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by lsm1066
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i write a decent CV?
Replies: 17
Views: 3564

Re: How do i write a decent CV?

the.fee.fairy wrote:All good plans. LSM - what employment agency are you with?
Hays. I gave them my cv, did copy typing and data entry tests and that was it.
by lsm1066
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Anyone know why borax has been banned?
Replies: 11
Views: 32130

Re: Anyone know why borax has been banned?

Green Aura wrote:The only thing I found out was that it is mildly bleaching and is not a pesticide, otherwise has the same uses.
So I presume that means I can't put it down mixed with sugar as an effective ant powder then. Bum! :angryfire:
by lsm1066
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: pickling beetroot - how do you pickle beetroot
Replies: 11
Views: 23540

Re: pickling beetroot - how do you pickle beetroot

I don't bother with pickling spice. I just peel it, cut it into pieces if it's big, boil it in plain water, drain it and dump it in vinegar. Then I have to eat it all myself because I'm the only one in the house who likes it! If you grate some fresh beetroot and steep it in boiling water for about 3...
by lsm1066
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i write a decent CV?
Replies: 17
Views: 3564

Re: How do i write a decent CV?

I just got a job (!) and was told by the agency that my cv was a good one, so if you want me to e-mail it to you as an example, I'm more than happy to. Alternatively, have a look at any employment agency's website. Most of them will have details on how to put your cv together.

Hope that helps
Lynne
by lsm1066
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I get an red wine stain out of a carpet
Replies: 15
Views: 6849

Re: How do I get an red wine stain out of a carpet

Fizzy mineral water certainly does it if its new. Don't know about dried in though.

That didn't help, did it?
by lsm1066
Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Easter eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Easter eggs

My youngest can't have milk chocolate as he's allergic to soya (makes him aggressive - very common reaction apparently) and nearly all milk chocolate contains soya lecithin as an emulsifier. So since dark chocolate eggs are hellish expensive, my mum bought my to a skateboard each instead!
by lsm1066
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Chicken out campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

Re: Chicken out campaign

I must say my old man was quite worried when a letter arrived for me from the house of commons, although in fairness, I had just started a job with the probation service :lol: He thought I'd done something terrible!
by lsm1066
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: HELP! just given chicks and dont know how to look after them
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: HELP! just given chicks and dont know how to look after them

Sorry. Only just read this. I can't believe a nursery school would be so stupid as to do something like this with the kids and not follow it through. Well ok, yes I can. But isn't there any kind of rule about it. I'd report them to the local education authority if it were me. :cussing: And right wit...
by lsm1066
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 4443

Re: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

Actually once my younger ds got himself established, he pretty much took care of himself. I would wake up, but only briefly. Amazing how much less you change your second compared to your first. And if anything, he got less nappy rash than his brother. Breastfeeding produces a hormone in the mother t...
by lsm1066
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weddings - Kids or no?!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2185

Re: Weddings - Kids or no?!!!

I'm due to be matron of honour at a friend's wedding next year and we've had this discussion about kids. She thinks that people would be pleased to be away from their kids and not have to worry about them. I pointed out that, since they're getting married on a weekday, any friends who have kids and ...
by lsm1066
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastozote foam offcuts
Replies: 16
Views: 5139

Re: 101 uses for plastozote foam offcuts

Flails. I used to be in a LARPing group, and one member there was determined to build a head-legal flail. He was the biggest person in the group, and wanted to use a shield and flail to play whack-a-mole :p But, no matter how soft of foam he used, a solid block of it was always too much, and it hur...
by lsm1066
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before
Replies: 21
Views: 4443

Re: Advice from doc re baby sleeping - hadn't heard this before

It's been my experience that health professionals generally forget one very important thing when it comes to babies, and that is they are all people and are therefore all different. It doesn't matter how much you try to persuade them otherwise, babies flatly refuse to read the books that tell them w...
by lsm1066
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastozote foam offcuts
Replies: 16
Views: 5139

Re: 101 uses for plastozote foam offcuts

Sorry, I read at the top of the site page "Latex weapons and props" :? Ah! Latex is what they're painted with after they're built. To be honest I've never understood why they're called latex weapons but there it is. Thanks for the ideas. We're building a new hen house soon (this is my husband we're...
by lsm1066
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastozote foam offcuts
Replies: 16
Views: 5139

101 uses for plastozote foam offcuts

Ok, this is actually a request because we get through a lot of this stuff in the workshop and although we cut and re-cut until we're left with very small offcuts, we still have them. ( Here's what we do with it , in case you wondered). It's fairly nasty stuff really, from an ecological point of view...
by lsm1066
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: how many binbags
Replies: 23
Views: 1712

Re: how many binbags

Our normal household rubbish is about a carrier bag a week for a family of 4 (no nappies or cat litter though, which would expand it considerably). However, my husband produces about 3 sacks a week in his workshop thank to foam offcuts that can't be recycled. Oo! That gives me an idea for a "101 use...