Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Busy me

To any of my friends who may be interested, I'm sorry I haven't been around much, apart from being busy I've got the beginning of Frozen Shoulder, so typing is uncomfortable, I hope to catch up soon and reply to comments.
I'm doing a C&P job on an interesting piece I received by email.

Just when you think you know most everything, you run across something like this.
Cucumbers...  I didn't  know this...WOW!!!  WHAT A LITTLE GEM


1.  Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one
cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin  B5,
Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus,
Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired  in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a
Cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that
can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your  bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try rubbing a
Cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing,
Spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and Slugs  ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small
pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals
In the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to
humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.5  Looking for

a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or
to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem
area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen
in your skin to tighten, firming up  the outer layer and reducing the visibility of
cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices
before going to bed and wake up refreshed and Headache free. Cucumbers

contain enough sugar, B Vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients

the body
lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off  that afternoon or evening snacking binge?  Cucumbers
Have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and

explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you
don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber
over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not
only looks great but also repels water.
9.  Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and
rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the  squeak is gone!

10.  Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?
Cut up an entire Cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals
and nutrients from the cucumber react with the boiling water and be released
in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce
stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just  finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a
slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30
seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your
mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?
Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only
will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks
and won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.
13.  Using a Pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the
Cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works
great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the Walls!!

Pass this along for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. That is very interesting about cucumber and of course I should think everyone knows that putting slices on your eyes helps to relive redness and reduces swelling
    Hope you feel better soon
    Love as always
    Lo xxxxxx

  2. OW! Not very nice, Arlene, and it's not as easy as it sounds to type one-handed!

    Hmmm...cucumber works on wrinkles too?? I wonder if it really does??!

    Talking of cucumbers, I had a keyring that had: Cucumbers are better than men because...and then a list of!

    Hope your shoulder feels better soon, Arlene...XX

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your shoulder. Take care of yourself and get better. We will be around when you are better and feel up to being here. Will remember you in my prayers. Hugs

  4. Just catching up and find you're ailing. That's my department young lady so you'll just have to heal up quickly.

  5. Wow that sound like very good advice Arlene thank you. Sorry to hear about your cold shoulder hope you get better really soon. Hugs Sheila x

  6. Frozen shoulders are no fun. Had one once.Hope it improves soon.


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