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by midnightcatprowl
June 4th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Shoes on or off when visiting?
Replies: 25
Views: 3378

Re: Shoes on or off when visiting?

The dog brings in more muck than a pair of clean shoes I was finding this thread extremely amusing, without exactly being able to analyse why, until I came to the comment above and reflected on my four cats and their open 24 hours a day cat flap. Cats are, of course, very clean animals but they are...
by midnightcatprowl
May 18th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Fledglings!
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Fledglings!

although I'm told you shouldn't feed them in the summer? That's outdated advice. Most experts now advise feeding through the whole year. In most places there simply is no longer a sufficient source of natural food even in summer and, in particular, the catastrophic decline in insect numbers makes t...
by midnightcatprowl
April 19th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: choices??
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: choices??

Just out of interest what do you want in personal physical terms? For example and iPad (or other tablet) can be held in the hand or placed in its own cover/stand (but then you need somewhere to stand the stand). A laptop can in theory balance on your lap though in my experience this doesn't work tha...
by midnightcatprowl
April 15th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Shortage of small birds
Replies: 22
Views: 952

Re: Shortage of small birds

They tell me that foxes are also getting smarter about the technique for killing a hedgehog. (Roll it about, step back and wait for it to walk away, then grab it by the underside.) Then again, I don't think slug bait is a very healthy addition to their preferred diet. :( I follow posts on Facebook ...
by midnightcatprowl
April 13th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Shortage of small birds
Replies: 22
Views: 952

Re: Shortage of small birds

The drop in the number of insects around is actually terrifying even if most people don't realise it yet. It's a sign of the dramatic breakdown of our environment which threatens all life on earth which includes humans. Like you I don't particularly instinctively like many insects, particularly flie...
by midnightcatprowl
March 14th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls
Replies: 40
Views: 3299

Re: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls

[quote]I appreciate having someone to talk to about this.[/quote I'm so sorry that you find yourself in this position. I'm even more shocked that you felt you had to hide your pregnancy for as long as possible - I mean what could be more expected than a woman of child bearing age than being pregnant...
by midnightcatprowl
March 10th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls
Replies: 40
Views: 3299

Re: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls

So sorry to hear of the pressure you are under. Neighbours can be a great blessing or a great curse and you've obviously got the latter. Just a thought but could you define more clearly what you mean by a 'waste' pipe? Would this be essentially a sewer pipe or something else? Also how long have the ...
by midnightcatprowl
March 7th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: NHS and new MIS and my wife the hospital doctor
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: NHS and new MIS and my wife the hospital doctor

She is over 65 and allowed to continue work until a full reassessment at 70 (she has annual lesser assessments). Just to say that at 68 I am in your wife's age group, so please think about my comments against that background. Of course - my wife being from the old school - wants to look the patient...
by midnightcatprowl
March 1st, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: New customers at the bird table.
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: New customers at the bird table.

Greenfinches sadly only see the odd one these days. Goldfinches - masses of them, they love sunflower seed especially the 'kibbled' sort and I have a small nijer seed feeder which is heavily used. Sparrows - lots and lots but this has built up not just while I've been feeding but also since growing ...
by midnightcatprowl
February 6th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Why party political broadcasts, now?
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Why party political broadcasts, now?

Some local government - and for some places (including here in Bedford) with elected mayors - mayoral elections are coming up. I assume the parties can't ignore such things.

Lynn
by midnightcatprowl
February 6th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Use of ipads in Schools
Replies: 16
Views: 1122

Re: Use of ipads in Schools

I very much doubt if there is any really sound useful research into this issue as yet. In 10 or 20 years time there might be but by then iPads will be a quaint old fashioned thing that people used to use before they started doing whatever it is that people will be fretting about by then. When I was ...
by midnightcatprowl
January 20th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 47
Views: 5023

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

back in the days when we had cats (before a daughter with asthma triggered by them), we used to keep emergency reserves in the form of tins of tuna. Could then be deployed for cats or humans as needed Bizarrely of my current four cats, two are very averse to eating tuna or anything tuna flavoured. ...
by midnightcatprowl
January 18th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pots/Pans
Replies: 22
Views: 1692

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: 47
Views: 5023

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: 49
Views: 1554

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: 27
Views: 1603

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: 22
Views: 1692

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: 1155

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: 853

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: 684

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...

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