Do you like low energy bulbs?

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Post: #83385 Millymollymandy
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:29 pm

So what do they fill your teeth with nowadays on the NHS?

The last few times I needed fillings in the UK I opted for white ones and paid privately.

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Post: #83401 Jackie
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:21 pm

You know, when you still have teeth with amalgan filling when you die, than they have to bury you on a hazardous waste deposit. :lol:
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Post: #83486 marshlander
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:08 am

I've just read that DEFRA reports 15% of the mercury in the environment comes from crematoria! Another reason to opt for a green burial.
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Post: #83488 Jackie
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:22 am

Heh, what is a "green burial"?

I think they should just do waste separation before they burn the bodies. :pale: Besides hazardous contents there may also be potential recyclable, like gold, titanium...

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Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:06 am

Stonehead wrote:Avoid the Kosnic GU10 LEDs (2.2W). They're supposedly rated at 50,000 hours but all of ours failed within 12 months. The last one went this morning — with a bang and blowing out the glass front plate. It's the third of six to do that; the other three simply stopped working.


had some trouble with led gu10's too. got ours from maplins at a cost of £10 each, but going from 50w per bulb to just over 1w per bulb seemed to justify the outlay. anyway one lasted about a month, the others about three months...very poor! one that i thought had gone, came back on, so tested fitting, all ok. put bulb in other fittings, sometimes it works and sometimes not. found another one that i thought had blown and that does the same thing, very strange!

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Post: #83613 marshlander
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:23 am

[quote="Jackie"]Heh, what is a "green burial"?

There is no headstone (I think you are micro chipped) or embalming fluid, coffins are made of biodegradable cardboard, papier maché or willow and the graveyard is turned into a woodland or wild flower meadow.
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Post: #83636 Stonehead
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:24 am

marshlander wrote:
Jackie wrote:Heh, what is a "green burial"?

There is no headstone (I think you are micro chipped) or embalming fluid, coffins are made of biodegradable cardboard, papier maché or willow and the graveyard is turned into a woodland or wild flower meadow.


Funnily enough, I can bury people on my croft but not livestock. :mrgreen:
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Post: #83639 baldowrie
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:33 am

Funnily enough, I can bury people on my croft but not livestock.



makes mental note not to upset Stoney on next visit! :shock:

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Post: #83656 mrsflibble
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:11 am

:shock:
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #83732 ina
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:48 pm

baldowrie wrote:
Funnily enough, I can bury people on my croft but not livestock.



makes mental note not to upset Stoney on next visit! :shock:


Or dress up as a sheep - you'll be safe then! :mrgreen:
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Post: #83737 baldowrie
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:50 pm

Or dress up as a sheep - you'll be safe then!


cough.....he getting ready to slaughter one, so may be not! :wink:

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Post: #83783 ina
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:01 am

Ooops - sorry, hadn't realised that! :pale:
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Post: #83854 Jackie
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:40 pm

Thanks marshlander for your explanation.

marshlander wrote:
Jackie wrote:Heh, what is a "green burial"?


There is no headstone (I think you are micro chipped) ...


Micro chipped? :shock: I don't wanna do that!!

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About the energy saving lamps - I thought it's quite hard to select. There are just too many. :roll:

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Post: #85903 marshlander
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:52 am

[/quote] Micro chipped? :shock: I don't wanna do that!![/quote]

I understand it's in case the police want to dig you up again!
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Post: #86329 Peggy Sue
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:37 pm

Back to light bulbs - a funny story. We replaced all our bulbs for low energy a year or so ago, so no 'ordinary ones' left now. At forst they seemed dim but we got used to them and it all seems normal now.

I had my hair coloured at Xmas which I do as an annual 'bit of fun'. I asked for 3 different colours to brighten up the winter. I was a bit dissapointed when I got home and thought it all looked the same colour, but hey.

A few days later I went to a Xmas party, posh works do, overnigth in a hotel the works (one of very few nights out a year!). When I looked in the mirror in the bright lights in the bathroom there my hair was indeed several colours as I had asked for!

I must ask her next year for much brighter colours so I can see them at home (since I never go out!!)
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