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    Lgemini21
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    Hi everyone,

    New to this forum although been with gingerbread for 3 years now. Just looking for some new friends and here as a listening ear for others. Currently struggling with home schooling 4 kids and working part time. Looking to go back to being a student full time in September with open uni..social care course and hoping to get into social work after. I find this lockdown has given me time to think about where I want to be rather than just aimlessly meandering like I was! How does everyone else feel in all of this?

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    Peaches2408
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    Hi there,

     

    Also new to the forum. Yes I’ve found this lockdown a bit of time to think about where I want to be in life etc instead of wondering aimlessly. We get so caught up in the daily stresses of life. I recently lost job due to cornovairus and am now back on full time UC which is a nightmare. I’ve been on it since last year and had nothing but issues its put me in some serious debt. I have now had the time to think I do not want to be in this situation it’s hard being a single parent but it’s also hard having no money being a single parent so when things get back up and running I’m going back to work I have a degree in IT and was working for a housing association but it was dreadful. I’m defo now on a career path and am planning my future.

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    RickUK
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    I’m also fairly new here too. Started posting and introducing myself but never got many responses so just read the other posts now.

    I have my daughters every second weekend so the rest of the time I’m on my own, luckily I’m able to work from home but the loneliness is a killer!

    I’m normally a motorcyclist but dont get out nowadays due to lockdown so bought myself a bicycle. Lol.

    Take care and stay safe, Rick

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    Lgemini21
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    Hi peaches2408,

    I totally agree it’s been a time to really think about most things in our lives whereas normally I tend to push things to one side because I don’t have time or don’t want to particularly deal with whatever it is! I’ve been off sick from the beginning of lockdown as I work in the nhs as a cleaner so have only got given statutory did pay for the time so am also currently on universal credit changed over from tax credits and wished I hadn’t! Still haven’t received any money yet and have had to wait a month. So I get the whole no money thing is so exhausting and stressful 💓 but I like to think at the moment the kids are getting more quality time at home. It’s such a hard time for us all but even in these times I have realised I need more friends to connect with. Out of all of this I have learned to stay in touch more with the very few close friends I do have but am definitely looking for more. As a Gemini I love to communicate and feel isolated when I can’t!

    So feel free to add me as a friend I have WhatsApp also to chat.

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    Lgemini21
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    Hi Rickuk,

    Welcome too! I was looking into work from home websites as I thought it would be easier but it seems more sales orientated which I’m no good at! What is it you do if you don’t mind me asking?

    At least you’re getting out and about even if it’s on a bicycle instead,have loved some of the walks I’ve been on since lockdown started, finding new places! Off for a walk later on as the kids haven’t had much time out due to schoolwork and me back to working part time.

    Good to talk, feel free to add me a a friend 🙂

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    Liane
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    Hi all.

    I suppose I’m new but not. I’ve been coming to the forum since Christmas 2018 but am yet to begin attending local groups.

    Similar bost I guess lockdown is draining me. I’ve been jogging, local walks etc. Cooked food and thought alot.

    Its been nice to focus but I’m so ready for ‘normality’ to return now

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    Lgemini21
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    Hi Liane,

    My thoughts exactly, it’s been nice in some ways but I can’t wait to have freedom to go where I choose and meet up with family & friends again.

    I made some scotch eggs for the first time today,love cooking but never got round to certain things I wanted to cook! Tried to insert the photo on here but it didn’t work!

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    Steve1986
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    How did they turn out? I really fancied some pancakes this morning, so set about mixing the flour, eggs and milk in a Pyrex dish… thought to myself, “hmm, this is like cement”… only to discover I’ve used coconut flour! 🤷🏻‍♂️
    It all went like cement and I couldn’t get it to thin out in the pan! I didn’t know what to do with the mix, so I poured it into a Pyrex dish and shoved it in the oven, hoping it would become a giant Yorkshire pudding… it didn’t! It’s just this crumbly, gloopy, sticky stodge of disappointment. A waste of good (and expensive) coconut flour, good eggs and good milk!

    Any ideas what I can do with it..?! 🙄

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    Liane
    Participant

    Nice.

    I love scotch eggs.

    Im braving Lidl tomorrow.

    Just watching the news now to see if theres been any change in circumstances…….

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    Lgemini21
    Participant

    Steve1986,

    They were lovely even if I do say so myself. I made my own breadcrumbs out of sourdough bread with some garlic Olive oil 😋 I have always been awful at making pancakes the one thing I can’t seem to be able to make. So no advice for them,sorry 😂 you could have made rock cakes from the mixture! I’ve never used coconut flour although it sounds lovely! 😂

    Well you made my day with a good laugh! Sorry for your epic fail 🤗 probably use it as an ornament in the garden..

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    Lgemini21
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    Steve1986,

    It might be the wine but I don’t know why the text came out a different colour!

    🤦🤦

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    #39629 Report

    Lgemini21
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    Liane,

    They were amazing! Gave some to my neighbour too and he loved them. I wanted to visit Lidl the other day I’ve had a craving for shops I haven’t been to recently.. Such as Morrisons also. So sad but true! 😂

    I love aldi & Lidl so much to browse!

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    WendyWooWoo
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    Hi everyone. I’m new to this site.also struggling with new working and schooling from home – mainly due to having to share a laptop being used for both!  Referring to the meandering comment above, I think this situation puts everything into perspective and makes you check your priorities. X

    Peaches, sorry about your job.  Sounds like you’re heading for a new career though.  I went to uni in my forties and it was tough but so glad I did.  Hope it works out for you. X

    Rick. Hope you’re ok.  Very difficult at the moment.  Keep chatting on here. We are all together.  I’m thinking of getting a bike too! I’m currently walking along while my child cycles! Agree with the comments above, it’s invigorating being out in the fresh air instead of rushing to work and back. Seriously though don’t feel alone. Keep talking x

    Liane, I’m almost ready to go back to work too. I miss it. X

    Steve, try turn8ng it into one of those moulded ornaments (handprint etc)? X

    Hope you’re all ok, Wendy x

     

     

     

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