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by Puddleduck
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: working for yourself?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: working for yourself?

Thanks everyone, it is a really well supported market run by a very enthusiastic lady who works very hard to make it a success. I had a great day and came away with a profit but, more importantly, I now have a much better idea of what will sell going forwards. And, most exciting of all, I had an int...
by Puddleduck
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: working for yourself?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

working for yourself?

Hi all, I am mega nervous/excited right now because it is market day and I will be selling my jewellery to the public. EEEEEP! Tbh, I am terrified that it's all going to go a bit Pete Tong, that nobody will like my lovely stuff and, essentially, that it will all be a massive flop. However, I'm more ...
by Puddleduck
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being selfsufficientish in 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 14008

Re: Being selfsufficientish in 2016

I'm starting again from scratch this year. A lot of things happened over the last few years that stopped me getting in the garden (having babies, breaking limbs that kind of thing) so this year it's kind of back to square one. We find ourselves in seriously large amounts of debt right now so this ye...
by Puddleduck
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Setting up on my own!
Replies: 4
Views: 4980

Setting up on my own!

I hope it is ok to post this here, if not please delete: I am setting up my own little craft business to try and beat the old 9 to 5. I would really appreciate it if you would pop on over and have a little look: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LaziDayz. I also have a facebook page http://www.facebook.co...
by Puddleduck
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are cardboard coffins so expensive?
Replies: 39
Views: 3136

Re: Why are cardboard coffins so expensive?

Laughing so hard Doofaloofa! I want a cardboard coffin when I go, although it might be cheaper to buy a new fridge and just use the box.....
by Puddleduck
Fri May 08, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: herbs for health?
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

Re: herbs for health?

Thanks all, can't believe I forgot such obvious herbs! We have masses of space, loads of patio pots and some hanging baskets to utilise. I have ME/CFS and depression but everybody else is healthy. I 'm also growing blackcurrants for the vitamin C, and have access to loads of elder trees round about ...
by Puddleduck
Tue May 05, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: herbs for health?
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

herbs for health?

I'm planning a medicinal herb garden this year and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on what to grow. I have lavender, mint, basil, sage, nasturtiums and oregano already growing.
by Puddleduck
Tue May 05, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do I stop cats using my garden as a toilet?
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: How do I stop cats using my garden as a toilet?

My dad had this problem, he planted some skewers in his flower bed, soon stopped the cats!
by Puddleduck
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Good Easter weekend everyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Good Easter weekend everyone?

Was ill with tonsillitis all weekend. Managed a day trip on Monday though, went to Beamish museum. Along with the entire population of the north east judging by how many people were there!!
by Puddleduck
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What are you up to today?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

What are you up to today?

What's everyone up to then? My plan for today was to get outside and sort out the raised beds and scrub out the greenhouse. Instead I'm sitting in the cosy warm, watching the snow come down in droves while the baby naps, and waiting for the school to call to say they're closing and can I pick up the...
by Puddleduck
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4270

Re: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014

Ummm, totally not at all. Naughty Puddleduck, must do better.

Being either heavily pregnant or with a newborn doesn't really lend itself to growing stuff....
by Puddleduck
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Woo-hoo! Found the Good Life
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Woo-hoo! Found the Good Life

Aw man I love The Good Life. I've got them all including the specials and Royal command performance. I love them, can't get enough. Whenever I'm ill and stuck indoors they are the only thing I watch!! I think I'm pretty much word perfect by now!! My favourite is season 2, The Guru of Surbiton. Let m...
by Puddleduck
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growin veg ooop north?
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: Growin veg ooop north?

Thanks guys, I have acquired some raised beds which are currently in situ. I'm going to try carrots in an old recycling box, maybe with a mix of topsoil and sharp sand. Have heard that works quite well. Have tried spuds in the ground before and the slugs got them all, not sure if this counts as brea...
by Puddleduck
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Define your alternative self
Replies: 33
Views: 3792

Re: Define your alternative self

I've been doing protest marches since I could walk!! The joys of having socialist parents! My father was a miner so I have been at pretty much every march from 1984 onwards, then student rallys, then supporting firemen, teachers, etc. Don't do it so much these days, got 2 little'uns to run after, bu...
by Puddleduck
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growin veg ooop north?
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Growin veg ooop north?

Oh wise Oracle of Ishers! I need help in growing veggies!! At the minute all I seem to grow is nettles and discontent!! I am on the outskirts of Durham, and have a plot in the back garden. It is quite a heavy soil, so I have spent this year breaking it down and digging in manure to give it a boost. ...

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