• FUZZY replied to the topic Roof – Foam torching in the forum Chit Chat 1 month, 1 week ago

    Friend of mine has this in their house. At some point you have to replace the whole roof – tiles and everything. So it’s a cost you’ll face at some point – or have to deal with when you sell the house. So you may as well factor it in now. If it’s prohibitively expensive to do it now, it won’t be any different in the future.

  • FUZZY started the topic Stomach bug? Top tips? in the forum Health 1 month, 1 week ago

    I think I’ve had a stomach bug .. pains in my tummy at the end of last week, very sick Saturday evening and didn’t really eat again until today (so far 2 biscuits and half a plain jacket potato) Feel a bit queasy since eating but don’t feel like I’ll be sick again hopefully.

    I’m trying to drink lots and had rehydration drink this morning.…[Read more]

  • FUZZY replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 month, 1 week ago

    When I started on YTS at 16, I turned over 1/3 of my allowance to my parents. It was made very clear that this was not “board and lodging” and didn’t come close to reimbursing them for the outlay of keeping me in the house.

    It was a contribution to the household expenses, and I was also expected to help out: washing the pots most nights, helping…[Read more]

  • FUZZY replied to the topic Painting directly onto plaster in the forum DIY 3 months ago

    No to PVA. It’s an old wives tale.

    A cheap matt emulsion is your best bet.

  • What about Sicily? I loved Ragusa and San Vito lo Capo. Taormina fab too,

  • I suppose it depends on how it would look on your CV? If you were interviewing for a position and someone asked you why you left an outwardly good role, to temp short term, what would you say?

    If I were interviewing someone and the gap in their CV was explained away by them leaving due to not getting on with their manager it may (rightly or…[Read more]

  • FUZZY replied to the topic Campsite Etiquette in the forum Chit Chat 3 months, 1 week ago

    What’s the etiquette at moderately popular wild camping site? Do the late owls defer to the early sleepers etc? Like a bothy, where you cannot expect people to be quiet to facilitate your wish to sleep? Been at bothies where groups are drinking and singing (not in a scary way) and that is a risk you accept when using a bothy.

  • FUZZY replied to the topic House insulation improvements? in the forum DIY 3 months, 1 week ago

    Lined floor length curtains on external doors.

  • FUZZY replied to the topic Best probiotics to buy? in the forum Health 3 months, 1 week ago

    Whether they’re tasty – they probably won’t have any other benefits.

    There are large scale prospective studies showing reduction in the clinical signs of allergic disease in children when used in pregnancy and the first three months of nursing (in allergic mothers), with some experimental data of increased tolerance to allergens in the bowel…[Read more]