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  1. Mad Cyril

    Personal crusades

    I am on a bit of a mission to reduce plastic consumption at the moment and am trying to avoid as much pre-packaged food as possible. Anyone else?
  2. The Big Dady

    Breaking News Nile Ranger misses Blues game due to disciplinary hearing

    Nile Ranger misses Blues game due to disciplinary hearing SOUTHEND United striker Nile Ranger will miss tonight’s game at MK Dons due to a ‘disciplinary procedure’. Ranger failed to convert a penalty at Portsmouth on Saturday. And Blues boss Phil Brown will not be calling on the 26-year-old...
  3. Massimo Giovanni

    Question Any Vegans on here?

    My wife and daughter's are vegan now (last 2/3 weeks) following watching a few programmes about animal. dairy and fish products etc. I am NOT. I ask, is there a vegan on here? any recipe ideas that I can get to try with them? Has anyone got a new, convincing and sound argument that I can use to...
  4. Bandwidth consumption to listen to Blues Player commentary?

    A quick question which a techy person may be able to answer. Does anyone have a rough idea of how much bandwidth would be consumed by listening to a full Blues Player match commentary? We've just moved to a remote-ish part of Ireland, and are waiting for fixed line broadband to be installed...
  5. Greebosan

    How much coffee?

    Been having a discussion at work, after my colleagues expressed their shock, and, no doubt, considerable awe at the amount of coffee I drink in a week. I think that the other week I worked my way through a 200g jar of Tesco instant (strength 3). By way of explanation, I only drink black...
  6. callan

    English wine

    Does anybody buy it and what are their thoughts? I am in the process of setting up a small vineyard (think 1/2 an acre with approx 50 vines) which I thought would be a bit of fun and any wine from it would be for family consumption given away etc and not to turn a profit. However have had an...
  7. Benfleet A1

    Labour A few tips for Wallace

    Ed [Wallace] Milliband is visiting Thurrock today [crosshairs mounted on front of car, just in case] I wonder if he is going to follow the tips suggested below. Ed Miliband is giving a speech in Thurrock this morning, the crucial number 2 target seat for Labour where the party have just lost...

    Question Gas & Electricity suppliers...

    Just bought a 2 bed mid terrace house in Southchurch. Had new combi boiler installed and have finally got round to sorting out the Gas and Electricity suppliers. Have a 3 week old boy so heating currently on low/medium 24/7 and with this missus home I guess our electricity consumption is...
  9. Legalise drugs article.

    Taken from the New Scientist, fascinating article that I totally agree with. I know it's an age old topic on here but it's a slow day. Far from protecting us and our children, the war on drugs is making the world a much more dangerous place. SO FAR this year, about 4000 people have died in...
  10. Slipperduke

    Sven Will It Go Wrong?

    In 2001, in the wake of the dotcom crash, I lost my job. For 18 months, I had been the deputy shift leader of a surly band of financial journalists, charged with staying up all night and reviewing the first editions of the newspapers for a raft of corporate clients. It wasn't much, but it was a...
  11. OldBlueLady

    Top 10 things we lie about

    Apparently this is the top 10 things we, collectively, lie about. Thought it would be fun to see which on here has been lied about most - anonymously, of course! 1. Age - funny one this, at Eggheads, young Hutton turned round to me and said I thought you'd lie about that! Never occurred to...
  12. callan

    Home Brew

    Being long term unemployed I have a lot of time on my hands and am trying to use it wisely by making homebrew for self consumption . The wine has got off to a cracking start with only problem being getting my supply and demand right (currently making two gallon a week = 12 bottles). The next...
  13. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Question Smoking....do you or Don't you

    I was having a chat with a friend today about a further dramatic step in a decade-long campaign to curb the consumption of tobacco products by graphically depicting images on cigarette boxes. The pictures will include rotting teeth and lungs and throat cancer. The pictures will replace the...
  14. CC51DAS

    My top tips for promotion and relegation this season

    Hot on my successful tips last season (if only I could find that thread !) and encouraged by the Canvey result ,here are my hot tips for the season that awaits us . Starting with the Premiership - Top four Chelsea, Man Utd , Liverpool and Arsenal but not necessarily in that order...
  15. Winkle

    18 + NSFW Tantric s£x!

    I was flicking threw the channels last night and started watching a programme called " sextera on sky. It was basically about things a bit risky, and there was this english guy on there who had been to India and studied "tantric sex". He had regular customers who would visit him and he would...
  16. Slipperduke

    Spurs Superior To Baffling Blues

    We all chuckled when Jonathan Woodgate claimed that he joined Tottenham in order to have a chance of winning trophies but, appropriately enough, it was the former Middlesbrough centre-back who delivered the long-suffering club their first silverware in nine years at Wembley Stadium. “Scoring...
  17. The Value Of A Drink.

    The Value of a Drink "Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams .. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered...
  18. weststander

    Dragons Den

    Just watching tonights Dragons Den and there are two guys with a gizmo for reducing electricity consumption whilst on standby. now i know a guy posted on here some time ago asking us to vote on a similar gizmo on a SKY ONE programme. Does anyone know if the one of the guys on tonights DD was...
  19. first petrol.. now booze!

    No sooner has Britain been plunged into fuel crisis than reports are growing that the newspapers are poised to completely manufacture another catastrophe for the British public, this time centred around booze. Already some parts of the country have experienced record queues at bars and pubs as...
  20. shooter mcgavin

    Tilson in Welsh coaching role shocker???

    After spending the night down in Swansea last night and waking up feeling like death due to excessive alcohol consumption, my erstwhile Welsh hosts took me along to Mumbles pier (where the closing scenes of Twin Town were filmed for those in the know) in an attempt to blow away the cobwebs...