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tamobhuuta 28-12-2021 05:57 PM

I'm doing wordsearches.

not_so_insig 28-12-2021 06:10 PM

No problem Beckie hope you find something to entertain yourself with. Dont forget we are here if you need someone to talk to.

Cacoethes 28-12-2021 06:32 PM

I used to love word searches.
Now when I look at them the words all starts moving about on the page for some reason!

Thank you Dawn <3

nonperson 28-12-2021 10:10 PM

Sudoku =P

Cacoethes 28-12-2021 10:12 PM

Oh god! My worst nightmare!

nonperson 28-12-2021 10:21 PM

What better time to learn though!

Cacoethes 28-12-2021 10:25 PM

I have tried many times and become frustrated to the point of rage!
Just like origami

nonperson 28-12-2021 10:34 PM

My first sudoku took me two weeks to complete. I understand the rage.

But ooh I like origami. There's a siamese cat that I want to try.

Cacoethes 28-12-2021 10:37 PM

That's quite a while!

Origami looks cool. I just can't do it!

I may have to go to bed
This double vision is really pissing me off
And now I feel sick!

nonperson 28-12-2021 10:40 PM

I think I like things with stages of instructions like Lego and making order out of sudoku.

Oh no! Bed sounds like the best place to be though. =/

Cacoethes 28-12-2021 11:35 PM

I get what you mean

Yes it is
Double vision is better
Still can't sleep though :plain:

nonperson 28-12-2021 11:48 PM

Maybe a sudoku will help send you to sleep? However it could rage you into staying awake for hours... hm :confused:

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 12:02 AM

It probably would rage me into being more awake!

nonperson 29-12-2021 12:15 AM

Then I am out of suggestions... =/

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 12:25 AM

No worries!
I'm hoping to fall asleep at some point!
Being on my phone probably isn't helping....
Sleep hygiene and all that

nonperson 29-12-2021 12:32 AM

Yep. Do you have it set to go into "blue mode" or whatever it's called at night?

nonperson 29-12-2021 12:38 AM

Hm. Its not called blue mode at all... It makes the screen less blue and more red/orange.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 12:49 AM

Not a clue what that is!

nonperson 29-12-2021 01:15 AM

Or "night mode" or something. There should be a setting for it.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 01:17 AM

I shall have a look!

not_so_insig 29-12-2021 01:18 AM

On my phone it's called blue light filter.

nonperson 29-12-2021 01:22 AM

Android or iphone, Beckie?

nonperson 29-12-2021 01:24 AM

On my android phone it;s called Blue Light Filter or Eye Comfort and you can schedule it to come on at certain times. Mine runs from 6pm until 7am with the warmest colour temperature setting.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 01:31 AM

That sounds pretty cool actually!

I've given up on sleep and decided to get up

nonperson 29-12-2021 01:38 AM

Android settings should be the same as mine then. I'd have a look if I were you. It might not be the answer but might help.

Getting up is the worst thing you can doooo!

I often read in bed until I drop the kindle on my head which is a good indication that I'm tired enough to sleep.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 01:44 AM

Actually when I was learning sleep hygiene for the millionth time, they said to get up if you can't sleep!


Talking of sleep, why are you still up?

nonperson 29-12-2021 01:52 AM

Oh well I stand corrected about the getting up thing then.

I am still up because I am drinking too much and hyperactively browsing the internet.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 02:05 AM

Hmmm. That doesn't sound healthy!

nonperson 29-12-2021 02:16 AM

Pish to healthy.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 02:29 AM

Fair enough!
I'd be a total hypocrite if I tried to lecture you on what was healthy!

nonperson 29-12-2021 02:30 AM

We all have our downfalls.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 02:32 AM

We do indeed!

Like the nhs 111 option 2 guy who recommended a cup of tea and a bath.
Oh the cliché!
If I had alcohol I'd totally be playing the crisis team drinking game!

nonperson 29-12-2021 02:34 AM

Ugh, tea and bath are bad enough without being recommended as a helpful option.

Should I ask what the crisis team drinking game is?

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 02:45 AM

I can't even have baths because epilepsy!

It's basically drink everytime they say something ridiculously cliché for them
Such as
- think positively
- use distraction techniques
- sleep hygiene
-.have a cup of tea
- have a bath
- go for a walk

It's fun and frustrating at the same time!

nonperson 29-12-2021 02:49 AM

You'd have to ring up many many times in a row to make that a worthwhile drinking game.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 02:57 AM

Depends how many times they repeat themselves! (Usually a lot, this guy said it 4 separate times)
And whether the drinks are dequila shots...

nonperson 29-12-2021 03:11 AM

Hm. I could see that might get messy quickly.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 03:17 AM

Yep! Great fun!

nonperson 29-12-2021 03:21 AM


Cacoethes 29-12-2021 03:25 AM


I like how there are no adverts on TV at this time in the morning

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 03:25 AM

I've also just realised it's tequila, not dequila.
I am a terrible bartender XD

nonperson 29-12-2021 03:30 AM

Assumed that was what you meant.

Never tried tequila... as far as I know.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 03:34 AM

It's not great
I can't drink it anymore

nonperson 29-12-2021 04:06 AM

Did you do it with the salt and lime? That just makes me think it's going to be bad if you need something before and after the shot.

I've never been good with sprits

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 04:15 AM

It is bad

I'm not good with spirits either
Unless they are in a cocktail!
Or in a shot full of sweet stuff!
Like on Christmas eve we had 'squashed frogs' which was grenadine, advocat and watermelon liqueur. Very sweet. Very tasty!

Pomegranate 29-12-2021 04:33 AM

Just popping in to say hi and cos I figure this is my best chance at finding someone who is also still awake ��

Beckie, you will hopefully be pleased to know I have NEVER suggested a cup of tea, OR a walk, OR a bath :-p. Apart from twice when the person offered up that those things sometimes help! I find those things are generally suggested by people who don’t know what to suggest and want to document on the notes that they’ve suggested something (but don’t quote me on that ;-p).

Pomegranate 29-12-2021 04:38 AM

Crisis team are generally split into two types of people, especially at night:
- Those that are rota’d and generally like their jobs and want to help (note these people can also have bad days)
- The bank/agency staff who book night/bank holiday shifts cos they are generally quieter and pay a LOT more money.

This is, of course, an overgeneralisation but the disparity seems a lot greater out of hours. Also, in many areas the crisis team out of hours are taking 111 calls now due to increased covid demand. Like, not ‘it sounds like it might be mental health related so we will get crisis team to call you back’, but ‘it MIGHT be mental health related so the crisis team will now screen you’. Tbh, it sounds ****ing dangerous and friends I have who work full time for crisis team in areas surrounding London also HATE it! I don’t think this is all areas but it’s certainly becoming more common.

Cacoethes 29-12-2021 04:43 AM

Morning Emma!

I am very pleased to hear that you have never suggested those things! It is very refreshing to think it's not ALL mh people!

I totally understand that people can have bad days. And that's cool.

I don't even know if I actually spoke to 111 guy or crisis team. It could be one or the other!
I guess it depends on how busy they are maybe? Idk
This guy didn't know me which is very unusual lol

Pomegranate 29-12-2021 04:47 AM

Morning Beckie! I mean- I’m sure you have realised I can be a little blunt :-p, but genuinely have actually been pulled up by ‘old school nurses’ for ‘just talking’. You might be better off trying CPN tomorrow, if she’s not on leave.

Pomegranate 29-12-2021 04:48 AM

Oh, and I don’t cover your area :-p. But even if you were, I’d have to ‘hand you over’ to somebody else :-p

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