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Well I had a great time.
His guest was Ardla O'Hanlon, ( Of Father Ted/ My Hero fame)

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Off Topic / Re: Survey reveals children's food knowledge worrying
« on: 04 February, 2010, 05:26:37 PM »
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In a survey of 1,000 pupils in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, fewer than one in four knew that beef burgers are sourced from cattle.

After a visit to Maccer's I've a hard time believing it myself.

That said, kids and any kind of gardening is a match made in heaven, and who knows, proximity to Charlie Dimmock may improve their attitude to healthy-shaped women.

You mean there's HOPE for me here?

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Suggestions / Re: Wednesday Night Chat
« on: 04 February, 2010, 05:22:26 PM »
Many thanks....

Seee you around boys!   ;)

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Links / Re: Youtube Gold
« on: 04 February, 2010, 05:19:34 PM »
Greatest film review EVER?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_D2XKRbYmM

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Suggestions / Re: Wednesday Night Chat
« on: 04 February, 2010, 05:08:36 PM »
Oh this sounds intresting. I would like to join in if possible. What time on Wednesdays?

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Off Topic / Re: Pussie Thread
« on: 03 February, 2010, 04:44:01 PM »
Agreed. Awww, whos's a pretty girl then?

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Off Topic / Survey reveals children's food knowledge worrying
« on: 03 February, 2010, 04:42:57 PM »
Survey reveals children's food knowledge worrying 
 
Growing vegetables could help increase children's food knowledge
Many children between the ages of six and eight cannot identify the origins of the everyday foods they eat, a survey has revealed.

In a survey of 1,000 pupils in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, fewer than one in four knew that beef burgers are sourced from cattle.

In research for rural insurance firm Cornish Mutual, some said eggs came from sheep and cheese from butterflies.

Most children, however, were able correctly to identify vegetables.

The survey was used to determine children's level of awareness and knowledge of vegetables, dairy products and meat produce and to see if they were able to recognise how they are sourced.


  There are some huge gaps in their knowledge

Alan Goddard, Cornish Mutual
Among the more bizarre responses from pupils were those who believed rabbits, plastic or sheep were the main ingredient of crisps. Two-thirds correctly identified they were made from potatoes.

Others said yogurts came from turkeys or ducks and bacon from horses.

Children's recognition of vegetables was better, ranging from 98% for carrots and sweetcorn to a low of 44% for swede.

Levels of animal recognition were even higher, with all pupils correctly identifying cows, 99% for pigs, 98% for chickens and 97% for sheep.

'Food origins'

Alan Goddard, managing director of Cornish Mutual, described the survey results as "surprising".

"Given that we are surrounded by farming and the countryside, we would have expected children in the region to know more about the origins of their food," he said.

"Clearly they do have an understanding, however there are some huge gaps in their knowledge."

Mr Goddard said Cornish Mutual was supporting a "Dig Down South West" campaign, aimed at encouraging children to grow their own produce, and increase their food knowledge.

The scheme, which will help to create 50 new vegetable gardens in schools across the region, will be launched later by television gardener Charlie Dimmock.

"It provides the opportunity for them to be creative and the children can see the progress of what they're growing, and in the process of growing they learn a whole lot more," she said.

 
Of course these children could be lieing....

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Games / Re: Anyone for Mornington Crescent?
« on: 01 February, 2010, 05:52:30 PM »
Sorry, the line was diverted due to signal failure...


Kew gardens

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Off Topic / Re: Pussie Thread
« on: 01 February, 2010, 05:26:59 PM »
ell you might say that but because of their aggresive stance on treating allergies they have a far lower death rate from asmtha attacks...

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Games / Re: Anyone for Mornington Crescent?
« on: 01 February, 2010, 04:52:59 PM »
South Kensington  (I need to pop into Harods for something)

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Off Topic / Re: Pussie Thread
« on: 01 February, 2010, 04:37:30 PM »
Ah.  Cuuuuuute! 

Alergic to dogs AND cats.  Itch, cough, can't see and experience breathing difficulties.  So I guess this thread will have to supply my pet needs.

In Germany you would have been sent for de-sentitising treatment...

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Alright, so I had to ask someone else to print the tckets upand that's when they told me the wrong date...

gee can't make a mistake anywhere.

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Actually it's Tuesday. Dose that make any difference...?

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Games / Re: Anyone for Mornington Crescent?
« on: 31 January, 2010, 11:22:25 AM »
Ah Ha... you don't get me that way... Canary Wahlf

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