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    Last year my son asked us to buy him some...

    Last year my son asked us to buy him some decorating materials before Christmas rather than a present so that he and our grandson could make all their own decorations. The whole house ended up...
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    I renovated our bathroom myself. It's not a huge...

    I renovated our bathroom myself. It's not a huge job and it cost me just the price of the bathroom suite of bath, toilet and sink plus the floor and wall tiles. (We put the shower in later and I did...
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    Food to keep the cold out.

    It's freezing today and I have asked my wife to make one of her one pot meals with beef and chilli. This is the best food for keeping warm in the Winter and it cooks all day in the slow cooker....
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    Our snow is now pretty deep and I am just...

    Our snow is now pretty deep and I am just wondering how the van carrying the groceries that we've ordered online is ever going to get here! Also, I have to drive my sister to the hospital next week...
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    We were experiencing over 70 degrees overnight,...

    We were experiencing over 70 degrees overnight, which is very bad but it's down to only 55 now. I wonder why I lived so long without one of these little machines?
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    I try to avoid debt at all costs. My daughter has...

    I try to avoid debt at all costs. My daughter has six children and used to take a year to finish paying for Christmas. It has taken her a few years since the kids grew up and left to get herself back...
  7. Thread: Left Overs

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    Of course we don't have Thanksgiving here in the...

    Of course we don't have Thanksgiving here in the UK, and I don't like turkey in any case, but my wife is great at making curries and casseroles with leftover meat of any kind. I imagine a turkey...
  8. Thread: Time Off

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    I'm glad to say that I don't have any kids left...

    I'm glad to say that I don't have any kids left at home but my daughter does and hers spend most of the day at the park or riding their bikes during school holidays.
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    Here comes the snow!

    I'm in a fairly southern part of England so we don't really get a lot of snow but we are currently experiencing our first snow storm with winds blowing across from Siberia. How are the rest of you...
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    I subscribe to a great technical newsletter...

    I subscribe to a great technical newsletter called "Windows Secrets" and they have a fantastic forum where you can ask and discuss anything including building a PC. Here is the link, I hope it helps...
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    This sounds fascinating, especially to someone...

    This sounds fascinating, especially to someone like myself who lives in the UK. We have our own little regional traditions of course, some dating back for hundreds of years, but none that sound as...
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    Wow, I'm pretty thankful that we don't have any...

    Wow, I'm pretty thankful that we don't have any dangerous spiders here in the UK! I almost moved to Australia but after hearing about the spiders they have I changed my mind!
  13. I don't actually like turkey, but my wife cooks...

    I don't actually like turkey, but my wife cooks us a chicken which I do like. I have always wanted to try the deep fried method, having seen my daughter's huge deep fryer in which she fries chickens....
  14. Thread: Filter?

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    You can buy something as simple as a jug with a...

    You can buy something as simple as a jug with a filter cartridge that will take out the chlorine. This is what usually makes tap water taste awful. This method is not very expensive and the filtered...
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    Saving on gifts this year

    I have a grand total of 18 great grandchildren under the age of 16 so this year we have organised a huge box of sweeties and party favours to be delivered to my daughter in whose house they will...
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    I'm in the uniform camp too for all of the...

    I'm in the uniform camp too for all of the reasons given. I notice that a lot of stores sell inexpensive skirts, trousers and shirts, the uniform basics which helps out poor parents and reduces peer...
  17. Thread: Old toys

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    If we are talking really old fashioned toys, I...

    If we are talking really old fashioned toys, I can remember being bought a pair of roller skates for Christmas and I had so much fun. We didn't even have helmets, elbow and knee pads in those days...
  18. Thread: Tree House

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    I'm not sure that I'd feel happy having to climb...

    I'm not sure that I'd feel happy having to climb into a tree every time I went to work! It must be a huge tree to be able to hold a building big enough to be an office and you'd have to run...
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    Encouraging rats.

    My wife loves to put bread, left over cheese and bits of bacon rind out for the birds but the elderly woman across the road just told her that she shouldn't do it because it encourages the rats. We...
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    Mine would have to be dark rum and coke. I don't...

    Mine would have to be dark rum and coke. I don't drink much hard liquor during the year but it has become a tradition in our family that I have a bottle of rum on Christmas day.
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    I collected salt and pepper sets for years until...

    I collected salt and pepper sets for years until I met my second wife and I kind of lost interest! I put them into storage in the loft and I think that they are still there.
  22. Thread: Orchids

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    I was so interested in Orchids at one time that I...

    I was so interested in Orchids at one time that I bought "Orchids for Dummies". Unfortunately, life took an unexpected turn and I wasn't able to start growing them but now that my interest has been...
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    Sunday lunch with the family

    A Sunday roast is a tradition here in the UK and what better way of spending time with the family than a get together over a carvery in the local hostelry? Do you have places like this in the USA?
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    I'd say that you are probably being paranoid. I...

    I'd say that you are probably being paranoid. I can't see such a large company turning off it's telephones because of one disgruntled customer. They must have hundreds!
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    I actually live on a woodland park which consists...

    I actually live on a woodland park which consists of Park homes. They are mobile homes but they look like regular houses with porches, tiled roofs and such like. We are surrounded by trees and bushes...
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