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  1. Norachan

    Question of The Day. Saturday 16th of January

    Good morning! I'm kind of early with my QOTD this week, as it's still Saturday afternoon where I am. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? I'm actually pretty fast. I get up, have coffee, wash my face and do a neti pot (Which helps a lot in cold season and in pollen season)...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 9th of January

    Hi there! :hellocomputer: We're going through a very cold period at the moment. It was below zero indoors when I woke up this morning and minus 7C outside. When I went to take a shower my shampoo and conditioner had frozen! :cold: Do you get very extreme temperatures where you live? What's...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 2nd of January

    Hello, Happy Saturday. Do you like theme parks? Which are some of the best theme parks you've been to? What are your favourite rides? I've only been to two theme parks, as they're not really my thing. I've been to Nagashima Spa Land, which has the longest wooden roller coaster in the world...
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    Made My Cats A Mushroom.

    I live really close to an area of forest that is currently being felled and replanted with young trees, so there are lots of chunks of tree trunk lying around. The forestry commission guys said I could have any left over pieces I wanted, so I persuaded Mr Husband to help me bring home a couple...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 26th of December.

    Good morning and Happy Boxing Day, for those of you that like in the UK. What did you have for Christmas dinner? Did you have a traditional meal or something different? Christmas isn't much of a thing in the country I live in, and I'm not going to risk my life attempting to actually cook...
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    Anyone using battery powered heating pads for feral shelter?

    I'm trying to find an economical way to heat a shelter for a cat I care for. He's neutered, blood tested and vaccinated and very friendly, but I can't bring him indoors because he fights with my resident cats. I have 20 former feral cats so one more wouldn't make any difference. In spite of...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 19th of December.

    Good morning. :wave3: Do you shop at thrift stores, charity shops or recycled goods and clothing stores? What kinds of things do you look for? Have you ever found any great bargains? There's a big recycled goods store near the bus stop where I catch my bus home, so I pop in there about once a...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 12th of December

    Hi, hope I'm still in time for Saturday in some parts of the world. :runaround: Do you like to sing? Are you any good at it? Do you sing in a group, at karaoke or just sing along with the music when there's no one around to hear you? I'm a terrible singer, but I do enjoy singing along with...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 5th of December.

    Hello. :wave3: If money was no object and you could buy a really nice Christmas present for one person you know, what would you buy and who would you buy it for? I'd buy something for my poor, long-suffering husband. First of all I thought he might like a shed. Not a gorgeous She-Shed like...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 28th of November.

    Good morning. :hellocomputer: It's almost the end of November and Christmas is looming. How do you usually celebrate Christmas? What are your plans for this year? I don't usually celebrate at all. My family haven't done Christmas since I was about 12 and now, living in a Buddhist country...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 21st of November.

    Hello, Happy Saturday. :wave3: How long have you lived in the town you now live now? What's the longest you've ever lived in one place? I've lived in this part of Japan for ten and half years now. More than six years in this house and four years in the house before this one. I think that must...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 14th of November.

    Good morning. What's your go-to colour when buying things for your home? Sheets, towels, blankets and things like that. I avoid white and any light colours, like beige, cream of grey. They would not last long with all these cats, my clumsiness and the amount of red wine and coffee we drink...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 7th of November.

    Good morning and welcome to the weekend. What is your guilty pleasure? I have a few; Very strong coffee with a huge spoonful of sugar in it. I know, I know, not the best choice health wise, but it sure helps me get things done in the morning. Those YouTube videos that have people doing...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 31st of October.

    Hello and Happy Halloween. Not only is it Halloween, but it's also a full moon. A blue moon, no less. And it's a Saturday night. So it's probably a good job that we're all staying home and avoiding crowds, because all kinds of crazy things happen when there is a full moon on a Saturday...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 24th of October.

    Good morning. :wave2: Let's talk about this year's must have accessory: Face masks. What kind of masks do you wear? Do you prefer paper disposable ones, washable ones, plain white, coloured, patterned, home made? I started off using the paper disposable masks at the beginning of this year...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 17th of October. (Oops, I nearly forgot version)

    I saw these wonderful cat portraits recently, of cats and people who look just like them. Purrfect match: cats and their human doubles Do you and your cat look alike? In what way? I guess I look quite a bit like my torbie girls, Susy, Mia and The Mu, because I've got pale skin and...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 10th of October.

    Good morning. What kind of music do you dislike? Is there a genre or an artist that you really can't stand? I don't like R&B. I think a lot of R&B singers have really good voices, but I just can't stand the way they're all over the place, up and down the scale when they sing. It's like they're...
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    Question of The Day. Saturday 3rd of October.

    Hello. :catrub: What is you and your cat/cats' favourite thing to do together? We all love to sit out on the deck and watch birds. In the summer it gets really hot here, but the deck is pretty shady so it's a great place to sit with a cold drink and watch the wild life. In the autumn it's...
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    Astro turf/Fake grass for cat trees. Anyone tried it?

    I'm going to refurbish one of my indoor cat climbers soon. I usually cover it with carpet, but I was wondering if fake grass might be better. Has anyone used this? How did it work out? Is it more or less durable than carpet? The tree is only used indoors, but it gets a lot of use from my 20...
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    Question Of The Day. Saturday 26th of September.

    Good morning. If you could have an extra room built onto your home, what would you have? I'd love a conservatory. One like this would do. OK, maybe this is a little extravagant. Maybe a scaled down version to suit the proportions of my house. :lol2: I love being outdoors, but we get so...
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