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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Needed a quick snack and just invented my new favourite butty.

    Pita with a slightly runny fried egg, pepperoni and kimchi. Nom.

    That is all.
     
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  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    I don't remember seeing NZ Marmite when I was out there, plenty of Vegemite there and in Oz
     
  4. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    It's a NZ only thing (but you can get it in Oz), made/owned by Sanitarium whereas UK Marmite is made/owned by Unileaver, hence why NZ Marmite sold in the UK has to be labelled "NZ -Mite" (see my link above).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite_(New_Zealand)

    NZ Marmite
    KJ per 100g: 690 (165 calories)
    Sodium (mg) per 100g: 3310
    Sugars (g) per 100g: 11.2

    Vegemite
    KJ per 100g: 798 (263 calories)
    Sodium (mg) per 100g: 3450
    Sugars (g) per 100g: 2.2

    UK Marmite
    KJ per 100g: 1100 (250 calories)
    Sodium (mg) per 100g: 3900
    Sugars (g) per 100g: 1

    Source: https://carondann.com/2013/05/25/marmiteversusvegemite/

    My son, as a young lad, used to call UK Marmite "hot marmite" and NZ Marmite "cool marmite" - down to the sodium level. Needless to say, this household always has it in stock. My mother once said that I would of died of starvation as a child if it hadn't been for (NZ) marmite.

    In fact, I had an omlette "sandwich" about an hour ago with NZ Marmite on it - yum yum.
     
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  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Pick that mic up mate, i've eaten that Sanitarium muck when I lived in NZ.

    Never again.

    The memories are making me feel sick...

    Edit: I do miss our local Saturday market though, there was a lady who sold her homemade kimchi based on her grans recipe iirc. Can't find any bought stuff that comes close.
     
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  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Muck? MUCK?

    Heathen!
     
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  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Hey I may not like it but my heart went out to you guys during Marmageddon.
     
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  8. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    That was REALLY serious, we were a worried household rationing what we had left.
     
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  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    After a ruddy good sleep (7pm - 5am) I awoke to this.

    [​IMG]

    Sadly it looks barely anything like it actually was. I literally felt the orange glow warming my face and my flat.

    I also seem to have developed "flat syndrome". Basically since December last year I have not bought anything other than the essentials (vape liquids, coffee etc) and have spent every single penny I had (and gifts from my fam etc) on stuff for the flat. So Friday I thought "sod it, I am buying something completely unnecessary". I have been on both Nike and Adidas now about ten times each and can't pull the trigger. I guess the broken Razer phone I bought qualifies for needless tat, but the thing is I do actually need it to complete a headphone amp set up.
     
  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I just sent the last payment for my student loan. Officially done with that now. #FeelsGoodMan
     
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  11. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Felled a tree, split it, debarked it and roughed out a bow. Got three more staves. Cost? Sweat. I feel great. Maybe I can sell a bow or two.
     
  12. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Being completely, 100% debt free right now.
    Neither myself, nor my wife owe anyone a single cent right now.
    Took us a while to get here, but the plan is to stay here for the next 2 years, save up as much as we can, so that I can do all the pupilages required to qualify as what's known as an "advocate" here - a higher qualified lawyer that acts only in higher courts.
     
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  13. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Good man! I got a couple of years to work at it, but a pretty solid plan to get myself in the same position within the next 2-2.5 years. Even the next 6 months will be considerably more comfortable and less stressful, which will get the ball rolling to really hit 2020 on the right foot.

    Speaking of which - payday! Rent covered, bills covered. Relax.
     
  14. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Thankfully debt is one of my life destroyers. Just the thought that I owe money makes me quiver.

    There are downsides to that though. I will never have a mortgage as the anxiety would kill me within a year and my credit score is crap, but hey I will never be in debt.
     
  15. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Lmfao.

    I just went to the trust to discuss the deposit thing. Apparently one of the workers did some digging with the deposit scheme and discovered that the deposit was paid into the scheme in 2015. One problem, I moved in on the 23rd Oct 2013. Now apparently that breaks the law, so we're setting the lawyers onto her. Smithers! Release the hounds!

    The good part? I get back 2-3x my deposit lol.

    Funny thing is had my landlady not tried to be greedy and steal my money (like, taking £548 from me to keep) then we'd likely never found out.

    She's really going to regret that.
     
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  16. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Once the weather brightens up over the weekend I should be able to level the remainder of the ground, put down the membrane, dig the raised beds and peg them in, stain, lay the slabs, gravel and tidy up.. The finishing touches can come at leisure.

    In hindsight I should have planned this way better, it'll look nice when its done but currently its causing me so much grief just dodging the weather I have this very real fear it'll just drag on indefinitely.

    However, my partner has swapped her super swanky birthday meal out which would cost me an arm and a leg for a family BBQ in the new garden (her choice). This gives me just under two weeks to complete but a warm weekend (and bank holiday) should accelerate the process... Its been enjoyable in the sense that I know what I'd do in a home of my own with a decent budget. just wish this wasn't rented
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    The Germans are, apparently, fans of mid-week bank holidays.

    So I'm enjoying a day off.
     
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  18. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Yes. Whilst excellent for those in Deutschland, irritating for me needing to speak, relatively urgently, with an German today...
     
  19. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Managed to optimise some code to run in 4 minutes instead of 2 hours. Gotta love cProfile
     
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  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Tough luck. It's Tag der Arbeit, mate.
     

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