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  • el replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 1 week ago

    I can’t bear diet drinks, find them absolutely rank and avoid artificial sweetener in every thing else as well. I rarely drink pop and if I do its generally ginger beer when I am ill. I have a poor thirst reflex so have to make an effort to keep hydrated-lots of water and tea.

  • el replied to the topic Do aliens exist? evidence? in the forum General Chat 1 week, 6 days ago

    @harry I agree Dinosaurs existed, all very alien to what exists now. For me that shows how life can evolve in many ways in a very different atmosphere but in all that time they failed to evolve into anything like a modern human with our abilities to plan and build. In a few billions of years civilisation could rise and fall as could our present…[Read more]

  • el replied to the topic Worst pubs ever in the forum General Chat 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Why do I have a feeling the worst pub in Britain will be in the Edinburgh area or Birmingham

    No offence to the inhabitants thereof

  • el replied to the topic Awful Boxing Day in the forum General Chat 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Oh my word, you poor thing. Having broken one ankle and simultaneously snapped all the ligaments in the other, I sympathize totally!! Do you still have one of those bionic boot things? They really helped when I did mine. x

  • el replied to the topic Best Robot vacuum cleaners? in the forum Tech 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    @mo But it won’t hoover sofas, or skirting board, or get cobwebs.I have a 15 month year old that is quite good at clearing the floor!

    I am quite tempted to get one to run around at night though, one that washed and dried the kitchen floor daily would be great.

  • We’re in week 3 in our house. Hubby about 3 days ahead of me – I’ve got the “40 a day” cough right now.

  • it will be fine either way, the use by is more of a storage/starting to smell than a health thing on the basis that you are going to cook it anyway

  • I’ve just moved into rented for the first time after I sold my house but the one I was buying fell through.

    Check if you need curtains, only some of the rooms here have curtains so I picked up some for £20 from Ikea which you just trim to the right length (or I will eventually trim to the right length). I had no lampshades on lights so got a few…[Read more]

  • el replied to the topic Getting taxation right in the forum General Chat 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    @Niles Good grief. Her conclusion is a complete non-sequiteur. And that’s being kind. Don’t read the guardian it sucks bad! #fakenews