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by happyhippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Worried about daughter/grandkids!

Hi GA,his father just passed away(They were'nt close,he didnt attend the funeral)and his Mother,who lives even further away than us,does'nt buy the grandchildren any Xmas or birthday presents,but treats them (To a hot choc in a cafe) when she visits.I will check with school help re the uniforms,and ...
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Worried about daughter/grandkids!

Hi DND,yes I thought the uniform mention was a hint for us to pay.We don't have our grandchildren over to stay during holidays as they live 3.5 hrs away,and as the parents only have a small car(Which is too small for them all anyway now with 4 kids)they havent visited us for 2 yrs.No spare money for...
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Worried about daughter/grandkids!

Hi All, I need an offload.I'm feeling pretty angry/sad atm.Ok abit of background info.Eldest daughter (31)has a partner,and they have 4 children,aged 3mths-11yrs of age.They live 3.5hrs drive from us,so we don't see eachother often.We've just returned from spending 3 days with them.My daughter has b...
by happyhippy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: starting our own ish life
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: starting our own ish life

Oh thats a shame GA! I was watching a doco type series not long ago,about people starting new lives (Was it in the wild??)and I hope they film an update.
by happyhippy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 29929

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I'm actually fed up and bored of TV these days.There are way too many competition type shows.Monotanous and predictable.
by happyhippy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: starting our own ish life
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: starting our own ish life

Are there any updates please from OP's?Would be great to hear how you're doing and if anything has changed for you.
by happyhippy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Steward Wood Community
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

Re: Steward Wood Community

I had seen an update a while ago on SWC,and just found this.Sad news unfortunately.
http://www.stewardwood.org/pdf/MsgSuppo ... h%2018.pdf
by happyhippy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Bicarbonate of Soda
Replies: 14
Views: 5396

Re: Bicarbonate of Soda

I've recently made this spray,and its nothing short of a miracle!I make up a batch and decant into my old eco spray bottles.I use it on kitchen surfaces,spray the toilets,and bathroom,clean the fridge etc with it. I make up a thick paste using the same ingredients,so with everything added,it probabl...
by happyhippy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Mattresses

I've brought a 2nd hand double mattress for my spare room.We went to view it,really nice (posh)modern house.The couple selling it had it in their spare room,and wanted to turn that room into a nursery as they were about to have their first baby.The mattress was an expensive brand,hardly used.The bed...
by happyhippy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Well, poop!

I lost some crops that I had planted out at the end of April.Was always told to wait until mid April when the last frosts had passed.I decided to wait until end of April,was then hit with a frost over 2 nights,probably lost a third of my plants.
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry detergents
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: Laundry detergents

baldybloke wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Just bought in bulk from Ecotopia, part of the Ecotricity franchise. Excellent service with next day delivery.
BB,I just tried to find Ecotopia and it appears its now closed.
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 29145

Re: No rubbish fortnight

I re use charity bags to line my kitchen bins with,I sort my house out every 6 mths so usually don't have spare stuff to give away.I am going to buy a sticker "No junk Mail"for my front door.
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

These sound good but where do you buy Methi and Kalongi?
by happyhippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 29929

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Yes I close my house up,and spend the day inside with headphones on.Even when I'm outside,if I wish to listen to music I wear my headphones do I don't disturb anyone!My husband and I are probably too considerate.My favourite part of the day is dawn.No background noise,just lovely birdsong.