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Forum: Advice 11-09-2014, 02:00
Replies: 159
Views: 25,789
Posted By Little Nell
I've just caught up with this - wonderful news,...

I've just caught up with this - wonderful news, and congratulations. I hope everything's going well for the three of you.
Forum: Advice 11-09-2014, 01:46
Replies: 42
Views: 2,369
Posted By Little Nell
Might be worth trying 5:2, where you eat normally...

Might be worth trying 5:2, where you eat normally for 5 days each week and limit your calories on 2 non-consecutive days to 600 for a man, 500 for a woman. It's worked like a dream for me, and in...
Forum: Advice 02-09-2014, 16:00
Replies: 49
Views: 4,499
Posted By Little Nell
Sounds good Emma, and glad you've enrolled on the...

Sounds good Emma, and glad you've enrolled on the GCSE English course. Despite what one or two posters are saying, there is a huge difference between Grade D and C in terms of employability, college...
Forum: Advice 01-09-2014, 19:01
Replies: 139
Views: 13,447
Posted By Little Nell
I'm not vegan but I'd be very uncomfortable with...

I'm not vegan but I'd be very uncomfortable with this. Actually I'm a veggie but if I were in your position I think I'd say that I didn't want to take part - full stop. I wouldn't justify or explain...
Forum: Advice 31-08-2014, 21:07
Replies: 49
Views: 4,499
Posted By Little Nell
I don't agree - English GCSE at grade C or above...

I don't agree - English GCSE at grade C or above is well worth having. It's not a magic wand but not having it might mean that some doors are closed, either now or later in life.

I think ringing the...
Forum: Advice 30-08-2014, 23:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By Little Nell
Here's a link to the 'dispute form' if you need...

Here's a link to the 'dispute form' if you need it. There's a time limit for appealing.

https://www.gov.uk/tax-credits-overpayments/dispute-form-tc846

You can request copies of phone calls if...
Forum: Advice 22-08-2014, 18:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,697
Posted By Little Nell
I have every sympathy with you but one of the...

I have every sympathy with you but one of the main differences between ESA and earlier benefits like Incapacity Benefit is that the assessment is about whether you are able to work, not whether you...
Forum: Advice 19-08-2014, 20:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By Little Nell
Two things OP - if you were in FE not HE then she...

Two things OP - if you were in FE not HE then she was entitled to Child tax Credits. Secondly, if your mother gave HMRC the correct information and it was their mistake, you might be able to...
Forum: Advice 13-08-2014, 00:07
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
But this might be where comparisons are valid....

But this might be where comparisons are valid. You could substitute any number of other impairments in the sentence above and refuse to believe that anyone with them can possibly be happy because of...
Forum: Advice 12-08-2014, 22:35
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
I wasn't comparing impairments in that sense, the...

I wasn't comparing impairments in that sense, the original point was that, if you have an impairment, you somehow have to come to terms with it rather than say that your life has been ruined - unless...
Forum: Advice 12-08-2014, 21:55
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
A few people I know - and what I've read, and...

A few people I know - and what I've read, and heard about from others. But as I said, I'm no expert.

A better comparison might have been with people with a hearing impairment which is also unseen,...
Forum: Advice 12-08-2014, 21:38
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
I can see that making a comparison wasn't very...

I can see that making a comparison wasn't very helpful and I'm sure you're right about the difference between a visible and invisible condition. But, although I'm not an expert on Asperger's, some...
Forum: Advice 12-08-2014, 21:01
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
Forgive me if this is a crass comparison, but it...

Forgive me if this is a crass comparison, but it seems to me a bit like a visually impaired person spending all their time bitterly regretting that they can't see and refusing to do anything to adapt...
Forum: Advice 12-08-2014, 15:08
Replies: 58
Views: 5,309
Posted By Little Nell
You're over reacting. And you have no idea what...

You're over reacting. And you have no idea what the circumstances were - the manager could have been meeting someone, s/he might have been on a very tight schedule.....loads of things
Forum: Advice 11-08-2014, 23:36
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
I have read the whole thread & I did notice, so...

I have read the whole thread & I did notice, so apologies for not being clearer. Maybe the kind of help you're getting isn't right for you which is why I mentioned perseverance. If it isn't right,...
Forum: Advice 11-08-2014, 20:50
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
OK, I wonder how you're defining normality? I...

OK, I wonder how you're defining normality? I suspect that fewer people lead 'normal' lives than you imagine but I can understand (I think) your feelings of being excluded. It would be facile of me...
Forum: Advice 11-08-2014, 20:21
Replies: 347
Views: 29,809
Posted By Little Nell
I've just read this thread from the beginning and...

I've just read this thread from the beginning and I'm sorry that you're feeling so hopeless. You're clearly a logical person and one of things that struck me was your feelings about socialising...
Forum: Advice 02-08-2014, 10:55
Replies: 32
Views: 3,950
Posted By Little Nell
I don't get it - what does changing your name...

I don't get it - what does changing your name after marriage actually mean, legally? I'm married and have never used my husband's name, for a variety of reasons. But I'd assumed that it was always an...
Forum: Advice 01-08-2014, 18:41
Replies: 81
Views: 8,296
Posted By Little Nell
So glad she's safe. I'd been going to post that I...

So glad she's safe. I'd been going to post that I was in Siem Reap in February and it seemed quite a safe place to me, full of people having a really good time. But I guess you get thieves everywhere.
Forum: Advice 25-07-2014, 22:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By Little Nell
Just to add to the reassurance - you've already...

Just to add to the reassurance - you've already been accepted on to the PGCE so your suitability has already been assessed. Anything else is simply to offer appropriate support. You can't be kicked...
Forum: Advice 25-07-2014, 22:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Little Nell
I've seen Ryanair being really strict, and...

I've seen Ryanair being really strict, and checking with the size measuring thingie. And making people put small handbags in their cabin baggage.
Forum: Advice 24-07-2014, 18:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,727
Posted By Little Nell
Some councils have a drop in centre (ours is...

Some councils have a drop in centre (ours is called xx council plus) which you can visit and ask to see a benefits adviser. That should answer your questions, I would have thought. And I don't...
Forum: Advice 18-07-2014, 08:24
Replies: 34
Views: 3,549
Posted By Little Nell
As others have said, if you've paid enough NI...

As others have said, if you've paid enough NI contributions you're entitled to contribution based JSA for 6 months, which isn't means tested.

For means tested benefits, which include housing...
Forum: Advice 29-06-2014, 19:18
Replies: 26
Views: 1,739
Posted By Little Nell
So glad you've fallen in love with the IQ - I...

So glad you've fallen in love with the IQ - I always want to convert people to it! The turning circle is just amazing and it's such fun to drive. I keep the back seat folded down unless I need to use...
Forum: Advice 29-06-2014, 00:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,739
Posted By Little Nell
I'm pretty sure that the Aygo has always been...

I'm pretty sure that the Aygo has always been smaller than the Yaris - I looked at them both a few years ago.
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