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by Brij
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Anyone here harvesting their own rabbits?
Replies: 37
Views: 3702

Re: Anyone here harvesting their own rabbits?

Another thing I must also do is check what they eat and make sure I have seed to grow most of their food, the last time I kept rabbits they were pampered Angoras and apart from an occasional carrot they turned up their fluffy noses at anything other than pellets. :lol: My boyfriend has a dwarf rabb...
by Brij
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is that English?
Replies: 64
Views: 3849

Re: Is that English?

anarchistinslippers wrote:
Brij wrote:Speaking the Queen's French, me!
But she's bloody German!
:lol:
by Brij
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Basic Manners
Replies: 42
Views: 2739

Re: Basic Manners

:lol: I am seen as too polite by the French... They are as keen on please and thank you (at least, in the village we live in) as anyone else, greeting your neighbours and anyone else you recognise, etc, but when it comes to asking for things in shops, I always say please and thank you to excess in t...
by Brij
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What would you miss if you were totally SS?
Replies: 50
Views: 4005

Re: What would you miss if you were totally SS?

One word : ibuprofen!

:lol:
by Brij
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what would you do?!
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: what would you do?!

If the store manager cared, he or she would have already done something (if The Public is falling over, the staff are - trust me!). Same goes for head office I'm afraid, I would write to your local council health and safety bods. Glad it wasn't worse, looking forward to seeing your post about the fu...
by Brij
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hair Care (Moreover how to tame annoying hair)?
Replies: 15
Views: 2311

Re: Hair Care (Moreover how to tame annoying hair)?

Ha! I am another one with greasy roots and dry ends, my hair is curly too. I must admit, I use a brush, but it is a hand-crafted Italian made anti-static one. But on wet hair, I only comb. Here are my ideas... 1. Ionising hairdryers are brilliant. I have one with a special attachment that pulls on y...
by Brij
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So who manages without TV?
Replies: 46
Views: 3469

Re: So who manages without TV?

I actually have access to a telly, but I don't watch it. I couldn't afford one last year (studenting), and I haven't really missed it since. I only spend up to 10h a week online on my laptop, too! That said, the FBF downloads series that I watch chez lui at the weekends, and I buy the DVDs of anythi...
by Brij
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is that English?
Replies: 64
Views: 3849

Re: Is that English?

I grew up using the second person singulars too (thee, thou, thine etc) in Nottinghamshire. Most languages use such pronouns, french, spanish, itallian etc. It is actually much easier to work out what people are saying if we use them. I miss 'one' ie 'if one were to go shopping' rather than 'if you...
by Brij
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is that English?
Replies: 64
Views: 3849

Re: Is that English?

Millymollymandy wrote: Brij where are you from as I get the feeling it is London or nearby with use of the word 'gaff'. :mrgreen:
The Beds/Cambs/Herts border. But my mum grew up in Scotland... Probably a Herts thing!
by Brij
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is that English?
Replies: 64
Views: 3849

Re: Is that English?

Millymollymandy wrote:But a wazz is a pee! :lol:
:lol:

My poor mum always thought that a wazz was something much ruder... She was relieved when I explained it is only a piddle!
by Brij
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is that English?
Replies: 64
Views: 3849

Re: Is that English?

I couldn't tell you the origins, but in my family we have : Fizzog - face, possibly comes from French visage Mush - also face - this confused me when I moved to Southampton for uni, where mush means 'mate' Wops - wasp Squizzle - squirrel Gaff - house, home And I won't get started on Frenglish/ frang...
by Brij
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 non-swear words
Replies: 109
Views: 57805

Re: 101 non-swear words

I bet they still know some English swear words though. :lol: When I lived in The Netherlands 20 odd years ago the schoolchildren across the road from our home seemed to be extremely well versed in obscenities, usually delivered in an American accent! good old tv! Yeah, I'd have thunk so too, but it...
by Brij
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Online purchases
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Online purchases

Has anyone used the superstore online which claims to be ethical.com? I have used them very infrequently in the past for bulky goods: ecover and such. I took advantage of a free delivery code they sent me recently but the goods took 8 days to arrive, despite being shown on the website as 'in stock ...
by Brij
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Allergies

Hi Helsbells, a good way to get three cups in is to make up a pot in the morning and take it to work in a flask. I loved my flask when I was out and about - so handy... Hi Brij, yeah you can dry them - fresh is delish but, as you say, they're starting to go over to seed now. I'm having probs gettin...
by Brij
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mutant Caterpillar in my Garden!
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Mutant Caterpillar in my Garden!

Ha! I'm a night-time reader, and when I was in Southampton, I found a hawk moth in my room. It was a big blighter, too, with ruddy stripes across its body. Then an elephant hawk moth tried to eat me this summer when I was in Cambridgeshire. The cat was delighted, but I was not pleased when the resid...