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by cafe_tom
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?
Replies: 47
Views: 3190

Re: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?

At 32 I'm guessing I'm amongst the younger end of the spectrum of posters here Naa, I think you'd be suprised. I am spring chicken at 29, although when I blow out my friends on a Friday night to watch Gardeners World most of them would argue that I am a middle aged person stuck in a 29yr olds body!...
by cafe_tom
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?
Replies: 47
Views: 3190

Re: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?

My Dad always grew veg and fruit, and fixed mechanical things for as long as I can remember. He died in '98 when I was 18 and it was a spur to learning how to do all the things that he would have done for me. I had already the love of motorbikes through him, and whilst some might not see it as being...
by cafe_tom
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever seen a ghost?
Replies: 37
Views: 2707

Re: Have you ever seen a ghost?

Evening all, long time no speaks. I believe I have seen a ghost. Back in the 90s I was on an ATC camp up at RAF Turnhouse. A bunch of us wandered from the portakabins we were billeted in across the grass to the playground part. We were about half way and the air was a bit misty, not heavy, just a bi...
by cafe_tom
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Chepstow Apple Day
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Chepstow Apple Day

Is on this Sunday in Chepstow Drill Hall. Nothing to do with me, but it is a nice little do.
by cafe_tom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 63390

Re: Rogue's Gallery

Sorry MrsF, I'm an import from the Fens. I can speak a little Welsh, but I'm afraid it's mostly with a Fen twang. Arr.
:rabbit:
by cafe_tom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Not Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 182
Views: 20374

Re: Quittin' Smoking

I don't have a UK source for C & D baccy Tom but i think if you import one or two 2 oz tins from SmokingPipes.com then this is under the import duty threshold. It's like no baccy i've bought in the UK, but there are lots of different types to try. I have some Kajun Kake at home which is pretty ...
by cafe_tom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Not Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 182
Views: 20374

Re: Quittin' Smoking

Ah, my pipe envy is re-directed then! I've not tried the C&D baccy, would you recommend it at all? If so, do you have a UK source? I'm not a big smoker, I've never smoked cigarettes, I used to enjoy the occasional cigar, but the pipe just seems to work for me. I'll confess to generally picking t...
by cafe_tom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Resistafly
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Resistafly

This year has been terrible for me with carrots. They just aren't germinating, or if they do, I am only getting 1 out of 20. I had to put four separate sowings in this year. I'll try the raised beds next year. A friend in Bristol has good results in his.
by cafe_tom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Not Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 182
Views: 20374

Re: Quittin' Smoking

MillyMollyMandy can i tempt you to give those wretched cigarettes up and try a briar pipe? There is a pipe for everyone: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs921.snc4/73430_137003599681577_100001158120009_187062_8287377_n.jpg Crikey SE-isher, that's a heck of a pipe. I did some reading on ...
by cafe_tom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who taught you to cook?
Replies: 32
Views: 1696

Re: Who taught you to cook?

My Mum pretty much taught me the basics, and recipes of food I liked to eat. In fact I've always liked food. My Dad taught me chili, and I love chili. After dad died and Mum left home I was just looking after myself as a 19 year old, so meals were varied and went from breakfasts cooked completely in...
by cafe_tom
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Woolly Pully
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Woolly Pully

Thanks Mrs H, I think I've got it sorted now.
by cafe_tom
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hops! Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Hops! Am I doing it wrong?

Aha, more knowledge, I did not know about the lack of light. I shall have a good nosey around them for pollen and see. I was going by the info I had found that suggested they be dried until they were springy.
by cafe_tom
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Woolly Pully
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Woolly Pully

Cheers Bonnie, you're right, I was hoping that someone in one of the guilds would be keen to do it. I might have had a break through though; I work in a Uni, and a lecturer friend of mine has found me a fashion student who might be able to help... As for trading skills, unfortunately the people who ...
by cafe_tom
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Woolly Pully
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Woolly Pully

Thanks for the pointers both, I already tried the local knitting guilds, and they weren't interested.
Oh and GA, crochet you say? How about this? :drunken:
by cafe_tom
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Woolly Pully
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Woolly Pully

If I've put this in the wrong place, please feel free to punt it to wherever it should go. Ok, I want a pully for winter, nowt wrong with that you say, but I would quite like it to be knitted from oiled yarn, as I understand this provides a good amount of weather protection. Now the problem I have h...