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by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

....and those of us currently at risk of being snowed in won't even be remotely jealous. :mrgreen:
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Sales

Good point. Unfortunately that option isn't available to me as most of my shopping is done online. I do remember getting a free pair of binoculars chucked in when I bought a digital camera many years ago. We still have the binoculars, they're fantastic - the camera is long gone. It was 1 megapixel (...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

I've just remembered I've bought a small vegan "cheese" hamper from a small Edinburgh company called Nutcrafter Creamery. Might be worth a look Flo. I've made cheeses for her in the past but it's a huge faff and they don't keep very well so I thought I'd give these a go. Not cheap but they seem to b...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

Last Christmas was awful - our gal had bad tonsillitis and was really quite ill. My time was spent nursing her. I can't remember when we had our Christmas dinner but it wasn't on Christmas day for sure. So this year she's being dosed up with Vit C and zinc and we're going to push the boat out for a ...
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 50
Views: 8452

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Seed will be fine, thanks. We've had some very nice results from growing seed from shop bought toms.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 50
Views: 8452

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Lovely. I still haven't got round to sowing ours, so I don't think we'll be having home grown somehow :lol:. On the up side we've finished flooring the last room (in the house) so OH will be installed into his new office this weekend. Who needs tomatoes when you can have flooring tiles and paint? Me...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Food waste

There's an online store - Approved Foods - which only sells after "best before" and "end of line" products. They've gone from selling a small amount, out of their spare bedroom to having a big warehouse. I have a look every now and then, you can often buy more unusual, expensive items for very reaso...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Sales

Strange things shoppers. There's a lot of time, money and "skill" put into turning shoppers into the strange things that only want the biggest, shiniest, newest etc etc. We didn't get it in the sales but made a pretty good saving on our new vacuum cleaner (a couple of months ago - with five cats an...
by Green Aura
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Veg seed viability
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Veg seed viability

Definitely well worth doing. We had some PSB which continued to germinate happily well beyond its sow by date (as in about 8 years beyond :oops: ).

Tomato seeds keep really well too.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Sales

I saw their "brown Friday" emails. I don't need much in the way of seeds at the moment though. I like their trial seed offers too - I haven't seen any other seed sellers do this.
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

Ouch!
by Green Aura
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

It's just wet and windy here, as usual. The only difference is we need the heating on, otherwise it could be summer. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Sales

I agree, it's just another marketing ploy to hook people in to buy stuff they didn't know they wanted and almost certainly don't need. I suppose if there is something you do need (say a new washing machine) and can wait until the day it might be possible to get a good saving - it doesn't really matt...
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples in Cornwall
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Apples in Cornwall

I don't think I've ever seen or tasted Blenheim Orange.
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Mornin'
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Mornin'

Good luck with the retirement (and moving etc of course). I'm sort of retired - never been busier. :lol: