Wednesday, 1 January 2020

TweetSpace - Healthy Food, Wisdom, Quotes, discussion, exercise, Self Knowledge

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Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes





Healthy Food/Diet - The NHS guide, Healthy Plate

Healthy Food/Diet - The NHS guide, Healthy Plate


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27 comments:

  1. It makes me sad when I see obviously very poor people being robbed. The latest example is supermarket food. 'Cheap' pasties displayed as price cut, bargain and so on - but the last time they were reduced, i bought one ... Not to eat, but to take apart and determine the facts. Most UK supermarkets aim at around 55 pence for such items, provided you buy a pack of four. There is an almost invisible amount of cheap beef mince (~ £3 for 1000 grams!), potato, onion, cheap fat and swede - maybe 20 - 50 grams each; plenty of water and white plain flour (approx 50 pence for 1 kg - even cheaper wholesale). For the cost of 4 - £2.20 - we could make a casserole dish full of something similar but much, much better - 10 minutes with a microwave. Much of the appeal of these shop pasties is the aroma: pepper, onion and fatty pastry slightly overcooked ... What is the lesson? Before you buy anything, examine the facts. You / we can nearly always do better ourselves, and the advertising industry is determined to mislead us.

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  2. We're fortunate to have an Aldi supermarket. I think Aldi is a German owned company but I may be mistaken. They sell quality produce and healthy foods for a decent price. It's not a 'fancy' supermarket like the other two in the area. You bag your own groceries and return your cart to the cart corral. Many people won't shop there because because it's where poor people shop. It's their loss. They're foolish to pay twice as much for the same product at a store that features all the bells ans whistles. Aldi recently announced that they are working toward selling all products in packaging that can be recycled. We recycle. It costs $8 per month and well worth it.

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  3. Aldi (and Lidl) are both German and popular in Little England.

    Well done with the recycling - what exactly do you pay for? Collections from your house? Most of that is free in Little England. It's great to have your comments on life in the USA.

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  4. The recycling company provides us with a large
    lidded plastic tote on wheels. They come every other week to empty it. The $8 charge is to help cover their fuel costs and pay their employees. They are located quite a distance from where we live. A certain number of people in my town had to sign up for the service before it was feasible for them to come here.

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  5. Good for you. And your community. The basic recycling is free in Little England, but hefty charges for taking consumer goods and even mildly toxic building materials (plaster board!). Apparently many bits buy many times as many clothes as they need, and throws nearly all away. There are now schemes to have swap shops for perfectly good clothes.

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  6. Cornwall has had a rare spell of freezing, dry ,SUNNY weather. Most of the country has suffered for weeks, but Cornwall stayed very mild. This cold spell feels healthy - high humidity through December and January spreads the dreaded viruses ...

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    1. We have snow in Illinois but the temps aren't bad. I'm just getting over a cold. I was out amongst the herd too much. :/

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  7. I heard the herd were hoarding - January Sales...
    I did venture as far as the greengrocers - wonderful spring cabbage and Brussels sprouts. I couldn't bear sprouts until this year (!), now I love 'em❤️😁

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  8. Marty, I've imported all the posts from the previous incarnation of the blog. I will publish one a day, when i remember!

    The comments feed will be nonsense, temporarily, until it sorts itself out ...

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  9. 40 mph golf balls (ice) snowing on Bude at the mo...

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  10. My. Watch needs a new battery. I found the world's tiniest screwdriver, to fit the screws inside the watch... But had to wear 3 pairs of specs (at the same time!) to undo the suckers 🕵️👨‍🏫

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  11. You're forgetting that we live in a throw away society. You should have just tossed the watch and bought a new one. What were you thinking? :)

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    1. I'd rather throw away the alleged society! I see from the tampering evidence that this is its 2nd battery change. I'm very pleased it works after many years. It's a good watch - waterproof (very) - I used to wear it in the swimming pool! It was good fun timing my underwater lengths. I should point out that I'm a poor swimmer, but I loved it nevertheless.

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  12. Pictures show 'disease-ridden' farm which supplies supermarkets https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/farm-tesco-morrisons-sainsburys-asda-3786253

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    1. It's best not to know what goes on in the food chain. Even the best food suppliers will cut corners if they can get away with it. Then when they are caught doing something unsavory the hand wringing and apologies abound. They just had no idea bad things were happening. :/

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    2. Hmmm, a conundrum - I've got to eat something, and I can't grow it all. I've had more faith in Sainsbury's that most mediocremarkets - but now I need to rethink. I've tried 100% vegan more than once, but became ill.

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  13. https://www.rechargenews.com/transition/stockholm-plans-world-s-first-carbon-negative-district-heating/2-1-745582 carbon-negative ambitions in Stockholm

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  14. "No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimetre nearer" #quote George Orwell

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  15. "Bring me booze and a prostitute!" quote Donnie Trump

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  16. #education might make a difference, but that requires a tiny bit of effort. It seems lifting a glass is easier.

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  17. I had an amazing dream last night - The West of Little BoJoLand (formerly England) had gained independence from the afore-mentioned dictatorsheep and joined the EU. It seemed likely that Scotland and Wales would be doing the same ...

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  18. I know little about what is going on there so I'll take your word for it being amazing. :) P on the S....are Boris and Donnie brothers? They seem similar. :)

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  19. Brothers in harm, sisters, fellow aliens - Something like that. I am assuming Donnie is Donald Trumpenstein?

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  20. Thank Marty - here are some new listings that you might find helpful:

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