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by fran
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Schooling
Replies: 12
Views: 4341

Re: Home Schooling

I teach literacy to adults and I agree that the state education system leaves a lot to be desired. However, you have to have a certain standard of education yourself to be able to teach others, especially children. I visibly cringe when I see some of the basic spelling, grammar and punctuation mista...
by fran
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life
Replies: 28
Views: 3212

Re: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life

How to make soup and bread x
by fran
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Shoestring Gardener - free Kindle book just today
Replies: 4
Views: 3734

Re: Shoestring Gardener - free Kindle book just today

I have just downloaded this and had a quick flick through. Looks useful thank you for the tip x
by fran
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 4783

Re: What are you preserving?

Thanks Trappa, that's my day off taken care of this week! Will let you know how I get on xxx
by fran
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 4783

Re: What are you preserving?

Thanks Maggie - that's given me a job tomorrow! Will let you know how I get on.

Trappa - pumpkin and raisin sounds interesting too, any chance of that recipe please?
by fran
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 4783

Re: What are you preserving?

Maggie - I love the sound of the vegan lemon curd, please can we have the recipe? Does it also mean it keeps longer without the eggs?
Have the marrows ready and waiting !!!!
by fran
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What colour is your front door?
Replies: 31
Views: 2144

Re: What colour is your front door?

I don't have a front door (sob, sob), just two planks of wood (called wash boards) that slot in and are padlocked to the sliding hatch. They are varnished wood.
by fran
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: which tea?
Replies: 71
Views: 4550

Re: which tea?

Yorkshire Tea or Clipper Tea for me. Tea tastes best with either a large chunk of fruit cake or baked beans on toast x
by fran
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: rotary line or washing line?
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: rotary line or washing line?

Pelmetman - Brightlingsea is just up the coast from us - with Mersea Island in between. We often sail up there and stay on a mooring in Pyefleet (don't like paying money on the pontoons!) The flats opposite us do moan about the washing (and smoke from the woodburning chimney) but tough! Crazymaisy -...
by fran
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: rotary line or washing line?
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: rotary line or washing line?

I have the most expensive washing line in the world! Take two bits of 2 x 4 (left over from wheelhouse), attach to stanchions on boat, add washing line (found in shed) and add pegs (also found in shed) so where is the cost you ask? £350 for the drill that OH dropped overboard and straight in to the ...
by fran
Sun May 15, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you seen the price of Cardboard Coffins?
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Re: Have you seen the price of Cardboard Coffins?

I went to a funeral recently where a wicker coffin was used. Unfortunately it was a fairly loose weave wicker and had not been lined. As they carried the coffin up the church aisle you could see the body shifting around as though alive! I have made my husband promise that my wicker coffin is lined e...
by fran
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: weight loss group
Replies: 441
Views: 25105

Re: weight loss group

I fell by the wayside (hangs head in shame) but I have been back on track this week. Have lost 5 lbs, which means a total loss of 7lbs (one fifth of the way there :cheers: ) Well done everyone, you are quite an inspiration :hugish:
by fran
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Tsunami/earthquake in Japan
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

Re: Tsunami/earthquake in Japan

All those poor people, my heart goes out to them and all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
by fran
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growth of raised beds
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Growth of raised beds

The condition of my allotment is so bad that I have no option but to use raised beds. It was either take the allotment on offer or wait another two years. Having said that, I like the idea of no dig and no backache. Having stripped out the barge we have a lot of spare wood, so hubby is making me bed...
by fran
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Suffolk!
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Hello from Suffolk!

Hi and welcome from just down the A12 :wave:

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