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by grahoom
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Buy and sell precious metals?
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: Buy and sell precious metals?

Hello, If you're in the UK and you're going to get into gold, then I'd recommend Gold Sovereigns - Reason is, because they're still considered legal tender (face value of £1) - you don't pay VAT on purchase of them and you don't pay Capital Gains Tax. (also as Sovereigns are coins, some become colle...
by grahoom
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello - I am newish here
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

Hello - I am newish here

Hello, I've come back to forum after a long time not posting! I am glad to see it's still active, and loads of great posts. So, just a quick hello to everyone, and I look forward to joining in any discussions. I'm currently building some raised beds, planting out some hops, and building a pizza oven.
by grahoom
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm on radio tees tomorrow
Replies: 24
Views: 928

Re: I'm on radio tees tomorrow

Green Aura wrote:Excellent news.

Can you listen online Russ? I don't think I'll be able to pick up Radio Tees up here! :lol:

I'll have a look and see if I can find it.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/tees/hi/

I think that be the link for it.
by grahoom
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make an Alotment Site.
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Make an Alotment Site.

Interesting. I had always thought that if you are growing veg, then it's agricultural usage, would an allotment be deemed different? I can understand it taking time for a local authority to give up some small area of land for allotments (when they could possible sell it off ) - but if a private indi...
by grahoom
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Would you kick up a fuss?
Replies: 19
Views: 3847

Re: Would you kick up a fuss?

Oooh I've just remembered Raps :shaking: Where you played a card game and the loser got rapped on the knuckles with the cards. The kids used to stagger the edge of the pack into like steps, and rap with that edge. The losers could sometimes come away covered in blood. :shaking: Ah yes, I recall tha...
by grahoom
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Would you kick up a fuss?
Replies: 19
Views: 3847

Re: Would you kick up a fuss?

how very annoying! wouldn't some gaffer tape have fixed them as a temporary measure until it was more convenient to get them fixed properly? I was for ever breaking my glasses at school... and tape seemed to be the preferred method my parents employed to fix them! The craze when I was at school was ...
by grahoom
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Says it all really!
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Says it all really!

That's just my point! For example we are in a position where we need to buy a car - unrelyable bus service, living in the middle of no-where etc - but instead of going out to buy and brand new fancy one on 20 years tick and paying twice for it, we are looking at buying a second hand one for what we...
by grahoom
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What's your favourite breakfast food or recipe
Replies: 43
Views: 3700

Re: What's your favourite breakfast food or recipe

Porridge - made with water generally, and golden syrup.
by grahoom
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: eBooks - yes or no?
Replies: 43
Views: 2923

Re: eBooks - yes or no?

I'm not keen on Ebooks - can't easily flick through them, - rely on electrickery to read them, - can't read them in the bath (well you could, but not advisable), - I like the smell and feel of real books, - books are great!!! I have so many books, and so little space! I guess one thing about e-books...
by grahoom
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Well it had to happen
Replies: 25
Views: 3088

Re: Well it had to happen

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/6684854/Scientists-grow-meat-in-laboratory.html here is a link to an article about it. The scientists extracted cells from the muscle of a live pig and then put them in a broth of other animal products. The cells then multiplied and created muscle tissue. They...
by grahoom
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has the ISH site gone weird on your PC?
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Has the ISH site gone weird on your PC?

I believe John is working on the site at the moment, so I am assuming there might be some changes / alterations going on as we type!
by grahoom
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Active topics not there?
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Active topics not there?

It will return to normal soon'ish. sorry to hear you are having issues with the screen size, I checked on loads of browsers and screen size on the test site. I will run the tests again and tweak where needed Seems to be a problem on resolutions of 1024x768 and lower. Just checked on two machines wh...
by grahoom
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Returning to Apple... How to sync bookmarks?
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

Re: Returning to Apple... How to sync bookmarks?

hello, have you tried? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4496 not tried out the link above but it might be what you're after. I use a Mac (at work and sometimes at home - have an old g4 laptop at home) - and a PC laptop running Ubuntu (a flavour of linux). I also use windows some of the...
by grahoom
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: River Cottage - Hemp
Replies: 27
Views: 4241

Re: River Cottage - Hemp

When I think of its vesitility I wonder why humans bother with nylon and other synthetic fibes, I guess it comes back to laziness, after all who can be bothered to work the land when a machine can make something for you. :banghead: The crazy thing is that if you want "plastics" then you can make it...
by grahoom
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Location, Location
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Location, Location

this is something that has been on the backburner for ages if you go to your profile http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ucp.php?i=164 and add your latitude / longitude (down the bottom) (Visit this website to get your location's latitude and longitude in decimal degrees.) then at least I will h...