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by Tay
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Tell me about your bread maker
Replies: 26
Views: 7211

Russel Hobbs and Morphy Richards aren't available in France. The only brand mentioned here that we can get is Panasonic which Shirlz has, but for some reason all Panasonic breadmakers are extortionately expensive! Seems I have a choice between Panasonic, Moulinex, Delonghi, Kenwood, Breville and so...
by Tay
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fantasy-Ish island
Replies: 46
Views: 8199

the.fee.fairy wrote:I voted for med - look at all the wonderful veg you can grow there!
It depends where the island in the Med it is... it is extremely difficult to grow anything on Corsica, for example. In fact, it is hard to get grass to grow to a decent length for hay, thus useless if you plan to keep livestock.
by Tay
Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here is my song ...
Replies: 34
Views: 6194

I fear I would find myself running screaming from any funeral that featured a Celine Dion track. The thought of Bette Middler doing The Wind Beneath My Wings is simply too awful to contemplate. This is just emotional manipulation. Much to my dismay, my mother chose to have BM's 'Wind beneath my win...
by Tay
Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here is my song ...
Replies: 34
Views: 6194

I quite agree, Stew. But, just in case a mistake has been made and I'm still alive, I'd like to hear those songs. I'm not sure of how long it takes between death and disposal in the UK, but it's very quick here. If there was a strike going on at the time, my resuscitation may go unnoticed...
by Tay
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here is my song ...
Replies: 34
Views: 6194

I was just thinking that. Im only 22, to young to be thinking what i want played at my funeral. Yes - I'm 27, but knew what I wanted years ago! I want two songs to be played. Firstly, the 1812 overture, followed by Smash by The Offspring. In case you don't know the lyrics, here's the chorus... "I'm...
by Tay
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New, bewildered and a little bit concerned...
Replies: 16
Views: 4146

That's scary money! Have a look at the Alternative energy section on here; you may find some useful info/suggestions for a cheaper alternative. Our neighbouring farmer was quoted a ridiculous sum for a connection - the line to be connected from was just 100m away. He has ended up using a generator i...
by Tay
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New, bewildered and a little bit concerned...
Replies: 16
Views: 4146

Hello, and welcome to SSSH. Hopefully, you'll be able to find lots of advice and answers on here to help you with your problems. Will you be able to get electricity and a phone line hooked up to your caravan? Being able to use a freezer will be a big help if you need to store your produce. Where wil...
by Tay
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from Oz
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Welcome to the site. :flower:

I just had a quick peek at your blog - those slimline water storage tanks are a brilliant idea, especially as you can get pale ones too. Unfortunately, I have never seen them for sale in the UK or France.
by Tay
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oooooouch
Replies: 31
Views: 6492

I hope that the op goes ok, and that they don't keep you in for too long. On the bright side, it will give you a chance to read the book that Boots got you for Christmas!

Bon courage, and hope to see you back here soon.
by Tay
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: recycling batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 4325

Hi Maggie I don't know if they still do it, but B&Q and other DIY stores used to have tubs for spent batteries. Maybe your local council could tell you if the local civic amenity site (or whatever they are called now) takes them. As a last resort. Given that the Environment Agency didn't recycle the...
by Tay
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just had it explained
Replies: 29
Views: 6057

Excellent post, Muddy. I'll just point out that I am not sporty in any way, never participate in any type of sport, and rarely watch it. Rugby union is the only team sport that I'll watch; I prefer solo sports such as motorsport. While I personally couldn't care less about sport, I appreciate that f...
by Tay
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: perfect rice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6933

Great. I think that these have been my problems. I rarely bother with the pre-washing of normal long grain, so end up with 'gluggy' rice (very apt description!). With basmati, I tend to not add enough water, and then when it's dry, add too much so it goes sticky. The frying pan method has helped wit...
by Tay
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: perfect rice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6933

Thanks for that, Aussie. I'll try both methods (steaming and boiling) and see how they go.

You said that steaming is no good for basmati rice... Why is that, and what should you do instead? Boil it?
by Tay
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: perfect rice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6933

I have only recently managed to get rice just right. Regardless of amount of water, or any other factors, I have found that the pan is the crucial thing. Rather than use a normal saucepan, I started to use a deep frying pan. I seem to be able to get the rice to cook more evenly this way, so it is al...
by Tay
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just had it explained
Replies: 29
Views: 6057

The problem in the UK is that so little emphasis is placed on sport. Like MMM, we only really seemed to play hockey, netball, basketball and athletics. For the blokes, it was just football, basketball, hockey and athletics. Rugby, cricket and swimming were never done. I went to a grammar school, so ...