I am working in an office at the moment where the air conditioning is constantly cranked up to the highest setting, despite feeling a little chill from this, i am also finding it more difficult to take deep breaths and my mouth is always dry. is this a common side effect of air conditioning and are there any measures i can take to make it more comfortable, given that nobody else in the office seems to be suffering? Jen
So, i've finally been out running to train for the Lausanne marathon. For the first ten minutes it's great, but after that I'm BORED. I keep seeing all these bladers and runners with their iPods and Mp3's and I was wondering which one is best. Do either of them have radio and how much music can I store on them. I need something with lots of memory so I can change music regularly. Any recommendations? cheers Mark
Hi, I have recently made strawberry jam, not for the first time. However, this time has been a disaster, followed the same recipe as usual, but all the strawberries are floating at the top and the bottom is very runny! Anybody got any explanations? (I used a jam thermometerso setting point was reached!Michele
I need to fit some sort of security around the swimming pool and i'm hesitating between a fence and an alarm. Some people tell me that the alarm goes off all the time if there are animals or birds that go and venture near the pool. Is this true? i really don't fancy an ugly fence in the middle of the garden but I don't want to get up every 10 minutes in the night to turn an alarm off Any advice?
I need to get something from Ikea which costs around €200 (300CHF). I live in France about 30kms from the Ikea in Aubonne so it is more sensible to go there rather than drive all the way to Lyon. It is rather a bulky item so would be plainly visible in the car and sods law says I'll get stopped. Does anyone know what value of goods I can bring into France from Switzerland without having to go through the hassle of reclaiming the VAT from Switzerland and paying it in France at the border? If I take two people in the car can I split the allowance between us or would it be on separate items rather than the total? Any ideas?
Hi I'm moving house in 3 weeks time, and my husband and I were going to just rent a van and do it ourselves, as we're moving from furnished accommodation so we don't have much. But seeing the amount of boxes we have I really can't face it! Can anyone recommend or know of a removal service for small loads, and at short notice. I really should have planned this better, moving is so stressful! How it is possible to accumulate so much stuff in such a short space of time? Jo
Following a great meal a few nights ago I have decided that it is now my turn to create some wonderful Asian food. However, I am in search of a Chinese/Asian supermarket where I can get hold of the authentic ingredients, and any ideas for what to cook would be great too! PS I am willing to travel to find a good one!