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Glad to have the old theme back

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It was great having the festive Christmas theme, very cheerful and jolly for the mid-winter gloom.  However, I'm glad to have the old theme back again.

 

I found that the busy-ness and colours made me tired quite quickly -- I don't know whether this is a general stroke thing or just because of the damage to my visual pathways.  Also getting used to the different icons for "read"/"unread" took a while, but that's just probably just my borked memory.

 

And a huge "thank you" for this site.  I've said before (and will say again), it is a real (and literal) life-saver.

 

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Ditto!! Was too "busy", distracting for me. As you said, Paul, best stroke support site ever!!

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I'm the same though it has been ok since it is more subtle. I still enjoy the cheer. Good news is I think at the bottom of the home page their is a drop down menu of theme. There you can toggle to the original theme which was "brain calm" smiles. I have toggled a few times.  🙂

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Not being a Christmassy sort of person I am glad to see the back of it!

Bah Humbug.

Deigh

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The thing that got me was the falling snow. Or did I dream that?

Being from a non-snow place that doesn't rain much, it's weird to watch. Kind of distracting. 

 

Do you guys find snow or sleet etc hard to handle, sensory wise?

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I do painful extremities wise. 😕 We rarely get snow though. If we did I'd be under the covers more!!! 😁

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I find the snow a tad distracting, but not too bad.  And I understand about the dissonance of the snow effects -- I grew up in South Africa and it was weird putting up fake snowmen in really hot weather.  Now that I live in Canada, it's disconcerting seeing two feet of snow in the driveway :-). 

 

Snow has its positive effects -- shovelling the driveway is a solid workout that cannot be postponed.

 

Snow is not had for walking through (think loose sand), but when there is a thaw/freeze cycle it turns to ice and that is tricky at the best of times, brutal when your balance is not great.  I end up looking for the rough bits to walk on, or shuffle very slowly.  I used to coach hockey when my kids were little (ice-hockey for non-Canadians :-)), and getting onto the beautifully-groomed and smooth and slick ice while wearing normal shoes taught me a lot about balance and shuffling across slippery surfaces.  Good training for post-stroke winter :-).

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Paul I LOVE ice hockey!!

I used to play field hockey.

When I lived in England with Jennelle (my bestie) we followed an ice hockey team.

 

When we were in Vancouver a couple of years ago we went to a couple of Canucks games. 

 

Best sport on earth!!

 

Tracy I long for weather to be cold enough to snuggle up with a good e-book...

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I enjoy watching amateur hockey (here in Canada, you get "hockey" and "ball hockey") .  The pro stuff is a bit too fast for me, although the junior leagues are impressive.  I can sort-of skate, but I doubt that Linda would let me onto anything slippery.

 

Field hockey is too violent for me; I used to play rugby at school in SA, where at least the ball was not solid.

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22 hours ago, HostTracy said:

at the bottom of the home page their is a drop down menu of theme. There you can toggle to the original theme

Thanks for pointing that out, Tracy.  Anybody can switch themes whenever they like.  :humming:

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The Christmas name place holders have gone.  I always had the theme to default invision.

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I'm glad its back to normal as Christmas was 90 days ago, yes it was hard on the eyes and the brain,  everyone handles thing differently.

Ed 

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Oh my gosh, Ed! It’s only 285 days till Christmas this year! 

 

Saying that christmas was that long ago, shows how quickly time goes by.

 

Ferris Bueller was right.

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