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by roddelmae
12 Oct 2011, 19:29
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: laying paving slabs on concrete base
Replies: 5
Views: 21943

Re: laying paving slabs on concrete base

Thank you all for your help. Silverback, the link you supplied is now in my favourites for future reference!
by roddelmae
11 Oct 2011, 20:21
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: laying paving slabs on concrete base
Replies: 5
Views: 21943

laying paving slabs on concrete base

I have a concrete patio in which the surface is breaking up. I would like to lay paving slabs on it, but I am unsure how to do it. If it were laying slabs on the ground there is plenty of advice about, but do I lay a bed of sand or sand/mortar on the concrete? I will also have to raise the level of ...
by roddelmae
29 Jul 2011, 22:00
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Bye-Bye Daybreak
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Bye-Bye Daybreak

I see Daybreak is being ditched by ITV. I'm not surprised. I never could stand Adrian Chiles in this programme, or in the Beeb's The One Show either.
by roddelmae
30 Jun 2011, 17:14
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Brake pads
Replies: 29
Views: 4499

Re: Brake pads

Would that decoke have anything to do with Redex, perhaps?
by roddelmae
19 Jun 2011, 22:51
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Grocery prices
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Grocery prices

So you live in the SE Rhubarb; so did we 12 years ago, if you call Farnborough, Hants., south-east. When we go south to visit friends and rellies, we can't help but notice how much more expensive shopping is there, even in the same supermarket. I guess they set their margins to what they think the l...
by roddelmae
18 Jun 2011, 14:56
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Grocery prices
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Grocery prices

In the Mail today (yes, I read the Mail; so what?) there is an article about the price of groceries in 2006 and now. I've been checking the 'now' prices against what we pay and they seem a bit OTT to me. Perhaps it's because we live 'oop north' where shopping is known to be cheaper, and also we live...
by roddelmae
14 Jun 2011, 23:24
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Acer/Japanese Maple
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Acer/Japanese Maple

I've tried to grow these from potted young trees bought from garden centre, but I've somehow managed to kill them all off. We've tried three different varieties, but none have survived my attentions. They have been planted in large patio pots; would planting straight into the ground be better? My cl...
by roddelmae
14 Jun 2011, 22:40
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: frugal new car
Replies: 19
Views: 2182

Re: frugal new car

I think I read somewhere that Micras are one of the easiest cars to steal.
by roddelmae
14 Jun 2011, 17:48
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Do hens go on and off lay?
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Do hens go on and off lay?

Hi folks, back again after a long absence. All the remaining three of my girls have stopped laying (lost one about three weeks ago). They are all ex-battys (was there ever a name more appropriate!), and I've had them for about 18 months now after aquiring them from Hen Rehomers. Could it be that the...
by roddelmae
05 Apr 2011, 22:47
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: new car
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: new car

Our model Renault may not suit you (Modus Grande) but any Renault with their 1.5 litre deisel engine I can guarantee will be very economical. The computer reads up to 62mpg on a run.
by roddelmae
05 Apr 2011, 22:36
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: cheap petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: cheap petrol

As Meredith said, it wasn't the government that lost out, it was Asda, which means, in the end, the customer. You don't really think that they will take that kind of loss smiling do you? Their margins will be protected one way or another, as it would be in any other well-run business. As for why did...
by roddelmae
23 Mar 2011, 20:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Smallest egg
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Smallest egg

Sorry Josh, you'll have to explain that one!
by roddelmae
23 Mar 2011, 15:57
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Smallest egg
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Smallest egg

I often see on this forum the largest egg being recorded, but today I collected what must be one of the smallest eggs. It is 3 cm long and 2 cm diameter, and it is red one end. I think it was laid by one of my chooks because I can't see a wild bird choosing their nest box to lay an egg. Do I need to...
by roddelmae
22 Mar 2011, 21:19
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Funny tasting yolk
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Funny tasting yolk

I'll go along with the peppers I think. Thanks for the other suggestions, but it is only in the egg yolks that Irene tastes the tinniness, not other foods. As for the pregnancy theory, it is not possible at this stage of her life. It would be a bloody miracle, would stake our place in history, and f...
by roddelmae
22 Mar 2011, 16:48
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Funny tasting yolk
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Funny tasting yolk

The Boss (AKA Irene) is complaining that the egg yolks from our chooks taste 'tinny'. They are fed on layers pellets, left overs from our meals (ie rice, pasta, greens, corn, tomatoe, cucumber, lettuce, capsicums, with meal worms on top). They go mad when I approach the run with their pink bowl cont...