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Post: #63016 rag_grrl_nz
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:25 am

Dear oh dear! I'm sorry but Garlic, Vanilla and swiming togs MUST remain!
We have a blimmin great hole in the ozone down here and we have to cover up so we don't get skin cancer :cry:
Garlic & Vanilla are two of my favourite flavours (not mixed together mind you :wink: ).
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Post: #63060 Thomzo
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:01 pm

Oh well if we are going to have Garlic and Apricots, can I add liquorice and aniseed? Or perhaps we should have a 101 foods I detest thread instead?

:lol:

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Post: #63062 Jarmara
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:06 pm

CLING FILM!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post: #63070 Peggy Sue
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:54 pm

Aluminium Foil too

Question- Can we still regard greaseproof paper as being envo friendly? If we 'out' plastic bags and cling film can I still wrap my sandwich in greaseproof?
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Post: #63073 Helsbells
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:19 pm

What number are we on?
Oh well,

Ready prepared veg...just makes it have less nutrients, makes it dry and soggy, I just dont get it.

half hearted recycling...like putting corrucated card in with the paper, and leaving bags of the stuff by the bins.

Throwing away kitched scraps, the buying fertiliser for the garden!! crazy!!

Paying for manure!!! hello its free from any good stables!!

Absolutely agree with air freshners,...if your house smells that bad that you need a smelly gel to cover it up the bloomin well clean your house.



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Post: #63095 Masco&Bongo
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:23 pm

Electric tin openers

Li-lo's for the pool (or any inflatable "humerous" shape)

Dates (as in the fruit) - they put them in allsorts - yuk!
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Post: #63096 vixnpips
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:25 pm

marizpan with icing on heavy fruit cake...ick!
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Post: #63098 vixnpips
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:27 pm

my eldest said baked beans!!
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Post: #63128 Thomzo
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:35 pm

vixnpips wrote:marizpan with icing on heavy fruit cake...ick!


Oh no. I love fruit cake with icing and marzipan. Yummmmm

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Post: #63132 rag_grrl_nz
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:53 pm

Peggy Sue wrote:Aluminium Foil too

Question- Can we still regard greaseproof paper as being envo friendly? If we 'out' plastic bags and cling film can I still wrap my sandwich in greaseproof?


Well I guess you can still shred and compost it... but IMO it's still not really needed :lol:
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Post: #63160 Millymollymandy
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:11 am

148. (I think) Red ants
149. Window envelopes
150. Market stalls selling tacky nylon type clothes (v. popular in France :lol: )

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Post: #63245 Karen_D
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:48 am

151. tights, the nylon kind. Just, ugh...
152. Door to door salesmen, especially the ones who don't seem to register the words "We're skint".

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Post: #63250 Millymollymandy
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:58 am

153. The unemployed (usually from Marseilles) who used to knock on the door trying to get money from people. They didn't seem to understand when I told them my husband was also unemployed - and NOT getting benefits like they were.
They'd still ask me to give them some money. :whax:

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Post: #63270 Peggy Sue
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:10 pm

I saw a very good use for nylon tights, put them over the end of your downpipe from the gutter before the waterbut to avoid getting gutter debris in your butt.
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Post: #63276 Sassinak
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:27 pm

There is nothing worse than gutter debris in your butt :oops:

Sorry :shock:
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