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by Tay
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Uncontested capitalism.
Replies: 23
Views: 5337

Do you have separation of church and state in Europe? In France, yes, but not really in the UK. British kids still have to have religious assemblies at school, people can get legally married in church etc. Here, a church wedding isn't legal. If you want a religious ceremony, you have it at church a...
by Tay
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pumpkin storage and processing
Replies: 9
Views: 2755

I've noticed it too. The neighbouring farmer's father has a small plot of land next to one of our front gardens, and this year he planted some pumpkins. They were planted a long way from the rest of his veg (spuds and lettuces), so I don't think it was for 'companionship' reasons. He let them grow o...
by Tay
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Question for Kiwis
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Boots,

You got me intrigued! I had a hunt on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holidays_in_New_Zealand; seems to explain it.
by Tay
Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your choice of supper guests.
Replies: 39
Views: 9742

This is hard as I don't really want to meet anyone who is or has been famous/innovative etc. Of those that I wouldn't mind a chat with... 1. Michael Schumacher - in my opinion, a driver at least equal to Ayrton Senna. Plus a friend has met him (FIA) who said that he is a great bloke. He can't be as ...
by Tay
Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Watering plants
Replies: 13
Views: 2619

I asked my husband this last night, and he too says it's true. I've just googled it, and it can happen and is called the Mpemba Effect. http://physicsweb.org/articles/world/19/4/4
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: do you drive
Replies: 39
Views: 9623

They were ploughing a lot of money into the Hatfield campus when I was there. They built the LRC (Learning Resources Centre); spent millions on it, but within months, it had begun to subside! Maybe they should have used the civil engineering school to build it rather than professionals! What on eart...
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: do you drive
Replies: 39
Views: 9623

I started in '97, but only did one year. I was at Hatfield campus, and I definitely don't miss it! I'm planning to return to the UK with my OH; we both want to go to the University of Newcastle to do GIS degrees. I hope that the campus there is more pleasant than Hatfield (known locally as 'little B...
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Water power
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

It is a damned shame that more people don't have a water resource available. I would be interested to see if this idea caught on in France as it is reasonably common for householders to have a stream running through their land/gardens. Unfortunately for us, we haven't. If and when we move, I would b...
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Water power
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Water power

Any thoughts on this? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 221073.stm

I know it isn't suitable for everyone, but it seems fairly cheap to install.
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: do you drive
Replies: 39
Views: 9623

Sarah - we must both have been at the University of Hertfordshire! I didn't know that it had it's own bus service though. I used to give up and walk when studying there as there was never a bus when I needed one.
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: do you drive
Replies: 39
Views: 9623

I passed my driving test 1st time when I was 17 but have never owned a car. I drove my mum's car when necessary but then had a period travelling then living in London when I never drove. Tried to get back into it but I gave that up as a bad job because I was just terrified trying to drive in London...
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your choice of supper guests.
Replies: 39
Views: 9742

my son wants Bob Geldof I don't think that your son would get much of a meaningful conversation from him!!! He's a grumpy thing at the best of times, and when in a better mood, he's inebriated. I used to live near to him in England, so encountered him on several occasions at restaurants, pubs and i...
by Tay
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who nicked the "d"?
Replies: 48
Views: 11189

I had thought that there was an extra 'd'. But, on reflection, I realised that I wouldn't write it as longditude. In fact, I think this is the first time I have written it! I will go with longitude. Following a discussion with my husband, he assures me that it only has 1 'd' - his maths teacher had ...
by Tay
Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm Ill...entertain me!!
Replies: 27
Views: 6695

Gidday Oh well, I guess I am showing my age. Perhaps the French don't use letters like it was said they did. They certainly do. There are vending machines in the most unlikely places here! The spread of AIDS is taken seriously as there are many sufferers in France. Having been inspired by the brill...
by Tay
Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm Ill...entertain me!!
Replies: 27
Views: 6695

Gidday Hey Tay, was that a French one? I always thought they had letters. Hi Jack, No, not a French joke. Despite living here, I don't know any - they don't seem to exist. That's not meant horribly, just that the sense of humour is different to that in the UK, and no doubt the rest of the world. It...