• amber replied to the topic Painting – DIY in the forum DIY 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m following for hints and tips 😉 I’ve opted to start with the pink spare room on the basis that it is the worst colour but if I mess it up I don’t have to look at it all the time!

  • amber replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 year, 1 month ago

    I had a very large abscess a couple of months ago, whole face swelled and the pain and pressure was immense so I really empathise with you! I alternated between ibruprofen and co-codamol which helped and was on 2 antibiotics – it burst on the 4th or 5th day. I woke up with this strange taste in my mouth, pulled on my cheek when I opened my mouth…[Read more]

  • It’s bullying, pure and simple.
    You have every right to take out a grievance, and every employer has by law to have a grievance procedure. If you are a member of a union, get them involved, you will probably have to have a meeting with the bully and a manager and it pays to have a “friend” with you.
    Bullying is insidious, by the time you realise…[Read more]

  • amber replied to the topic House insulation improvements? in the forum DIY 1 year, 2 months ago

    These things all depend on what you have already.

    Underfloor insulation is good ie. carpets and underlay but I wouldn’t go tearing up and replacing anything that isn’t due replacement. I have been surprised how much better my modern double glazing is relative to the older (15 ish years old) units. On a cold night I get serious condensation on the…[Read more]

  • amber replied to the topic Warfarin or Rivaroxaban? in the forum Health 1 year, 2 months ago

    Risk of bleeding lower on rivaroxaban than warfarin, and no monitoring required. Predictable effect means no routine tests. Much easier than mucking around with INRs. Dabigatran similarly useful (and reversible if needed). I use a fair amount of dabigatran but we don’t have rivaroxaban in NZ; from a personal perspective Dad was on it a while b…[Read more]