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by midnightcatprowl
January 18th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pots/Pans
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Pots/Pans

I was given a crash course in domesticity and have picked up some opinions!


Good for you Dod! I like your spirit,

Lynn
by midnightcatprowl
January 18th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 16
Views: 279

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

I'm stocking up on cat food. I have four feline residents and their wishes must be obeyed at all times. I'm a veggie with my own likes and dislikes in food but I could manage for quite a while on such basics as pulses and rice and, if really desperate for fresh stuff, such things as young dandelion ...
by midnightcatprowl
January 18th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 42
Views: 645

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

In both cases the older product was behind the newer stock so that does rather suggest that staff are not rotating the stock correctly, or at all. Having owned and run a retail store myself I have to point out that things like older stock behind newer stock are often not due to staff actions (or la...
by midnightcatprowl
January 17th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: New Mattress
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: New Mattress

[quote]I thought the 'memory' it was to remember the original position of the foam, not the position of the sleeper?[/quote Exactly. You sink into memory foam and it cradles you but then it returns to its original shape when you get up. After many years of back trouble I bought an expensive Tempur M...
by midnightcatprowl
January 17th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pots/Pans
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Pots/Pans

Though often tempted I've never purchased Le Creuset cookware because of the weight as I've had some degree of arthritis since my early forties (the earliest stage at which I could actually have afforded things like Le Creuset cookware) and obviously it only gets worse over time. N.B. I do think you...
by midnightcatprowl
January 11th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding
Replies: 27
Views: 680

Re: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding

The idea of ironing bedding has always completely baffled me. Fitted sheets are smoothed out by the process of being fitted onto the mattress. Duvet covers ditto by the process of going over the duvet which tends to involve a bit of shaking. Body heat of those in the bed achieves the final smoothing...
by midnightcatprowl
January 7th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: What do you do with your Xmas tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: What do you do with your Xmas tree?

Apparently if you live near to an animal rescue/sanctuary which has goats, or you happen to know someone who keeps goats, goats regard (real) Christmas trees as absolutely delicious. N.B. An animal sanctuary in Lincolnshire is appealing for locals to bring them their Christmas trees to be enjoyed by...
by midnightcatprowl
December 29th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Banking facility for a Resident's Company?
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Banking facility for a Resident's Company?

I'm wondering if anyone here has first hand experience of this sort of account and has any comments to make on them? I'm one of the Directors for the Resident's Company for a small estate of terraced houses on just two short roads. The Company has a limited number of responsibilities of which the mo...
by midnightcatprowl
December 27th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Preventing harrassment from daughter
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Preventing harrassment from daughter

If the daughter is in the care of social services then they actually have the responsibility of taking care of her no matter how difficult this may be. Unfortunately, partly due to funding issues and partly for other long entrenched reasons there is a tendency to let teens over 16 years or so fend f...
by midnightcatprowl
December 25th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Sprout Tops
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Sprout Tops

Winter greens from the supermarket now are something completely different. I like them but f I eat a lot often they upset my system. Yes supermarket Winter Greens have no relationship to Sprout Tops. I used to get Sprout Tops from an independent greengrocer near my own shop in Luton. When I closed ...
by midnightcatprowl
December 19th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Books and Reading
Topic: Random Book Club
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Random Book Club

I found idea this via this board, the trail is thus , In a previous thread by Clariman on selling academic books, Clitheroekid, mentioned The Diary of a Bookseller - that lead me to Scotland's second largest Book shop in Wigtown from there spotted their Random Book Club where they send a book a mon...
by midnightcatprowl
December 13th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: South African Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: South African Wine

I love dry white wine and drink quite a lot of South African dry white wine. I suppose it all depends on just how sophisticated you are and the depth of your purse! I have very definite tastes in wine but they are my own tastes rather than being 'informed' as it were by anyone else. I would regard p...
by midnightcatprowl
December 12th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Sprout Tops
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Sprout Tops

Inspired by a thread on Beerpig's Snug about Christmas cake eaten with cheese, I've been thinking about regional or even more local food choices and wondering if anyone here loves sprout tops like I do? To explain. I've always loathed Brussels Sprouts, even once I'd left home and learned how to cook...
by midnightcatprowl
December 11th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Christmas cake & cheese
Replies: 45
Views: 1084

Re: Christmas cake & cheese

Also, filled giant (plate-size) Yorkshire puddings have become a thing.


Well yes a thing generally but certainly living in Sheffield in the 70s very large Yorkies filled with something or other and gravy were quite common as a starter in restaurants.
by midnightcatprowl
November 29th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Yahoo! email address loss threatened.
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Yahoo! email address loss threatened.

A simpler way to look at it all. Yahoo does not ask you to verify your email address whether daily, monthly, annually, or every 10 years. They just don't.

Lynn - who has had Yahoo email addresses for a long, long, time.
by midnightcatprowl
November 28th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Can't get the staff...
Replies: 32
Views: 1280

Re: Can't get the staff...

I really regret not keeping a detailed diary during the 10 years I worked in Grenoble When I was running a shop of my own I had a regular customer whose son married a Romanian girl. The customer had been to Romania a few times to stay with her daughter-in-law's family, her son and daughter in law (...
by midnightcatprowl
November 25th, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Can't get the staff...
Replies: 32
Views: 1280

Re: Can't get the staff...

While understanding the frustration of the situation the OP was in, I feel I have to say that in general I find retail staff whether in supermarkets, corner shops, or high street establishments, remarkably helpful, patient, and even positively enthusiastic about not just assisting customers but posi...
by midnightcatprowl
November 21st, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Why can't we design wheelie bins?
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Why can't we design wheelie bins?

Though I'm quite happy with the three bins supplied by my Council (even though finding somewhere to put them is a bit of an issue) I get annoyed about the concave lid thing simply because they do cascade water into your recycling bin in particular when it is especially emphasised to be for DRY recyc...
by midnightcatprowl
November 21st, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Dying without a will
Replies: 24
Views: 1228

Re: Dying without a will

Think we should acknowledge the value of the the two remarkably sensible and useful posts from Clitheroekid. I'd just like to add though that I'm surprised that so many posting on this thread do not fully comprehend the extreme aversion to making a will which afflicts a significant number of people....
by midnightcatprowl
November 18th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New SIM card; number already in use.
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: New SIM card; number already in use.

You're presupposing you can contact Virgin over the phone in the first place. In my experience, you simply can't. They'll lead you on with a robotic voice and a long series of menus, adverts and on-hold, but no humans. Exactly! I originally went with Virgin because, at the time, only they were offe...

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