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by urbanwookie
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: What can I do with an old bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: What can I do with an old bike?

You could have a go at cleaning it up! You might be surprised how much of the rust comes off easily (sorry, did I say easily? I obviously meant with lots of scrubbing). There is a good guide to green cleaning methods at http://oldbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/guest-blogger-green-clean-your-bicycle.h...
by urbanwookie
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Azada, good idea or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 2749

Re: Azada, good idea or what?

The same tool - essentially a digging hoe - has been made and exported for years by the Chillington Tool Company. You can buy their Crocodile brand digging or trenching hoes online - http://www.chillingtontoolsonline.co.uk. I bought one in the autumn in advance of digging over new veg beds this spri...
by urbanwookie
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Starting a new project!
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Starting a new project!

I'm very interested! How does the three-wheel system work? I assume the two front wheels are steered and therefore mounted individually and not on a single axle.... I've got a couple of old bicycle frames I've been saving for a building project - either a trailer or a 'bent. I had thought of convert...
by urbanwookie
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Joke Christmas Cake
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: Joke Christmas Cake

You need to get a miniature version of these signs from Nottingham...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nott ... 798194.stm
by urbanwookie
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Fox digging up the beds
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

Re: Fox digging up the beds

Using socks to keep away a fox?

Is this some kind of sympathetic magic approach; use something that rhymes with the thing you're trying to deter?

Would putting a chair in the veg plot keep hares out but not work on rabbits? :c)

rb
by urbanwookie
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: A couple of Videos from the cycle trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: A couple of Videos from the cycle trip

Ah...I've been away from the board for a while due to illness and completely missed your trip.

Pity I didn't know you were in my vicinity...given I have more than a passing interest in your chosen mode of transport!

rb
by urbanwookie
Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Bike add ons
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: Bike add ons

There's a whole list of them here too:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~armb ... ailer.html
by urbanwookie
Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have you ever read a book more than once
Replies: 40
Views: 1664

Re: Have you ever read a book more than once

Just recently re-read Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" for the umpteenth time.

Flann O'Brien's "The Third Policeman" - read it more times than I can remember.
by urbanwookie
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pizza - getting the right flavour?
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Pizza - getting the right flavour?

My personal experience is that the qualtity and quality of the olive oil used in the dough has more effect that almost any other ingredient. I have also added yoghurt to the dough to make a Nan-type flatbread. Unfortunately I don't have a tandoor but a hot, dry pan or wok works just as well. (Just t...
by urbanwookie
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: State funeral for Thatcher?
Replies: 39
Views: 4305

Re: State funeral for Thatcher?

I watched that, and I'm an awful pedant - so I checked the figures. Now I want to know where you can buy a Scottish shovel for 60 pence. I imagine most of the population would happily dig with their bare hands. We'd only need a limted number of shovels for smacking her in the face to ensure she did...
by urbanwookie
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: State funeral for Thatcher?
Replies: 39
Views: 4305

Re: State funeral for Thatcher?

Frankie Boyle on Mock the Week reckoned that for the £3million budget that is being discussed, they could buy a shovel for every person in Scotland and we'd dig a hole sooooooo deep that they could hand her over to Satan personally!
by urbanwookie
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Good Life is back!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 2725

Re: Good Life is back!?!

Sorry...I'm talking utter manure again. It's apparently on UKTV Gold..which isn't a Freeview channel.

That'll teach me to think I can get away with using a snatched glimpse of a TV screen as a citable source!

Please forgive...
by urbanwookie
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Good Life is back!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 2725

Good Life is back!?!

Has anyone else noticed that The Good Life is back on "Dave"?

Or is this old news...?

rb
by urbanwookie
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: State funeral for Thatcher?
Replies: 39
Views: 4305

Re: State funeral for Thatcher?

Naturally there should be no honours for socio-economic criminals like her but that won't stop them. I'm reminded of a card I once saw to mark the death of Winston Churchill which showed two miners arm-in-arm dancing a jig! How you see things depends entirely on where you're standing... My only worr...
by urbanwookie
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea supports
Replies: 23
Views: 2467

Re: Pea supports

Are these simply cylinders made of sheep fencing? Excellent idea!

urb