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by LizG
16 Jun 2018, 15:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1984
Views: 133323

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley, we also have solar panels & it makes a big difference to our bill too. When we installed it there were incentives & we got 35 cents per kWh to put energy back into the grid. Now the incentives are gone & we only get 11 cents per kWh. Still worthwhile but no where near as good. We were impre...
by LizG
15 Jun 2018, 18:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1984
Views: 133323

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Thank you for that. It was as we thought. It seems ridiculous to us that in Aus we get next to no subsidy for installing solar. We are paid 11 cents per kWh for what we put back into the grid but we pay up to 30cents per kWh to buy power. Very few wind farms and no solar farms.
by LizG
15 Jun 2018, 13:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 1984
Views: 133323

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

We've just spent the last week in Cornwall and there were a lot of solar farms around. We would never see those in Aus because of the cost in establishing them. Can someone give me some info about them please? For instance are they commercial, are they subsidised? Loved Cornwall but I can't say I'm ...
by LizG
16 Apr 2018, 09:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5428
Views: 254961

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Marilyn wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 03:15
I had a real hankering for Lasagne....so I made one...and have put it in a foil container. I can cook it later in the toaster oven that we take in the van.
Easy to make lasagne in the microwave. I've never done it any other way.
by LizG
08 Apr 2018, 07:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5428
Views: 254961

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Stanley, do you make the scotch eggs yourself?
by LizG
02 Apr 2018, 07:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5428
Views: 254961

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Maz, I bought a portable induction hotplate and it is the best thing I've ever bought. $50 in Kmart. I take it camping and use it in the house. Before you buy another hotplate consider induction.
by LizG
29 Mar 2018, 21:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5428
Views: 254961

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sounds like you need to initiate a 'bring a plate of something you can eat'. We have someone in our family who 'couldn't' eat gluten. Turned out it was just because it was trendy, not for any health reason. She gave it up because she got sick of watching other people enjoying food!!
by LizG
29 Mar 2018, 06:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5428
Views: 254961

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Just make sure there is enough for tomorrow Maz. Shops are open again on Saturday. I do the same as you and always end up with things I can't eat, like cheese and dips; I give it to visitors to take home. You were making some great bread if I remember. If you have all the ingredients ready everyone ...
by LizG
26 Mar 2018, 21:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5428
Views: 254961

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I think it depends on the brand and the preservatives they use in the tins. I don't use them any more either. I just microwave 'real' spuds instead if we have power in the van, if not we do without. I carry snow peas and asparagus with us in the fridge. I just pour boiling water in them for a couple...
by LizG
26 Mar 2018, 05:37
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5428
Views: 254961

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Peri-peri chicken (yes, addicted now thank you Maz), and rainbow slaw.
by LizG
27 Feb 2017, 05:46
Forum: DIY
Topic: Kitchen Refurb
Replies: 705
Views: 32165

Re: Kitchen Refurb

The tiler who did our refurb in our holiday house did that too. He put both the toilet and the vanity basin down on top of the tiles. The vanities in this house all hang from the walls, about a foot off the ground, so it's not a problem. We tiled up the walls to the height of a skirting board too. I...
by LizG
27 Feb 2017, 05:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8416
Views: 360540

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It looks a bit like the one we use to level the caravan but I'm tipping that's not it. Is it used to level the engines you make?
by LizG
27 Feb 2017, 03:01
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 637
Views: 71284

Re: PET'S CORNER

We've buried her near our garden seat and we've been out and had coffee with her as well as a glass or two of wine. We've had a few dogs during our married life but never one like this little one. (She was a shitzu cross Moh) She's traveled right around this big country with us in our caravan. I'm s...
by LizG
26 Feb 2017, 03:45
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 637
Views: 71284

Re: PET'S CORNER

It's been very sad in our house this week. We had our little dog, Connie, put to sleep on Monday. She was almost 15 and had been very well up until just after Christmas. It turned out she had a tumour behind her eye which was also pressing on her brain. We have buried her in the garden and bought a ...
by LizG
05 Feb 2017, 21:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2647
Views: 147873

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

It would be a boring world indeed if we all had the same opinion. Nothing wrong with a good debate.
by LizG
04 Feb 2017, 07:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2647
Views: 147873

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

And unless she's blind I'm tipping she has a mirror. Don't imagine she doesn't know how she looks. We are what we are!!
by LizG
02 Feb 2017, 06:32
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 637
Views: 71284

Re: PET'S CORNER

When I was involved in the local pony club we used to arrange for the equine dentist to visit annually. Everyone was invited to book their pony in for a check up. It was amazing how many owners had no idea that it was necessary.
by LizG
31 Jan 2017, 06:36
Forum: DIY
Topic: Kitchen Refurb
Replies: 705
Views: 32165

Re: Kitchen Refurb

Looks beautiful Wendy. Even better that Colin cooks there!!
by LizG
31 Jan 2017, 06:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8416
Views: 360540

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Shopkins?
by LizG
26 Jan 2017, 21:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8416
Views: 360540

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I'm going with pencil sharpener.
by LizG
21 Jan 2017, 07:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8710
Views: 409929

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I just saw that too! And they are saying more could die too. Many calls for the Premier to either step up or resign. It's an absolute disgrace.

Stanley, he was out on bail before he did this. He's in hospital now under police guard recovering from gunshot wounds.
by LizG
20 Jan 2017, 22:18
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 8710
Views: 409929

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A dreadful incident in Melbourne CBD yesterday where a maniac drove his car down the footpath deliberately targeting pedestrians. 4 people dead and more than 20 badly injured. The driver was shot, though not fatally, by police. All this after he stabbed his brother and kidnapped his brothers girlfri...
by LizG
17 Jan 2017, 22:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7420
Views: 330550

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

A friend of mine had exactly the same thing happen. She tried to remove a bird from her dogs mouth. She chose to have the nail removed and after 6 weeks the finger has healed nicely. Now she just has to get over the jokes about getting a 10% discount on a manicure!!
by LizG
17 Jan 2017, 22:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2515
Views: 127799

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote: So my tip is that if you like smoking get a pipe and start smoking black tobacco..... far better for you that fags or cigars.....
No!!!!! Sorry Stanley but I have to disagree. Everything we know about the harmful effects of smoking tells us this is wrong.
by LizG
16 Jan 2017, 22:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 7420
Views: 330550

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Happy birthday Sue. I hope you enjoy your get together on Wednesday. It was my birthday on the 14th and my wedding anniversary on the 12th so that's all my celebrations over for the year. We live in an area where all the holiday makers descend during the school holiday period so we avoid going to an...

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