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  #841  
Old 19th April 2021, 00:44
I_love_otters I_love_otters is offline
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When your solution for everything is a hot water bottle - cramps, muscle pains, sore ..... anything, I'm a recent convert and ooohhh they're the best
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Old 19th April 2021, 10:10
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I do have a hot water bottle with a nice hygge Scandanavian pattern cover, but I think unconsciously I've been afraid it might leak so haven't used it though. Definitely good for keeping on a winter night though and saving on the fuel bill.
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Old 19th April 2021, 12:35
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I need to get a new one. I got mine out a few months ago after not using it for a couple of years and when I poured the water out that I'd forgotten to empty, bits of the liner came out with it

Once I filled the kettle back up with water from a hot water bottle after changing my mind about using it. I didn't realise what a terrible idea it would be. The tea I later made from that water tasted like the sensation you get if you bite into a banana skin, only a hundred times stronger. I can still taste it now!
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Old 19th April 2021, 22:33
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Aha so I’m not the only one

Uggh you’ll never do that again, theres saving the planet and all that but no one wants to drink that
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Old 22nd April 2021, 11:24
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when you keep wondering if you've been drinking the night before,

as when I wake up in the morning,. it usually feels like I have had a few,..
then it dawns on me,... nope,. just another 'normal' day, after a 'normal' night.
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Old 22nd April 2021, 21:11
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Slightly off topic but you know these mattress commercials when they wake up all refreshed, leaping up ready for the day.

Does anyone actually wake up feeling remotely like this?

Maybe I'm getting "old"..I've probably not looked after myself either but I wake up with all sorts of aches and pains and half the time feeling as tired as I did before I went to bed!
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Old 23rd April 2021, 17:14
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I wondered if it was just me who leaped up out of bed then gets hit with an assortment of aches and pains while hobbling to the kettle absolutely knackered whether I've slept for 2hrs or 10

I wouldn't mind I used to have a wanky £100 mattress that came rolled up in a bag about as thick as a rug. When I started working I thought I'd treat myself to one of these fancy ones on TV..so I got a Simba mattress and I now wake up pretty much every day with neck/shoulder pain (on top of everything else going on)

I knew the commercials were lies!
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Old 14th August 2021, 23:57
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When you prefer 'Fool To Cry' over 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'.
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Old 15th August 2021, 00:43
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^ It's also a sign of getting old when your cultural references are 45+years old Rolling Stones songs!

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Slightly off topic but you know these mattress commercials when they wake up all refreshed, leaping up ready for the day.

Does anyone actually wake up feeling remotely like this?
I've seen this a bit late, but I do wake up feeling refreshed. I do insist on having a pocket-sprung mattress and a "hotel quality" type pillow (only one pillow because two creates too much curve in the neck). Recently, I stayed in a hotel on the Isle of Man where the mattress was soft and worn and it took two days before I developed back pain (I then stayed on a better, quality, firmer mattress in Belfast and the pain started to ease); I love to travel, but I do like coming home to my own bed - I'm pretty sure that if I had a mattress like some of those I have to sleep on whilst travelling, I would have permanent back issues.
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Old 19th August 2021, 21:20
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When you're always grumpy.
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Old 21st August 2021, 12:16
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When you go to put on your glasses but you're already wearing them. I swear my close vision has gotten terrible lately. I am supposedly short-sighted but my 'macro mode' seems to fail at below 50cm nowadays. I do need to get another eye test soon. I always get the same glasses on a different prescription but then I forget which is my newest pair...
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Old 21st August 2021, 13:02
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^ Oh yes, had that one!


Also when you need your glasses on to be able to read things on your phone.
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Old 22nd August 2021, 00:59
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When you make weird noises when you make the move from sitting down to standing up.
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Old 22nd August 2021, 19:21
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When you make weird noises when you make the move from sitting down to standing up.
Isn't that the truth?! Lol
The oooof noise as I sit down and the uufff noise as I stand up.
I'm only 37 ffs
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Old 23rd August 2021, 20:47
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^Enjoy your 30s, Miss K. Not long until you'll be that dreaded age
38?
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Old 25th August 2021, 22:16
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Old 28th August 2021, 19:54
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I hear ya there
Looking kind of cheerful there DiamonD.
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Old 30th August 2021, 23:04
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^You caught me on an off day
You really made me laugh there
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Old 2nd September 2021, 10:12
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^ Oh yes, had that one!


Also when you need your glasses on to be able to read things on your phone.
I actually now say "where's me readers?" with absolutely no trace of irony
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Old 14th September 2021, 01:08
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Default Re: You know you're getting old when..

... you start to need "rest days" or "recovery time" after doing things.

I admit that I hadn't had a great deal of sleep since Friday's beer festival, followed by the combination of late nights / early mornings with the music festival in Leeds this weekend (I had less than seven hours' sleep over two nights - but that's only three less than usual), then another early start this morning for my first event of the Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival, but I actually arrived home at 3.30 this afternoon and fell asleep!

I've been known to fall asleep in the evening, especially after dinner, when I've had a hectic week, but never during the day (and last week, I had nothing to do on Tuesday or Wednesday either, so I'd already had time to recuperate from the busy three weeks leading to that), but falling asleep in the afternoon is unprecedented! I'm really hoping that this isn't age catching up with me because I'm not ready to slow down just yet.
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Old 14th September 2021, 07:50
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Default Re: You know you're getting old when..

You're excited to go to bed.
I don't know if it's the hormones but I went from someone who could get by on six hours sleep to someone who requires a minimum of 9 lol

I love sleep.
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Old 20th September 2021, 02:58
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Default Re: You know you're getting old when..

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You're excited to go to bed.
I don't know if it's the hormones but I went from someone who could get by on six hours sleep to someone who requires a minimum of 9 lol

I love sleep.
Can really relate to this. Bed time is fantastic. Getting comfy, snuggling a plush and drifting off.

The hormones have made me sleep a fair bit more. I used to need about 8 but now 9 to 10 hours is pretty normal for a good sleep.
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Old 20th September 2021, 14:48
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^ That's not a sign of getting old, that's a sign of a good day out!
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Old 20th September 2021, 22:43
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Default Re: You know you're getting old when..

You struggle to stay awake beyond 10pm and could even fall asleep in front of the tv if you really wanted to. Definitely a sign that you've reached middle age.

Even on New Years Eve, I'll be in bed by 12.15am - just long enough for most fireworks to be over with.
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Old 20th September 2021, 22:48
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^ Oh yes, had that one!


Also when you need your glasses on to be able to read things on your phone.
I needed my first pair of reading glasses this year, as I can no longer read the small print on ready meals. I've been feeling very middle-aged this year.
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Old 8th October 2021, 16:08
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Default Re: You know you're getting old when..

You spend a few minutes in the morning looking for your reading glasses. Only to realise that you are already wearing those reading glasses.
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Old 24th October 2021, 20:33
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Default Re: You know you're getting old when..

Your idea of a Sunday afternoon well spent is washing the car
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Old 23rd November 2021, 00:39
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... you log onto SA-UK after a long absence and everyone else you knew has apparently moved on
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Old 30th November 2021, 12:58
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You have a collection of shopping bags stuffed inside another shopping bag.
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Old 30th November 2021, 18:00
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^ I hear ya.
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