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Thu 7-Jan-10
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elrohana
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Danny said:

Hi, elrohana - not sure if anybody has already said "welcome to the forum" or if you kind of snuck in underneath the fence Cheers , but good on you for your contributions.

I have to ask: "I lived on the mainland for a couple of years and drove a Beetle"

Hey! Star  What mainland?


Er, yeah, I tend to keep my arrivals and departures low key, mainly because I usually raise merry hell in the period in between Laugh

Sorry, turn of phrase.  I mean the European mainland, as opposed to the island bit of it we live on in England.  Still tend to think of myself as European.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

Thu 7-Jan-10
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Arrh but which bit of the mainland, eirohana? I now live in Latvia, lived for three years in Denmark and in between moved to America for two years. Started off in the UK though. Welcome by the way

Thu 7-Jan-10
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France (just on the borders of the Champagne) and Germany (Dortmund in the Ruhrgebiet).  At one point one Winter I was trekking between the two every week, over the Eifel low mountain range.  That was REAL snow.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

Fri 8-Jan-10
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I know exactly what you mean by real snow. We had 3ft of snow over 24 hours when we lived in Colorado, and last year there was 2ft of snow over two days here in Latvia and then it was added to it over the winter. We don't have quite so much as last year but we still probably have around a foot and half by now, and the temperatures are supposed to be dipping again so it is not going anywhere fast. Mind you it looks like parts of the UK is getting some of the proper stuff, the crunchy squeaky stuff. LaughCool

Fri 8-Jan-10
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JoannaS said:Mind you it looks like parts of the UK is getting some of the proper stuff, the crunchy squeaky stuff. LaughCool


Cry Yes, and I'm fed up with it now, can't get anywhere at all!

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Jan-10
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You need a pair of these toffeeapple http://atlassnowshoe.com/snowshoe/e9, I was out on mine today. Only joiking though as it can be a bit of a pain if you are stuck in, no it can be a lot of a pain but at least you have us lot to keep you entertained Cheers

Fri 8-Jan-10
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Yes Joanna, I do have 'you lot' to entertain me and you all do it very well, thank you.Smooch

(That's a hug BTW)

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Jan-10
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oh my gosh I want some of those snow shoes!  Can I just ask.  Does Anyone know how to get the salt tide mark out of my jeans?  Should I just wash them as normal or soak them first?  I had to get some milk today, it was bedlam.  Nothing on the shelves and as the man wheeled the milk out I thought there was going to be a stampede.  the grit and snow combo has made a white tide line on my jeans

it looks like I have drawn mountains in chalk on my jeans

Fri 8-Jan-10
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Use a shower head if you have it and a stiff brush, shower water onto the bit of the jeans with the salt on washing it out either down the leg or across it, using the brush to encourage it to leave, then wash as normal. Or just wash as normal if it isn't too bad.

I was in our local waitrose this morning, I expected it to be quiet. I was wrong there...most hilarious sight of the day was a miserable blonde lady (our town is full of them) scowling at her list, mouth turned resolutely down, saying " but these are the WRONG SORT OF ONIONS" and jumping up and down like a cross toddler. They had shallots, ordinary onions,red onions and sweet white onions on display which I thought rather impressive given the problems with the weather. A close second was the lady who could not understand why they were short of carrots and parsnips " what do you mean the growers are having trouble getting them out of the ground? Why?".Doh

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Fri 8-Jan-10
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Love it, Kate! Smooch (that is our new Big Hug smiley, especially for Toffeeapple who has had to proffer Big_Smooches up until now - that was fine by me! big_laugh

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Sat 9-Jan-10
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thanks Kate for that advise.  I dont want to buy new jeans really so I really want to save them

Sat 9-Jan-10
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Big_Hug  No, this is theBig Hug smiley.  You got it wrong!  But thank you for installing it for me/us.  Big_HugBig_Hug

I'll try that again!

Sat 9-Jan-10
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Toffeeapple said:

Yes Joanna, I do have 'you lot' to entertain me and you all do it very well, thank you.Smooch

(That's a hug BTW)


Aww thanks Big_Hug

Sat 9-Jan-10
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Is that really the Big_Hug smiley?  Big_Hug

It looks more like Shut_uppa_your_face Laugh

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Big_LaughBig_LaughBig_LaughMonster

I'll try that again!

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