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by Green Aura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Forum upgrade

Everything seems to be well. However it is a huge forum (far too big for us to trawl through all the old threads - although Odsox keeps trying :lol:) and it's possible some things may not be quite right. So if you're browsing and come across anything that's broken give us a shout. We know some pictu...
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2747

Re: Composty questions

I'd have four questions - is it definitely wax and not some sort of plastic or similar, what wax is used, would it affect the ability to compost effectively (as I presume it's there to preserve the cardboard in some way) and would putting it through a shredder eventually gum up the works? Having mad...
by Green Aura
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Where are you now?

Crikey, I think I'd melt. I read the transcript of quite an interesting TED talk today about adapting gardening methods to changing climate patterns. Unfortunately, although it discussed flooding and drought it didn't go into extreme temperatures (you) or regular very high winds (me). Still it's enc...
by Green Aura
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Forum upgrade

As you all know the forum is many years old and has had its troubles at times (we had great difficulties gaining regular access a few years back). Anyway, being old and clunky (a bit like me) it needs some serious upgrading, which John Headstrong is currently undertaking. Some of you may have notice...
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I read to day that a few establishments are going back to the old paper straws, I'm don't know how much of an improvement that is, really. It seems to me that straws are, like most packaging, largely unnecessary.
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: The not buying new compact?

Since we got rid of the van there's no chance of buying secondhand furniture - no-one will deliver up here. Or collect for that matter - although we do have a little unit in the village for smaller items - just not sofas, which seems to be all folks want to offload.
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Where are you now?

Not too bad here either. Icy roads but we've nowhere pressing to go so we're staying snug and warm in the house.

The mountains are quite beautiful from in here.
by Green Aura
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Plastic packaging has always annoyed and baffled me - often in equal measure. I may have mentioned it once or twice. I can feel my hackles rising as I think of ridiculous examples, so I won't go there. Yes I will, plastic-wrapped coconuts in their shell, peeled oranges in little plastic boxes, trays...
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Storm Dylan?

Weedo wrote:I do also have a tractor with a metal seat
I don't care what they say - don't use that one. :wink: :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Storm Dylan?

That was the point I was making, albeit rather flippantly - I still think not having direct contact to metal e.g via an old-fashioned tractor seat might be quite important though.
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Storm Dylan?

Looks like saying put paid off - do tractors still have metal seats? I'm guessing not. :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling to Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Cycling to Europe

Cycling websites will probably be more useful.
by Green Aura
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Laptop batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Laptop batteries

Nothing, as far as I know. Just take them to be be disposed of properly.
by Green Aura
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Storm Dylan?

That's very good to hear, KL. Following a storm a couple of years ago, where we were without power for a week (although they managed to get power through to us for at least an hour in every 24hr period - so no refunds) we invested in one of those small suitcase generators. It's just powerful enough ...
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Storm Dylan?

Best of luck, KL, keep safe.