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by Bluemoon
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Sustainable Toys?
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Sustainable Toys?

It was out Grandson's 4th birthday yesterday and as both his Mum and Dad had to work, OH and I took him out for the day. We had a lovely time and then it was back to his house for his party.......... I have never seen so much tacky plastic in my life!!!! And all of it destined for landfill within th...
by Bluemoon
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hen keepers' forums
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: Hen keepers' forums

I was born in the country, the local butcher had a slaughter-house behind his shop and we'd see animals literally going from field to butcher (probably totally illegal now) so it was hard not to know from a young age. I still eat meat - though not a vast amount, but I do think that knowing at least ...
by Bluemoon
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: My little dog
Replies: 24
Views: 1122

Re: My little dog

Oh, pbf. My heart goes out to you. I had to make the same decision 14 months ago as I had to allow my beautiful boy to go (brain tumour, aged 6) It gets easier, but slowly, I still couldn't consider another dog, I was only able to tell his breeder about it last week as it was the first time I felt a...
by Bluemoon
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Loooonnnnngggg waiting lists......
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: Loooonnnnngggg waiting lists......

On a site with 60ish plots we had a choice of 40 and started immediately. A year later, when we decided we'd like a second plot, we had a choice of the remaining 39. This was a few years ago, our site now has a 2 year + waiting list.
by Bluemoon
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Pot calls kettle black...
Replies: 20
Views: 2405

Re: Pot calls kettle black...

I'm not sure I agree, RRE. I too hate the commercialism of Christmas, but at least if kids ask for something for Christmas they do have to wait for it. I doubt the instant gratification that many would enjoy if there were no Christmas to wait for would do them any good either.
by Bluemoon
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why the SS life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2238

Re: Why the SS life?

Rosendula wrote:
Blinkin' Flip, BlueMoon. That sounds like a direct quote from a conversation in our house :lol: I bet you stay up late putting the world to rights, too, don't you? :lol:


:sunny:


Nah, we just stay up late listening in to this house we've bugged in Hull. :mrgreen:
by Bluemoon
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Pot calls kettle black...
Replies: 20
Views: 2405

Re: Pot calls kettle black...

He's shot himself in the foot if you ask me. Christmas is magical for kids. In later life if they are going to seriously 'find religion' then there's a good chance that they'll turn to the one that played a big part in their childhood, regardless of whether it stressed the fable of Santa or the fabl...
by Bluemoon
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you laugh then you are not innocent - RUDE WARNING
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: If you laugh then you are not innocent - RUDE WARNING

A 'Glory Hole' in my Gran's day was the place, usually in the depths of the cellars and near to where you kept the coal, where you chucked the broken lamps, the off-cuts of carpet and anything else that 'might come in handy one day' A really SS place come to think of it. I remember being sent there ...
by Bluemoon
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Another rant...sorry!
Replies: 26
Views: 3286

Re: Another rant...sorry!

Does anyone actually know someone who ..." just [has] kids like others have cups of coffee.." ? or who "... just keep having kids to get housing and money off the state and keep themselves in fags and booze." ? Personaly, no, I dont associate with such people, but I'm aware a great mny of them exis...
by Bluemoon
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why the SS life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2238

Re: Why the SS life?

My daughter bought me a bread machine. I have to admit that I wasn't too impressed as I thought it was one of those 'use it twice and chuck it in a cupboard' appliances. But the taste of real bread took me and OH right back to our childhoods. Consequently we started to cook the meals we remembered f...
by Bluemoon
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Plain Stupid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

Plain Stupid?

I was just wondering if protests like the one at Stanstead the other day help the cause or just make matters worse.
by Bluemoon
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Onions

I'd wait until spring to plant them as it's too late for Autumn planting now. If you're using sets the quality of the sets purchased does seem to have an impact upon the size of the bulbs and cheap ones from a dubious source are never as good as those from somewhere more reliable (in my experience)....
by Bluemoon
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Virgin Media
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Virgin Media

My entire family works for Virgin media. The problem is there are so many packages and everyone wants/needs something different. As stripypixiesocks says, phone them, tell them what you've already got and what you'd like/need and they will usually endeavour to sort you out. You might even wind up ta...
by Bluemoon
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Angry mobs...
Replies: 49
Views: 3490

Re: Angry mobs...

I can well believe it, this (and previous) governments seem to always aim their vitriol at the weakest members of society. For years they've supported policies which make a 'traditional' family impossible, high cost of housing, food etc, so mothers, whether single or married with a working partner, ...
by Bluemoon
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Humph! It's not true!
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Humph! It's not true!

My electricity too is £80 per month. I switched to EDF as they promised it would be about a third cheaper, sadly they seem to be dragging their feet about putting us on the cheaper rate and we're still paying £80. We don't have a T.V., tumble dryer, dishwasher or microwave. I'm currently doing two l...