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Princess Leia

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  1. How far can your car run on 'empty"?

    That data looks to be from America, based on vehicle names. If so, bear in mind that UK and US gallons are not the same (1 US gallon is 0.83 UK gallon)
  2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Brilliant example of small-budget film making.
  3. Samhain Blessings

    Ahh, bless. Its nice to get out once in a while...
  4. Lone Chicken

    We currently have a hen solo, and have had one before. In both cases, they seemed quite happy living out their lives alone. Neither seemed miserable to us at any time. Having said that, they both like (or liked) to interact with us a lot and had freedom to free range as much as they want (or wanted). The first one spent most of the time running around with the rabbit we had at the time, they were really good friends (except when the rabbit got a bit too friendly, if you catch my drift, leading to lots of Easter Egg jokes).
  5. Mozzie problem

    I'd try one of the plug in mosquito killers (liquid based) as you can leave them on all the time. It's a bit of an old wives tale but eating Marmite works for me, I can't remember the last time I got bitten, but our son who doesn't eat it does get bitten a lot! You can also get ultrasonic repellers, but I've never tried those.
  6. Guinea-pigs and rabbits together ?

    Personally, I wouldn't mix the two. A rabbits kick, even unintentional, is strong enough to break a guinea pigs leg. They might be fine, but it's a big risk.
  7. Eglu Go and unwanted night time visitor

    There's a few other repellant suggestions here http://www.pocketfarm.co.uk/fox-pop-your-five-most-popular-fox-deterrents/ I've been told that the urine one works but have never tried it, I have to say. Having two male greyhounds probably has the same effect, as we've never had one in the garden although we back onto fields and they are definitely around.
  8. Have a look at the bottom of this page, all the dimensions are there https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken_keeping/eglu_cube/
  9. Enzo came out of hibernation yesterday and had a nice day in the sun. Bought him in overnight and opened his box to find this So, after all the years of believing he was male (mainly due to having a concave plastron) it turns out she's female! She's not been in contact with any other torts at any time so it can't possibly be fertile. I've never heard of an egg appearing straight after hibernation like that, does anyone know if that is normal or not?
  10. Grammar vigilante

    Indeed! The correct use of the apostrophe is a dying art. It makes all the difference between knowing your sh!t and knowing you're sh!t...
  11. Lost one of our two girls, Tikka, last night. Long story short, we adopted another greyhound about 2 weeks ago, having met him on the RGT stand at Crufts. He settled in brilliantly - we had been very careful about introductions to the girls plus had been advised that he had been "cat tested". Our older grey is fine with the girls (all the family dogs are) as we've had him for 7 years so maybe that made us complacent. Girls were out for a free-range hour yesterday evening, and were on the point of going in on their own as they always do. Let the dogs out for a few moments, heard a bit of a commotion and shot out to find Tikka lying the the lawn in a mess of feathers and Fidget making a fuss from other end of the garden. New dog, Toby, was nearby looking confused. Don't know precisely what happened in between. No apparent injuries on Tikka but bought her in and she died in our arms about 10 minutes later - probably of shock. I can't believe we allowed that to happen to poor little Tikka
  12. Marmite - Love it, Hate it or just plain not bothered?

    Love it! Cheese and Marmite sandwiches are the best. Haven't tried the brussels, recipe, but sounds good. However, the Marmite Easter egg I had last year may have been a step too far...
  13. Putting up an Avatar?

    All windows PC's should have a program called "Paint" on them, it's part of the package I believe listed under accessories in the programs list. Open up the image in that, select resize on the top menu, select the "pixels" option then enter 80 in the horizontal or vertical box. OK it and do a "save as" (or you'll overwrite the original).
  14. Doris

    No damage, but one of the girls laid the same egg three times...
  15. Using online estate agents

    May not be relevant, but there's a bungalow near me that was gutted and redeveloped about two years ago by a developer. They did a good job of it. However, it's now been up for sale with Tepilo for 18 months and still hasn't sold...