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You asked for it... Tuesday February 16, 2016

When we asked you for ideas to make Moodscope even better you made some great suggestions.

Well, we have a number of improvements coming up over the next few months, but the first one we're introducing, you have asked for many times.

You've been asking for a way of contributing to Moodscope without having the commitment of a monthly subscription.

So today we've introduced a 'contribution' facility. You can now make a one-off contribution whenever you can afford it, or whenever you want to.

It allows you to contribute as little or as much as you want and it will help us keep Moodscope Lite free of charge to those that can't afford it.

If you'd like to contribute now just follow this link:

There's also a button on the home page for future contributions.

We'd just like to say a very big thank you in advance.

Kind regards.

Caroline Ashcroft

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.

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the room above the garage Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 5:30am

This is a great idea, I like it a lot. And if there's surplus float can we hire a double decker and drive off for a while singing "we're all going on a summer holiday, no more worries for a week or two..."! :-D

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:57am

Thanks RATG. What a lovely idea! Caroline

Hopeful One Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 7:49am

Hi Caroline- so glad to see this happen. I believe there is so much goodwill , so many generous Moodscopers giving their time to write blogs and to offer constructive comments or give that cyber hug or good wishes that we,as a community, will keep the funds flowing.

Now I need to remember to go to that tab when I feel I can spare a little something but, not of course ,if I behave like this guy attending a memory clinic

Two elderly couples were enjoying a friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?" "Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualization, association, etc. It was great." "That's wondrful! And what was the name of the clinic?" Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?" "You mean a rose? said his friend " "Yes, that's it!" He turned to his wife, "Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic"

Norman Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 9:52am


Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:53am

Thanks Norman. I'm saying thanks, but haven't a clue what ROFL means! Lol. Caroline

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 12:00pm

Thanks HO, You're right, there is an enormous amount of goodwill here. I don't think there are many free web sites that can say that they have been badgered by their members to set up a contribution facility!! That says it all. I'm so proud of everyone - as you're the ones that have built up this wonderful community. Caroline

the room above the garage Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 12:03pm

Caroline, ROFL: Roll On the Floor Laughing :-) Loving it HO!

Bearofliddlebrain Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 10:04am

Great idea!
Have a free Bear hug!

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:53am

Thanks Karen, Bear hug accepted. Big hug back.

Vivien Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 10:27am

Yep,I agree. This is a life saver for me. I'll give what I can! Take care all. Viv xxx

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:54am

Thank you Vivien, that's very kind. Caroline

Skyblue Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 10:27am

Caroline, that's great! Would be surprised if this doesn't work well. susan xx

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:54am

Thanks Sky-blue, it will really help us develop the site further. Caroline

The Gardener Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 10:43am

Oh! HO. Usually love your jokes - but for me, after the last 24 hours, not funny at all! Can I use this space to say a huge 'thank you' to the world in general. We slept in the other house last night - coldest night of year, of course - Mr Sod had it in his calendar. Three friends turned up in the morning with all the right equipment to get a freezer across the road and push and shove an enormous book-case under a beam. Laughs as well. After lunch chemist and his son moved the hospital bed - quite an effort to get it upstairs. New bedroom SO pretty and warm. They seemed ready to move the whole house if I gave the word. Then I came back to original house - lovely things said in answer to my post. One of the nuns (they do most of the priests' work) came in specially to hold Mr TG's hands and wish him well in his new abode. He has been consistently foul - I realise that in his mental state the disruption is confusing - but all the time he's surrounded by friends - even when I'm running between the two houses I check up on him - warm enough, coffee, cakes, music, endless reassurance. He says he relies on me for everything in life, then does not trust me. D-in-law great help last week - worked with Alzheimer patients herself 'there's no pleasing the unpleasable'. So, using this space to send out waves of thanks to all who support me in every way possible. The thought for the day makes for a bit of wry humour. God speed and bless you all.

Skyblue Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:36am

Bless you, too, TG. Surely life will settle down at least a little once you have fully moved into your new home. It has been a long road. MrTG must have felt quite unsettled with all the upheaval, inspite of your constant care and consideration. And unless you are Superwoman, you will be feeling rather say the least. Hoping for good news as time progresses. xx

Hopeful One Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:54am

Hi TG- my apologies. Nothing personal. Here is the irony of the situation -My wife has Alzeimers too and is now in a nursing home so we are in the same boat from that point of view , However that has not stopped me from seeing the funny side of things. Yesterday I asked my wife for kiss and she said she was too busy but I could have half kiss today and the rest tomorrow.

Caroline Ashcroft Moodscope Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 11:56am

Such a difficult situation for both of you. You're both doing extremely well. Caroline

the room above the garage Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 12:06pm

HO, that is sad, beautiful and hilarious all at once. We have been settling my granny into a nursing home recently with the's heartbreaking at times but, I agree, humour keeps everyone going. I just love The Half a Kiss. In fact there is a book title at the ready...

The Gardener Tue, Feb 16th 2016 @ 12:48pm

HO - no criticism - have to see funny side. But I'd gone through a sort of mirror image this morning - first morning for everything - nurse - taxi - different everything for breakfast - my chairs, chosen with such care, were wrong - instant reaction, huh, that's not funny. But it was - and thank you for sharing your own experience. About two years ago MrTG admitted that he was extremely jealous of me - kept my faculties (for which I thank heavens every day) and do all the things he used to do. But his extreme bitterness, allied to the 'warping' by Alzheimers seems to have turned him totally against me. Two friends, one of each sex, have the same situation with their spouses. Hence the gratitude for the richness of friends - people who were not very social by nature must have an awful job as 'carers'.

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