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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alien Aspie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @PenguinMum
    I needed to take my repeat prescription in, system here is telephone or take ticked prescription to chemist/docs, and they issue another. I can’t telephone with being deaf, and they refuse to issue it if I write a letter. My internet friend has been telephoning for me, but no one answers, so it was go in personally and put it in the green box outside the chemists because no one is allowed in the chemists at all. They don’t deliver unless you had already had deliveries, and I did long ago, but they could bring it to your house at any random day or time and I missed them because I was in the garden or whatever and it went back to chemist. So, I am keeping this simple. And I will go in a week to collect it because they have to order in some stuff each time. (And then I can go in the European shop next door one more time, and then go into true social isolation for a long period of time at home.)

    Which suits me this time because I wanted some more salad leafy seeds(whatever they were), and I understand you can grow them from dried lentils and pulses etc. Absolutely nothing left on Amazon on pulses and lentils.

    At back of chemist is a European shop which is always fully incredibly stocked. Problem is most stuff is written in Polish, Russian etc. However I have downloaded several of those languages to the translate on my phone (for some reason phone internet reception is nil in the shop).

    So with the aid of the translator I am going through this very large European supermarket with a fine tooth comb. It translates everything I want including ingredients and carbs etc And I found the hugest selection of dried peas and beans and pulses. And the price was unbelievably cheap.

    And I got some Goji berries and other stuff. I shall try and grow them. If they don’t grow, the rest of all this stuff goes into storage in my Kilmer jars, and all can be used/reconstituted when I need/want them.

    So a very productive morning. I was there at 8 am so I wouldn’t upset customers by spending time at each item. But then no one observed social distancing anyway there! They just go past in the aisle as they normally do.

    And you are right...i do now have a stock of weird and wondrous foods!

    Edit: forgot to mention. All the eggs you can possibly want to buy. Only thing they are white, and come in cardboard trays of 30 from Europe. They are large. I bought two trays. I love my eggs.
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that egg link!
     
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  3. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fence lines was my next series of watercolours, did this one but not really what I was after. watercolour A4 1 hour 30 mins. So this will not be one of the three, I need it more abstract.......

    IMG_2878.JPG
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you for posting this. It is very atmospheric. It reminds me of one of the opening scenes in The Wizard of Oz.
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a solution to the window sill space!!!
    I need to sort and construct it later and might post it tomorrow!!!
     
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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love these gentle atmospheric paintings @geefull
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like this very much, with the dark brooding storm clouds on the horizon @Muddy Cyclist
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The BBC speak to doctors re oxygen and the issues. Bradford royal.
    and explains why Watford shut it's doors last week for emergencies

    sure it's all lies and everything is in hand, :rolleyes:

    But probably learn more from here about whats going on, then the daily Propaganda show.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52187826

    never been a better time to look after ourselves.


    Covid.

    nothing to see.
    move along
     
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    #23628 jjraak, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat 4 eggs most days, so it could just be doable for me?
    I am glad you posted the link @Ryhia
     
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  10. Muddy Cyclist

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    Saw this early morning, yes the scary shortages and struggling NHS staff were the first concern. However I was equally moved and encouraged by the sheer effort by NHS and companies to rise to the challenge and fined solutions, maybe not enough but brilliant and makes us even more aware of the huge thankyou we owe these front line people.
     
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  11. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    [​IMG]
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I can tell when the work-at-home people and the home-schoolers go into action every morning. It is always around 10:30, and the Internet starts to crawl. Just another thing the powers-that-be-not didn't consider when they made their sweeping changes.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't agree more..

    truly Lions led By Donkeys.

    i saw a quote seemed most appropriate if now a little cruel.
    re boris.

    thinking Churchill, but channelling his inner Melchett

     
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  14. PenguinMum

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    He’s back! Turned up at 4pm starving. Got in a big fight last night and just released from custody. You weren't called out at midnight were you?
    Copy to @DJC3.
     
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    Glad you managed ok and got the pulses and eggs. Its somehow wrong that just because you are unable to phone you have to take yourself out in harm’s way twice. There’s a lot going on that I dont understand. Have a relaxing evening, hope Popeye is better.
     
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    @Muddy Cyclist love the fence lines watercolour and especially the stormy sky for stormy times. Look forward to more. Thank you.
     
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    Morning Saskia. Thanks for that but see my post above. Hope your i ternet bears up today. I always think that as long as the electricity and internet stay connected and the water keeps running from the tap we will be ok.
     
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    I'm not allowed to say PM that would be a breach of privilege...ahh so pleased he's back big up to Mr Fuzz.
     
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  19. Muddy Cyclist

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    What a brilliant series that was, sadly so true, but maybe that British Spirit will in some way bungle us through all this mess, the lower ranks of the hoi polloi being inventive and finding ways to realistically overcome the upbeat, everything will be OK highly qualified bumbling academics, one lives in hope, it's got us through before, maybe we need both?
     
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  20. gennepher

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    I am pleased he is safe @PenguinMum :)
     
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