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by Arbor
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: dresses for my eldest
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: dresses for my eldest

Wow, what beautiful dresses. I must admit that as a little girl I never appreciated all the work my mum put into making dresses for me and my sister. I was a horrible pain in the bum when I had to stand still on the dining room table so that my mum could 'pin up' the dress. I would fidget and fuss b...
by Arbor
Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Having a sort out
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Having a sort out

I enjoy making cards but I have so may cards already (without even using up my stash) that I would have to acquire another shed load of friends to use them all up. Either that I will have to live to be 120. My new years resolution was to drastically cut my stash down but I haven't really made a dent...
by Arbor
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gluts...
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Gluts...

My husband sharpened a neighbour's knives and she very kindly arrived at my door with three huge tubs of raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. My neighbour has a fabulous allotment and was clearing out last years summer fruits from her three chest freezers in preparation for this years crop. '...
by Arbor
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: survive on a very tight budget
Replies: 65
Views: 12592

Re: survive on a very tight budget

Morrisons are currently selling tins of chopped tomatoes, kidney beans and haricot beans for 20p a tin.
by Arbor
Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Jubilee
Replies: 90
Views: 8877

Re: Jubilee

For me the issue isn't whether the Royal Family are worth £12 or £80 a year. The point is that they are unelected and there is no option for me to refuse to hand over my hard earned cash to an over priveliged group of upper class elite. So we have been fortunate and the current monarch has been pers...
by Arbor
Mon May 21, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Reed diffuser scented oil refill
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Re: Reed diffuser scented oil refill

Thanks for your replies-just off to experiment!
by Arbor
Sun May 20, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Reed diffuser scented oil refill
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Reed diffuser scented oil refill

Someone bought me a reed diffuser as a gift. All the scented oil has now finished but I am left with a lovely, decorative bottle. My local garden centre sells the diffuser sticks for 50p but the scented oil is very expensive and seems to contain a lot of chemicals. Has anyone made their own refill? ...
by Arbor
Sun May 20, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: survive on a very tight budget
Replies: 65
Views: 12592

Re: survive on a very tight budget

Hope you are managing with your new budget. I think that attitude is important, if you see it as a challenge rather than a difficulty you are more likely to stick to your budget rather than blowing it on something you didn't really need. Lots of really useful tips already but I would suggest growing...
by Arbor
Sun May 20, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is giving up, giving up
Replies: 18
Views: 1468

Re: Is giving up, giving up

I can sympathise with your dilemma having just made the decision to give up a full time job. My husband had a really difficult time a few years ago with workplace bullying and was off work for over a year with depression. During that time I took promotion and the extra responsibility that it entaile...
by Arbor
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Stop Motion
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Re: Stop Motion

Very clever. I am impressed.
by Arbor
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Preserving
Replies: 7
Views: 4052

Preserving

Just listened to a really intersting programme on Radio 4 about Preserving. It discussed the various ways to preserve food and explains that preserving food has become less popular since refrigeration but that there are health benefits to preserved foods. It is available as a download on Radio 4 htt...
by Arbor
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pinterest
Replies: 26
Views: 2324

Re: Pinterest

I have just taken a peek and found it a really interesting site.

I have now tried to sign up and am waiting for an 'invite' to join.

Thanks for the recommendation.
by Arbor
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 102
Views: 22427

Re: What have you found lately?

I am always bringing home other peoples unwanted items. Unfortunately all that stuff tends to fill our little house to the rafters. A few weeks ago we finally decided that we needed to have a good clear out. My husband wanted to take everything down to the dump but I persuaded him to put it all on o...
by Arbor
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books to avoid
Replies: 73
Views: 29087

Re: Books to avoid

The Spend Less Handbook: 365 Tips for a Better Quality of Life While Actually Spending Less by Rebecca Ash I bought this and it was a pile of pants! If you are rich and wasteful it is probably a useful start but if you are a time hardened tight wad it is just irritating. I learned that: 1) If you sh...
by Arbor
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Hello!

Welcome to Ish-hope you find it a friendly and useful place to visit.

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