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Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health & Diet' started by Sofa, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Andreas Rex

    Andreas Rex Banned for smiling

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    Top tip indeed. Over the last 8 years i've spent a grand total of £50 on 2 decent quality sets of clippers.

    Other tips:

    Instead of performing self-butchery when you have a splinter, put a piece of sellotape on the affected body part and gently pull it off in the opposite direction to which the splinter went in. Hey presto! This will obviously only work when said splinter is protruding from the skin.

    When defrosting some goodness from the freezer, place it in COLD water, not HOT water. This will a) defrost your cottage pie/lasagne/apple crumble* faster** than if you do put it in hot water, b) hot water will start the cooking process, thus rendering the instructions useless, and c) hot water provides a perfect environment for nasty bacteria to breed.

    *delete as applicable
    ** unsubstantiated myth?

    White sauce (Béchamel). Instead of using the traditional method and making a roux (flour and butter) and adding milk, put all the ingredients straight into a pan and whisk constantly over a medium heat. Within a few minutes the mixture will become a delightful creamy consistency, without lumps, and you're ready to add parsley/cheese with a minimum of hassle! Works every time.
     
  2. Astro Boy

    Astro Boy Pocket Rocket

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    Measure it twice, cut it once.
     
  3. cat_woman

    cat_woman Well-Known Forumite

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    If you're sending a birthday card to a young child who cannot read yet, stick a photo of yourself inside it. The child whil instantly know who it is from.

    This is a brilliant idea!
     
  4. Goldilox

    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    Although it will taste of raw flour.
     
  5. jimbob23

    jimbob23 Official 1000th poster

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    If there's no light to reflect off it, presumably it won't matter what colour or luminescent properties the tape possesses.
     
  6. Mrs M

    Mrs M Well-Known Forumite

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    Not being pedantic at all ??
     
  7. Anders_Panders

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    Someone's a grumpy grots today
     
  8. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Forumite

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    ok.....so how about i nick some of the bits of my neighbours "glow in the dark 'scary' halloween skeleton" the lazy gets have still got haning in their front window and stick that to the torch.

    any better?


    x
     
  9. jimbob23

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    Only if you expose it to loads of light before the powercut so it glows in the dark. If it's anything like the glow-in-the-dark ET stickers you used to get with Cornflakes.
     
  10. Anders_Panders

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    you could buy a glow worm and tape it to the torch- they're very glowy
     

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