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by sunpuppy
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Women who have made a difference......
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Thanks Shiney,

Will do....
by sunpuppy
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Women who have made a difference......
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Women who have made a difference......

I'm planning to write an article for submission to a national women's magazine. It's going to be about women who've made a positive difference to the environment, whether by starting an eco-business or making personal changes in their lives. I'm looking for three women to interview, and the idea is ...
by sunpuppy
Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 16
Views: 9242

I think the heat was more necessary then because they didn't change their clothes so often - washing was just so time consuming that they couldn't afford fresh undies every day. Nowadays nobody I know uses the really hot wash cycle on the machines. Ina Yes, I guess the washing machine does labour-s...
by sunpuppy
Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beany recipes
Replies: 20
Views: 9741

Yum, sounds great - I'm going to try it tonight.

Do the red lentils need to be soaked first? I can't remember what needs to be pre-soaked out of all the different beans and lentils...
by sunpuppy
Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What's your favourite Winter meal?
Replies: 44
Views: 13697

ina wrote:I'm not ignoring your request - it's just that I usually don't use a recipe, so I have to think about this! I'll try to post it sometime this weekend.

Ina


No rush Ina - actually just a rough idea of the ingredients would be fine - don't need to know quantities/instructions....
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by sunpuppy
Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Personal Wind Power.........
Replies: 16
Views: 8926

I suppose the other side of the coin is this one . Think am going to get this one! Living with less leccy AND building a wind turbine - the two pronged approach to living more sustainably! The book on Hugh's site "How to build a wind turbine" is probably the one I'm going to get when my slave wages...
by sunpuppy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 16
Views: 9242

Hot water does make emulsifying the grease easier, but cold water works for us! Nev Aah, I see. In that case I'm going to try washing my clothes with cold water and see if there's any difference in quality of wash. I mean, I'm sure that's what people did before the advent of washing machines, and I...
by sunpuppy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Personal Wind Power.........
Replies: 16
Views: 8926

Re: Personal Wind Power.........

Blimey, Stew - I'm not sure I'm up to this! Even your post had me a bit technologically confused! Thanks for the links, I'll have a look through those and see if I can get my head round it. Maybe I need to go back to physics class first - I don't even know what an inverter is.... Oh well, not one to...
by sunpuppy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Personal Wind Power.........
Replies: 16
Views: 8926

Ah, a sensible thread. That's not what I expected when I saw title - my puerile mind expected something to do with eating too many beans... :wink: Wulf Heh, heh. Sorry Wulf - thought the post might get a few more reads if I gave it a silly title.... :lol: 'Sides, I happen to think personal wind is ...
by sunpuppy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Personal Wind Power.........
Replies: 16
Views: 8926

Thanks Nev,

I haven't tried searching on the net yet, because I was keen to get one that had been personally recommended as not being too technical!

I'll look out for the ones you mentioned....
by sunpuppy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Personal Wind Power.........
Replies: 16
Views: 8926

Personal Wind Power.........

Can anyone recommend a decent book on a)how to build a simple wind turbine for home use, including how to connect them to the house b) the ins and outs of how they actually work I would love to build my own wind turbine but don't know the first thing about mechanics/engineering so it needs to be for...
by sunpuppy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panels
Replies: 16
Views: 9242

Wombat wrote:On a clear day I can run the washing machine off the inverter, but it doesn't heat the water, we have washed in cold water for 20 years anyway! Nev


Yeah, why DO we wash clothes with hot water? Does it make them any cleaner? Is cold water with some eco-friendly washing powder effective?
by sunpuppy
Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Nuclear Power The fuel of the future?
Replies: 26
Views: 13379

I absolutely agree with Muddypause and Lyds! Being generally of an optimistic nature, although the scenario looks pretty grim from where we're standing (seems the majority of society hasn't cottoned on yet) - we should take heart. There is a groundswell of people, like those on this forum, and many ...
by sunpuppy
Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Loving your website
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

There's a comma in the hyperlink - if you take that out, the website opens......
by sunpuppy
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What's your favourite Winter meal?
Replies: 44
Views: 13697

I often have lentil soup (brown lentils rather than red), or green pea soup in winter - they give me extra protein, too, and are very filling and warming. I make shepherd's pie with a mix of lentils or beans and veg, too; or a lentil sauce Bolognese style with pasta. Ina Hi Ina, Could you post reci...

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