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Am I posting too much?

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 08:58

@joslow.. yeah that is good idea.. but that is what forums are all about.. just as if you were talking in the street to a friend about life in general.

i love the way it goes off topic and then back again.. bit like watching a Billy Connely show.. 

I have also learnt lots on here about lots of everything.

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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 14:44

@mummy muddy paws.. it is ok.. nephew is a fiat engineer said it is all sat in the cat and the the pistons hadto push it out to get compression. so will burn off as use it.. the engine turns over fine timing was out by one tick and the inlet valves were stuck open.. but will say to him about the oil.. drained most of it out until the level was as it should have been.. it was clean good oil not brown or dirty and it had old fuel in tank ( over 4 months old)  anyway so was stale and wouldnt spark the plugs properly.. it is running fine now and just wiating for a new battery then off to MOT. fingers crossed.

but thank you for your advice..

Weeds from next door

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 14:35

@toots.. i put mine in length ways down(like on the roof).. so can go down a bit futher and wont miss any trying to sneak under..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 14:32

sandown isle of wight has been heavy and frequent showers today.. not what as forecast on my one here of local.. so not too happy.. as got only 1 hour outside to do stuff.. tomorrow is forecast rain all day so no chance then either.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 13:42

wet and misserable and dark.. has cleared up slightly since lunch time but still dark and breezy.

Weeds from next door

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 13:41

@clairecat.. i appreciate your problem i hve it coming from both sides.. neither neighbour likes gardening (makes me wonder why they bought houses with lots of land attached in the first place) i have just learnt ot live with it and weed it all out.. the slates down in the ground to work on the bine weed etc.. it stops it traveling as they cant get through, i also suffer ground elder.. it works for that too. but there is little we can do about it really.. i have given up asking mine to cut back the brambles and shrubs.. so i just do it my self and put it back on their side.. as i have to

i have also bee told to brush spirit vinegar or wite spirit on teh leaves and that will kill it.. i am going to attempt this once the rain stops for a few days.. will let ya know if it works.

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:10

sorry to everyone for takin it off topic also.. but thought it be good to share some tips.. eat lots of fresh fruit.. peaches, apples, bananas.. nothing else. and loads of veg..

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:09

sorry should be epsom salts bath.. sorry tired writing this today.. and it tastes of lemsip wihtout the lemon.. and the taste is worth the reward.. do it 3 times a day.. and get the book.

been trying to get car back on road.. turned over and a blue white smoke came out of the back and filled the compartment too.. the previous owner had added double the amount of oil in it so have to burn it off now.. and it stinks

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:04

Maud.. it is working you have to mix 1 teaspoon of clear honey dissovoled in hot water then add 1 desert spoon of cider vinegar and stir.. it tasts like hot lemsip with the the lemon.. keep off citrus fruits/foods and foods with critic acid in. and dairy products they aggrevate it.. eat chicken, turkey all fish and shell fish and lamb or veal only.. no other red meats or old meat..stay away from tomotoes at all times. and sugar it all acid that builds up and makes it worse.. use wholemeal flour and bread and i use "pure" butters they are good and skimmed milk or oat milk.. lovely with porridge.. which is also very good.

i take cod livery oil and omega 3. and vitamin c as not citrus allowed..

the book i got told about by my specialist is called "treating arthritis the drug free way" by Margaret Hills.. new edition out august htis year. she suffered and was near crippled by 36 years old and told never dance or cycle again.. she did this progarmme inthe books for 12 motnhs and has not looked back has some meal menus in there.. must take calcium supplement to replace lack of dairy. arthritis is caused by diet.. to much acid in the body.. so have to remove it..

do epsom slat baths or soaks.. these are very good.. do my hands in in for 15 mins in as hot as you can stand water and one cupful of the salts.. stretch and nbend the fingers etc for 15 mins.. then wrap in warm towel for 5 mins. do same for feet.. the bath is for whole body one bath hot water and 4 cupfuls of epsom salts.. for 20 mins.. get into a warm bed do not get cold.. do this 3 tims  a week.. it is so good..

at first i thought so much hard work.. but it is sooo worht it to be in less pain..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 18:53

dry and very windy today.. lost the duvet cover over the shed roof this morning.. after pegging it out it was that windy. cold even in the sun today.

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