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by Flo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Seasonal clear outs

We should join up to cause trouble in the local community - some sorts of trouble can be quite productive in getting an out of the way place active.
by Flo
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Seasonal clear outs

The shop looks very bare and lonely now so I need to decide what to do with it.The trouble is I'm getting the itch to make more now. :lol: Don't make just because the shop looks sad and lonely. Only make to order. Anything else will just reduce your NHS pension. You aren't likely to get a glut of c...
by Flo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Re: The not buying new compact?

Grandson moved recently - long journey and new house didn't have as much in the way of furnishings as the previous one. There was a British Heart Foundation shop within walking distance and the parents with the removal van were still around. They moved a perfectly good four seater sofa to new house ...
by Flo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 18
Views: 7925

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Faith in Nature makes all its products in the UK using natural ingredients. It ticks so many boxes for me. You can also buy Suma own brand which ticks most of the same boxes if you want to shop online.
by Flo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Seasonal clear outs

One more item on the clear out front - something for the bran tub at the Chat Club Christmas party. Was totally out of ideas as it's supposed to be no more than a fiver. Hah - something that's not needed for the family presents pile as they have far too much in the bag and will do a treat.
by Flo
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Seasonal clear outs

It's been a hard year I think for the small crafts folk. And the Christmas 2 day market up the road in Hexham has been cancelled today due to the forecast for high winds making it unsafe to put up the stalls before trading starts. One of allotment association is a young mother and has been selling o...
by Flo
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Seasonal clear outs

What has happened to the great seasonal clear out of unwanted toys? Usually at this time of year Freecycle, gum-tree and the charity shops have a backlog of toys that could help to fill up stockings and under the Christmas tree. Looking at Gumtree there are plenty of nearly new plastic trees that ha...
by Flo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Yep used to get very kind people wanting to put me on the list for the local Christmas lunch for the old, single, lonely but was quickly dropped when I explained I am vegan and allergic to alcohol - which made me feel better if nothing else :mrgreen: I'm just not good at getting into the seasonal sw...
by Flo
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Oh dear Ina that's not good being that unwell at any time of the year. A washing machine is always bad for the savings but a useful present.
by Flo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Hmm there's a grandson rather like you gal - his parents (daughter and husband) hired a van to move him from Thurso (north Scottish coast) to Reading for a new job couple of weeks back. His longstanding girlfriend moved in with him whilst still doing PhD in London. They had the essentials but only o...
by Flo
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Silly Season Self Sufficiency

I saw my first reduced from last year Christmas decorations in mid August. It set me thinking. I remember a couple who seceded from the day itself, took a large flask of hot soup and walked one of their local Cornish green ways at Christmas. I've a freezer with veg from the allotment in and still a ...
by Flo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: No plastic

That is probably because the plastic bags are probably cheaper in bulk than paper ones which get left ripped where the customer is clumsy and uses another one.
by Flo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 15
Views: 1165

Re: Pet gripes

Sell the ones you don't want on eBay or whatever is your equivalent?
by Flo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: No plastic

Hah but have any of you come up with false teeth from the NHS dentist without plastic?
by Flo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Self sufficient skills List

What can you do that helps to make you self sufficient? I can knit (but have to buy the wool as don't live with a supply from a sheep) so only half useful. I can sew well enough to do repairs on clothes. Did learn embroidery but don't feel that cushion covers, table clothes and such are exactly nece...