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by lancashire lass
Today, 00:00
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Supermarket Online Shopping
Replies: 9
Views: 32

Re: Supermarket Online Shopping

Somehow in 4 orders I accrued 4 1kg bags of sugar and 2 bags of peas which I didn't really need. I confess I had a couple of senile moments when shopping before Christmas - I blame the local supermarket because often they seem to have loads of one thing in preference to a variety of things (I think...
by lancashire lass
Yesterday, 12:11
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Supermarket Online Shopping
Replies: 9
Views: 32

Re: Supermarket Online Shopping

Throughout this last year, I managed to do my supermarket shopping but chose to go locally as the waiting queue outside the bigger store where I used to regularly go were just unreal - in mid-April (month after the first lockdown) I arrived 15 minutes before opening time and was probably 50th in the...
by lancashire lass
12 Jan 2021, 12:07
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: rehoming v selling
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: rehoming v selling

I think it depends on how you view your pet and past experience - mine are part of my "family" and just as I wouldn't sell a family member, I could not do that to a pet. If I was unable to keep any for whatever reason that I could not resolve (whether due to my own health or financial situation), I ...
by lancashire lass
12 Jan 2021, 11:55
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Keeping poultry
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Keeping poultry

Back in 2007, a friend talked about having chickens so I decided to find out more when I joined. It wasn't until 2013 before I got my first 4, then another 3 in 2014 when there was a big interest in the egg sales and I couldn't keep up with everyone. Since then, all my earlier customers have gone an...
by lancashire lass
12 Jan 2021, 10:30
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back

manda wrote: 12 Jan 2021, 05:31 I think the only way to absolutely stop it would be for all countries to close their borders and deal in house until they have zero cases ...but that is never going to happen so...
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by lancashire lass
11 Jan 2021, 18:14
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens brought in first Lockdown being abandoned
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Chickens brought in first Lockdown being abandoned

This crossed my mind when I saw it on the tv (the other about the steep demand for puppies) It may have started off with one person telling the media about the fresh eggs but the rest of the message about welfare got lost. Secondly, if eggs really were the only reason for getting the chickens in the...
by lancashire lass
10 Jan 2021, 21:27
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Are people in your area panic buying?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Are people in your area panic buying?

Seems as though supplies between the EU and UK are being affected by the terms agreed in the Brexit deal which is having an impact. Not sure if the hauliers are being made scapegoats for not getting all the paperwork ready or whether the whole system is just not ready for adjusting to the new way of...
by lancashire lass
08 Jan 2021, 08:47
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back

Of course we are happy to go along with it, but it does seem rather futile given the levels of Covid in UK The concern is not to introduce the variant that has appeared in southern Africa which is not only just as transmissible as the UK one, but has also shown to have some immunity to the vaccine ...
by lancashire lass
05 Jan 2021, 19:43
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Making eco bricks out of plastic wrappers
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Making eco bricks out of plastic wrappers

Has anyone done or is doing this? I have had a quick look on the internet, and it seems such a worthwhile thing to do with used wrappers, etc. I posted a reply in the Plastics topic in the Environment, Green & Ethical section about ecobricks Scroll down the post and there are some links. Back in 20...
by lancashire lass
04 Jan 2021, 14:04
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

The beauty of Christmas is left-overs. With proper planning they last beyond Twelfth Night - even into February. And the choccies might even last till Mothers Day (and another box) {rofwl} not in my house The only criticism - it was rather small so no leftovers. Buy 2 next time! On a different note...
by lancashire lass
02 Jan 2021, 10:54
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 239

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

At risk of being told that I rubbish other people's posts, I would like to highlight the following: In 2003, there was a serious outbreak of Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in the Far East where hard lessons were learned - that involved applying strict controls and isolation of the public, ...
by lancashire lass
01 Jan 2021, 18:58
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 239

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

I came across this paper published in the Virology Journal published October 2020 (you may or may not get access to the paper - as a university employee, I have access to most scientific journals through my place of work. In case you can't, I'll quote some of the material) The paper is titled: "The ...
by lancashire lass
29 Dec 2020, 14:00
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Who's this then No.5
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Who's this then No.5

Gwenoakes wrote: 29 Dec 2020, 09:40 I know, but I cheated!!
I had no idea and couldn't even hazard a guess so I confess I then cheated too
by lancashire lass
29 Dec 2020, 13:55
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 239

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

The second deals with the need, or not as the case may be, to disinfect surfaces. I think sometimes we do things because we have a gut feeling they are the right thing to do, rather than on any evidence based science. I must admit that even before Covid I was pretty obsessed with Norovirus and toil...
by lancashire lass
29 Dec 2020, 12:49
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: What Planet Are We On? podcasts
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: What Planet Are We On? podcasts

Spreading a positive message rather than scaremongering...... Everything is up for debate, we live in a democracy. You can't silence those people who have a different opinion. Hmmm, democracy isn't always what is cracked up to be - it presumes everyone who has an opinion is making an honest contrib...