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  1. I heard about a charity in Swindon where people volunteer to bake cakes for lonely, isolated people on their birthdays, who otherwise wouldn't get a cake, and I want to know if there's anything similar in Sheffield. I know about Free Cakes for Kids (where volunteers bake birthday cakes for children whose families can't provide them), but I'm not sure if there are any charities that provide homemade cakes for elderly, isolated or homeless adults. Does anyone know of any? I'm also interested in finding out about places that would welcome donations of baked goods generally (other than bake sales). Thanks!
  2. Ah they would have loved that! Thanks for all the great suggestions. Will definitely look into them for next time
  3. My parents (in their 50s) are visiting and want to go to a pub/venue that has live music this Saturday night. They're worried about being the odd ones out age-wise so somewhere that isn't just full of young students is a must, and they're more into rock/indie than pop. Can anyone suggest anywhere? I live in Crookes but don't mind getting a taxi further out.
  4. What are the best places to advertise property to let (without having to pay ridiculous fees)?
  5. Anyone? I'm looking for someone who has experience of treating amphibians, but if anyone knows of any vets who are good with exotic pets generally then that will be helpful. Thanks
  6. Not in Sheffield, but if you're willing to drive a bit further out then Wharf Aquatics are good.
  7. Can anyone recommend any decent (and cheap) hairdressers near the city centre or the university (S10)? I don't want anything fancy but I'm always scared the hairdresser will mess it up, so looking for recommendations.
  8. I live in a block of flats and as far as I know no one in my building has received any post at all for the past few days. I'm waiting for a few important letters which were meant to have been delivered last week, and last week I received 2 things dated the end of September. Is anyone else in the area experiencing this problem? I'm asking because there's building work going on at the moment so I'm trying to work out if the same problem is affecting everyone in the area, if someone is interfering with my post or if the post man is struggling to get to the door.
  9. My signal has been cutting out mid call for the past week or 2. I'm on T-Mobile. Has this been happening to anyone else recently? I'm trying to work out if it's my phone or a network problem in the area.
  10. I usually buy frozen fish food (blood worms, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp etc.) from Pets at Home or the aquarium shop on Langsett Road, but they're both a bit of a pain to get to from where I live. Does anyone know of anywhere that sells it that's closer to the city centre or to shef uni?
  11. Thanks for the replies. I should have taken Moonbird's advice sooner because the poor thing has just had a fit and died
  12. When I called them they told me to take him to the vet, but I know that the vet will just put him to sleep.
  13. Yesterday I found an ill pigeon in Weston Park. I had to bring him home because he was standing under a tree acting drunk and he was unresponsive when I tried to scare him away. I knew that if I left him he'd be killed by another animal as he was defenceless. Right now I've got him in a tiny cardboard box (it was the biggest I could get hold of) - he has no room to walk around and he keeps knocking his food and water bowls all over the place. I live in a small flat and I just don't have the facilities or the time to look after him at the moment, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any people or organisations who can? I've looked up his symptoms online and I'm pretty sure he's got Pigeon Paramyxovirus (http://www.pigeonrescue.co.uk/pigeonparamyxovirus.htm). He spends half of the time walking around in circles and half of the time zoning out as though he's asleep. When he pecks for his food he keeps missing, and when he does grab it he usually throws it out of his beak. He's twisting his neck. I don't know about today since he's in a box, but yesterday he wouldn't use his wings. He doesn't appear to be in pain so I don't want him to be put to sleep. All of the websites I've looked at suggest that it will work its way out of his system in a few days or weeks. Apparently he also needs to be isolated from other birds for at least 6 weeks. I can't care for him for that long. He's struggling in this little box. Can anyone help?
  14. Sometimes I use Nytol one-a-night (not the herbal ones)
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