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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 13 Sep 2017, 13:13 
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When you are very excited at having won tickets to the Russian Ballet, don't sit around on the evening in question having completely forgotten it is on! (Thank goodness my sister sent me a text to say she was on her way to the theatre).


Oh no - that happened to us once, only it was tickets to a Oliver Costello concert and we only realised when SLOC happened upon the tickets two days later. :P


That must have been dreadful, Jools! Especially if you had bought the tickets.



We had bought the tickets and had been looking forward to seeing him. Still SLOC now puts event into the diary :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 13 Sep 2017, 20:13 
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You're all getting me worried as my memory is definitely iffier than ever these days. I have a ticket to hear the lovely Joseph Calleja in "Tosca" at Munich in November - I even adjusted my autumn trip to fit in with it. Now I'll be having nightmares that I forget all about it!


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PostPosted: 14 Sep 2017, 08:54 
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My memory is terrible (probably as a side-effect of PTSD coupled with poor sleep due to pain), but I use my mobile phone calendar app to provide me with reminders of appointments etc. I use the basic Google Calendar, which allows multiple notifications e.g. for a morning dental appointment I will probably have a notification the previous evening (just as a reminder) and a second on the day of the appointment, about an hour before I need to get ready. I can add events via my laptop, but the all notifications come from my mobile.

My PSA: after loading up the dishwasher, it works much better if it's turned on!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 14 Sep 2017, 10:12 
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My PSA: after loading up the dishwasher, it works much better if it's turned on!


It works even better again if you put dishwasher powder in rather than washing powder. With the latter, I can say from experience that you end up with something out of a slapstick comedy with foam oozing out everywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 14 Sep 2017, 11:29 
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My PSA: after loading up the dishwasher, it works much better if it's turned on!


It works even better again if you put dishwasher powder in rather than washing powder. With the latter, I can say from experience that you end up with something out of a slapstick comedy with foam oozing out everywhere.



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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
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Annied wrote:
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My PSA: after loading up the dishwasher, it works much better if it's turned on!


It works even better again if you put dishwasher powder in rather than washing powder. With the latter, I can say from experience that you end up with something out of a slapstick comedy with foam oozing out everywhere.


Oh no! :lol:
Our last dishwasher disaster involved a very large slug in the drain hole. Kitchen floor got very well washed that day.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2017, 10:44 
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Annied wrote:
bythebrook wrote:
My PSA: after loading up the dishwasher, it works much better if it's turned on!


It works even better again if you put dishwasher powder in rather than washing powder. With the latter, I can say from experience that you end up with something out of a slapstick comedy with foam oozing out everywhere.


I'm using dishwasher tablets, and the dishwasher is in the kitchen while the washing machine and washing powder are in the laundry. After reading the last few posts, I think I'll keep it that way ...


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2017, 15:59 
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When using the air pump at the local petrol station, it's a good idea to check that the heavens aren't about to open. I did the front two tyres of my car in the dry, by the time I'd finished the 2 rear wheels I resembled a drowned rat.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 19 Sep 2017, 23:44 
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AilidhNoor wrote:
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bythebrook wrote:
My PSA: after loading up the dishwasher, it works much better if it's turned on!


It works even better again if you put dishwasher powder in rather than washing powder. With the latter, I can say from experience that you end up with something out of a slapstick comedy with foam oozing out everywhere.


Oh no! :lol:
Our last dishwasher disaster involved a very large slug in the drain hole. Kitchen floor got very well washed that day.


Reminds me of EBD's large pink worm that got in the engine and stopped the bus!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
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Putting your angina spray through the washing machine is probably not to be recommended, especially when away from home. At least the Doctor's receptionist laughed. It had to be when I had a new one only a week or so ago. The last one lasted me three years so I obviously don't use them often LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 07 Oct 2017, 18:25 
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If you can't get the top off the tube of superglue it's not a good idea to cut it off. Especially if it's the instant drying variety. You will spend the next 2 hours attempting to scrape off the bits of paper towel that have stuck to your fingers (unsuccessfully) and the glue that somehow found its way onto the kitchen work top (successfully). You will also need to use a fair bit of ingenuity to get the scissors you used to open again.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2017, 00:30 
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If you have in front of you an open milk bottle, and a hot water bottle, it's not a good idea to pick up the hot water bottle plug and try to fit it in onto the milk bottle!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2017, 20:57 
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You can't scoop up liquids with a slotted spoon


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 24 May 2018, 21:02 
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Re-using cooking fat is a good idea.
However, it is worth checking that you are using the fat from the frying pan that was used to fry bacon and not the bicarbonate-of-soda paste from the other, identical frying pan.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 25 May 2018, 00:12 
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Victoria wrote:
Re-using cooking fat is a good idea.
However, it is worth checking that you are using the fat from the frying pan that was used to fry bacon and not the bicarbonate-of-soda paste from the other, identical frying pan.


Making your own cooking fat (dripping) is also a good idea, provided you don't mind an extremely large grease stain on the kitchen ceiling when it "explodes" as you boil the excess water out of it. (Thankfully I wasn't anywhere near it at the time.)


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 26 May 2018, 11:55 
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When going out in the morning, having carefully removed your keys from your handbag and unlocked the front door and picked up several bags you need to take, don't forget to pick up said handbag as well or when you get outside and lock the door you'll find you have no handbag to put keys in, and will have to unlock door again to retrieve it, thus making yourself even later than you would have been


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 26 May 2018, 15:40 
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I can sympathise Ivohenry. My greatest fear when I leave the German flat is that I forget my keys altogether as the door automatically locks from the outside when it's closed. I'm becoming close to OCD about checking I have my keys.

My own contribution is that when you return after an extended trip away, make sure when you're putting a form into a pre-paid envelope, that it's the right envelope. It will not then come as a nasty shock, when you return from the post box, to discover that you have no idea to whom you've sent the form as the correct envelope is still lying on the table.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 26 May 2018, 19:11 
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I can sympathise Ivohenry. My greatest fear when I leave the German flat is that I forget my keys altogether as the door automatically locks from the outside when it's closed. I'm becoming close to OCD about checking I have my keys.


Mine locks automatically too! Since the time when I shut the door without carrying my keys out, I've had a spare back door key in my bag. That time I had no keys and both doors locked, but fortunately I hadn't closed my bedroon window completeley and my neighbour, who has a laddee, was in, so I borrowed that to climb up and in through the window!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 26 May 2018, 20:38 
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It is not a good idea to wash a dark blue, previously unwashed, long fibred bathmat in the washing machine. Fibres will come off, blocking the washing machine drain, and leaving the machine half full of dark blue water.
The washing machine drain will be so close to the floor that the only way to drain the machine is to let the water out all over the kitchen floor in small amounts, mopping up as you go. It will take an entire evening, and you'll have blue hands for the next two days.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 26 May 2018, 21:20 
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Who knew these things could be so darned complicated???? Sympathes!


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