having said that - I'd refuse to socialise on principle!
 

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We have an issue coming up - my sister in laws brother is very much of the ilk of “natural remedies” and is not going to allow his new born to have an vaccines at all because of his beliefs.

Now the sister in law has a 6 month old son and has had all the vaccines etc. Next the brother comes back to the UK from Canada and the SIL won’t allow her kids to mix with their nephew due to the lack of vaccines- so is she being silly or is it a real threat not having the child any vaccines ( not sure of the legal side of travelling etc )

I can see exactly where my SIL is coming from - I wouldn’t want my daughter to mix with children that haven’t had inoculations
How are you going to know that children haven't had inoculations? I wouldn't have had a clue.
 

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How utterly rubbish I am at sleeping these days. Even when I'm asleep it's so light I feel like I'm half awake and last night slept solidly for 2 hours and then woke up and couldn't get back to sleep for hours.

I used to love that moment of snuggling down for a good night's sleep and now it's so different. Age I guess...sigh...

Got some essential oils stuff coming from Amazon that gets good reviews so hoping they help :sleep::sleep::sleep:
Nothing beats a cool room with plenty of fresh air and thick snuggly duvet :cool:. Being serious, I don't sleep well when there's not enough cool fresh air coming in.
 

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We have an issue coming up - my sister in laws brother is very much of the ilk of “natural remedies” and is not going to allow his new born to have an vaccines at all because of his beliefs.

Now the sister in law has a 6 month old son and has had all the vaccines etc. Next the brother comes back to the UK from Canada and the SIL won’t allow her kids to mix with their nephew due to the lack of vaccines- so is she being silly or is it a real threat not having the child any vaccines ( not sure of the legal side of travelling etc )

I can see exactly where my SIL is coming from - I wouldn’t want my daughter to mix with children that haven’t had inoculations
Years ago we never had vaccines


Yes years ago we also died a lot younger! Idiots

Honest question, after being vaccinated twice, seemingly you should have a certain immunity from the virus.
But can you could you still be a carrier ??
That's why they won't reduce restrictions and say still don't hug people

Once enough of the population takes it it shouldn't matter too much
 

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How are you going to know that children haven't had inoculations? I wouldn't have had a clue.
That’s the million dollar question - you don’t but should a parent tell schools etc that their child hasn’t had their vaccines ?
I know some nurseries don’t allow any child who hasn’t had inoculations to be admitted.

Will we see any rules for the Covid vaccine ?
 

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That’s the million dollar question - you don’t but should a parent tell schools etc that their child hasn’t had their vaccines ?
I know some nurseries don’t allow any child who hasn’t had inoculations to be admitted.

Will we see any rules for the Covid vaccine ?
It will be hard to produce rules from the Government but I'll wager that there will be restrictions placed on people who haven't had the vaccine by companies, buildings, airlines etc etc.
By all means choose to not have it but expect to not be able to get into some places.
Some airlines are already saying they'll want proof of vaccination before flying.
 

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It will be hard to produce rules from the Government but I'll wager that there will be restrictions placed on people who haven't had the vaccine by companies, buildings, airlines etc etc.
By all means choose to not have it but expect to not be able to get into some places.
Some airlines are already saying they'll want proof of vaccination before flying.
Good. Legally the gov can't do much but every single private buisness can refuse custom to anyone if they see fit.. it's like the rules of socks at a golf club ....no vaccine no admission
 
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You just can't help yourself, can you?
Actually I think that I am on balance supportive of gavin williamson's ideas for the exams - I'm not sure there are many better options - so attempts to find anti-government politics in my post would be rather mistaken.

But hey - some will look to find where there is nothing to find.

it was the girl's attitude to learning that I was actually posting about - but that was I think pretty obvious.
 
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Nothing beats a cool room with plenty of fresh air and thick snuggly duvet :cool:. Being serious, I don't sleep well when there's not enough cool fresh air coming in.
HID likes the room to be warm but I find that simply dries my throat out (to the point I wake up with a dry cough and the can't get back to sleep) and I find it impossible to drop off and sleep soundly. If I put the windows on the night lock she moans there's a draft. Sleepeezee pills do a job for me as well as a few drops of Bach night remedy. Tend to drop off around 1.00am these days, and light doze until about 3.00 then cat nap until its time to get up at 5.15
 
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Have you tried them? Do you feel rubbish in the morning with them?

Edit - just reading and they are an anti-histamine. Reminds me when I took Piriton for an insect bite and didn't read the pack - just assumed 2 tablets! Slept like a log...might try a regular dose as we have those in the house.
We've gone to a wool filled quilt; quite heavy & snuggly, but somehow not too warm. Comes as two parts so you can pick & choose the weight, but it's the best thing about winter. (y)
 
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