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  1. Why do people do it? I can't imagine what goes through somebodys mind (probably nothing as they are mindless idiots) as they do this. Last year we were driving behind a Dominos car and the driver threw half a hot dog out of his/her window. I'm proud to say my kids both decided then and there we would not be ordering pizza from then again. Also have you seen the outside of the NSC the floor is covered with chewing gum, it really is disgusting!
  2. I popped in there before the fireworks last night and it was suprisingly delicious. Thought it'd be another dodgy takeaway but its not at all. It was lovely and clean (always important), the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was yum. I ordered a hot chicken pitta and it was hot enought to tingle but not hot enought to blow your head off. The choices were the same as Nandos, being lemon and herb, hot or very hot. Will definitely go back.
  3. I love looking at all the TT photos, but it does get pretty tedious having to sit/stand with most of the audience having cameras. I was up at Signpost yesterday and most of the people there all had massive cameras, well massive lenses. It made it quite hard to see anything with all these people waving these things around everytime they heard an engine!
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    The Darkness

    I know they were mentioned somewhere on here but couldn't find the posting. Saw them last night and they were incredible. Really enjoyed it. One of the best gigs I've been to for a long time. Missed Toseland though as the queues for the bars were so long.
  5. FFS - between you and Monkey boy my laptop is covered in beer - note to self don't read MF whilst drinking! (btw its an instrument )
  6. hahaha I've just spat my beer over my laptop I was laughing so much - welcome back Monkey Boy
  7. I hear you Twinkle. I had a family member who had gone on a bender - days and days of drinking - called DASH & they said they couldn't do anything until said family member called themselves and requested help. Now I understand that alcoholics can only be helped when they are ready but I have never felt so afraid for someone and so utterly helpless. I was watching someone slowly kill themselves and no-one would help. When DASH eventually did come round the same was suggested to this person that instead of drinking bottles of rum why didn't they switch to wine. I sat there in disbelief. This person had been drinking bottles and bottles of rum for days and their help was too suggest switching to wine! Obviously on the next bender this was then used as an excuse "if I had a problem why would DASH suggest I drink wine". I have found the help on this Island for alcoholics and their families dreadful. Doctors are less than sympathetic - to be told to just walk away and wait till they sober up was not just upsetting it was completely unfeeling. The person could barely walk and had on a previous bender fallen and split their head open! To have an alcoholic in your family is the lonliest feeling in world - tell people someone in your family has cancer, there's sympathy, concern and offers of help. Mention you care for an alcoholic and people can't get away fast enough. Dear Gekko I have to advise that you seem to be mistaken over the names of DASH (Drug Advice Service & Helpline) / DAT (Govt run Drug & Alcohol Team) and AAS (Alcohol Advisory Service) all close in sounds I know. But I can ASSURE you DASH has never done house calls in my time and I totally agree with you - who the heck advises to switch types of alcohol?? Certainly wasn't us, we don't normally do alcohol. However we have started to assist those who would prefer to use our service, including those affected by alcohol as well as drug problems. This article came about as I had posted support on our Facebook page for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week because I am aware of the hidden issue out there and was contacted by a Journalist and agreed to discuss it. I haven't seen the article yet. If you have a link can you let me know. The quote should read that we 'estimate' based our figures at DASH over the years that apx 10,000 people are affected by their own or someone else's drug or alcohol use across the Island - likely the tip of the Iceberg I know but my personal guestimate would be far far higher. But please check names before quoting them, had me in a sweat there....although I have a good Idea who you mean as I've heard that before, sadly. It's not advice we or any sane person would give and we have far more respect for family members than the treatment you received. And I know what you mean about when someone with an alcohol problem dies, there is somehow a lack of sympathy, as if it was 'all their own fault'. But it's not the familiy's fault and they deserve respect and support at that time, it's very very difficult. And i speak from experience on that one. Kind regards Shelly Stanley - DASH Apologies Shelly - it was the DAT (no idea why I put DASH) - they were an absolute disgrace. I'm sure they have helped people but in my families case they were as useful a fork for soup. Must say I've only heard good things about DASH, if only all agencies were as helpful - (will go back and edit previous post). **edited for LDV - happy now?**
  8. I hear you Twinkle. I had a family member who had gone on a bender - days and days of drinking - called DAT & they said they couldn't do anything until said family member called themselves and requested help. Now I understand that alcoholics can only be helped when they are ready but I have never felt so afraid for someone and so utterly helpless. I was watching someone slowly kill themselves and no-one would help. When DAT eventually did come round the same was suggested to this person that instead of drinking bottles of rum why didn't they switch to wine. I sat there in disbelief. This person had been drinking bottles and bottles of rum for days and their help was too suggest switching to wine! Obviously on the next bender this was then used as an excuse "if I had a problem why would DAT suggest I drink wine". I have found the help on this Island for alcoholics and their families dreadful. Doctors are less than sympathetic - to be told to just walk away and wait till they sober up was not just upsetting it was completely unfeeling. The person could barely walk and had on a previous bender fallen and split their head open! To have an alcoholic in your family is the lonliest feeling in world - tell people someone in your family has cancer, there's sympathy, concern and offers of help. Mention you care for an alcoholic and people can't get away fast enough. *edited to correct the name of the service*
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    Tidal Power

    There's a guy in Baldrine who has developed a tidal power "machine" - last I heard there was a uni in the UK looking into/researching his design. No idea if he approched the gov for funding.
  10. Watched The Grey & Taken 2, both are dreadful. Liam Neeson what were you thinking?
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    Fringe

    Finally managed to see the last episode of Fringe - will miss Olivia, Peter and Walter (brilliant character, brilliantly acted) fighting the Observers.
  12. and I HAVE to open them upside down! Fancy a pint later, Gekko? Only if you promise not to get a pkt of pork scratchings and open it incorrectly
  13. I have to open any bags of crisps, sweets etc with the writing facing the correct way - I can't bear sitting next to someone who has opened their bag upside down
  14. Kath is hoping to get the Christmas number one with her single Smile. The money raised on the sale of this will go to Kaths family and Cancer research - Kath has terminal breast cancer. Her single is released on Friday her website: www.katherinecrowe.co.uk
  15. Kath Crowe is a fabulous local singer/songwriter who has recently recorded the single Smile at the Abbey Rd Studio. Here's a link too the you tube of the promo of the recording: Her website is www.katherinecrowe.co.uk - check out her blog - this lady truly is an inspiration. The single is released on Dec 14th - if you like it buy it
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