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by old bear
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: stage 2 complaint
Replies: 15
Views: 16968

Re: stage 2 complaint

<t>hi claire, <br/> perhaps they were hoping you'd be holding your breath for them to take action ~ in which case by now you'd have expired!<br/> i hope you've made a complete note of your telephone calls with them.<br/> also, perhaps you should write a letter to them reitering that your letter in m...
by old bear
Wed May 25, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Early stages - Case Conference - Urgent update
Replies: 104
Views: 66139

Re: Early stages - Case Conference - Urgent update

<t>hi worriednan,<br/> just a quick word, in case you look in before court, to wish you well and hope things turn out sensibly today. fingers crossed children's guardian brings some sense into the proceedings.<br/> my thoughts will be with you ~ and i send you strength (and many deep breaths) for to...
by old bear
Tue May 17, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: homeless
Replies: 6
Views: 5555

Re: homeless

<t>hi bonnie,<br/> it never rains but it pours!<br/> my suggestion is your local citizens advice bureau ~ or law centre if you have one locally. either of them can advise you about what's available in your area, and your best line of defence.<br/> but the first rule of thumb is that you don't just m...
by old bear
Tue May 17, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: Facebook abuse and slander
Replies: 6
Views: 10267

Re: Facebook abuse and slander

<t>hi bonnie,<br/> i don't know what the answer is, but i wanted to send you my best wishes ~ this must be so hard to bear.<br/> it's hard to understand why someone would do something like this ~ but i know that people do the weirdest things ~ and this one is very cruel indeed.<br/> the only thing i...
by old bear
Tue May 17, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Update on the Nutty One
Replies: 25
Views: 22182

Re: Update on the Nutty One

<t>hi lucy,<br/> the trouble with nuts is they can be detrimental to the health. it's not just that they have a high calorific content (and several of us have confessed a need to keep that under control) ~ but some people are allergic to nuts ~ and worse case scenario is they can induce an anaphylac...
by old bear
Tue May 03, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: ongoing contact issues
Replies: 13
Views: 12109

Re: ongoing contact issues

hooray!
and congratulations for hanging in there!
as you say, a victory for common sense, and hopefully your story will give others strength in their battles.
old bear
by old bear
Tue May 03, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Nearly over
Replies: 14
Views: 10155

Re: Nearly over

<t>hi lilyjo,<br/> may i add a small word to the very good advice everyone has offered? = i'm not sure why you're so fearful that you have no chance and that gd will go to live with dad, but you could make a short list of all the things you know are on your side, eg "the guardian agrees ... shoul st...
by old bear
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Update on the Nutty One
Replies: 25
Views: 22182

Re: Update on the Nutty One

<t>hi lucy,<br/> that's just such brilliant news, i'm delighted for you and your nephew ~ please pass on all our strong thoughts (if you think that's appropriate)<br/> my only complaint is that now i'm going to have to be a bit stronger about my own spare pounds<br/> good luck to him, especially in ...
by old bear
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Update on the Nutty One
Replies: 25
Views: 22182

Re: Update on the Nutty One

<t>hi lucy, <br/> shame you don't have mafia connections ~ you could deal with the nutty one forever!<br/> i wonder whether the nutty one herself is overweight? <br/> clearly she's using whatever is making your nephew vulnerable to overeating as a tool to control him (and to hit out at you) ~ neithe...
by old bear
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: social sevices
Replies: 7
Views: 7436

Re: social sevices

<t>hi kez,<br/> morning and night every day sounds like too much, when are they supposed to have "normal family life"? do you know how long both these things are to go on for? short time might be okay?<br/> and if (according to cahms doctor) "her behaviour will get a lot worse before it gets better"...