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janet

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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2007 9:07 am    Post subject: even the latecomers need a little TLC Reply with quote

I read the forums with envy. I wander around them feeling all the ghosts of forums past who still flit through. Its like being barefoot in a mausoleum. Occasionally someone does log on and I PM them and they log off. I wish I could read all the PM's former forum dwellers sent - because I have noone to PM. I guess being in a different time zone doesn't help but if you are there and have time, please answer our PMs Crying
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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will always endeavour to answer a pm as soon as I can, so feel free to pm me anytime

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in (Leonard Cohen)
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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: even the latecomers need a little TLC Reply with quote

janet wrote:
I read the forums with envy. I wander around them feeling all the ghosts of forums past who still flit through. Its like being barefoot in a mausoleum. Occasionally someone does log on and I PM them and they log off. I wish I could read all the PM's former forum dwellers sent - because I have noone to PM. I guess being in a different time zone doesn't help but if you are there and have time, please answer our PMs Crying


I too will answer your PMs, but please tell us what you have tried, as we will not give direct answers, but try to steer you in the right direction.

Alan - Never throw the letter Q in a privet bush
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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too, am always happy to help.
One day I even hope to get out of this labyrinth!
In fact, I think I shall make it next year's new year's resolution Thumbs Up

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered...
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Kelly

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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy will give direct answers in exchange for pie.

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Radka

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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly will say anything to get her post numbers up.




Edit: Scratch that!

Kelly will say anything.
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theandygrant

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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kelly wrote:
Andy will give direct answers in exchange for pie.


Speaking of pie, my mum was telling me she heard on the telly that Banoffie Pie was invented in 1972 in Eastbourne.

I find this rather dubious.

Can anyone confirm or deny?

P.S. Answers aren't the only thing I give for pie! Wink

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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jevington rather than Eastbourne according to Wiki, but that seems to be the story. And it is true that cans of condensed milk can explode when boiled. I can show you a saucepan lid with smashed handle to prove the point, but fortunately the Aga contained the explosion...FC
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Radka

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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we are on the subject...sorta...has anyone ever tried the egg in a glass of Coke thing? I heared that when you put a raw egg into a glass of Coke and leave it there for a day or two it will disappear!!! Not entirely, of course, but supposedly the acid in the Coke will eat through the egg shell and leave only the egg white and yellow. Since those are liquid, you won't find them easily in the dark colored Coke. Another story is that when you put a rusty nail into the Coke, it will be clean after a week or so.

I have to say I totally believe both stories but I never actually tried it. I guess I'm too affraid to actually see with my own eyes what Coke does to my body (it being my favorite drink and all).
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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a raw egg into vinegar for a couple of days - the vinegar penetrates the shell, then mixes with the contents and cant get back out...

... you'll end up with the best water (well, eggy-vinegar) bomb ever

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PostPosted: 29 Mar 2007 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes coke and egg does work. I have a husband and son who are always doing these silly experiments.
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Kelly

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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you get these really expensive toilet cleaning products, but they don't work well below the water line, and it's a hassle to reduce the water level with the brick in the cistern trick, so my mum pours a can of coke in and leaves it over night and it works a treat.

I prefer to use it to dilute my brandy.

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Kelly

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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do savoury pies work for you too Andy? McDougalls chicken and asparagus is lovely.

I made my own cauliflower cheese the other day, damn it's good.

I'm very random aren't I?

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Radka

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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2007 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[yuk!]

PS Not my toilet!


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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.S Not my mum's toilet either

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