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by Altica
Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Getting to know you...
Replies: 66
Views: 19439

Haven't been on here for a long time!! What nickname did you have as a kid? - KTpie What did you want to be when you were all growed up? - I wanted to be a marine biologist for a long time. What do you do for work now? - I work in an office :( Who introduced you to selfsufficientish thinking? - Goog...
by Altica
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Organic / Home Made Insecticide ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5009

I've heard of orange peel oil being used but i'm not sure exactly what it works on
by Altica
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Ancient names for herbs - interesting list :)
Replies: 15
Views: 4667

Thats an incredible list!! Thanks Sal!!
by Altica
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: valentines
Replies: 22
Views: 6166

lol, that was very sweet manxminx :)

I'm a terrible sop. But this valentines will be very um...tame. we have guests staying that night.
by Altica
Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ethical clothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

Have you tried making your own clothes at home? You probably wouldn't be able to do jeans the same as bought ones, but you could probably do some trousers out of a hard-wearing fabric for work etc.
by Altica
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A word of warning!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Thanks for your kind wishes.

Got another appointment with the docs tomorrow to get it checked out, its still slightly red and a bit sore just around the sting site. It might clear up on its own now, which is what I'm hoping. But we'll see what the doctor says.
by Altica
Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bad news
Replies: 13
Views: 3435

Best wishes to you and your family, I'm so sorry to hear the news
by Altica
Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A word of warning!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

A word of warning!!

Dont step on bees!! Last weekend I was walking around outside in bare feet, when I stepped on a bee (well I'm pretty sure it was a bee, it stung me and it left the stinger, so I assume it was, I didnt actually see it). It stung me on the underside of my middle toe, which was pretty painful being suc...
by Altica
Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Get well soon stoney
Replies: 16
Views: 5817

Hope you get well soon stoney!!

The place wont be the same without you....
by Altica
Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Been burgled - devastated :(
Replies: 22
Views: 5181

Sorry, been a bit slow as well...

Sorry, to hear that your house was burgled. My place was done over a few years ago and I couldn't sleep there that night, the feeling of invasion was too much.
by Altica
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Starting to get things together
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Is that weed mat that black stuff? heavily woven plasticy stuff? I've seen it used under rock gardens/bark gardens etc to keep the weeds down. Apparently it is pretty good, but you still get weeds growing up through the holes you cut, so you do still need to pull a few weeds. Not nearly as many thou...
by Altica
Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: House swapping holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

We've done it before, but only with family. I wouldn't do it with strangers.
by Altica
Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: GETTING RID OF ANTS!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4155

please don't get this wrong, but I never understand why people want to get rid of Ants! Keeping them out of the house - yes! But getting rid of them as in "kill the bastards" - no! I have seen people getting panic attacks when they saw an Ant highway along their kitchen bench. "Iiih yuck! Ants!" Th...
by Altica
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: GETTING RID OF ANTS!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4155

GETTING RID OF ANTS!!!!

We have a huge problem here in Auckland, its ants. They are everywhere and into everything. This morning I found a line of them marching up the hallway and into the bathroom after an old bottle of cough syrup. So after throwing away the cough syrup and spraying some pyrethrum at them, I decided to h...
by Altica
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oooooouch
Replies: 31
Views: 7156

Best of luck for the op, hope to see you back soon