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by Tom fod
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nightmare Neighbour
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Nightmare Neighbour

Can she prove the indoor cat is the source of the flea infestation? I imagine your boyfriend uses preventative measures (shame her parents' did not.) What steps has she taken to look after her dogs's welfare ie flea and worm treatment? Has she ever been reported to police or RSPCA? Privacy laws are ...
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Struggling with my dyspraxia...
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Struggling with my dyspraxia...

Hi and welcome Katy I've moved this from the Lounge which is more an area of the forum for very non-specific /non-dyspraxia related stuff. It is the anxiety but the lack of feeling in control that dyspraxia causes feeds the anxiety. Take a leaf out of the politicians book and answer a question by de...
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews

Jess Thank You it's a very valid point about people not sharing advance interview questions in that they wouldn't as it risks helping the competition. Is there a perception of an equal treatment minefield? As an interviewer do you know in advance exactly what questions you will ask a candidate? I've...
by Tom fod
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: That damned cafetiere
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: That damned cafetiere

No or poor instructions? So how many pieces are there?

In theory it shd be a jug with a plunger that you insert and acts as a glorified coffee strainer to separate grounds from liquid. I believe you have to do it quite carefully so I stick to instant as tbh I cd barely tell the difference.
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dyspraxia and bowel/toilet problems
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Dyspraxia and bowel/toilet problems

Moved to Day to Day living Constipation and stool state is also going to be heavily influenced by diet. Equally anxiety can and will also have an influence on how/when. Some people like to take their time and read the paper after deploying the VI Poo and waiting for nature to take it's course. I jus...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews

Lucy
Thanks for this really interesting/useful
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

Me too Bloody Cameron and his lot were so confident Remain would win, they didn't think to put margin conditions on the vote. Problem is everyone is so divided about it all. No one can agree on what the truth is or what we should do. The European Union hardly seem likely to let us have our cake and ...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Better writer than speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Better writer than speaker

Me too. I'm far more confident in my written communication.
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dealing with loss
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Dealing with loss

Sorry for your loss. Please give yourself time and remember there is no wrong way to grieve it's individual.

His positive influence will remain with you always.
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews

I've had and been unsucceful at two competancy-based interviews for internal vacancies at a higher level so the pressure is probably less for myself. I did declare and provided a brief statemenr for their awareness but didn't /couldn't think to ask for anything specific. Scope have some links to adv...
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Ring pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Ring pulls

In the handle which there tapers down there is a slot which you can use to fit over around the ring and lever it up. Pulling lid off part needs a video really to explain how It is still a two handed operation to hold down tin whilst you remove its lid to access stuff inside without spilling or cutti...
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Ring pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Ring pulls

I have the 5 in 1 opener
https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/kitc ... tle-opener

Another tip is to put the tin on a dampened cloth on your work surface so it does not slide around.

Before I have resorted to the tin opener or items from my tool box
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Rather odd issue with intimacy
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Rather odd issue with intimacy

If you"ve been used to solo manual stimulation it may take take a while to get used to intercourse. Keep at it with your partner and you will be fine.

The first time is often a bit 'is that it' for many. Learn about that you both enjoy together.
by Tom fod
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: does anyone here have sleep issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

I find for me it's my difficulty in shutting down my active thought processes in order to relax sufficiently to sleep.

Probably avoiding electronic devices and reading an old fashioned book' having a set routine could help.
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Strategies to overcome awkward people at work
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Strategies to overcome awkward people at work

I work in an office and have the added challenge of having dyspraxia which means that I cannot work quite as quickly as other people due to my processing speed being slower. Since started my first full time job I have faced many challenges and struggles. My workplace has little understanding of Dys...