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by Sharon
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?
Replies: 154
Views: 37985

Re: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?

Nowhere near us - on Kent/Sussex border, but all the very best.
by Sharon
Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever read a book more than once
Replies: 40
Views: 3975

Re: Have you ever read a book more than once

I often dip back into books I have already read. I re-read Joan Barfoot's Gaining Ground every couple of years (woman leaves husband and family and sets up in a remote cottage, growing veg, chopping wood ...), also Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising which is set at Christmas time and is ideal for whe...
by Sharon
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: We gonna be on telly
Replies: 49
Views: 12738

Well done! I was itching for them to mention the book - could see it on the seat next to them. So, did someone offer you a series?
by Sharon
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: We gonna be on telly
Replies: 49
Views: 12738

Just a thought. Could someone record it and stick it on YouTube? I have no idea how these things work, but just know the rest of you are far more savvy (she said, cranking up the 405 lines black and white TV set).
by Sharon
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: We gonna be on telly
Replies: 49
Views: 12738

Good luck!
by Sharon
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Having a bit of trouble at work
Replies: 23
Views: 4178

Hi Fee Fairy Hope that the Bank Holiday weekend (I'm presuming you don't have to work) gives you some time to relax away from all of this. It's an unpleasant situation and I know I'd be feeling much the same as you about it. Exclusion is horrible. I think I'd definitely try the jokey approach to it ...
by Sharon
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: hey Fee - how was your wine?
Replies: 27
Views: 7878

Found a crab apple wine recipe in an ancient Marguerite Patten book if anyone wants it. It's a long haul - 12 months before you can drink. Aaargh.
by Sharon
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ever thought of giving up on this lark?
Replies: 37
Views: 7095

Same here, really. Actually, friends are thoughtful, giving us first dibs on things they are upgrading, alerting us to the possibilities for salvage, swapping, etc., but we could do with some who are more actively engaged in veg gardening and making things. Richard works in recycling, so doesn't sta...
by Sharon
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ever thought of giving up on this lark?
Replies: 37
Views: 7095

Thanks, Nev.

How are you doing these days? Found any like-minded spirits close by?
by Sharon
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: hey Fee - how was your wine?
Replies: 27
Views: 7878

Thanks very much.
by Sharon
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: hey Fee - how was your wine?
Replies: 27
Views: 7878

Oooh! We've got a fair number of crab apples (after all I said elsewhere as well, about having very little in the garden this year - ooops). Have you made crab apple wine before? Can you point me in the direction of a recipe?
by Sharon
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ever thought of giving up on this lark?
Replies: 37
Views: 7095

We still have a big sign that says "leap of faith" which I made to greet Richard at the station when he came home after giving up his full-time very well paid job 7 years ago now. We look at the sign from time to time and it reminds us of the life then (commuting, long hours, no time together) and w...
by Sharon
Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Big Green Gathering Ish Meetup
Replies: 116
Views: 39565

Can you change the worm to days to the next one?

I need all that time to re-vamp my wardrobe, find things to decorate the tent, etc.
by Sharon
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cider? maybe...
Replies: 24
Views: 8606

Indeed? In my youth I seem to remember their dry cider was the drink of choice to blot out angst. Delicious, too. Are they making it somewhere else now?
by Sharon
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: cider? maybe...
Replies: 24
Views: 8606

Do you mean the company that used to operate not too far from us in East Sussex? Close to that difficult road junction? I'm being careful not to name any names!