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by Freeranger
01 Apr 2021, 14:40
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Where's Tabatha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1345

Re: Where's Tabatha?

it's semicircular and I don't think I can.
We pushed it open and then pushed a stick across the whole thing close to the hinge, so that the weight of the flap held it in place and therefore slightly ajar.
by Freeranger
01 Apr 2021, 14:37
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 119
Views: 46740

Re: Lucas

He's bringing you presents!
by Freeranger
29 Mar 2021, 15:35
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Where's Tabatha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1345

Re: Where's Tabatha?

Sorry if this is already covered elsewhere, but with our cats we taught them to use the catflap by putting food on the other side of it. First of all we had to prop it open, then we carried on with the food but didn't prop it. They got the message eventually.
by Freeranger
05 Feb 2021, 17:29
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Poor old cat
Replies: 47
Views: 4760

Re: Poor old cat

So sorry to hear this, Mo - it's very sad.
He had a good life with someone who loved him very much, and who was prepared to make the difficult decision in order to prevent any suffering. I think he was a very fortunate cat.
by Freeranger
02 Feb 2021, 16:22
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: No alternative
Replies: 35
Views: 1744

Re: No alternative

Yes, echoing Mo, maybe it would be worth having a word with the pharmacist. (s)he'd be able to tell you at least whether those are expected side effects, and whether another drug might be better - possibly even speak to your GP for you. I don't think it's necessary to feel so grotty from the meds., ...
by Freeranger
24 Jan 2021, 11:42
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: No alternative
Replies: 35
Views: 1744

Re: No alternative

It sounds as though you're healing nicely. Well done for sticking with it and following your recovery plan. You'll be on to pirouettes in no time!
by Freeranger
18 Jan 2021, 17:30
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: No alternative
Replies: 35
Views: 1744

Re: No alternative

I think a little wuss-ery is allowed in the circumstances! No medals for brave faces, and it has been a serious op, so I think you're allowed. I hope you carry on recovering well. )t'
by Freeranger
14 Jan 2021, 11:56
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas cake for 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Christmas cake for 2021

Did you move the temperature down from 300 degrees or is that the lower temp you settled on? (afterthought)
by Freeranger
14 Jan 2021, 11:54
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas cake for 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Christmas cake for 2021

Thanks so much, Spreckly. I think I'd remembered it wrong and she swapped the treacle for the golden syrup as she partly liked the darker colour it goes. My Auntie Ada also gave me recipes for plum bread and other things that I've mislaid across house moves. So sad to lose family heritage like that,...
by Freeranger
08 Jan 2021, 12:56
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back
Replies: 8
Views: 591

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.
Surely this is the point of doing it? The circle has to be broken somewhere. I'm gobsmacked that this hasn't been the case right from the outset but better late than never.
by Freeranger
05 Jan 2021, 10:30
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas cake for 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Christmas cake for 2021

My cake was my aunt's recipe, and called a pound cake. I was going to ask you for your recipe as I've lost my Mum's and she isn't able any more to pass it on. Your aunt's sounds very, very similar. Can you remember how much sugar it takes? I think my Mum used to use treacle instead of sugar, but it...
by Freeranger
04 Jan 2021, 10:44
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas cake for 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Christmas cake for 2021

It was the icing that was hard, nt the cake!
by Freeranger
04 Jan 2021, 10:43
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas cake for 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Christmas cake for 2021

It was the icing that was hard, not the cake!
by Freeranger
03 Jan 2021, 23:47
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas cake for 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Christmas cake for 2021

My Mum would do hers anything up to about six months in advance, and she'd wrap it in foil then once a month or so would prick the base and pour alcohol (usually brandy or whisky) over. About two moths in advance she'd put on the marzipan, then after a fortnight or so apply royal icing - by christma...
by Freeranger
03 Jan 2021, 23:42
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Looking for a Proper Christmas Pud

Oh No! Disaster! I've never used this company, so the feedback was good to know for future reference. Thanks.