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Old May 9th 2005, 4:07 pm
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Why not, it a very quiet Monday afternoon after all
Tuesday morning actually.....oops, that'll be another night I broke my "off Expats and in bed by midnight" vow........
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Waffles - who's idea to provide a rectangle grid. Another fine thread

What do you have with your waffles?
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you need to try roasted tomatoes on top of a waffle. Works very nice with a chicken steak and some salad.
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and a glass of filtered water obviously
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Waffles - who's idea to provide a rectangle grid. Another fine thread

What do you have with your waffles?
Lyles Golden syrup....yummy!!!

Actually over here you can get chocolate called "Polly Waffles".....and my goodness she does!!!
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Lyles Golden syrup....yummy!!!

Actually over here you can get chocolate called "Polly Waffles".....and my goodness she does!!!
PMSL. Go to bed woman. Keep that hubby of yours warm - I know how cold it's getting out there
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PMSL. Go to bed woman. Keep that hubby of yours warm - I know how cold it's getting out there
I'm going I'm going....he's buried under TWO doonas (duvets) - take me all night to find him!!!
Be interesting to see how long this thread is by the morning though....bet you can't keep it on page 1........
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I'm going I'm going....he's buried under TWO doonas (duvets) - take me all night to find him!!!
Be interesting to see how long this thread is by the morning though....bet you can't keep it on page 1........
You've gone off the track here.

I bought 1 brita filter in Robert Dyas the other day and had to fight with the woman who thought I was crazy not to buy their special deal of 3 for the price of 2. I had to explain to her that I'm about to move to oz and ship all my worldly possessions and that everything unneccessary thing I buy costs me extra to ship. She just looked at me weirdly...
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You've gone off the track here.

I bought 1 brita filter in Robert Dyas the other day and had to fight with the woman who thought I was crazy not to buy their special deal of 3 for the price of 2. I had to explain to her that I'm about to move to oz and ship all my worldly possessions and that everything unneccessary thing I buy costs me extra to ship. She just looked at me weirdly...
Obviously not an essential item when preparing to emigrate! I suppose not many people rush into Dyas and buy them before leaving

(very impressed to see the thread survived the night!!!)
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Obviously not an essential item when preparing to emigrate! I suppose not many people rush into Dyas and buy them before leaving

(very impressed to see the thread survived the night!!!)
It's only half 10 Just out of interest and totally OT, how many hours sleep do you get a night?
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Are the water filters a universal size? ie Are the cartridges the same for the UK & OZ?
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It's only half 10 Just out of interest and totally OT, how many hours sleep do you get a night?
Hey Pen - remember this one? We couldn't believe it would survive the night, but its actually survived for nearly two years
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And, just to keep it open, about three months ago our water tasted so foul - as if acid or washing powder was dissolved in it - I actually called the water board at ten in the evening to ask if there was a Castleford emergency going on!

A guy arrived at eleven and took samples, promised to get back to us when it had been analysed. Fat chance....

Anyway, discovered at this point that the little tap thingy on the side of the sink didn't just dispense cold water, but *filtered* same. And the taste was fine!

So our new build has a filter included!
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Hey Pen - remember this one? We couldn't believe it would survive the night, but its actually survived for nearly two years
Surely you will know then after 2 years if the cartridges are universal?
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Old Jan 14th 2007, 11:25 am
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Now this is coincidental.

Three weeks ago we were discussing what we should do about water. We weren't happy about the drinking water - primarily because it tastes of chlorine. (But to be brutally honest, seeing how slack the Aussies are with a lot of things I wasn't convinced that they would do the right cleaning, filtering etc - "Twice as much chlorine as there should be but...she'll be right").

Anyhow, we considered a spring water dispenser but were worried that the kids wouldn't get enough flouride. In the end we went for a Brita Filter but it's one of those which fits on to the end of the faucet so you don't have to fanny around with plumbing or jugs.

We've been really pleased with it - even the kids like drinking water again! Tastes really fresh, no chlorine and cutrs down on lots of other nasties - and it keeps the flouride in.

The hardware was $80 (including a filter) - can take it with us when we move. The filters cost $30 I think. No idea how long they last but I'd be happy with 6 weeks - based on a dollar for dollar comparison with spring water.

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