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by Shirleymouse
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What does a Vegetable Korma cost?
Replies: 21
Views: 2040

Re: What does a Vegetable Korma cost?

I love Balti too, but I don't think there is anywhere in Tassie to have one- there wasa restaurant in Canberra (where I grew) called the Brum Balti- it was a birmingham themed Kashmiri restaurant with "authentic Birmingham decor" and laminated copies of albums by recording artists from Birmingham u...
by Shirleymouse
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How tall are you?
Replies: 21
Views: 2407

Re: How tall are you?

This has always concerned me... every generation seems to be taller than the last as proven by the size of beds in old stately homes and low ceilings and doors in older houses. Presumably this means that in the future, all sort of things will have to be redisigned. Not just doors on houses but also ...
by Shirleymouse
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A Decent Annual Salary
Replies: 63
Views: 10542

Re: A Decent Annual Salary

It definitely depends on where you live. We could afford a much larger house if we moved further out of Birmingham but we are close to our jobs and families and this suits us for now. I don't spend a lot on clothes, gadgets etc but I like to know I've got a bit for an emergency e.g. last year when t...
by Shirleymouse
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Supermarket Expansion
Replies: 66
Views: 7846

Re: Supermarket Expansion

I agree, Boboff. I'd love to produce more food myself but we have a tiny garden and both work full time so it's impossible to do more than growing a few veggies in the summer and going blackberrying by the canal. I'd rather get my food from markets, local shops etc or grow it myself but when you're ...
by Shirleymouse
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: The finished quilt, finally.
Replies: 32
Views: 5165

Re: The finished quilt, finally.

That's amazing!
by Shirleymouse
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 4896

Re: Christmas Cards

I like sending and receiving cards and my house would be very lacking in festive decoration without them! In January I cut out the pictures for next year's gift tags then put the rest in the recycling. I also cut all the stamps of the envelopes for charity then shred the envelopes and put in the com...
by Shirleymouse
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: TV licencing bloke calls...
Replies: 98
Views: 8842

Re: TV licencing bloke calls...

I hate phones, mobile or otherwise, but dare I admit I love my iPad Now Ipads are something I could get into - they look really good fun as well as being useful. Are they easy to use? Also, if I used one to do work at home, would it be compatable with work computers which are on Windows 2003? I hav...
by Shirleymouse
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feed the Birds
Replies: 34
Views: 2816

Re: Feed the Birds

I normally feed them by chucking crumbs and things out on the lawn but I thought that would get covered by snow so I put the feeder up - looks like I'll have to be patient! I like watching the birds so I hope they figure it out soon! I saw on TV last year that you can put out cooked rice but when I'...
by Shirleymouse
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Natural remedies for painful wees....?
Replies: 20
Views: 3870

Re: Natural remedies for painful wees....?

My mum reckons putting bicarbinate of soda in the bath relieves cystitis so that might be worth a try?? I hope you find something that helps him soon, that sounds really sore.
by Shirleymouse
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feed the Birds
Replies: 34
Views: 2816

Re: Feed the Birds

The birds don't seem interested in my bird feeder. I filled it up this morning and looked out of the window to see blackbirds, robins, blue tits and a redwing as well as the mandatory pigeon all pecking about in the snow but completely ignoring the bird feeder. At least the snow has brought some int...
by Shirleymouse
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 64879

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

We were meant to have a party on Saturday which got cancelled because of the snow. After 4 "meals" of party food we've wanted something plain plus we haven't ventured to the shops in the snow so been using up odds and ends. Last night we had a casserole of parsnips, carrots, potatoes, lentils and on...
by Shirleymouse
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: TV licencing bloke calls...
Replies: 98
Views: 8842

Re: TV licencing bloke calls...

The idea of having different license rates for different sizes of TVs completely ignores the importance of how long you have the thing on. Someone with a 21-inch TV that's on 12 hours a day and on standby the rest of the time will use more energy than someone with a 50-inch TV that's only on a few ...
by Shirleymouse
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: More snow!
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: More snow!

I am defrosting the ends of loaves that I shove in the freezer for when I want breadcrumbs - they get a bit dessicated after a while anyway so not so good for human consumption but the birds are very happy! :flower:[/quote] That's a good idea! I normally love snow as it often means a day or two off ...
by Shirleymouse
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: just finished
Replies: 9
Views: 2544

Re: just finished

That looks great! I would love to decorate the cake but I don't like marzipan so ours just has nuts on. Enjoy!
by Shirleymouse
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Looks like christmas without the telly..................
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Looks like christmas without the telly..................

The telly this xmas looks worse than ever - I can completely understand why people would wish to escape to Bali or similar!! My dad is currently at Gatwick waiting for a flight to the States to see my new baby niece, I know he's going to be gutted if he can't go, it's all he's talked about for the l...