Guilty, your Honour, of not posting much lately myself. I blame my job – it’s taking over more of my time so I’m not on my own computer as much, and not doing more of the gardening/cooking stuff I usually get into 😐 Though I’d been digging through old threads a while ago, looking at all sorts of interesting discussions and trying to remind…[Read more]
Pretty sure it was from a relatively recent job (either from a bathroom reno two years ago or capping our old fireplace ten years ago), so I don’t think there’d be asbestos in it.
Wondered what was going on when ALS was down.. That wasn’t long before I left to stay with my mum a few weeks (still there as we speak) so haven’t been online other than for work. Had to reset my password too, but all good 🙂
Thanks everyone. Also a friend tipped me off about the RDNS so I’ll look into that too.
Mentally Mum is okay, but she has a bit of a laundry list of physical ailments (arthritis, gout, Type 2 Diabetes, poor kidney function). So for her mobility is a big problem. She manages okay cooking for herself but had someone to do her cleaning, gardening…[Read more]
I swear by carbon-steel (not non-stick) woks. Mine’s now so well seasoned it’s as good as non-stick – and inexpensive too.
They look great! :tup:
We have two – the big TV in the living room and the 25-year-old dinky CRT in the back room. Either one is hardly used for broadcast TV, other than the odd show on ABC or SBS (nothing on the commercial channels is worth bothering with nowadays IMO). The big TV is mostly used for DVDs. Plus we have connectors and software in our laptops/PCs that…[Read more]
replied to the topic January 2014 Bushfires – Hope everyone is staying safe in the forum General chat and catching up 7 years, 1 month ago
We’ve been lucky here in the Dandies so far, no major incidents. A couple of my colleagues at work had a scare with the fire in Kangaroo Ground but they (and their properties) were ok.
replied to the topic Beware ALS will make you say "I want…" more and more in the forum General chat and catching up 7 years, 1 month ago
dianne post=359614 wrote:
I WANT to know how to keep being patient without going insane :shrug: :blink:
And if you can do that, tell me how! 😛 😆
I WANT the mortgage gone and I WANT the home improvements finished and I WANT my garden finished.
(And I want the money to accomplish all three at once but that ain’t happening… :pinch: )
I stick my head in from time to time. Only posting occasionally, too busy with work atm to have much to talk about on the home front 🙁
Wow! Great work! :tup:
A late Merry Christmas to all – hope you had a good one! :tup:
I have a ginger cake that I love to make any time of year – I’ll be taking one to my rellies’ this Xmas day. It’s good as a cake but also makes a great dessert if you warm it up and serve with custard:
125g softened butter
125g soft dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, whisked
250g plain flour
2 tsp ground ginger
100g glace…[Read more]
Oh, now I’ve got a craving for those things they used to make out of butternut snap biscuits – put the biscuits in a patty pan in the oven until they soften and sag in the middle, then once they cool, fill them with condensed-milk caramel and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands. 😛
Gardening-mad MIL sent me this one. Laughed my guts out :laugh:
Nice one :tup: I try to minimise plastic too but short of making everything from scratch it just isn’t possible for me to be plastic-free.
replied to the topic Ah we still in the dark ages? Re: John Paul II two miracles down… in the forum General chat and catching up 7 years, 8 months ago
They’ve certainly lowered their standards. Once upon a time you actually had to be martyred to qualify…
Sadly, before I had the opportunity to try out any of your suggestions, the old girl passed away this afternoon
My favourite for the winter is pumpkin and rosemary soup:
1 onion, chopped
1kg pumpkin, cut into chunks (I use butternut because it’s easy to handle)
3 and a half cups chicken or veggie stock
1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh rosemary
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup sour cream
Fry the onion until soft, then add the pumpkin chunks, stock, rosemary and bay…[Read more]
GirlFriday post=354977 wrote:
My cats are on prescription dry food due to urinary stones- that stuff must be gold plated! I understand why you are keen to try something a little more frugal.
Our newest family members, “the twins” (the Ragdoll siblings) are on prescription food for dental disease (previous owners fed them nothing but wet food it…[Read more]
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