• Is there any way to change the text and colours on a downloaded image?

    Say if I were to save an image from the internet and insert it into microsoft word is there anyway to change the wording of this image? Obviously it doesn't come up with a cursor or anything to change the text with but is there anyway of formatting it to change the wording?
    Say if I were to save an image from the internet and insert it into microsoft word is there anyway to change the wording of this image? Obviously it doesn't come up with a cursor or anything to change the text with but is there anyway of formatting it to change the wording?
    5 answers · Programming & Design · 6 years ago
  • ENGLISH brides... oppinions please?

    As me and my fiance will have lived together for 5 years by the time we get married next year we really don't need any toasters, towels, plates etc etc (and hubby to be has strictly forbidden me from buying any more candles or scatter cushions for our home lol!) I have been thinking of asking for money as a gift that we can either put towards... show more
    As me and my fiance will have lived together for 5 years by the time we get married next year we really don't need any toasters, towels, plates etc etc (and hubby to be has strictly forbidden me from buying any more candles or scatter cushions for our home lol!) I have been thinking of asking for money as a gift that we can either put towards the honeymoon or the deposit on our house. I've been looking at poems that ask for money and have taken my favourite bits from each one and added my own little bits in and have came up with this: We’ve lived together a few years now, we have pots and pans and linen and towels, we have glasses and plates, in fact quite a few, so we really don’t need anything new! We just want you with us to celebrate our day, but if you do insist on a gift anyway, what we’d really like is a gift of money, we hope you don’t think that we’re being funny! We’ll put it all together and buy something that’s best, as a reminder of our day and our wonderful guests. What do you think?? American and other brides feel free to comment but please bear in mind that in England is it common to send a gift list or a poem like this with the invites, and guests expect it. I have asked a similar question before and got a barage of American brides telling me how rude I am and have no class! Thanks xx
    25 answers · Engagements & Weddings · 7 years ago
  • Poll: How many of you would actually plant seeds if given them as a wedding favour?

    I am getting married next year and am thinking of giving out mini seed packets as wedding favours as we are getting married in the summer and want something a little bit different rather than the usual sugared almonds!! And then people can something to remember our wedding by. So, honestly, how many of you would actually use them (or even bother... show more
    I am getting married next year and am thinking of giving out mini seed packets as wedding favours as we are getting married in the summer and want something a little bit different rather than the usual sugared almonds!! And then people can something to remember our wedding by. So, honestly, how many of you would actually use them (or even bother to take them home!) Thanks, I'd really appreciate any thoughts
    1 answer · Engagements & Weddings · 7 years ago
  • Help! Wedding catering costs crippling me!?

    I desperately need some ideas on how to reduce the costs of my wedding breakfast. I have just started wedding planning and have been putting my guest lists together and pricing up a budget and my bare minimum I have to invite as day guests and to the wedding breakfast is 61 (63 with myself and my fiance!) And that really is bare minimum, as it is... show more
    I desperately need some ideas on how to reduce the costs of my wedding breakfast. I have just started wedding planning and have been putting my guest lists together and pricing up a budget and my bare minimum I have to invite as day guests and to the wedding breakfast is 61 (63 with myself and my fiance!) And that really is bare minimum, as it is just family, best man and maid of honour!! My mums family is massive (unfortunately for my wedding budget!) and there are 30 family members just on my mums side alone, my fiance only has 25 family members for his entire family lol!! I have worked out that even if I am lucky and manage to get someone to cater for £25 a head this brings my total to £1,575. I then have to pay for wine and Champagne for toasts as well as a buffet for my evening guests. Arrggghhhh!! That's more than my church and venue costs put together!! People have mentioned holding the wedding ceremony later in the day say 4pm then going to straight to the reception thus avoiding the need for a sit down meal, but I am only planning on getting married once and really don't want to have to cut short the happiest day of my life just because of blinkin' food! And people have also suggested just inviting parents, grandparents and siblings to the wedding breakfast but again I'd rather not do this as mine and my fiance's family are travelling from leicester, london and manchester so I don't think it is fair to expect them to come to my wedding at 1pm then wait around til 7pm for the reception as it will be too far for them to travel home. Or just asking them to travel down to the reception and miss watching me get married which again is not an option as I want our family to see us get married. The only things I have thought of so far are having a starter and a main course and serving wedding cake as a desert seeing as I will have to buy a wedding cake anyway. Or doing away with the 'formal' sit down meal and having a hot buffet instead, then a cold buffet for the evening guests. Anyone had the same problem?? If so how did you keep the costs down?? Sorry its such an essay but I'm pulling my hair out here! Thanks :)
    8 answers · Weddings · 7 years ago
  • What's the best time for a church wedding ceremony?

