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by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: How to make a Moisturising Lotion
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: How to make a Moisturising Lotion

The emulsifying wax is to mix oil and water. Beeswax will be able to do the job only if it's a very small amount of water. If it's anywhere near approaching even half the total the beeswax can't cope and you'll get puddles of water in your blend.
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: waving hello from my new house
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: waving hello from my new house

Sounds lovely.

Enjoy your new home. :thumbright:
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Bom Dias from Portugal.
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Bom Dias from Portugal.

Sounds like heaven - if you ever fancy a holiday swap? :mrgreen:
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Trouble in paradise!
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Trouble in paradise!

Thanks for your support folks. She had some of these tendencies soaps watching, deviousness etc, which my father kept in check when he was alive and I've managed quite successfully until recently. I'm loathe to come down too heavy handed because I feel we've got all the power - she's all alone in ou...
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Princes join charity bike rally
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Princes join charity bike rally

I think you'll find that's randy andy.
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Trouble in paradise!
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Trouble in paradise!

Hi Don't want to bother you all but thought you may be able to give me a few ideas. The problem is with my mother. She's 83, has always been independent and active. As many of you will know we moved up to Scotland to our dream life about a year ago. We only decided on this course of action because t...
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: pembrokeshire greetings!
Replies: 30
Views: 9245

Re: pembrokeshire greetings!

Congratulations on getting engaged. :love3: :occasion7: Sounds like things are coming together nicely. I gave up a plot a few years ago because it was a car ride away. It was just too much effort just to go and do a bit of weeding/watering and having to carry everything back and forth each time. Muc...
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oh sugar, another ethical question.
Replies: 52
Views: 2878

Re: Oh sugar, another ethical question.

You'll still need to buy sugar for wine making though. Honey is part invert sugar which the yeast can't use, so you need to use a lot more and end up with really sweet wine. :pukeright:
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Hello All

Hi and welcome.
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: So glad i found you
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: So glad i found you

Sorry - I thought that would bring up another smiley - no ish about the welcome :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: So glad i found you
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: So glad i found you

Hi there and welcome.

:welcomeish:
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: dining/hobby room ideas please...
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: dining/hobby room ideas please...

It's really difficult without having any idea of size shape and space in room. But, if you've got plenty of wood you could maybe make a work surface/ shelves using your 2x2 and another Ivar unit (dismantle it and use long pieces with your 2x2s) along one wall. If you've got room to make it deep enou...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do I start?
Replies: 15
Views: 2121

Re: How do I start?

If you keep cutting down the horsetail and put it in a tub of water it makes great plant food. I put it in a tea with comfrey, seaweed and nettles. Smells awful but covers just about every mineral the plants need. And as you keep cutting it back it weakens the plant - eventually (this is something f...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Living on a pound a day!
Replies: 17
Views: 3244

Re: Living on a pound a day!

This wasn't a new item - last month I think, but even though it's a bit dubious it still got me a bit riled. I know she paid her rent and utilities in advance - no idea what food she had in but she obviously spent more than a pound but made it last. She did say it got a bit boring! I think what flum...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Living on a pound a day!
Replies: 17
Views: 3244

Living on a pound a day!

Saw this on another site. Thought it was quite interesting, although difficult to do unless you live in a city and have the sort of job that gives you the opportunity for the free lunches and things. Which somehow strikes me as really weird. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/60197/Teacher-lives-on...