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  1. There was a major redistribution of wealth only twice in the 20th C, after WW 1 and WW2. The rest of the time the rich have gotten richer at the expense of everyone else.
  2. I would love to have met John Seymour, I think his daughter still lives here in Ireland. My tip for food conservation is to rinse out and keep your empty dol mio jars and lids. They need to be washed properly and be sterilised in a hot oven before filling with jam etc. you know you have done it properly when you open the jar and hear a pop as the vacuum is released. Make sure the lids get washed and heated too, put them on hot. Don’t blame me if you get food poisoning! You didn’t clean them properly.
  3. I’m not a professional arbourist like most people on here, farming for my sins in a previous life. But I have to say Lidl’s parkside battery chainsaw is a great tool, especially for stop start work beside a chipper or hedge laying. My petrol saw hasn’t been started since I bought it last September. Only gripe is you need the larger 4 ah batteries. Also because it’s quiet I don’t really feel that I am using a chainsaw at all. I leave it in the back of the jeep all the time, always ready to cut a fallen branch off a fence etc. and no petrol to go stale, spill or stink😎. I’ve also bought their cordless angle grinder and drill that use the same batteries.
  4. A Winchester woman driving along at speed passed over a bridge only to find a cop with a radar gun on the other side lying in wait. The cop pulled her over, walked up to the car, with that classic patronizing smirk & asked, 'What's your hurry?' She replied, 'I'm late for work.' 'Oh yeah,' said the cop, 'what do you do?' 'I'm a Rectum Stretcher,' she responded. The cop stammered, 'A what?............ 'A Rectum Stretcher!' 'And just what does a rectum stretcher do?' 'Well,' she said, 'I start by inserting one finger in the rectum, then work my way up to two fingers, then three, then four, then with my whole hand in I work from side to side until I can get both hands in, and then I slowly but surely stretch it, until it's about 6 feet' 'And just what the hell do you do with a 6 foot arsehole?' he asked 'You give him a radar gun & park him behind a bridge..
  5. Well at least the water is cheaper than petrol these days.
  6. I’m not a racist but her neck looks suspiciously white.
  7. I think Gareth has the answer. We had a brand of oil here in Rep of Ireland called TOP (Tedcastles Oil Products). They used Russian diesel which was highly regarded. My Toyota Avensis used to do 60 mpg on the white stuff. I reckon there's a different source for the red and white diesel.
  8. Not quite a tree within a tree, but it's close.
  9. I found that I have been happier since I changed from coffee in the morning to orange juice. My doctor explained that it's the vitamin C and natural sugars in the orange juice, but I'm convinced it's the vodka.
  10. I remember my parents converting an AGA cooker to burn oil back in the early 1970’s. I think it used to burn anthracite before that. We now have an oil fired Aga and I am curious has anyone got an Aga burning wood? Is it possible to convert a modern Aga to burn wood?
  11. It is a work of art by a local black smith posing as a tree guard.
  12. She’d be handy round the yard if ww3 breaks out! Wifey might not be impressed though 😜
  13. Simple answer, none. Keep an eye on ebay sometimes they show up there a bit cheaper than retail.
  14. Ok, thanks. I'll try it again and persevere with the next one. I'm intrigued by the mechanism of how it works. I think it might be something to do with osmosis. Fluid moves towards the stronger concentration of the paste, taking the thorn with it as it moves.


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