Daydream thread... without the rose-tinted specs

edited 16 June 2013 at 6:15AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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  • lostinrateslostinrates Forumite
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    Blimey, I hate to think how much hair I'd have if it was straight then :eek:

    The front of mine is shaped & I have a sort of fringe - until it grows so long I can't see through it & it gets brushed back.
    I used to have it layered but the speed of growth meant that I'd have to have it trimmed every 4-6 weeks whereas now I can go 6-8.

    I do agree that less washing is good but I couldn't go so long as you - maximum 2 weeks. My scalp gets itchy if I try to leave it too long. Then I scratch &, bingo, lumps & bumps. :o

    Our grass is high now, too. I'm not even looking at the parts of the land that should be strimmed _pale_.
    I think the tick episode has put DH off wading around with the strimmer for a while.

    With the deer coming in my first thought was "Ah, lovely" (they are magnificent creatures) but that was swiftly followed by "Oh bl**dy hell, more ruddy ticks" :( :rotfl:


    Oh, I was, I just don't use shampoo. I only use conditioner, or a product called WEN...which is a more expensive way of only using conditioner:o

    I wish mine grew quickly. :(
  • rozeepozeerozeepozee Forumite
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    alfie_1 wrote: »
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    Are you teasing me with that dog, Alf. I love standard poodles!
  • DavesnaveDavesnave Forumite
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    Just bought half a dozen Maran eggs on the Bay. They're almost local, but it's cheaper and easier to have them delivered. :)

    A friend has a standard poodle. They're far too intelligent for the average owner! :rotfl:
  • Better_DaysBetter_Days Forumite
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    Raining here this afternoon, and not so hot as it was yesterday. Tomato plants aren't doing much but courgettes have lots of growth on the leaves. Would it be worth feeding them do you think?

    Bungalow we are buying has oil heating and am considering getting a log burner/multifuel stove for additional heating - do any of you have one? Reading the reviews the Clearview Pioneer stove looks popular - would like to get the oil usuage down as much as possible.
    http://www.whatstove.co.uk/clearview-pioneer-400-stove-reviews

    lostinrates - how are the legs and feet after a good rest today? Bit sore and bruised following a biopsy this afternoon, but chocolate biscuits are proving to be excellent medicine. :D

    Itismehonest - my hair grows very quickly too, and it is really thick as well - DH calls it the 'shaggy dog' look when it gets out of hand (which is most of the time) :) Have found someone in the village who comes to the house to cut my hair for £10 which is handy.

    Lovely looking dog alfie 1 - this is our 'daft as a brush' lurcher who is very sweet but was at the back of the queue when brains were handed out :rotfl:
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    Bungalow we are buying has oil heating and am considering getting a log burner/multifuel stove for additional heating - do any of you have one? Reading the reviews the Clearview Pioneer stove looks popular - would like to get the oil usuage down as much as possible.
    http://www.whatstove.co.uk/clearview-pioneer-400-stove-reviews

    I have a log burner and love it :D

    However, it is not as simple as just buying one - your chimney will need checking, and if not already done, lining with an appropriate flue liner. I would get advice from a specialist (or two), who will advise you on flues and also the correct size stove for your home. If possible, use someone recommended locally.

    We have burned wood / solid fuel for over 40 years, but wouldn't skimp on this. Likewise chimney sweeping and having the flue checked regularly.
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    OOOOOO BD I totally agree Chocolate Biswits are the best medicine EVER... ( well they make you feel nice.. lol)

    Now everyone knows on here how I feel about Biscwits:cool::D

    I think we should start a thread biscwit club...not only do I love chocolate biscwits, I am also partical to a good old fashioned custard cream, Nice biscwit and a moocow biscwit too:p
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    edited 20 June 2013 at 5:21PM
    Bungalow we are buying has oil heating and am considering getting a log burner/multifuel stove for additional heating - do any of you have one? Reading the reviews the Clearview Pioneer stove looks popular - would like to get the oil usuage down as much as possible.
    http://www.whatstove.co.uk/clearview-pioneer-400-stove-reviews

    Better Days

    Definately worth the log-burner/multi-fuel, IF you can get access to decent properly dried firewood (or can organise somewhere to dry it yourself).

    Family have oil fired and a big badly designed (from the energy point of view) pile.

    The log burner goes on at 4pm and in the autumn and spring, is often the only heating. In the winter it allows the central heating to go on later and off earlier.

    Having said all that, they used a local manufacturer who installed for a lot less than Clearview; they do burn it clean.
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  • Better_DaysBetter_Days Forumite
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    Thanks DawnW for the tips re the chimney for the stove. I am a steep learning curve :D What make is your stove?

    RAS we are in a rural area so hopefully will be able to get access to wood relatively easily. From reading the threads on the forum though and from your comments the important thing is how seasoned the wood is (low water content). We will have plenty of space to create a wood store - does it need to be outside or is inside a garage say OK?

    CTC - I must admit I do have a weakness for McVities choc digestives. (not very MSE I know) I wouldn't have thought that they could have been improved on but McVities now make double choc digestives although DH only buys them when they are on special offer. Do you like bourbons - haven't had any for ages but they gave me a small packet at the hospital along with a cuppa for 'restorative' purposes. Lovely. And all on the NHS! Ohh and what about Rich Tea? Or hobnobs? My mouth is watering - simple pleasures :rotfl:A biscwit club, now you are tempting me :)
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    ItismehonestItismehonest Forumite
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    edited 20 June 2013 at 6:42PM
    Do be careful if you go wood foraging, Better Days. It's against the law in many places. I believe you must have the express permission of the landowner
    It's best to let the wood season under cover so that it dries thoroughly.

    I'm not a big biskwit, sweet or cake eater :o
    I used to eat quite a lot of Maryland Chocolate Chip cookies & I enjoy the odd dark-chocolate covered digestive/biccy but I'm more of a savoury person ......... unless it's chocolate or cheesecake :EasterBun
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    Have you tried making Twinks' hobnobs? Great recipe off the oldstyle board
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