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by Flo
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 111907

Re: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to

Had to take a day out today - housework and such like. Yesterday I took down the runner beans and roughly dug the space which is still horribly wet. But there's some chance of it drying a bit now so that I can do a proper dig later. Isn't it fun untangling runner beans and taking them to the compost...
by Flo
Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: VOTE NOW - SEPT COMP Signed copy of how green are my wellies
Replies: 68
Views: 19464

Re: Sept photo comp -Win Signed copy of how green are my wellies

This red cabbage is as big as the grandson's head - taken lunchtime today!

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Ah if only everything was as productive on lottie!
by Flo
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm feeling abit anxious
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: I'm feeling abit anxious

Have been there, done that and been out of anywhere to live in the last recession and out of a job too. It can be pretty "interesting" or downright fearsome depending on your character. Let's just say that it takes a few years to get yourself back on your feet. I was lucky and found work whilst othe...
by Flo
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: My carbon footprint!
Replies: 22
Views: 4338

Re: My carbon footprint!

Yes but it's far easier to bully individuals than large organisations isn't it? Now if the credit crunch helps business to look at the use of power - well good. We'll never have cheap power again so all layers of users from government downwards are actually going to have to start to look at their co...
by Flo
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: OUCH !!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1222

Re: OUCH !!!!!

Hell - older drivers really have no need to drive with the free bus pass nowadays unless they live in the back of beyond. There should be regular tests - family member was retired by the family onto a bus pass because even he knew he was getting dangerous after his wife had a stroke as there was no ...
by Flo
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you save...
Replies: 21
Views: 866

Re: What do you save...

Other people's plastic shopping bags for bringing produce back from the allotment. Wash them again and again till they fall apart.
by Flo
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Utilities?
Replies: 11
Views: 2082

Re: What Utilities?

I've found that to do dual fuel on-line with payment by direct debit gives you a discount with any company because you do all the communication by email. This system usually means that you can enter your own meter readings before the bill is actually calculated by the company (mine sends an email as...
by Flo
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Successes and failiures.
Replies: 16
Views: 1929

Re: Successes and failiures.

The calabrese didn't set heads and the purple sprouting broccoli looks to be going the same way. Lettuce in one corner didn't set properly but were fine in other area. Pumpkins setting but then rotting (rain I suspect). May fail with the root fennel and cauliflowers (soil not quite right for them). ...
by Flo
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Happiness...
Replies: 37
Views: 3676

Re: Happiness...

Green Aura wrote:Marmite sucks. Vegemite rules!
Vegemite is a laxative :pale: Isn't it?
by Flo
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The ethical cost of self sufficiency
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: The ethical cost of self sufficiency

This discussion that has set me thinking about self sufficiency. There have been periods in my life where the family has been fairly self sufficient. But having ended up in social housing accommodation on a state pension, I've suddenly realised how far removed from self sufficiency I've come. Right ...
by Flo
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Favourite word
Replies: 32
Views: 1313

Re: Favourite word

Oh dear my favourite word isn't spoken in nice society as it's one that covers the consequences of an unexpected bill when the money is all spoken for, a major breakage of household implement as in the washing machine or fridge blows up, another major problem with flat that requires talking to the h...
by Flo
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Health CARE? I don't think so!
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

Re: Health CARE? I don't think so!

Milims you need to try a completely different tactic to get through to the doctors. Do something like go to the Citizens Advice Bureau and see if they have a solicitor who offers free 15 minute consultations. This way you may be able to be referred to a solicitor who specialises in kicking the NHS. ...
by Flo
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: getting rid of the fridge and freezer.....
Replies: 34
Views: 5994

Re: getting rid of the fridge and freezer.....

azjh77 has just shown that there are times when it is almost impossible to manage without a fridge/freezer - some of us don't have the privilege of having a home which we can adjust to manage without one - can't see my social housing association being interested in the suggestion :mrgreen: :wink:
by Flo
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The great High Street debate
Replies: 13
Views: 2951

Re: The great High Street debate

Yes but when there is easy travel, the shops have to look inviting to make you bother to consider them. Our high street is in competition with others easily reachable by either car or very good bus service. We are not constrained. Therefore we need to be tempted.
by Flo
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The great High Street debate
Replies: 13
Views: 2951

Re: The great High Street debate

Maybe there needs to be more encouragement/effort to get the shops up to scratch to get them stocking better products, cleaning their windows, lowering prices, really if they were better stocked more people would use them more often. Perhaps we need to rethink how our local shops are run. There has...