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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,334
Posted By Libby
I get school holidays. DH gets 28days plus...

I get school holidays.

DH gets 28days plus bank hols (he's been there 37 years).
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By Libby
That is such a big question. I have been...

That is such a big question. I have been knitting for over 50 years and am still trying to get it right!

The way I used to knit colour work was very neat on the back and kept the colours from...
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By Libby
Crafting has been my saviour during this pandemic...

Crafting has been my saviour during this pandemic and I always have something on my needles even if it's just another pair of socks.

Here are a few of the items I have finished this year.
...
Forum: General Chat 18 Sep 21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,169
Posted By Libby
My mum is not a good cook and I remember those...

My mum is not a good cook and I remember those pies from the 1970s as quite a treat.

Staying with her recently (she's now 89) we had them again for the first time in decades. All I can say is...
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Libby
The children at school have been having flu...

The children at school have been having flu vaccine nasal sprays for a number of years now. The age group that receive this has been expanded recently.
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By Libby
I think you should ask the man that is eating the...

I think you should ask the man that is eating the spider to get out of your garden!
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Libby
I've done this many times. The last 10 mins on...

I've done this many times. The last 10 mins on my tumble dryer is a cold tumble and is sometimes enough to get rid of most debris.

Make sure you clean the filter well afterwards.
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,098
Posted By Libby
I've got a step ladder because my real ladder...

I've got a step ladder because my real ladder left when I was very young.
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 12 Sep 21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,743
Posted By Libby
I used to love them, but their content isn't...

I used to love them, but their content isn't really relavant to me at the moment. I just get sad that their staycations are my dream vacations.

I may go back to them as life starts to become more...
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Libby
I'm the luddite that still uses a PC! But...

I'm the luddite that still uses a PC!

But new glasses=no magnifying glass (no extra long arms or squinting by the window) :tongue:
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Libby
Isn't it funny ...

... that after spending hundreds of pounds on new glasses I'm finding that the twice weekly Covid test strips have started having clearer numbers printed on them!

I'm sure the two events cannot...
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Libby
I hope you share with your GNM friend!

I hope you share with your GNM friend!
Forum: General Chat 8 Sep 21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,627
Posted By Libby
I have problems with most resealable packaging as...

I have problems with most resealable packaging as I can seldom open it in the first place.
Forum: General Chat 6 Sep 21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,286
Posted By Libby
I know how to do this, but when I needed to I...

I know how to do this, but when I needed to I couldn't loosen the nuts and had to call the RAC out :(
Forum: General Chat 6 Sep 21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,286
Posted By Libby
Skills you no longer need

What hard earned skills do you have that you no longer need?

Two I have are

Converting between decimal and predecimal money

Taking the foil tops off a milk bottle in one piece

What are...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 5 Sep 21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Libby
We loved our hotel and would be more than happy...

We loved our hotel and would be more than happy to stay there again, but I can't say it was value for money. It was our first trip to Anaheim so I don't know what other hotels are like in the area.
...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,433
Posted By Libby
Wheely bin totally green for general rubbish...

Wheely bin totally green for general rubbish. This was the first wheely bin the council introduced, years before recycling collections were happening. I guess they tried to choose the least...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Sep 21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Libby
Thank you. I'll do that ETA I've now done...

Thank you. I'll do that

ETA I've now done this via my tablet and pdf copy valid for 30 days.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Sep 21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Libby
Thanks. I don't have a smart phone. Can DH hold...

Thanks. I don't have a smart phone. Can DH hold my pass on his phone as well as his own?
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By Libby
I disagree. You will only be up against people...

I disagree. You will only be up against people who are booking that day on the day. There will still be a chance that the fast passes will run out, as they did on the paper system, but on the whole...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Sep 21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Libby
Where in UK do I need proof of vaccination?

I'm going to the theatre soon. Will I need proof of vaccination or is this just for venues with bigger crowds?
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Libby
Visible mending is becoming the latest...

Visible mending is becoming the latest needlecraft craze.

Here's an example I saw on the internet

https://www.pinterest.jp/pin/477100154274967017/
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By Libby
That is the only thing that is attractive to me,...

That is the only thing that is attractive to me, I hated planning so far out. Shame it doesn't cover the most popular rides and about the cost (and the extra cost of getting a smartphone - but it...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,492
Posted By Libby
J-cloth on the end of a broom. Just once a year...

J-cloth on the end of a broom. Just once a year though as even though we bag our rubbish the bin can get quite smelly.

One summer I was distraught to find maggots in the bottom of our food bin...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Libby
I don't go shopping for clothes on holiday either.

I don't go shopping for clothes on holiday either.
Forum: General Chat 3 Sep 21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,051
Posted By Libby
There are lots of good tutorials on youtube. Be...

There are lots of good tutorials on youtube. Be aware that UK and US terminology can differ, but the actual process is the same. I have found my knitting and crochet a lifesaver during these...
Forum: General Chat 3 Sep 21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Libby
You've just reminded me of the time a colleague...

You've just reminded me of the time a colleague brought in savoury muffins for his birthday. I'm stilltraumatised by this concept!:erm:
Forum: General Chat 3 Sep 21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,411
Posted By Libby
Aren't they always out in Sainsbury's along with...

Aren't they always out in Sainsbury's along with the hot cross buns?
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,655
Posted By Libby
This was how I dressed on my return from our...

This was how I dressed on my return from our first August WDW trip in 1998. The temps had been up to 38 C while we were there but when we got home we were freezing despite it still being August.
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,003
Posted By Libby
No. Doll has a short o. Roll has more of a long...

No. Doll has a short o. Roll has more of a long oa sound.
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,003
Posted By Libby
Well, I've just tried saying it out loud and...

Well, I've just tried saying it out loud and confusingly troll rhymes with doll but trolling rhymes with rolling! ?
Forum: General Chat 31 Aug 21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By Libby
Normally when I go to my local Sainsbury's after...

Normally when I go to my local Sainsbury's after work (about 2pm as I only work mornings) I have very little choice in the fruit and veg and meat sections. Often the green top milk is totally sold...
Forum: General Chat 30 Aug 21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Libby
How about a poll as to whether you should toss a...

How about a poll as to whether you should toss a coin.
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Libby
I know what a jay looks like, it was just my...

I know what a jay looks like, it was just my first thought when it caught my eye from a distance. As I got closer I soon saw that it was a bird of prey but I couldn't quite match it up with the...
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,261
Posted By Libby
When I started working for the Civil Service many...

When I started working for the Civil Service many moons ago, we had rolls of similar stuff with "Government Property" printed on every sheet!
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,261
Posted By Libby
I don't like Sainsbury's paper products. Their...

I don't like Sainsbury's paper products. Their loo roll seems to repel water and their kitchen paper shreds.

My favourite used to be Andrex but they "improved" it a few years ago and reduced the...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,545
Posted By Libby
Me too. About 21 lbs since last March :( I...

Me too. About 21 lbs since last March :(

I know how to lose it, I just can't motivate myself.
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Libby
Thanks I took it on a compact camera on idiot...

Thanks I took it on a compact camera on idiot mode setting. It does have a good optical zoom but everything else is down to the camera.



Where are you? This was taken in Bushy Park, so quite...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Libby
Thank you everyone. It had a friend which was...

Thank you everyone. It had a friend which was also a bit fluffy. I was amazed at how close we were able to get before they flew off into a nearby tree.
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Libby
Any bird spotters on here?

We saw this bird this morning and are having trouble identifying it.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/2325/820959f83ea1bd.jpg

I thought it was a jay at first but when we got closer we could...
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