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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 29th Sep 17, 10:26 AM
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    Student Meal Disasters
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    • 29th Sep 17, 10:26 AM
    Student Meal Disasters 29th Sep 17 at 10:26 AM
    Sorry for the Daily Fail link - I only read it for the lols!

    However I thought this was quite an interesting article. How can these students get to the age they are without knowing how to cook??

    My mother taught my brothers and me to cook form an early age - in fact I cannot remember NOT knowing how to cook. I also taught my boys how to cook from an early age. My youngest's lasagna is the stuff of legends! What are these parents teaching their children?

    Caveat - it has to be said that just because my boys know how to cook, it doesn't mean they do actually cook! When the eldest stays over he still looks forward to mum's cooking!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4929538/Students-share-hilarious-university-cooking-fails.html
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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 4th Oct 17, 10:06 AM
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    "Wash dark colours separately"
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    That always flummoxed me as a kid, if something was a bit of an inbetween colour I wasn't sure whether it meant that I should wash dark colours separately from the item or that the item should be washed away from light colours.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Oct 17, 10:17 AM
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    That always flummoxed me as a kid, if something was a bit of an inbetween colour I wasn't sure whether it meant that I should wash dark colours separately from the item or that the item should be washed away from light colours.
    Originally posted by Izadora
    It's an initiative test, designed to separate the sheets from the coats.
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 4th Oct 17, 10:30 AM
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    I just chuck everything in together at 30 deg. Ain't nobody got time for separating washing!

    Although I will periodically give my whites a boil wash.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Oct 17, 10:33 AM
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    I just chuck everything in together at 30 deg. Ain't nobody got time for separating washing!
    .
    Originally posted by Flick216
    Yes, me too.
    Anyway, very pale blue is a favourite colour of mine!
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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 4th Oct 17, 12:40 PM
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    I just chuck everything in together at 30 deg. Ain't nobody got time for separating washing!

    Although I will periodically give my whites a boil wash.
    Originally posted by Flick216
    The thought of that's making me feel quite

    My husband always thought I was being unnecessarily fussy by asking him to separate washing so threw everything in the machine together. I now have quite a lot of chewing-gum grey underwear...
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 5th Oct 17, 9:20 AM
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    Yes, me too.
    Anyway, very pale blue is a favourite colour of mine!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I did actually end up with a rather beautiful dress once having put something blue in with a whites hot wash. My white dress came out an astonishingly beautiful shade of pale blue - a colour I have never been able to replicate.
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 5th Oct 17, 10:02 AM
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    “ I just chuck everything in together at 30 deg. Ain't nobody got time for separating washing!

    Although I will periodically give my whites a boil wash.
    Originally posted by Flick216
    The thought of that's making me feel quite

    My husband always thought I was being unnecessarily fussy by asking him to separate washing so threw everything in the machine together. I now have quite a lot of chewing-gum grey underwear... Posted by Izadora
    When I was packing for a 4 month tour of duty in the Falklands I only took ecru/black underwear with me as I knew that the peaty water down there discoloured whites.

    Unfortunately, I made the mistake of leaving a new, white, very expensive bra in the laundry basket. When I got back from the Falklands I found said bra washed, dried and neatly folded in my underwear drawer - but it was now a mucky grey colour. Mr S never did say what he had washed it with, but my money was on a load of his black socks and underpants.
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    • webcrest043
    • By webcrest043 26th Oct 17, 11:47 AM
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    My mother was a scary chef (despite their mother's being very good) and she existed mainly on pizza, sandwich and MacDonald.
    • V2-Schneider
    • By V2-Schneider 26th Oct 17, 12:08 PM
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    My student diet was far different to my current one, but for ways unexpectedly so.

    I was the fortunate recipient of both a maintenance loan and grant from 2010-13. I was also lucky enough to be working four-five days a week part-time in jewellery retail. Alongside a girlfriend who also worked and received a similar amount from the government for her studies, and split rental costs, this all meant that I had much more money to spend on food. So, when I wasn't cooking creative meals with expensive ingredients, I would frequently eat out or get takeaways! Wagamamas, Dominos, expensive 'hipster cafes', exuberant lunches from Greggs every day... Such is the wastefulness of youth: I never had to eat pot noodles or other DIY student meals, but I did get very fat. I'm not sure my taste was even that good to begin with!

    Now, as a young teacher, I have far less to spend, but am much wiser with where money goes. Cheaper, home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients (and leftovers) are the way forward. I do look back with a touch of regret - what would things have been like if I'd saved instead of spent in those three years? - but alas, there's no point crying over spilt milk! I've ended up losing a lot of weight since then, but whilst the trouser size has gone down, the savings balance has gone up.
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