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by Stef
14 Dec 2013, 09:24
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Christmas frugality ??
Replies: 66
Views: 20537

Re: Christmas frugality ??

We've bah humbugged for years. No pressies except my nephew - he gets £50 towards a piece of kit or software for his degree course. That's his combined birthday and crismas pressie. We don't exchange pressies but we do make a list of the unnecessaries we have considered over the year. Then in the sa...
by Stef
08 Dec 2013, 10:59
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Sox
Replies: 23
Views: 5079

Re: Sox

So it is safe to reply to your posts now! Your kind invitation to visit scared me silly - I might have successfully smuggled 2 or 3 out past your high security checks :-D

They are both gorgeous.
by Stef
08 Dec 2013, 10:53
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13
Replies: 147
Views: 25419

Re: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13

You should, MrsB. For once I thought Abbie danced as well as she was marked. Much less skippy that usual and her 'top line' was lovely, she looked really elegant! Patrick looked lumpy as usual, but still got enormous scores! And anyone could do with a giggle, Susannah's mechanical Argentine provides...
by Stef
08 Dec 2013, 09:52
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13
Replies: 147
Views: 25419

Re: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13

Don't you just hate some people?

My Strictly addict friend was so annoyed at the result SHE TOLD ME THE RESULT!!!

Don't worry, I shall stay schtum.

But really! How could she? She never has before!

I may have to eat the biscuits I made for her :-D
by Stef
06 Dec 2013, 19:09
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13
Replies: 147
Views: 25419

Re: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13

And on to the Swingathon this week - and no Brucie to spoil it with some very obvious jokes )t'

Mmmmm..... who to shout BOO! at ??
by Stef
06 Dec 2013, 19:07
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Aldidl shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Re: Aldidl shopping

I think we have been so very surprised at the freshness of fruit and veg and the quality of just about everything. Now we have them, and know exactly which one to avoid, I can see them becoming our shop of choice. Many thanks to those here who have posted about them over the last couple of years. I ...
by Stef
01 Dec 2013, 11:09
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13
Replies: 147
Views: 25419

Re: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13

I still don't get Patrick, flat footed, stiff middled. Abbie - what was that score all about? I know she is fun and the dance was all our yesterday's, but really? Still love Natalie and Sophie, warmed to Natalie a bit more as she was obviously nervous about the lifts and Sophie looked in her element...
by Stef
30 Nov 2013, 13:30
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: First homemade Christmas Decoration
Replies: 24
Views: 5485

Re: First homemade Christmas Decoration

Wow! That is so very, very impressive.

I too may steal that idea! )t'
by Stef
30 Nov 2013, 13:28
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Sherlock's back!
Replies: 11
Views: 2372

Re: Sherlock's back!

Sherlock's not dead!

Yay!!!!!
by Stef
30 Nov 2013, 13:26
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Has anyone a SAD Lamp ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2622

Re: Has anyone a SAD Lamp ?

I have just dug mine out again, Richard. It makes a difference if I use it regularly, 15 minutes every morning for this particular one. Have a read round, SAD.org.uk are a decent source of simple info. You can decide what kind of light you want / can afford. Read the instructions as they all have di...
by Stef
30 Nov 2013, 13:16
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Aldidl shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 1931

Aldidl shopping

We went Aldidl shopping this morning, in and out before the big car, little driver horrors started We spent a mini fortune but are now all stocked up with festive incidentals, including cheap alcohol for the frozen fruits. I shall be making cheats custard (just the advocaat) and smothering some cara...
by Stef
17 Nov 2013, 13:33
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Positive about sorting my weight this time...
Replies: 3519
Views: 386033

Re: Positive about sorting my weight this time...

I'm holding steady without really trying. Just need to get the urge to get back at it. I have had to buy a couple of jumpers and am really pleased that I can wear them without worrying about the muffin top too much!
by Stef
17 Nov 2013, 13:31
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13
Replies: 147
Views: 25419

Re: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13

Vincent needs some friends to persuade him out of that one >dum<
by Stef
17 Nov 2013, 13:07
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13
Replies: 147
Views: 25419

Re: Strictly come dancing 27.9.13

I like Natalie's dance but thought she was most definitely not in top gear. I assume because of the meds and she isn't fully well. I do wonder if she is grimly hanging on in there hoping it will all fix itself. Ah well... I am guessing Mark again, hoping Fiona, but maybe another shock horror, just t...
by Stef
09 Nov 2013, 13:28
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Cat Food??
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Cat Food??

We add protein with chickpeas - or any tin of beans/pulses that is going out of date. They love butter beans.

Ours too are having mini moults and egg production is a bit hit and miss. But they seem happy enough with the occasional extras they get :)