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by happyhippy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: High street shops

We have a computer shop in town,only been opened a year.Most of their trade is fixing computers.A while ago,on a Saturday morning,I was having issues with my laptop.Drove to the shop with laptop,to find they are not open on Saturdays.It could'nt wait so I drove to the next town,which also has a comp...
by happyhippy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Is it too late?

Yes I agree with Flo.They would probably grow quite well initially,but the fruit will only be half grown when nights start drawing in and maybe frosts hit which would kill it.
by happyhippy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: High street shops

I live in a small town.Just had a 2nd Vape shop opening.Not sure how long that'll last.I'd love to be loyal to the town and shop for what I need,but unfortunately they either don't stock what I need,or I can find it cheaper online.Last Xmas I decided to atleast try and do most of my Xmas gift shoppi...
by happyhippy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Worried about daughter/grandkids!

Really sorry to hear that Digger.I've been in a similar situation with this particular daughter.Years ago,when their first child was 1,they were living in Luton,which is still quite a long way from where we live.Due to our working commitments,we hardly saw them.Daughter rang one day to ask if we cou...
by happyhippy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Worried about daughter/grandkids!

I wonder if it might be worth you inviting your daughter and her children for a mini break to your place for a few days, saying it would be nice to be able to give her a little break from everything and then maybe have a frank conversation with her about what is going on and voice your concerns abo...
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

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: 9
Views: 210

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: 9
Views: 210

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: 2430

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: 30418

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: 2430

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: 3012

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: 5485

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: 395

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: 296

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.