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by howie
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: My novel is on Amazon!
Replies: 10
Views: 4802

Re: My novel is on Amazon!

I have just noticed that it is FREE today on Amazon if you fancy giving it a try...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-is-the-Co ... 123&sr=1-1
by howie
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Should I oil or grease a 'skimmed' Rayburn hotplate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: Should I oil or grease a 'skimmed' Rayburn hotplate?

I often grease mine with a knob of butter, particularly when I'm making drop scones. I think it's probably a good idea, a bit like 'seasoning' a wok.
by howie
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: my name's .......and i'm an amazonaholic
Replies: 15
Views: 5992

Re: my name's .......and i'm an amazonaholic

Also guilty of amazonaholism, but often I do try to make purchases from the marketplace where I can get used items from small traders and feel good that I'm supporting recycling.
by howie
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Tales From The Wildwood BBC4
Replies: 15
Views: 5392

Re: Tales From The Wildwood BBC4

I loved this series - it made me want to build a treehouse!
by howie
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: My novel is on Amazon!
Replies: 10
Views: 4802

Re: My novel is on Amazon!

It's really good to get your feedback and how you interpret the story - thanks for taking the time to respond. Sometimes things have to be revised and rewritten so many times that I can miss what may seem to be something obvious to someone reading it for the first time. I just wanted to check that I...
by howie
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: My novel is on Amazon!
Replies: 10
Views: 4802

Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Thanks, Trinder, for your feedback and also for your review on Amazon. Glad you enjoyed it. Just out of interest: the bits you wanted to give criticism about - do you mean that there were 'factual' bits I got wrong? Just wanting to check so that I can amend if that's the case!
by howie
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Tomatoes
Replies: 13
Views: 2598

Re: Tomatoes

Shame that every one of my plants got blight this year. Every year I dream of having a tomato glut and end up with courgettes :?
by howie
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: My novel is on Amazon!
Replies: 10
Views: 4802

Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Hope you got it downloaded, Maggie, fascinating to hear that you were at the first Stainsby - although it's not named there is a vague reference to it later in the story. Funnily enough, it's a festival I have been meaning to go to for years (it's about 15 minutes away from where I live) but never m...
by howie
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: My novel is on Amazon!
Replies: 10
Views: 4802

My novel is on Amazon!

Sorry for the blatant self-promotion, but I am quite excited! After a number of rejection letters, I got a literary agent at the beginning of the year who loved my book and has it currently on submission to publishers. However, they told me this week that they have also put it out on Amazon (in the ...
by howie
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Your favourite 'ish flavoured book
Replies: 34
Views: 5640

Re: Your favourite 'ish flavoured book

Obviously John Seymour's Self Sufficiency, but also John Seymour's 'Blueprint for a Green Planet' was way ahead of its time.
by howie
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: 2nd hand xmas
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: 2nd hand xmas

I recently asked my 20-year old daughter if she could remember what her favourite Christmas present had been, and she told me that it was a box of books. It happened to be a year when we were utterly skint, we had no TV and most of the presents for rest of family were home-made. We got a big cardboa...
by howie
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Paper logs
Replies: 24
Views: 3287

Re: Paper logs

There are instructions in the John Seymour Self Sufficiency book for making paper logs using old oil/fat. Looks like you just need an old biscuit tin!
by howie
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Washing clothes at 15 degrees? New product
Replies: 19
Views: 5071

Re: Washing clothes at 15 degrees? New product

I have been using soapnuts for the last 2 months and been amazed at the results. I wash at 30 degrees, although for a white load I wash at 40 and add a teaspoon of bicarb. Certainly won't be going back to washing powder.
by howie
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The Path to Self-sufficiency
Replies: 23
Views: 3216

Re: The Path to Self-sufficiency

Send me one please. I've been self-sufficientish for about 15 years.
by howie
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: festivals this year
Replies: 46
Views: 6805

Re: festivals this year

We are also at Solfest - it's our favourite festival - just hope the weather improves!

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