HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

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Post by Cathy » 12 Feb 2020, 03:31

Seat belts are one of the things at the top of the list, especially in Taxis.
And don’t trust people wearing gloves in food outlets etc,, the gloves are only protecting them, and they are touching all sorts of things/surfaces etc that relate to Your food. :surprised: :surprised:
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Post by Stanley » 12 Feb 2020, 06:15

All true Cathy but don't get paranoid, our systems are dealing with invasive bugs 24 X 7 and we survive! You can't avoid all of them.
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Post by Marilyn » 12 Feb 2020, 10:03

You can avoid 90% of them...others take a bit more effort and thought.

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Post by Tizer » 12 Feb 2020, 10:38

Cathy wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 03:31
And don’t trust people wearing gloves in food outlets etc,, the gloves are only protecting them, and they are touching all sorts of things/surfaces etc that relate to Your food. :surprised: :surprised:
Good point, Cathy. The gloves are more to do with giving the impression of safety; but at least it stops them picking their noses in between customers! :laugh5:

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Post by Stanley » 13 Feb 2020, 04:06

I've often pondered on the fact that despite all the assorted faeces and other nasties I must have ingested, particularly when working with animals, I never had any bad effects. No such thing as washing your hands then before grabbing a buttie! I can only assume that my system knew the bugs and how to deal with them as they were a constant threat. I believe the same thing happens if you are a singleton and live in your own personal bio-environment. Your immune system is prepared for any attack, think of the bugs Jack is bringing in to the house each day! Things would be entirely different if say there was a house full of school kids bringing home whatever was going!
So, today's tip is be anti-social! Don't hug, kiss or shake hands with anyone. I am reminded of the incidence of infections in new students at the start of a university term. Haven't I read that Meningitis is spread by close contact with strangers?
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Post by Marilyn » 13 Feb 2020, 22:02

We used to drink water straight from the rainwater tank. The only “filter” that had was an old pair of panty-hose wrapped back and forth around the tap. A cup of kerosine was tipped in the top of the tank. That floated on the surface and kept the mozzies/wrigglers down.

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Post by Stanley » 14 Feb 2020, 02:56

I once got a bad case of poisoning from a dead mouse in a water tank in Denmark, WA. The Kerosene wouldn't have helped Maz.
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Post by Bodger » 14 Feb 2020, 07:33

A true story told to me by a member of the "Pouges" they and the " Dubliners" were playing in Northern Ireland and one morning stopped for the "cure" at a rural bar, the drink was served via a jug from the barrel, one of the several pints served contained a drowned mouse that had climbed into the jug overnight, this pint was returned with a complaint about the mouse in the pint, the old lady removed the mouse and tendered the pint back which was refused again. the old lady passing the comment about "contrary customers who wouldn't drink a pint with or without a mouse" whilst pouring a fresh one

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Post by Stanley » 14 Feb 2020, 08:07

Five star establishment?
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Post by plaques » 14 Feb 2020, 09:43

A young lady was complaining to myself and my friend that her water supply had shut down because a dead frog had got into the supply tank to her farmhouse. My friend who is a Frenchman said leave my countrymen out of this.

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Post by Stanley » 15 Feb 2020, 04:31

When I first started at Harrods Farm, Whatcote, after leaving school my first job in the morning after milking was to get on to the handle of the large semi rotary pump in the porch and pump up enough water into the supply tank for the day, about 300 gallons. The well was under the porch and about 25 yards away was the midden into which everything, including our faeces, flowed. We never seemed to suffer any ill effects but I've often pondered about it! So today's tip is say a prayer of thanks every time you turn the cold water tap on!
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Post by Wendyf » 15 Feb 2020, 07:08

No problems so far Stanley. Col added a water softener into the treatment last year as we were getting a lot of limescale and he has started fretting about getting a replacement pump just in case. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 15 Feb 2020, 07:11

Good. Col is right, just the sort of thing I would do. Good insurance I reckon!
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Post by Stanley » 16 Feb 2020, 04:33

Never forget how lucky we are in Barlick. Because of our situation on the watershed we don't have to deal with water coming downstream from a huge catchment area. My thoughts are with those who are struggling at the moment.....
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Post by Stanley » 17 Feb 2020, 04:53

If you are specifying ridge tiles for your roof use recycled blue terracotta or stone. If you can't get them avoid the modern black plastic replacements which are useless and go for concrete ones which you can get in various colours.
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Post by Marilyn » 17 Feb 2020, 10:11

We have a tin roof....

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Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2020, 04:22

Very common in Australia Maz. I remember my dad telling me about the Lysaght Colonial Ceilings at Eumalga. (LINK) These were perforated metal sheets which allowed the hot air in kitchens and homes to circulate into the loft cooling the room down. Lysaght's made corrugated iron sheeting as well and most of their production went to tropical countries particularly Australia.
In the US it was slightly different, embossed steel ceilings were common but with no perforations. I am not sure who made them. I saw them all over America.
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Post by Marilyn » 18 Feb 2020, 04:30

I say “tin”...it is actually Colorbond. ( we can certainly tell when it is raining due to the noise on the roof!)

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:good:
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Post by Stanley » 19 Feb 2020, 04:47

If you live in the UK remember it's February! Watch the weather and try to keep warm and dry!
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Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2020, 04:25

If you are worried about Coronovirus read MD in Private Eye this week.
"Pandemic infections come and go, and Covid-19 may yet turn out to kill more Brits than seasonal Flu does each year. But, pandemic damage always causes significant harm and usually overloads the NHS more than the virus. Yes, it's exciting that a virus may have come from snakes, bats and pangolins to infect us. Yet it may be less deadly than boring old Influenza A in a bad year. So get a grip and wash your hands, it's the best thing you can do to protect yourself.
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Post by Tizer » 20 Feb 2020, 12:06

That's concise and true!

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Post by Stanley » 21 Feb 2020, 04:23

MD is always a reliable source..... See THIS for his CV! Well worth reading and his writings as well, he is the epitome of common sense!
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Post by Stanley » 22 Feb 2020, 04:21

When someone tells you that a half price waterproof coat by Schoffel at £140 is good value, listen to them! The one I got is brilliant, totally wind and waterproof and you can roll it into a ball and put in a large pocket. No internal condensation at all. Ridiculous price but truly fantastic performance, I love it.
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Post by Marilyn » 22 Feb 2020, 06:58

Honey, £140 will get me an entire Winter wardrobe...and new underwear! ( and pay for parking)

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