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by magnuscanis
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Using up lemons - hate waste!
Replies: 37
Views: 5534

How do you make lemon cordial - and can you do it with limes? Surely that would be lime cordial. :mrgreen: I've not tried making either, but I would guess you could probably use pretty much the same recipe and just vary the fruit. If so, a mixed lemon and lime cordial should also be possible. I hav...
by magnuscanis
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things to do with carrots
Replies: 36
Views: 12275

my mum once used a2 inch knob from the fat end of one to carve a dolls house size turkey for my dolls house family to have xmas dinner. she's good at wierd crap like that. I suppose a turkey made out of carrot would provide a nice alternative to nut roast for a vegetarian Christmas dinner. :lol: - ...
by magnuscanis
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things to do with carrots
Replies: 36
Views: 12275

Is anyone keeping count of how many ideas have been suggested so far? Perhaps you could use a stack of carrots to keep count? Or cut notches in one? Actually, the idea I was planning to suggest was to hollow out a carrot and use it as a flute. I've not done it myself, but I've heard that it has been...
by magnuscanis
Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Blogs
Replies: 42
Views: 6627

Mine is a random collection of ramblings. So far it's not been updated very regularly (in either sense of the word) but I'm hoping to do a bit more with it in the new year.

- Magnus
by magnuscanis
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The A-Z of everything game
Replies: 647
Views: 91758

I'm fairly sure there's nowhere in Wales beginning with X, or Z for that matter.

As for Y, the Welsh name of Welshpool is Y Trallwng.

I think I'd better let somebody else choose the next topic. :oops:

- Magnus
by magnuscanis
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The A-Z of everything game
Replies: 647
Views: 91758

Annpan wrote:I am guessing that there is no Q
Queensferry is just inside the Welsh border, near Chester (which isn't).

- Magnus
by magnuscanis
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The A-Z of everything game
Replies: 647
Views: 91758

Llandrindod Wells How could you not have done Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch???!!! :shock: :lol: Well, if we were using the Welsh alphabet, neither of those would begin with 'L' since 'Ll is considered a separate letter in Welsh (as are 'ch', 'dd', 'ph', 'th', 'ng', 'ff'...
by magnuscanis
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things we can do without
Replies: 109
Views: 33056

19. Television.

I've never owned my own telly and since moving into my own flat last year never really missed having access to housemates' TVs. Of course, I couldn't do without the DVD player on my computer. :shock:

- Magnus
by magnuscanis
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The A-Z of everything game
Replies: 647
Views: 91758

Gower (I hope there is a town and not just a peninsula :lol: ) Well, there is a Gowerton (just about) on the peninsula, so I guess that's close enough. To carry things forward, Wales isn't overendowed with places beginning with J but locally we tend to refer to Llandudno Junction simply as Junction...
by magnuscanis
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The A-Z of everything game
Replies: 647
Views: 91758

I can't think of any major places in Wales beginning with 'E'. I was about to concede defeat and suggest Edinburgh but then I remembered that there's a place called Eglwysbach (which means "little church") not to far from here.

- Magnus
by magnuscanis
Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The A-Z of everything game
Replies: 647
Views: 91758

<i>Zeal Monachorum</i>, in Devon.

Now, let's do Welsh placenames. :mrgreen:

- Magnus

PS - I mean, place names in Wales. You can use the English or Welsh language versions of them. We could expand it to include other Celtic nations too, if you prefer.
by magnuscanis
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ubuntu - someone convince me to change...
Replies: 22
Views: 11413

He also dissed Unubtu and tried to sway me over to SUSE. Any views? I've not used SUSE so I can't really say a lot about it, except that I believe it has a good reputation but is a somewhat more commercial distro (at least, not freely available like Ubuntu is). Did the guy in the shop give any reas...
by magnuscanis
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The A-Z of everything game
Replies: 647
Views: 91758

English placenames.......towns/villages etc, must be English! Not even Welsh? :cry: Oh well, I'll go for <i>Groby</i>. It's a little village on the outskirts of Leicester that I remember for its chip shop which sells deep fried black pudding (or at least, it did when I went there almost 10 years ag...
by magnuscanis
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 tips to help Quit smoking
Replies: 41
Views: 14279

4. Visit Scotland - we've had a ban in operation for a while now. No smoking in pubs etc - no rules against smoking outside them though. It's a similar situation here in Wales. Being able to breathe when you're in the pub is definitely a good thing, as is coming home with your clothes and hair not ...
by magnuscanis
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for parsely
Replies: 11
Views: 5038

8. I've not tried it, as the idea has only just occurred to me, but the curly leaved stuff might make an interesting painting tool. It would probably work a bit like a sponge (NB I'm thinking pictures, but it might do for walls too).

- Magnus