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  Topic: constipated puss. advice needed

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PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 12 2:13 pm   Subject: constipated puss. advice needed
If I ever made the mistake of giving ours tuna in oil it used to give him the trots.
  Topic: Washing machine fault diagnosis?

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Views: 3974
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 12 11:58 am   Subject: Washing machine fault diagnosis?
Hubby use to fix washers, he says it sounds like the timmer or PCB thats gone.
If you go through the phone book, ring round and ask who does free quotes then get them in rather than paying out 85. ...
  Topic: thickening stews for the crockpot

Replies: 37
Views: 13559
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 12 7:53 pm   Subject: thickening stews for the crockpot
I use spuds to thicken stew too.
I find the smallest spud I can then finely dice it and chuck it in at the begining, by dishing up time its dissapeared, textured and thickend the stew.

I hold my h ...
  Topic: degunking the washing machine

Replies: 31
Views: 14126
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 11 4:49 am   Subject: degunking the washing machine
I always use about half the recommended dose of powder/ liquid. I also put a good squeeze of washing up liquid on my oven gloves when they go in too as they're black & white.

Theres also been m ...
  Topic: Grand Prix Dinners

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Views: 1841
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 11 1:15 am   Subject: Grand Prix Dinners
I know pavlovas a favourite Down Under but never thought about anything like minced beef pie.

Thinks it may be a bit cold for the BBQ
  Topic: Grand Prix Dinners

Replies: 4
Views: 1841
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 11 6:02 am   Subject: Grand Prix Dinners
As the new F1 seasons draws near my hubby has set me a challenge. On racing weekends instead of having the traditional Sunday Roast we are going to attempt to have a dish from the country of that week ...
  Topic: 'Get yourself gorgeous' challenge: Week Three!

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 11 4:00 am   Subject: 'Get yourself gorgeous' challenge: Week Three!
The intention is to try out the new epilator's detail attachment on my underarms later this week.

I heard it can be quite painfull under the arms so not tried mine on them yet. I had ago with a pa ...
  Topic: Sunday lunch, roast chicken and ...

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Views: 4777
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 10 2:46 pm   Subject: Sunday lunch, roast chicken and ...
We always have yorkshires with every Sunday dinner too. Nice big ones that you can pour the gravy in

I have to have mash too if it's roast chicken.
  Topic: A Zip for a long coat

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 10 3:40 am   Subject: A Zip for a long coat
About 42 inches Kate, and there is no flap/overlap so only a zip will do. Did you mean to leave a link in the previous post because I can't see one. Thanks for your help.

DUH yes that would help ...
  Topic: Overwintering herbs

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 10 5:06 am   Subject: Overwintering herbs
I planted a supermarket taragon in the garden 3 years ago its come back nice and thick each year.
I also rooted rosemary from supermarket sprigs at the same time and they're thriving in the ground t ...
  Topic: HUGE carrots!

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Views: 50606
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 10 4:59 am   Subject: HUGE carrots!
I don't think the container you grew them in was deep enough (just guessing)... the fine tap root would have hit the bottom and stunted growth.

pot i used was 14 inches deep

Shouldn't need to be ...
  Topic: we have kittens

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Views: 8986
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 10 5:58 am   Subject: we have kittens
My next door neighbour got her cat four years ago. She leaves it out all night whatever the weather so it spends most of its time sat on the kitchen wall meowing to get let in.

Added to this its h ...
  Topic: honeysuckle berries

Replies: 7
Views: 4388
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 10 5:43 am   Subject: honeysuckle berries
When I was little Mum had two huge pink honeysuckles at the front and back gates, I remember all the bees it attracted but no berries.

I've now got a yellow honeysuckle that flowered for the first ...
  Topic: Hedgehogs?

Replies: 20
Views: 7552
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 10 5:35 am   Subject: Hedgehogs?
My Aunt was had one with no spiines once. That was strange site, a bald hedgehog.

I think their really sweet but I haven't seen one since we moved up here.
There is a guy here who breeds the pet ...
  Topic: Just eaten the snails

Replies: 17
Views: 5633
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 10 4:40 am   Subject: Just eaten the snails
My kids had two dozen garden snails sauted with panchetta a dash of chili and served with salad. They loved them!
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