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by Elizabeth_S
14 Jan 2021, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vegan "Cheese"
Replies: 69
Views: 1316

Re: Vegan "Cheese"

I did try a vegan cheese substitute once, a powder that contained ground nuts, herbs, and dried yeast and it was really quite good in terms of flavour but obviously not texture. But then if you are vegetarian or vegan your meals are generally not the same as meat eaters as we eat allot of beans and ...
by Elizabeth_S
22 Dec 2020, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's had the vaccine?
Replies: 143
Views: 3866

Re: Who's had the vaccine?

my sister, covid ICU, I should add that she is in her 60s so this is a great relief for all of us
by Elizabeth_S
21 Dec 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy
Replies: 59
Views: 3379

Re: Memories of the Dawes Galaxy

I bought mine from Stuart Wilson in Stirling (the old shop) around 1985, blue and I loved it, best bike ever. Stolen in at the university in Cardiff in 1988. I was heart broken, still am, best fitting and riding bike I ever had.
by Elizabeth_S
17 Dec 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2288

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

A friend went off to travel Europe, not a cyclist, and only speaks English. When I asked him about his time he said that it was quite inconvenient as he always had to rely on someone speaking English and not everyone does, then they chat to each other and you are isolated. He's now settled in one co...
by Elizabeth_S
17 Dec 2020, 9:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2288

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

duo lingo
FutureLearn https://www.futurelearn.com/
BBC languages http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/
norwegian has the excellent NTNU site https://www.ntnu.edu/now
Lots of free resources are available to practice and supplement classes, but classes are best
by Elizabeth_S
16 Dec 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2288

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

I think the answer is, the one that you enjoy learning. I learned french, welsh, and german at school, and I did badly, then I lived in Germany for a while and spoke very bad german (many of my friends spoke very little english, or none). Then my son started going out with a Norwegian girl and we bo...
by Elizabeth_S
8 Dec 2020, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 759
Views: 17884

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

TOH is a teacher, up to a month ago he was working on a antiquated laptop that should have been junked several years ago, he sent out work during lock down and would get it back in various formats he struggled to open, he wasn't allowed to hold classes on Teams or Zoom, and when he finally was it wa...
by Elizabeth_S
26 Nov 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 140
Views: 3539

Re: Flu 'jab'

We've all had the flu jab in our house (real arm ache one this year) as my husband is a teacher, we get them most years; one year it was completely ineffective but generally it varies. Last year I didn't have the flu jab and picked up a SARs type infection at the end of November that was going aroun...
by Elizabeth_S
18 Nov 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How reliable has Royal Mail been during the Covid Crisis?
Replies: 30
Views: 934

Re: How reliable has Royal Mail been during the Covid Crisis?

Normally it is sporadic, during lockdown it was if they had enough to deliver they might come down our street (so much worse than usual), now it's back to the usual sporadic, going back into lockdown, so probably very few deliveries.
by Elizabeth_S
13 Nov 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK places with well known foreign place names
Replies: 120
Views: 3353

Re: UK places with well known foreign place names

There is a California near Falkirk out near Slamanan
by Elizabeth_S
7 Nov 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: MTB size up or down
Replies: 5
Views: 246

MTB size up or down

I'm looking for a hardtail bike, with 27.5" wheels, I want to do some bikejor with it and I might do some off-road but nothing serious downhill. So I don't want to pay a massive amount for it, but obviously I'm a bit flexible and will pay more if I need to (but want so stay under £850). I've lo...
by Elizabeth_S
6 Nov 2020, 10:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recommend a robust & durable backpack
Replies: 60
Views: 1579

Re: Recommend a bombproof backpack

I've got an Osprey talon, great rucksack
by Elizabeth_S
30 Oct 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?
Replies: 48
Views: 1705

Re: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?

The manufacturers go where the money is. If pink sells well to ladies, they’ll continue to produce it Er’mm I’m really not so sure about that. M&S and Laura Ashley used to be Mrs Green’s favourite shops but somehow the buyers in those Companies lost touch with the actual preferences and tastes ...
by Elizabeth_S
17 Oct 2020, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 121
Views: 3349

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Glad it's not just me that thinks this. Most things about cars have specifications but indicators seem to be allowed to be a fashion accessory, and some of them are really difficult to spot. Definitely they are design over function now.
by Elizabeth_S
25 Sep 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 1042
Views: 26502

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Our local Lidl has a box for donations for the local food bank, Aldi don't