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by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Am I mad?
Replies: 16
Views: 1728

Am I mad?

Well, on one level, I know I am mildly insane, but that's ok... I like it! However, I am seriously considering jacking in my stable, full time, guarenteed pay-rise every year, office job to buy and run an existing delicatessen/sandwich shop business.... I'm passionate about food, local produce and p...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: dog walkers etiquette
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: dog walkers etiquette

I have 2 large bouncy Boxers, weighing in at approx 5 and 6 stone each.... I used to say to people "oh, they're friendly, don't worry", but found as soon as I said it, they would do something that made them look distinctly UNfriendly (barking, snapping, hackles up, frothing at the mouth, boucing all...
by Masco&Bongo
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: manky plums
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: manky plums

I tend to snip the rotten ones off as soon as I spot them, and pick as soon as they look ripe (or just before!!)
by Masco&Bongo
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: MAKE A BATH BOMB?
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: MAKE A BATH BOMB?

I buy bicarb from the same place as the link came from! We use chocolate moulds as well, and actually got (on ebay) an egg mould, so we package up our bath bombs in recycled, painted egg boxes....
by Masco&Bongo
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: MAKE A BATH BOMB?
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: MAKE A BATH BOMB?

I use this method, taken from the following link http://www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk/recipe_bath_bomb.htm YOU'LL NEED..... 1) A large mixing bowl 2) Suitable moulds to shape the bath bombs 3) Kitchen scales 4) A hand sprayer containing clean cold water INGREDIENTS 300g Bicarbonate of Soda 100g Citric Ac...
by Masco&Bongo
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel rib spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Polytunnel rib spacing

We've got 5ft spacings between ours (tho' it is a bought tunnel) and it's nice and sturdy... however, we've got ground anchors that are buried 2ft deep!
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Christmas hampers
Replies: 36
Views: 5675

Re: Christmas hampers

What about soaps, bath bombs or bath salts? Was just about to post this!!! I made a selection of soaps, bath bombs, salts and basic salves last year... did some 'christmassy' ones - cinnamon, ginger etc, and some 'gardeners soap' - rosemary, tea tress, with scrubby bits in... Went down a storm! Eas...
by Masco&Bongo
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A personal question...
Replies: 30
Views: 3188

Re: A personal question...

Oh goodness! I read about 8 or 9 books a week! I wouldn't dismiss authors on those grounds at all. I do have authors I particularly like, and also those who I find quite hard going. I joined the local library a few months ago, and decided not to read anything by authors whose books I already owned m...
by Masco&Bongo
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: bob the builder all in one jammies...
Replies: 13
Views: 2221

Re: bob the builder all in one jammies...

Oh, I want a set too! I want some pink barbie ones!!!
by Masco&Bongo
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Duck advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Duck advice please

We have both Khaki Campbells and Indian Runner Ducks, who are all very good layers (1 egg a day, every day from the ladies) and very amusing to watch. They live with our chickens. Ducks WILL ruin the ground you put them on - they alternately stomp it down and churn it up, plus get it very muddy! Min...
by Masco&Bongo
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cheer me up Ish!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1174

Re: Cheer me up Ish!!

On the topic of 'nice ferny leaves'.... I was about 18 or so, and was coming home from a Friday night out. I was rather drunk, and at the stage where you think that you are still mostly sober. I knew my mum had been out to the local social club, with my 30-odd year old cousin who was living with us....
by Masco&Bongo
Tue May 19, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: We've finished the polytunnel!
Replies: 22
Views: 2933

Re: We've finished the polytunnel!

Have you concreted it in or used some of those fancy ground anchors to stop it blowing away? We've got the anchor plates for it... which was a b!tch of a job! 14 holes, 40cm deep and 40cm square.... and then you put the plates and tubes in, and just fill them in again! Cos we're so windy generally,...
by Masco&Bongo
Mon May 18, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: We've finished the polytunnel!
Replies: 22
Views: 2933

Re: We've finished the polytunnel!

You did a great job! The base rails will make life a lot easier when it comes to replacing the cover..no digging :mrgreen: If there`s any slope to the rails you could fit guttering and bury a couple of water butts to collect the water :wink: Thanks!! The base rails are there for that exact reason (...
by Masco&Bongo
Mon May 18, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: We've finished the polytunnel!
Replies: 22
Views: 2933

We've finished the polytunnel!

OK, so OH 'made' most of it, as I'm a bit feeble when it comes to powertools, etc, but I did a lot of gofering, and holding and fetching and did eventually hammer some nails into the base rails!! It has taken us several weeks, due to weather, the fact we have full time jobs, missing parts etc, but w...
by Masco&Bongo
Fri May 15, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Gardening with small smalls - how do you do it??
Replies: 13
Views: 2118

Re: Gardening with small smalls - how do you do it??

ds is 2 and a half and tries to help by digging up what a plant :angryfire: any tips about that would be great too :lol: Could you give DS a patch of their own 'garden' to dig/plant/mess about in? A friend at work solved the problem by giving their son a small area of ground to make a 'building sit...