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by Archanejil
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Himalayan Balsam
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Himalayan Balsam

Hi chaps - have been away for a while, but hopefully now back for a while. Went out today for my first proper forage in ages and came across a massive patch of the dreaded himalayan balsam. I've been doing a bit of research -- as it turns out, quite a bit of it is edible, including the seeds. I figu...
by Archanejil
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: We've been given permission!
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: We've been given permission!

Not horse plums, but I know that in some parts of Norfolk crab apples were sometimes referred to as horse apples. Maybe for similar reasons...?
by Archanejil
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for wooden ice lolly sticks please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: Uses for wooden ice lolly sticks please?

I tend to use mine for gluing or painting purposes rather than anything garden based. I have also used a few duct taped together as a handle for a scalpel blade (I do a lot of leatherwork and crafty stuff). I've no garden suggestions though, outside of plant labellers... :S
by Archanejil
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: WARNING: Rant
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: WARNING: Rant

If it makes you feel better, MW, had a bit of a bump into inept staff the other day myself. To give background -- My mother and I have a joint account where she is the main account holder. I've moved and so wanted my card to go to my address, and her card and account details to go to hers. You'd thi...
by Archanejil
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Over use of Anti depressants?
Replies: 49
Views: 2689

Re: Over use of Anti depressants?

My 2p: I never understood depression. Not for a second. I didn't understand why people couldn't "just be normal". When I was 23, my mother had a nervous breakdown. Complete psychotic depression with paranoia. At first, I really didn't understand what was going on. She said she had depressi...
by Archanejil
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I knew I was no longer a bright young thing when...
Replies: 49
Views: 2711

Re: I knew I was no longer a bright young thing when...

I'm really glad that's not just me! I need Fahrenheit too... still haven't gone over.

And I'm only 30 this year... :S
by Archanejil
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How odd!
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: How odd!

I had a picture attempt suicide off a wall yesterday. Unfortunately, I found that it had been pushed as the plaster had in fact, given way. Additionally, the picture caused the death of a figurine I painted about 10 years ago /sadface. And it was one of a pair /sadderface.
by Archanejil
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 2508

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

I know that when I was a child, I had multiple conversations with my grandfather. He'd died 6 years prior to my birth, I'd never seen a photo or had him described to me, and yet at the age of 3 was getting particular details correct, though usually this was if I was running a fever. I also remember ...
by Archanejil
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 38007

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

ohooo -- Sky baiting. Awesome!
by Archanejil
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: VAT rise
Replies: 67
Views: 5256

Re: VAT rise

The rise in personal allowance in April means that everyone paying tax will be at least £200 a year better off. Aye, fair enough - but there's a pretty heft chunk of people who already don't earn enough to pay any income tax, so there's no upside for them. The upside is, they could get a job. I fal...
by Archanejil
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Advice needed on car without anti freeze!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

Re: Advice needed on car without anti freeze!!!!

Actually, I was just about to ask that. The OH's diesel van *will not start* if it falls below a certain temperature (about -8, which we had here, and the rest). If he has a diesel and his glow plugs are out, that'd be one reason for the thing not starting in the cold.
by Archanejil
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Major car manufacturer watching too many crap old films.....
Replies: 15
Views: 10505

Re: Major car manufacturer watching too many crap old films.

Oh, he also says that some of the car enthusiast sites about may have a converter to make it a single wiper that works on your screen. He says a numbered part would help with that (good thing that windscreen wiper bits come in pairs!).
by Archanejil
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Major car manufacturer watching too many crap old films.....
Replies: 15
Views: 10505

Re: Major car manufacturer watching too many crap old films.

My OH car geek suggests the following: http://www.gsfcarparts.com -- they tend to have bits and pieces for old cars. Or... http://www.eurocarparts.com -- as do they or http://www.breakeryard.com/ -- who have some random parts. He also says that the R21s had engines in common with Volvo, so therefore...
by Archanejil
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: some giftiness!
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: some giftiness!

Those are awesome!

I now really wish I could knit... /envy!
by Archanejil
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Natural remedies for painful wees....?
Replies: 20
Views: 2380

Re: Natural remedies for painful wees....?

Cranberry is awesome for reducing acidity. Amazingly wonderful. Everyone's already said lower sugars and such. The other thing -- when I was a child, I had a similar issue (only for girly anatomy). Firstly, he may be scratching that area in his sleep. I never itched during the day, but at night... w...

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