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by Skippy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13548

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I don't think that bit is quite right. Lorry drivers can only drive for a limited amount of hours before they must take a break but as far as i understand ( unless they've relaxed the law on this point) a driver cannot take his required breaks in a moving vehicle. I didn't mean that lorry drivers h...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13548

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I don't think that bit is quite right. Lorry drivers can only drive for a limited amount of hours before they must take a break but as far as i understand ( unless they've relaxed the law on this point) a driver cannot take his required breaks in a moving vehicle.
by Skippy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11234

Re: Self Isolation

And just now on BBC the following: "But on Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said those who cannot work from home should go to work "to keep the country running"." Er - what? :scratch: I didn't work today largely because the government advice was so unclear. I had arranged garden work but coul...
by Skippy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11234

Re: Self Isolation

At the moment we are not in the position where we have to self isolate. We're in our fifties without any health problems and have a teenage daughter currently at school although she has said that pupils with a cough are being asked to go home along with any siblings they might have at the school. We...
by Skippy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13548

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I've my doubts that rationing would be brought back or even if it could. It certainly wouldn't be a vote winner but i've said before that it would make perfectly good sense. It makes a level playing field irrespective of one's wealth . There'd probably be a bit of a black market but on the whole it ...
by Skippy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13548

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

That lack of delivery slots or the putting back of deliveries to me makes the actions of those panic buyers seem somewhat more understandable. GA says non for days , the food programme on radio 4 was talking about 10 day delays and a poster on another forum i use mentioned a two week delay to her pa...
by Skippy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13548

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

It can't be just me who habitually keeps a stocked larder of dry goods and canned food, including cleaning and bathroom essentials surely? I mean, yes I have a freezer which holds some meat and veg but for just in case the electricity fails there has to be spares right? We keep a full pantry and re...
by Skippy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13548

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

With regards to the toilet roll we tend to keep a minimum of 100 and reorder when we get down to that figure so we currently have around 190. I suppose the irony with toilet roll is that we could do without it or use alternatives and be completely self sufficient in that regard. We could use old rag...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Re: The repair shop

It's the time and effort ( and the money) spent for very little real value that could be better spent repairing something people will actually use. I wonder if these programmes are designed to give people ideas above their station as used to be said. Like making people in two/three bed semis in the...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Re: The repair shop

I saw a report about the men in shed things on the news some time ago although it was unfortunately because one ( somewhere in birmingham i think) was losing their premises and looked likely to close down. My friend who is a big fan of the repair shop came round yesterday , mainly because he wanted ...
by Skippy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

The repair shop

I'm almost surprised this programme hasn't been mentioned on here before or if it has i can't find a thread. For those who haven't seen it it's a BBC programme where people bring objects that are broken or have seen better days to a group of expert restorers in a barn and leave with a nicely repair ...
by Skippy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 14
Views: 10601

Re: Phone apps

My wife got me my first phone probably ten years ago as she said it would be useful for emergencies and so on. One day i came to use it and it wouldn't make or receive calls . My wife took it to the shop and they told her that the number had been discontinued because it hadn't been used for 18 month...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crab apple jelly ...well it was
Replies: 3
Views: 3127

Re: Crab apple jelly ...well it was

Er i did have a bit of toast on christmas day for breakfast although i did try to be a bit posher by having a bit of pate on it. Perhaps the fruit was slightly over ripe although it seemed ok. I'm loath to dump it although i suppose if we haven't eaten it by now it we could . Easy enough to make som...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crab apple jelly ...well it was
Replies: 3
Views: 3127

Crab apple jelly ...well it was

Christmas day and not being a fan of cranberry sauce i went to the pantry to get out a jar of rowan berry jelly. That part of the story goes well and i have some if dinner. Getting to it i moved a few other jars on the shelf , all homemade jams and jellies and in the process discovered that some jar...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 11164

Re: Malvern show

I understand where you are coming from or at least i hope i do. I suppose it doesn't help that the definition of a weed is so open to interpretation , one mans weed is another flower so to speak . I've had a very obvious example of that . I do maintainence and one customer asked me to remove the blu...