    I'm planning my wedding but am unsure what time to hold the ceremony, and was wondering if any of you can offer me any advice about what tine you got married and the overall timings of your day? I'm thinking of going for 1pm/2pm to allow time for the service, mingling with guests outisde the church, get to the reception venue, get the guests... show more
    I'm planning my wedding but am unsure what time to hold the ceremony, and was wondering if any of you can offer me any advice about what tine you got married and the overall timings of your day? I'm thinking of going for 1pm/2pm to allow time for the service, mingling with guests outisde the church, get to the reception venue, get the guests settled down ready for wedding breakfast, speech, eat then photographs ready for the evening guests to arrive about 7.30pm. Am I allowing enough time for everything?? xx
    9 answers · Engagements & Weddings · 7 years ago
  • What poems and readings are you having at your wedding?

    Hi, can anyone help me find a second poem/reading to have at my wedding? I've found one but I'm struggling to find a second. I want something where the meaning is clear rather than using silly metaphors that some people might not get, as well as having more 'modern' language, not old fashioned words that people may not know the... show more
    Hi, can anyone help me find a second poem/reading to have at my wedding? I've found one but I'm struggling to find a second. I want something where the meaning is clear rather than using silly metaphors that some people might not get, as well as having more 'modern' language, not old fashioned words that people may not know the meaning of. I have found one of my poems, its called 'The One' and just what I was looking for, but not sure about the other. I don't know whether to go for a more religious one as we are marrying in a church as I already have one thats just about love. Basically I'm just asking for some inspiration! Thanks xx
    4 answers · Weddings · 7 years ago
  • Is it really bitchy working in a nursery?

    I have been looking into working in a nursery and gaining my qualifications in childcare, the thing is lots of people have told me it's really bitchy working in a nursery and it's kinda put me off a bit. I am quite shy and am not the most confident person in the world and don't generally stick up for myself, I would rather just walk away... show more
    I have been looking into working in a nursery and gaining my qualifications in childcare, the thing is lots of people have told me it's really bitchy working in a nursery and it's kinda put me off a bit. I am quite shy and am not the most confident person in the world and don't generally stick up for myself, I would rather just walk away and avoid a confrontation. I'm worried I'm gonna hate it if it is really bitchy as I don't like environments like that where everyone bitches about everyone else behind their backs, I like everyone to get along and work together lol! What are you experiences of working in a nursery? Thanks
    7 answers · Preschool · 7 years ago
  • How can I deter the squirells from using our bird feeder?

    We have a bird feeder in our garden hanging off a bracket, but the thing is we now have a squirrel who will walk up the fence and then hang off the bracket upside down and eat all the seeds out of the feeder! I thought it was quite cute at first and funny, but now its starting to annoy me because I'm having to fill the bird feeder up with seed... show more
    We have a bird feeder in our garden hanging off a bracket, but the thing is we now have a squirrel who will walk up the fence and then hang off the bracket upside down and eat all the seeds out of the feeder! I thought it was quite cute at first and funny, but now its starting to annoy me because I'm having to fill the bird feeder up with seed every 2 days its costing me a fortune! I don't want to just stop putting seed out though because the birds do use it and rely on it as a food source. What can I do?? Thanks in advance xx
    5 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 7 years ago
  • How long will it take me to see results from jogging?

