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by Green Aura
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Magic Moments
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Magic Moments

My magic moment was on friday when my daughter, who's doing a degree in nursing, rang me up to help her with her homework. Such faith! I've not done general nursing for 20 years.
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Japanese Knotweed - Finally an anwser perhaps??
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Japanese Knotweed - Finally an anwser perhaps??

Is this another case of history repeating itself? When they've eaten all the knotweed, what then? I think as well as these problems, as outlined by everyone else, I have a moral dilemma. They may be 'only' insects but how right can it be to introduce them , to certain starvation (if the scientists a...
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Touching base
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Touching base

Green Aura wrote: PGDip in Environmental protection (didn't get the MSc cos the man at Groundwork said I was too old for him waste a placement on) WHAT??? You are never to old... I got mine at the ripe old age of 43; that was 7 years ago, and I'm thinking of doing another one! And I always thought ...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Touching base
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Touching base

A wise person once told me that prospective employers don't like first class degrees - they prefer someone who's seen a bit of life, joined societies, and had some enjoyment out of life. So, yes, you can always do better - even those who'll get the 1st - but it's better to knock off and do other thi...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Touching base
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Touching base

Well, are you sitting comfortably...? Ex nurse (hated working for NHS). BA(hons) in philosophy and politics (hard to get jobs with that one). PGDip in Environmental protection (didn't get the MSc cos the man at Groundwork said I was too old for him waste a placement on) Now an aromatherapist, soapma...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Chain emails
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Chain emails

Harsh, but I could see a use for it. I'm particularly pleased (and a little saddened) to note I'm not the only one who has these 'friends', who never contact just send me this sh!t. :protest: Same as getting a round robin letter in a christmas card from people who don't care if you've died in realit...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Touching base
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Touching base

Hi Brij
What are you pretending to study?
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: help!
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: help!

Congratulations on your first greenhouse - it's almost like having a child, but obviously more productive! :lol: Don't worry too much about alignment. I think most people probably put them in where they fit best in their garden and they seem to grow things just fine. The things I would consider when...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Something special for Yule
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Something special for Yule

I've got a recipe for seitan and tofu turkey, complete with skin that goes brown and crispy. My vegan daughter loves it - the only thing she seems to remotely have missed is crispy skin. Weird huh? Sailed through bacon butties but nearly fell at the turkey skin. Anyway I can post it if you fancy it ...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: food processor
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: food processor

I got a kitchenaid food mixer on ebay a couple of years ago. Since then I rarely seem to use the food processor very much at all. I'm trying to save up to get some of the attachments, then the FP, which is on its last legs, will go and won't be replaced. The same thing seems to go every time. In my ...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: chest freezer
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: chest freezer

How about this - I found it when I was looking how to make a root cellar.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5806_make-deep-freeze.html

Unless, of course, you really need more compost bins. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Sorry, forgot to mention that the cost of a course will provide you with an awful lot of seeds - probably enough to feed you for years. The alternative of buying, or begging from gardening folk, will cost a couple of quid. And no course is going to teach you what to put where in your garden better t...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Seed packets usually come with some sort of instructions. Just remember that the whole purpose of a seed is to grow and produce a plant - so as long as you follow the instructions reasonably well you should get some return for your effort. They require food (manure, seaweed or fertiliser :shock: ) w...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I know it's early
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: I know it's early

Are any of us fairly newbie types allowed to join in?
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: beta testers needed (firefox only)
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: beta testers needed (firefox only)

Hi John
Done all that and successfully added a link.
Not sure where I find it again.