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by Flo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: The not buying new compact?

Ah the old sofa! People are now trying to sell their old soggy bottomed ones on Facebook or offload on Freecycle. Not sure I'd want a second hand 10 year old Ikea chair or sofa but never mind. The unit that upcycled things was a good place as it did take and work up ugly old wooden units - not the o...
by Flo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Where are you now?

Well if you'd change me your good knees for my cronked ones Odsox sir then we'd have one good person out of two. :lol: :smilebox:
by Flo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Where are you now?

Under a snow drift? Knitting power cables and internet access? Blown to pieces? We seem to be here in this corner of Northumberland. The hills are white and the country roads haven't all been gritted as some of them aren't even big enough for gritters. But on the whole - just an awful lot of ice. Sh...
by Flo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: The not buying new compact?

There's a sudden dearth of second hand furniture round here with the one charity shop up road no longer having a van and driver. The unit that did upcycling of furniture moved because of lack of footfall - only to find there was less where it moved to so that's gone. There's a fairly active selling ...
by Flo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Skippy wrote:( albeit to a degree into stuff nobody really needs)

Ah but how do you tell people want they want as opposed to what they need? You could wreck the global economy going down that route :lol:
by Flo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 13
Views: 176

The new banish plastic movements

Now that the government has jumped on the idea that we should banish plastic, it's surely the latest "in" thing. We won't mention that the latest plastic using wheeze is plastic £5 and £10 notes. We've been saying banish plastic here for years though haven't we? An interesting but old idea...
by Flo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling to Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Cycling to Europe

My family did a cycling tour to Switzerland years back and went by ferry if I remember rightly. One to explore.
by Flo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: The not buying new compact?

Reading back, some of the folks involved back in 2006 found it hard going. Can't understand why. Perhaps they'd never had to think that second hand might be good. Perhaps they weren't even the people who offered what they had of decent standard to any of the second hand sites. Nowadays with the adve...
by Flo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 439

Re: Storm Dylan?

Hopefully there'll be no pushing and shoving :mrgreen: Looks like it's going to be windy overnight here. And wet again.
by Flo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 439

Re: Storm Dylan?

We're already on to storm Eleanor aren't we?
by Flo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garden diaries
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Garden diaries

I did long ago on the allotments for the first couple of years run a diary. After that I seem to have managed quite well but then I've slightly longer than 12 years in the growing business and have a lot of pictures that show me what I've done over the last 10 years. Find these useful.
by Flo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

The not buying new compact?

About 2006 a group from San Francisco calling themselves the Compact were all over the internet with Their original idea listed the following: Where you can shop: 1.Second-hand stores (Charity Shops of any sort) 2. Craigslist 3. Freecycle.org 4. Local food markets are preferred (for instance farmers...
by Flo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Coffee jars
Replies: 7
Views: 2787

Re: Coffee jars

There are some funny comments over on one of the chat forums on the site though. People didn't think it was generally a going idea.
by Flo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 439

Re: Storm Dylan?

It hasn't been windy here in recently in the day though I did suffer from flying greenhouse plastic panes one night last month. The main problems with wind here is when the buses from this northern county can't get over the river bridges to go into Newcastle-on-Tyne. Causes problems as the bus depot...
by Flo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Unwanted presents?!

At least the new year starts on a slightly better way than the last one ended ina. Good luck with the job.

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