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by Paddy's mum
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Woodstove cookery book
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Taken ... on it's way to Spain today!
by Paddy's mum
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Woodstove cookery book
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Woodstove cookery book

Forum members may recall that some months ago, Wombat very generously sent me his spare copy of the Woodstove Cookery Book. Having read it several times and copied the recipes into my own little cook's notebook, I feel it right to pass the book on to someone else - recycling in its best sense, and o...
by Paddy's mum
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: I Bought a scythe today
Replies: 19
Views: 6195

Stonehead - they say that blood makes a first class fertiliser but somehow I don't think that is quite how you are supposed to apply it!
by Paddy's mum
Thu May 31, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Madeleine.......
Replies: 21
Views: 5213

Allthough I feel desperately sad for both the family and the child herself, as well as all children who suffer, I think the media circus is ALREADY having an adverse effect. I am sure that I am not the only one whose eyes now glaze over, whose hearing tunes the reports out and who skips over any fur...
by Paddy's mum
Thu May 17, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: peg loom
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

peg loom

Anybody got any plans/drawings/diagrams of how to make a simple peg loom for home use? I have managed to accumulate loads of old curtains, duvet covers and the like and simply can't bear to throw them all away. I'd really like to make those rag rugs that are simply strips of fabric woven on a loom b...
by Paddy's mum
Thu May 10, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Pet hates
Replies: 40
Views: 7869

Pet hates - sorry, but I've got loads! People who finish your sentence for you, but get the wrong word - as in " well, I can't come for coffee on Thursday because we've got" "the grandchildren for the day?" No - the plumber coming in! People who pick the dirt out from under their...
by Paddy's mum
Fri May 04, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Local Elections
Replies: 36
Views: 7647

I agree that there should be a formal 'opt-out' box on ballot papers .. perhaps call it the 'I abstain' vote.

It might get a few of these politician thingies to start listening to the populace, for a change!
by Paddy's mum
Wed May 02, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cleaning supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 3681

I always say that I know when my kitchen floor needs cleaning when I either stick to it or it crunches as I walk across it!

It's not my fault, honest - I blame the three dogs!!
by Paddy's mum
Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: old cracked toilet bowl
Replies: 17
Views: 5902

What about adding some dwarf french bean plants around the edge of the pan. They would tumble over quite prettily plus give you food into the bargain. Alternatively, in the cistern, a few dwarf sweet peas for colour, scent and cut flowers for the house. thefriarandme - you need to go a bit carefully...
by Paddy's mum
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Summer is definitely coming
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Summer is definitely coming

Just seen the first swallow of the year, sitting on a telephone wire having a good preen. I got the binoculars onto it but then it flew right over our garden and there was no mistaking it.

I only ever believe winter is truly at an end when I see the swallows arrive. Anybody else seen one yet?
by Paddy's mum
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: quote of the day
Replies: 51
Views: 10535

Get out of the Rat Race because even if you win, you're still a rat. Lily Tomlin, actress.
by Paddy's mum
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: pond - clay or butyl liner???
Replies: 10
Views: 5559

I'm sure I once read somewhere that if you use a liner in an area where water rises naturally, it will, in the end, cause your liner to drift and bow upwards.

Maybe a call to a large water gardens could get you some good advice.
by Paddy's mum
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winging Pom Has Winge
Replies: 23
Views: 4122

If you REALLY want to know how to get your own back on salesman who call just when you're in the shower/on the loo/about to eat, try this one!

http://howtoprankatelemarketer.ytmnd.com/

First got this on moneysavingexpert and it had me in fits!!
by Paddy's mum
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winging Pom Has Winge
Replies: 23
Views: 4122

This same scenario happened to me too, in September 2001, when I had recently moved from the south to Lincolnshire. I had never been in a Matalan store before but I had a lot of money to spend completely re-equipping a new house. Like Muddypause, I was in turns astounded, embarassed and finally furi...
by Paddy's mum
Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: green manufacturing save treadle sewing machines
Replies: 32
Views: 9985

The OP comments got me thinking and I suddenly developed a real 'yen' to obtain one - maybe because it triggered off memories of my mother and aunt gaily pedalling along making curtains, dungarees for us kids etc. Finally got one on ebay for £40. The casing is sound though a bit scruffy but the mac...

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