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  • Coping strategies for sleeplessness?

    Can anyone share their coping strategies for periods of sleeplessness please. I have personal worries and am sleeping very badly. I can't get up and wander the house/make myself warm drinks etc as I disturb other members of the family. I can and do read in bed and this works up to a point, makes me sleepy, but as soon as I lay down the worried crowd in again. My mind goes around and around in circles. I'm tired all day as a result. I've tried herbal remedies and they help up to a point, but make me feel hungover the next day. I do not want to turn to prescribed medicine. Any help much appreciated. Thanks, and PLEASE no smart answers re sex toys etc.

    3 AnswersOther - Health & Beauty7 years ago
  • Does this irritate anyone else?

    People on here who start their question with - SO. For example, so, I went to school today

    so, what do I do about this

    so, I've dropped paint on my carpet, etc etc.

    When did this creep into the English language?

    9 AnswersWords & Wordplay9 years ago
  • One for our USA friends. Can anyone tell me how long it would take...?

    ... to drive from Punta Gorda Fl to Easton PA please? I'm going to be holidaying in PG in April and there's a concert in Easton I'd LOVE to see. Thanks.

    3 AnswersOther - United States9 years ago
  • Dog pee on carpet. Will steam cleaning rid it of smell?

    I look after a variety of dogs, while people are on holiday. (One at a time) Unfortunately, over the years, some of the dogs have had 'an accident' in one of my rooms. I always soak the urine up immediately, and spray the site with deterrent. However, I've noticed that the last few dogs I've had, go mad sniffing around the area of carpet, and then pee. There's obviously a residue of smell there, even if I can't detect it. Will a professional steam clean remove the odour completely? Anyone with experience of this? Your opinions would be welcome.

    9 AnswersDogs9 years ago
  • PH balanced soap. Can you help me find some please?

    Anybody help me source some in the UK? I bought some in Florida last year, and wish I'd got more. I've looked online without much success. I found it wonderful for dry skin like mine.

    2 AnswersOther - Skin & Body9 years ago
  • What light weight vacuum cleaner would you recommend?

    I need a new lightweight vacuum cleaner and as I care for dogs while their owners are on holiday, I need one that's good at picking up pet hair, both on carpet and tiles. Any help gratefully received!

    8 AnswersCleaning & Laundry9 years ago
  • Can Rubus phoenicolasius - Japanese Wineberry be container grown?

    I remember these growing in my childhood garden. They make delicious eating and I'd love to grow them again in my small garden.

    1 AnswerOther - Home & Garden9 years ago
  • Can I save my bamboo?

    I left a friend to water my pot plants while I was abroad during the recent hot spell. I came home to find many of my beloved and prized plants dead or dying from lack of water. One in particular a Black Bamboo has lost most of it's leaves, just a few green ones clinging on. I've given it plenty of water, but so far no new shoots are appearing. Is there anything else I can do, or should I just give it up?

    3 AnswersGarden & Landscape9 years ago
  • Were you listening to the classic BBC Radio 4 serial this afternoon?

    Can anyone identify the beautiful piece of classical music that was played intermittently throughout the reading of Miss McKenzie? I know it - but it's title is eluding me and it's really annoying!

    1 AnswerRadio10 years ago
  • Is it cost effective to leave a home computer on all day-or to switch off and on several times as use dictates?

    On a similar subject-what about heating water? (Gas central heating). I've been putting my hot water on for one hour per day (I have a light usage). Would it be more cost effective to leave on 'constant' as a friend has suggested?

    5 AnswersOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
  • Advice on where to find good travel insurance to cover 2 ladies on long stay holiday of 64 days?

    Departing March next year, for Australia. They're having problems finding insurance for their age group (69 & 74)

    Any help welcome.

    2 AnswersInsurance1 decade ago
  • Radiator shelves-where have they gone?

    Does anyone know where I can buy radiator shelves, the sort that sit on top of the rad, not a full cover. I bought some from Wickes a few years ago, but they have stopped stocking them. I've searched on-line with no luck for the size I require (60cms) Any info gratefully received.

    5 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling1 decade ago
  • Cruelty? I thought rats were considered vermin.?

    I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! winner Gino D'Acampo and fellow contestant Stuart Manning face criminal charges for animal cruelty after cooking and eating a rat on the programme. Skip related content

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    The pair were part of a group in "exile" for part of the series, which meant meagre rations of rice and beans.

    A lack of meat prompted the contestants to apparently catch, kill and eat a rat.

    D'Acampo, 33, said in the show's video diary room the Bush Telegraph: "I saw one of these rats running around. I got a knife, I got its throat, I picked it up."

    The group, including 30-year-old Manning, ate the rat and enjoyed the meal.

    Chief Insp David Oshannessy from the RSPCA in New South Wales, said it was not acceptable that an animal had been killed as part of a performance. ITV was unavailable for comment

    3 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups1 decade ago
  • Snow in Britain-should schools close?

    When I was a child it was almost unheard of for a school to close because of snow. These days it's the norm. Why?

    I trudged 2 miles in the snow if the buses weren't running (it was in hilly Wales) to and from school on a daily basis, and never thought anything of it, in fact it was an adventure to be enjoyed.

    What's happened to the staff of these schools, that they give up at the sight of a bit of snow?

    9 AnswersPrimary & Secondary Education1 decade ago
  • What is your opinion of the "Prince Harry" Row?

    Over reaction? Should all us 'minorities' now demand apologies/compensation etc for 'racist' remarks?

    I'm Welsh born, should I now be screaming 'abuse' when I'm called Taffy?

    I think not.

    15 AnswersRoyalty1 decade ago
  • Question re labrador?

    I recently looked after an 8 year old labrador. Twice during the 8 days he was in my care I found him eating his own faeces. What is the reason for this?

    7 AnswersDogs1 decade ago
  • Removing old masking tape from polycarbonate roof?

    Please - can anyone suggest a way of removing a large quantity of masking tape - been left on for weeks due to poor weather, and inability to finish varnishing conservatory roof. Now almost impossible to get the tape off. Have tried white spirit and specialist stuff called "Sticky Stuff Remover".The tape is proving almost impossible to remove, and when the paper is laboriously scraped off-it leaved the adhesive behind. Please help,I'm desperate. I phones Screw fix "Helpline" to be told that "I'm not allowed to advise you in case what I say results in you wrecking your roof, and you sue us" What the hells he doing on a help desk?

    7 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Does anyone know the current value of BT shares?

    For personal reasons I need to know how much they're worth.

    1 AnswerOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • A message to everyone who plans to eat factory farmed produce this Easter?

    "To visit a modern CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operation) is to

    enter a

    world that, for all its technological sophistication, is still

    designed

    according to Cartesian principles: animals are machines incapable of

    feeling pain. Since no thinking person can possibly believe this any

    more,

    industrial animal agriculture depends on a suspension of disbelief

    on the

    part of the people who operate it and a willingness to avert your

    eyes on

    the part of everyone else."

    Michael Pollan; An Animal's Place; The New York Times; Nov 10, 2002.

    4 AnswersOther - Food & Drink1 decade ago
  • True, oh so true!?

    "You want to know how we know that a dog is Man's best friend? Try locking your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car and drive around for a day. When you open up the door, who do you think is going to jump up and lick your face?"

    - a joke told by a guy on the radio.

    17 AnswersDogs1 decade ago