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by Flo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2703

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Looking back over the last few months - the kitchen is now converted, modernised and as good as social housing will get. They left me with all my own gear in the form of cooker, washing machine, fridge and freezer. More cupboard space as the gas meter has gone outside. And taking out a wall to inclu...
by Flo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Lesson Number 2:
Remember to charge the phone and the Amazon Fire before things stop for lack of charge. :mrgreen:

Lesson number 3
Read the instructions properly before doing a bank transfer to a new payee. :mrgreen:

Modern technology - worse than saving seed from F1 seeds. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Was it self saved seed?
by Flo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

1. Switch off the freezer by mistake, not discover for some days and lose the winter stash of vegetables (which are to be composted) :roll:

Please feel free to continue the list.
by Flo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Water, water everywhere...

You came into the 5 chance then ......
by Flo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Water, water everywhere...

It's been a rather wet period over the past 4 weeks hasn't it?

I expect the weather to turn dry whilst I'm sitting in the armchair exercising my repaired knee - operation to replace next Thursday.

By the time I'm walking again I should have a wilderness rather than allotments.
by Flo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 5186

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Apples and pears. Job done, trees clear.
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by Flo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Right Said Flo

Right said Flo - the daughter asked for a cooking apple tree and an eating apple tree on the allotment. Her hubby wanted pears. We'e already taken some but this is the major harvest. The daughter sounded a little pathetic as she and her hubby were in the cooking apple tree. I was just the clearer up...
by Flo
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Right Said Flo

Right said Flo - I could have hired a carpet cleaner and done the job myself. However, it wouldn't have been much cheaper by the time I'd hired the cleaning machine which would have had to be delivered. So today, a man and a lad came in a marked van, steam cleaned with environmentally friendly clean...
by Flo
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Right Said Flo

Well - I wouldn't even have been tempted to buy it - never had that kind of money! But if I had seen it for a tenner in a charity shop, I'm sure I would have grabbed it, just for fun. Do you think we'd be so lucky? Perhaps there are some very upmarket charity shops. I have a feeling that that sort ...
by Flo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Right Said Flo

Funny how our attitude to stuff changes as we live and learn, grow up or grow old. You lot are worried about knitting wool. I'm concerned that it days gone by I'd have been willing to find the money for that kettle.
by Flo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Right Said Flo

Daughter thinks the kettle is thoroughly bad taste.
by Flo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Right Said Flo

I've just had it drawn to my attention that John Lewis has stocked a matching toaster to go with the kettle above at a mere £599.95. The toaster is out of stock but there have been 2 sold and 3 kettles.

Some people just have more money than good taste. :lol:
by Flo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Right Said Flo

Ah yes - even worse than the I wish I'd not thrown that out is suddenly finding the thing that you thought you had thrown out. I read that bit about what your OH is getting for Christmas without switching off from him making you something in the new wood working space. Can he do that? :dontknow: :lol:
by Flo
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Right Said Flo

Daughter is busy buying a second abode near her work - other side of the border in Scotland. So - two vases and a picture donated. I've promised her a donation to buy a new kettle for the new kitchen. No she doesn't want a cheap Argos model. Luckily she doesn't want this one at a mere £499.95 - than...