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by ChrisG
25 May 2012, 11:01
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: whats your favourite salad reciepe?
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Re: whats your favourite salad reciepe?

Just about any type of sald as long as it has oodles of feta cheese and olives, and is drenched with olive oil and balsamic vinegar )eat(
by ChrisG
25 May 2012, 10:59
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Oh Wise Peeps - Can this be true?
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Re: Oh Wise Peeps - Can this be true?

Better steering clear of the salt, to be honest :-D
by ChrisG
24 May 2012, 15:05
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: no more shampoo
Replies: 16
Views: 5319

Re: no more shampoo

I have read that the bicarb and cider vinegar regime, once it has stripped the chemicals from the hair, will mean that the hair might get greasy due to just that effect that LBF has poointed out. However, if I stick with it through the couple of weeks that this might happen (ie the hair producing mo...
by ChrisG
24 May 2012, 10:59
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: re-persecuting Buzzards
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Re: re-persecuting Buzzards

I agree with the RSPB - this is totally unacceptable. I love seeing buzzards flying overhead when I go walking. You can guarantee that they wont be selective or moderate and the population could be close to wiped out!
by ChrisG
24 May 2012, 08:53
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: no more shampoo
Replies: 16
Views: 5319

Re: no more shampoo

saint-spoon wrote:My hair fell out ages ago so I don’t ever use shampoo… turtle-was and a buffing cloth work just fine. {rofwl}


best of luck with your bicarb odyssey.


Being both female and vain, I really didnt want to go bald! A wig just isnt the same.
by ChrisG
24 May 2012, 08:52
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: no more shampoo
Replies: 16
Views: 5319

Re: no more shampoo

[Part 2] At first, once it had dried, it felt a bit 'tacky', but after a good brushing out, there was no tackiness, no small of vinegar - just clean, soft hair! I had heard that bicarb can make hair very dry if you get the quantities wrong - and I have naturtally dry, frizzy hair anyway. So this mor...
by ChrisG
24 May 2012, 08:48
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: no more shampoo
Replies: 16
Views: 5319

no more shampoo

After my unfortunate episode with Macrodantin (an AB to which I had an adverse reaction), my hair has been falling out a faster rate than normal. So I thought I would try going 'no shampoo' for a while to see if it made any difference. There has always been the uneasy tension between keeping clean a...
by ChrisG
23 May 2012, 22:19
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Your Moisturizer
Replies: 48
Views: 9971

Re: Your Moisturizer

That's great. I have just used some on my heels to soften them (it arrived today in the post). I got a large tub 460g for around £8 from 4mazon. It melts really quickly on skin/fingers. I think I might have a go with a hair treatment at the weekend too. Honestly, I must smell really odd, coconut and...
by ChrisG
23 May 2012, 18:21
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Oh Wise Peeps - Can this be true?
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Re: Oh Wise Peeps - Can this be true?

I'm being told Cholestrol 0% and Fat 0% in beer. That is 100% true. However, some substances can react with others and make things worse not better, so just because something contains no cholesterol doesnt mean you can use it with impunity as it could cause the cholesterol you do have to behave in ...
by ChrisG
23 May 2012, 16:08
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Oh Wise Peeps - Can this be true?
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Re: Oh Wise Peeps - Can this be true?

Dont know about lite beer, but red wine reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholsterol and overall has a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol levels and the 'stickiness' of the blood. However, it must be in moderation - no more than a glass or two per day (small glasses, not large, unless y...
by ChrisG
22 May 2012, 12:11
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Your Moisturizer
Replies: 48
Views: 9971

Re: Your Moisturizer

Thanks for the feedback. I have ordered some off the net so hopefully that will arrive in a day or two I have also stopped using normal toothpaste, soap and shampoo, as my skin has recently become really itchy. Bought some olive oil from H&B and some non SLS toothpaste from B00ts. Let's hope the...
by ChrisG
21 May 2012, 19:15
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Your Moisturizer
Replies: 48
Views: 9971

Re: Your Moisturizer

Has anyone been using this over the last couple of weeks since this thread? How has it worked out?

It seems it can be used as a hair conditioner too - would that be as a deep conditioner you might do once a month, or as a general conditioner weekly or even daily (for those who wash their hair daily)?
by ChrisG
20 May 2012, 11:14
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Redoak's off-grid life.
Replies: 165
Views: 37534

Re: Redoak's off-grid life.

The weather has a lot to answer for this year! Those sweet peas are gorgeous. My uncle's garage wall bordered his back garden and every year he grew sweet peas up a trellis there - happy memories. He's in his 80s now, so doesnt do them any more :( It was a lovely reminder to see yours looking so pre...
by ChrisG
19 May 2012, 20:31
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Race for Life 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4167

Re: Race for Life 2012

Well done, Bev. I have never seen anything more than the Great north Run up here which I Cant take part in anyway. Do they do it here? We went for a walk, but not for any other reason than to have some fresh air and exercise :?
by ChrisG
18 May 2012, 21:21
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: rubber bands
Replies: 12
Views: 1957

Re: rubber bands

When you say letter box are you talking about the one in your door? If so the post man is dropping litter on your property. If thats the case firstly I would ask him/her to stop. If they don't, complain to the post office. Actualy I am suprised you haven't made a complaint already weather its your ...