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by MarcherLady
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rubbish 'carer'.
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Re: Rubbish 'carer'.

Merry, the comments you made sound fair to me, even if you did say them in anger. Just because he's in a wheelchair doesn't mean your partner is beyond reproach if he is behaving badly, and using you as an excuse for not following Dr's orders isn't fair. I hope the two of you have been able to clear...
by MarcherLady
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: washing line
Replies: 9
Views: 4195

Re: washing line

This may be over-simplistic, but have you checked that the pulley doesn't need oil/WD40 - to make it easier to adjust? Alternatively, my grandmothers used to have a clothes prop, (basically a hook on a stick) to prop up the middle of the line so the washing didn't hang on the floor.
by MarcherLady
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Les grenouilles
Replies: 17
Views: 7154

Re: Les grenouilles

A question for the amphibian fans. I've just been outside trying to rescue a veggie bed from weeds. As I dug I woke up a very unhappy toad (I think, although it could have been a frog). In the Autumn the same thing happened in a different bed, that time it was two! I am very happy to have them on my...
by MarcherLady
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cooking in a wood-burning stove
Replies: 23
Views: 23407

Re: Cooking in a wood-burning stove

Ooh, I want to do this, how long did they take? Same as in an oven or longer? - And was the burner already hot or did you put them in as you lit it? I guess it all comes down to how hot the burner is... Hmm, I think I'm going to have to try this at the weekend - why have I never thought of this! :ic...
by MarcherLady
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: So I have my treadle!
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

Re: So I have my treadle!

There are some excellent tutorials for home-made tailors dummies on the web, if you have plenty of time and a willing assistant, fluffy. I haven't tried it myself yet, but it involves a cheap t-shirt and lots of duct tape, and doesn't look too hard.
by MarcherLady
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Things I Wish some-one would invent...
Replies: 48
Views: 37963

Re: 101 Things I Wish some-one would invent...

Something that can hoover up my sleepiness when I need to get up for work, and inject it back into my head when I'm staring at the ceiling with insomnia in the middle of the night!
by MarcherLady
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...find out about beehives
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: ...find out about beehives

Sda, if you google 'beekeeping association' with the name of your region or county you should get a contact name or number. You'd need to be happy with someone trooping through your garden at least once a week, and the risk of the bees swarming, but I'm sure a responsible beekeeper could explain all...
by MarcherLady
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Herefordshire
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Hello from Herefordshire

Hi everyone, and thanks for the welcomes. Yes, darkbrowneggs, we are almost-neighbours, I'm living just outside Kington. I would love to keep some poultry, and even a couple of pigs, but sadly we both have to work full time for a few more years, so it's not an option right now. I'm plotting to retir...
by MarcherLady
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Herefordshire
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Hello from Herefordshire

Hi, I'm MarcherLady. I live in the beautiful Welsh Marches in Herefordshire. I've recently moved here with my husband in search of a better quality of life than we had in crowded Sussex. So far we've planted fruit trees and soft fruit bushes and I'm now planning my vegetable garden. I'm also very ex...
by MarcherLady
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Accomodation near East Grinstead Hospital?
Replies: 11
Views: 5206

Re: Accomodation near East Grinstead Hospital?

Hi batty bird, sorry to hear your husband needs surgery. Have you looked at Youth Hostels? There is one at Uckfield, called 'Blackboys' which would be cheaper than any of the prices you quoted, even if you had to buy membership, just take a sleeping bag... I've only just joined this site, so I'm not...