    I am wondering if anyone can tell me how long it should take me to see results from jogging, in terms of losing weight and also being fitter and being able to jog a further distance? At the moment I am jogging around my local park which is in a kind of square shape, so I jog one side, then walk the other, then jog and so on. I do that for 2 laps... show more
    I am wondering if anyone can tell me how long it should take me to see results from jogging, in terms of losing weight and also being fitter and being able to jog a further distance? At the moment I am jogging around my local park which is in a kind of square shape, so I jog one side, then walk the other, then jog and so on. I do that for 2 laps then jog a 'corner' doing 2 sides one after another then walk home. I do that for 2o minutes, and it takes me 5 minutes to walk each way from the park so I'm jogging/walking for around 30 minutes in total, and I do this every other day. I want to lose enough weight to drop a dress size and and I'm hoping that the more I do it then the faster I should be able to jog (until I'm doing more of a fast run) and I'll be able to go further. How long should this take me roughly? Thanks x
    9 answers · Diet & Fitness · 7 years ago
  • Anyone had a small intimate wedding?

    I am considering having a small intimate wedding with just my closest friends and family. The idea of the wedding being just me and my fiance and the people we love most really appeals to us. The thing I'm worried about is the wedding being boring! Usually in a big wedding you have a party on the night with a DJ and entertainment, but that would... show more
    I am considering having a small intimate wedding with just my closest friends and family. The idea of the wedding being just me and my fiance and the people we love most really appeals to us. The thing I'm worried about is the wedding being boring! Usually in a big wedding you have a party on the night with a DJ and entertainment, but that would seem a bit silly if there were only 20 or so people there... Has anyone on here had just a small wedding and what did you do on the evening? Just curious! Thanks in advance xx
    9 answers · Engagements & Weddings · 7 years ago
  • Can I marry in a church in Cornwall when I don't live there?

    Me and my fiance are looking at places to get married and really want to get married in cornwall with just our closest family. A church wedding is a definite requirement for us as we wouldn't feel married unless we married in a church, but the thing is we live in the west midlands (4 hours away!). We have no connection to the church we wish... show more
    Me and my fiance are looking at places to get married and really want to get married in cornwall with just our closest family. A church wedding is a definite requirement for us as we wouldn't feel married unless we married in a church, but the thing is we live in the west midlands (4 hours away!). We have no connection to the church we wish to marry at as we are not regular attenders (obviously, as we live 4 hours away!) and neither us or our parents have any connection there. Is there anyway we would be allowed to marry there? I have looked on the C of E website and it's not looking good as we do not have a connection, I just wondered if anyone else has married somewhere they do not live and if so how did you get around this? I really hope we can marry there, Cornwall is very special to us! xx
    3 answers · Engagements & Weddings · 7 years ago
  • Aravind Adiga The White Tiger - Help please!?

    Hi, I belong to a book club and we were meant to read The White Tiger this month for our book group. However, I read the first few chapters and just couldn't get into it at all, but I don't want to admit that I haven't read it as it will look like I haven't made an effort!! Has anyone read the book, and if so can you tell me the... show more
    Hi, I belong to a book club and we were meant to read The White Tiger this month for our book group. However, I read the first few chapters and just couldn't get into it at all, but I don't want to admit that I haven't read it as it will look like I haven't made an effort!! Has anyone read the book, and if so can you tell me the basic plot and any bits in it that might be discussed at book club?? I feel like a naughty school girl who has cheated on her home work hahaha! Just don't want to look like an idiot tonight when people ask me about it lol!! Thanks in advance xx
    2 answers · Books & Authors · 7 years ago
  • Can you suggest a recipe for a chicken casserole for one?

    I really want to make a chicken casserole for my tea tonight but I'm on my own so all the recipes I've looked are no good as they are to feed between 4-6 people. I'm also looking for a simple recipe, nothing fancy with cous cous or wine or whatever just a simple one with stock and vegetables to serve one person. Could you suggest... show more
    I really want to make a chicken casserole for my tea tonight but I'm on my own so all the recipes I've looked are no good as they are to feed between 4-6 people. I'm also looking for a simple recipe, nothing fancy with cous cous or wine or whatever just a simple one with stock and vegetables to serve one person. Could you suggest anything (with cooking times too?) Thanks! xxx
    8 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 7 years ago
  • What can I put in a cover letter for a job as a medical receptionist?

