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by LollyKat
22 May 2020, 11:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Sweep wrote:Lastv batch i made i chucked in some evaporated milk i found at the back of the cupboard...


Sweep wrote:
Jdsk wrote:Aren't you agreeing?

Jonathan


yes that's what I thought.


Sorry - I thought Sweep really had used evaporated milk! :D
by LollyKat
22 May 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Note that condensed milk and evaporated milk aren't the same at all, though the tins look alike. Evaporated is unsweetened and runny, condensed is sticky like syrup though not as sweet.
by LollyKat
22 May 2020, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Thanks - no Lidl/Aldi/Sainsbury anywhere close but I'll make a special trip if I really need some.
by LollyKat
22 May 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Healthy food/snacks suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 1760

Re: Healthy food/snacks suggestions

Mrs R2's recipe is tops for me - really easy to make and works a treat. They also keep well in a tin. I've passed it on to several friends who also love it. Here is is with my notes in [ ] Mrs R2 Mueseli bars without added* sugar:- one 397g of condensed milk 250g rolled oats 75g [each] of prunes an...
by LollyKat
21 May 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying fly fishing kit
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Carrying fly fishing kit

Oldjohnw wrote:I certainly don't fancy using front forks for more than a mile or so. I can just see the headlines...........


:lol:
The clip actually held it very firmly on the 15-mile round trip. But your new rod is a better solution.
by LollyKat
21 May 2020, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying fly fishing kit
Replies: 25
Views: 735

Re: Carrying fly fishing kit

When I used to fish many years ago I carried my rod on the front fork using a Terry tennis racket clip - I don't remember any problems. It wasn't a long salmon rod, though, but just for trout. Edited to add that the bike was an open-framed ladies' one. I did try tying it on where a crossbar would be...
by LollyKat
19 May 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 756
Views: 20169

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

..the establishment of a herd immunity is precisely what is being aimed at when we vaccinate as a program to eliminate diseases from the human population and is the basis of why we vaccinate for (for example) MMR. I agree with the principle....but in the absence of an effective vaccine the governme...
by LollyKat
19 May 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddle sores..
Replies: 33
Views: 825

Re: Saddle sores..

A lot of us have been there! Saddles are like shoes - what is comfortable for one person is torture for another. The Halford's site is very slow for me just now but it looks as if the saddle is long and narrow, which usually suits men better than women. Measure your sit-bone width as Paulatic descri...
by LollyKat
17 May 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bugs!
Replies: 23
Views: 886

Re: Bugs!

Bees and wasps seem to like yellow in particular - I notice this in my garden.
by LollyKat
17 May 2020, 12:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

I had those original suicide levers on a bike 40 years ago and they worked really well. Like the OP I used to ride with my hands just behind the main brake lever and use my middle and ring fingers on the bend of the lever extension. However the bike had very close clearances and short pull (original...
by LollyKat
15 May 2020, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rain Protection fitted to the bike - Reviews/Opinions needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: Rain Protection fitted to the bike - Reviews/Opinions needed!

A cycle cape or poncho is very good if it's not windy and best for ventilation but you can't indicate clearly. That depends on the design of cape. Ones with sleeves or arm-holes allow clear indication. The traditional thumb-loop ones less so. The one I have has armholes but they are too much to the...
by LollyKat
14 May 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rain Protection fitted to the bike - Reviews/Opinions needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: Rain Protection fitted to the bike - Reviews/Opinions needed!

How far is your commute? How hilly? How busy is the traffic? A cycle cape or poncho is very good if it's not windy and best for ventilation but you can't indicate clearly. A good rain jacket with vents including underarm ones works well for your top half but if it is tight fitting (more aerodynamic)...
by LollyKat
7 May 2020, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nice pictures...
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Nice pictures...

Note the comment against the second-last picture:

"Despite the apparent improvement in cycling conditions, an AA survey of 19,700 drivers concluded that cyclists’ behaviour had deteriorated since the lockdown."

Errrmmm - what about drivers' behaviour???? :evil:
by LollyKat
7 May 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Etrex 20x a worthy upgrade ?
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Etrex 20x a worthy upgrade ?

I use an Etrex 20 and am very happy with it. Like the OP I just wanted to load a pink line that I could follow. The internal memory is rather small but it was easty to add an 8G micro SD card. With hindsight I might have got the Etrex 30 because of its better compass but it was significantly more ex...
by LollyKat
5 May 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Leather mitts
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Leather mitts

If the net is made of cotton though, it gets wet, cold and clammy in the rain (in Scotland this is very common!).