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by grannymags
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: musical instruments - any trombone players on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: musical instruments - any trombone players on here?

Hmmmm.. Scrunched up newspaper could deaden the sound and interfere with the development of sound production. The only alternative is the silent brass mute, but I know this is expensive when you don't know whether he will continue to play, or might get on better on a different instrument. It is very...
by grannymags
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm So Unhappy!
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: I'm So Unhappy!

Hi, Thanks for your good wishes. My MP and the local MEP are very concerned about the treatment of my son and are making urgent representations to ministers. I am on automatic pilot at the moment. Can't concentrate on anything. A trip to London is being arranged so we can all descend on the Hungaria...
by grannymags
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hospitalised Dog
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Hospitalised Dog

Oh your poor doggy! That sounds a very painful condition and Collies are so active as well! It is a fact that pets become part of the family and it is natural to worry about them and miss them when they are ill and have to be away from you. It shows what a loving owner you are. I hope she makes a sw...
by grannymags
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm So Unhappy!
Replies: 7
Views: 865

I'm So Unhappy!

I'm sitting here in tears. My eldest son, Jason, and his partner Mike are being extradited to Hungary today, accused of fraud! I'm too upset to explain it here but if you read the blog http://www.freemikeandjason.co.uk you will see why I am so upset. I've even been doing housework to keep myself bus...
by grannymags
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what does gone off flour taste like?
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: what does gone off flour taste like?

If stored properly flour will keep for years, but it can smell musty if it hasn't been stored well.. I ignore sell by dates. As Shirley said, your nose is the best indicator of something being useable! If it smells musty it could have been a bit damp. I always store mine in an airtight container. It...
by grannymags
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Brits. - don't forget to put your clocks back an hour.
Replies: 32
Views: 1641

Re: Brits. - don't forget to put your clocks back an hour.

It's to confuse farm animals, and my middle son! Cows don't know the clocks have gone back, only that it is time for milking! My son didn't realise his mobile phone was set to automatically change! It was just as well I phoned him this morning or he would have been late for work! He was about to put...
by grannymags
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Making Tofu
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Making Tofu

That looks good. I will try it as I use a lot of tofu.

Thanks

Maggie
by grannymags
Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: 5 year olds and farm animals and E. coli
Replies: 14
Views: 2225

Re: 5 year olds and farm animals and E. coli

I have been saying this all along. Children have not been allowed to build up their immunity and then, when they go out any problems are blamed on someone else. These farmers are being put out of business by thoughtless people who have spotless houses and spotless children but have forgotten about t...
by grannymags
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Most unusual wine
Replies: 17
Views: 3079

Re: Most unusual wine

When I married my first husband in 1971 there was some wedding cake left, so my brother made wine from that.

It sounded odd at the time, but logical really as it contained so much fruit. I had made the cake myself. The wine was delicious.

Maggie
by grannymags
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Basic Manners
Replies: 42
Views: 2369

Re: Basic Manners

I have such a long list of incidents where people have been rude by not saying thankyou or acknowledging my courtesy :angryfire: that I won't start to rant about it. It would go on for too long! What has happened to common courtesy? So many only seem to be thinking only of themselves and not conside...
by grannymags
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bananas
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: Bananas

Oooooh! Banana and Marmite sandwich!

Just had to try it! Delicious! :cheers:
by grannymags
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crochet lace necklace
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: Crochet lace necklace

That is so beautiful and so thoughtful.

Well done.

Maggie x
by grannymags
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Plying and measuring
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Plying and measuring

Measuring wraps per inch would tell you what 'ply' yarn you have produced and then you would know by weight whether you have the correct amount for a pattern. Simply wind your yarn round a ruler for one inch and count the number of wraps. The higher the number of wraps, the finer the yarn. My husban...
by grannymags
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Help me with my roast potatoes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1462

Re: Help me with my roast potatoes.

It is always said that floury potatoes are best for roasting or baking, but I really hate floury potatoes. I find them too dry but my husband loves them. Waxy potatoes for me.

Maggie
by grannymags
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meteor shower, tonight 12/8/09
Replies: 20
Views: 1800

Re: Meteor shower, tonight 12/8/09

Cloudy here. Couldn't see a thing!
It was the second day of the fireworks competition
this evening as well. Hope the cloud didn't spoil it too much.

Reminds me of the eclipse 10 years ago. We all went
up to the Hoe and had to watch on a screen because
the clouds obliterated everything!

Maggie x