    I am applying for a job as a medical receptionist in a GP practice, and was wondering what I could put in a cover letter to support my CV? I have no previous experience but am willing to learn (job spec states that training will be given). I have a university degree and am computer literate and have experience working with the public and customer... show more
    I am applying for a job as a medical receptionist in a GP practice, and was wondering what I could put in a cover letter to support my CV? I have no previous experience but am willing to learn (job spec states that training will be given). I have a university degree and am computer literate and have experience working with the public and customer service skills. Any suggestions greatly appreciated, thanks =)
    3 answers · Health Care · 7 years ago
  • Do you think 45 minutes is too far to expect people to travel from the church to the reception venue?

    Me and my fiance are looking to get married in august 2012. We know what church we are getting married in but are struggling to find a venue that we like within our budget that is near to the church. The cheapest venue we've found that we actually like is £1650 just to hire out for the day (excluding catering). I recently found a lovely little... show more
    Me and my fiance are looking to get married in august 2012. We know what church we are getting married in but are struggling to find a venue that we like within our budget that is near to the church. The cheapest venue we've found that we actually like is £1650 just to hire out for the day (excluding catering). I recently found a lovely little venue which is an old converted water mill which is gorgeous and would fit in perfectly with our countryside laid back wedding theme. It has stunning grounds and a little picnic area for guests to chill out and a play area for the kids to have fun whilst the photo's are being taken. The food is also the cheapest we have found, so we wouldn't be skinting ourselves out on catering. Problem is it is around 45 minutes away from the church along the motorway and into the country. Is this too far to expect people to travel? Also, because it is too far to get a taxi I'm scared people will just turn up to the wedding and not be able to drink then go home after a couple of hours cos they have to drive. What do you think? Cheers =) xxx
    16 answers · Engagements & Weddings · 7 years ago
  • Mums, what have you done so far today?

    Can't wait to be a mummy, just wondering what a typical day is like for you! Cheers =)
    Can't wait to be a mummy, just wondering what a typical day is like for you! Cheers =)
    13 answers · Parenting · 7 years ago
  • Mums, what advice would you give to someone BEFORE they have a baby?

    Me and my fiance are both feeling really broody at the moment - I am 22, he is 28 - and have decided to start trying for a baby as soon as we are married (2 years from today yay!!). I cannot wait to be a mummy, I have dreamed of it for years and I love and trust my fiance unconditionally. Thing is, I see so many couples that split up after a baby... show more
    Me and my fiance are both feeling really broody at the moment - I am 22, he is 28 - and have decided to start trying for a baby as soon as we are married (2 years from today yay!!). I cannot wait to be a mummy, I have dreamed of it for years and I love and trust my fiance unconditionally. Thing is, I see so many couples that split up after a baby or women that end up with PND and I'd hate that for us. My parents had me at 25 and went on to split up and I think I always get scared that the same will happen to me and my fiance. I would never want to bring up a baby in a broken family, I have been through divorce with my parents and it is hellish on the children. Although I imagine me and my fiance to be great parents with a happy family life together as we have the same morals and views on life etc, I think I get paranoid because of what my parents went through with their divorce. What advice would you give to other people about having a baby? If there's one thing you could have done differently what would it be? And what are your tips for a happy relationship with a baby? Thank you! xxx
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 7 years ago
  • Marquee Weddings...things to think about?

    I am considering having a marquee in a field for our wedding, and I'm just looking for a bit of advice... I love the idea of having a marquee with loads of bunting and DIY decorations and a BBQ with a real laidback feel to it - I feel this would suit me and my fiance a lot more than a posh venue with expensive flowers and a sit down meal. We are... show more
    I am considering having a marquee in a field for our wedding, and I'm just looking for a bit of advice... I love the idea of having a marquee with loads of bunting and DIY decorations and a BBQ with a real laidback feel to it - I feel this would suit me and my fiance a lot more than a posh venue with expensive flowers and a sit down meal. We are lucky enough to have a family friend who has a gorgeous house out in the country with a field that she owns at the back of her house, and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to put up a marquee there, the views are stunning! I'm just not sure what I need to think about and if it would really work out all that cheaper than a venue by the time we've factored in the costs of hiring the marquee, toilets, generators to give us power etc etc. Also, given our unpredictable British weather I'm also scared it will bucket it down and be miserable (although it will be August). Has anyone had a marquee wedding, and how did you overcome any problems such as licenses to have alcohol, electricity, weather etc? And did it work out cheaper doing it this way? Cheers =)
    6 answers · Engagements & Weddings · 7 years ago