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  Topic: Helpful children with biros..........
tawny owl

Replies: 16
Views: 13264
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 06 9:12 am   Subject: Helpful children with biros..........
I got the name of a company that DFS in Banbury use for their sofas - chap was brilliant; got rid of biro, ink stains from jeans, and even repaired a damaged patch so I couldn't see the place, AND lef ...
  Topic: Dishwashers...
tawny owl

Replies: 43
Views: 24831
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 06 1:44 pm   Subject: Dishwashers...
If you use 3 in 1 tablets, don't use rince aid. This clogs the pump as rince aid is in the tablet, I know this from personal experience, I have 88 machines to look after

Shouldn't use sepa ...
  Topic: Lightbulbs
tawny owl

Replies: 19
Views: 18410
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 06 10:09 pm   Subject: Lightbulbs
I really struggle with them too. I thought it was just me as the other family members don't seem affected & I'm a SAD sufferer.

Me too. The light is awful and they make me feel really depressed ...
  Topic: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
tawny owl

Replies: 47
Views: 53201
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 06 5:21 pm   Subject: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
Having said that I probably could get a better deal now but I've got used to the fact that in exchange for total flexibility I get a worse interest rate so it's meaningless to compare to the headline ...
  Topic: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
tawny owl

Replies: 47
Views: 53201
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 06 3:27 pm   Subject: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
I found it rather disappointing. Having watched Make Me Rich, I saw a big gap in their advice. Martyn Lewis (off MMR) advises two types of savings. The first is the 'pain-free', which simply means mov ...
  Topic: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
tawny owl

Replies: 47
Views: 53201
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 06 3:09 pm   Subject: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
That's what I use at present and it works very well. By the time the overheads of having a mortgage and paying off the capital are considered you can almost treat it as a deposit account paying 7% net ...
  Topic: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
tawny owl

Replies: 47
Views: 53201
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 06 3:47 pm   Subject: Pay Off Your Mortgage in Two Years
If you want to pay off a mortgage early it's also important to look for a really flexible deal when you take out your mortgage or re-broke it. Don't be seduced by the lowest interest rate if it doesn' ...
  Topic: Heeeeeelp, massive e-mail problems!!!
tawny owl

Replies: 19
Views: 35515
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 05 10:25 pm   Subject: Heeeeeelp, massive e-mail problems!!!
OK, (duhh!) let's try recommending some actual firewalls rather than AVs ...

Kerio or ZoneAlarm are both good and have free versions.
  Topic: Heeeeeelp, massive e-mail problems!!!
tawny owl

Replies: 19
Views: 35515
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 05 10:23 pm   Subject: Heeeeeelp, massive e-mail problems!!!
'Does anyone know how much more I am at rick by relying on Bill?

It's not recommended. Try AVG, Avast, Panda, or any of the other free ones and bin Norton. As almost unanimously said in the earlier ...
  Topic: How's your portion size/Social gaffes?
tawny owl

Replies: 5
Views: 3456
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 05 10:10 pm   Subject: How's your portion size/Social gaffes?
An (ex)-friend came back from a holiday in Ireland some years ago, and complained bitterly about the "huge" portions served up. Bearing in mind these were dishes of veggies, potatoes etc that she coul ...
  Topic: Really sloooow bootup in XP
tawny owl

Replies: 12
Views: 7897
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 05 11:31 am   Subject: Really sloooow bootup in XP
I'll try safe mode tonight, but with no tools to run its not going to help much is it?

You'd be surprised. If you can get it to boot up in SM, and then shut it down properly, it might well be fine. ...
  Topic: TICKS!
tawny owl

Replies: 31
Views: 27814
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 05 9:25 am   Subject: TICKS!
Well surgical spirit is just ethanol (booze alcohol) plus enough methanol to render it unfit to drink.
I was sure I remembered using alcohol, but it seems that is "an old wives tale", ineffective, e ...
  Topic: christmas lunch - how was it?
tawny owl

Replies: 30
Views: 31117
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 05 12:59 pm   Subject: christmas lunch - how was it?
IDunno whether modern geese are different from the old days or whether recipe books assume that your oven is less efficient than ours is. .

The latter, I would think. Most ovens are fan ovens the ...
  Topic: car power
tawny owl

Replies: 35
Views: 42856
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 05 1:39 pm   Subject: car power
Well, sokay by me. Driving is a dangerous activity, so traffic calming measures are good, aren't they.

But not speed bumps - they're inefficient and dangerous in themselves, particularly when many ...
  Topic: I blame certain ladies on this site!!
tawny owl

Replies: 67
Views: 61805
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 05 3:11 pm   Subject: I blame certain ladies on this site!!
I've sued that wool quite a lot for sock knitting, and found it very successful. .

How much did it have to pay you??
 
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