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by Big Al
Mon May 12, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Plastic bags! I do not use them.
Replies: 53
Views: 6414

The change in attitude in adopting ZWP affects dealings with friends and family. They all are still using plastic bags as I used to and I smile at their actions. One thing is absolutely certain plastic bags (of every possible type today) are a thing of the past for me. Turning your back on the vici...
by Big Al
Sat May 10, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Plastic bags! I do not use them.
Replies: 53
Views: 6414

A great today, Saturday. Beautiful day for shopping. I visited 4 shops for weekly meat, rolls, cakes for friend's visit, few days provisions, daily paper and more Nambari teabags. What rounded it off was not one scrap of waste packaging! If only this occurred at the local superstore for bigger item...
by Big Al
Fri May 09, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment politics - Who cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 4148

What really bugs me is that people who are quite well off and wouldn't dream of "scavaging" in their "real life" become obsessed with what others have and anything that might be going free; even if they don't need it! By the way, thanks for all the responses, it does make me feel that I am not alon...
by Big Al
Fri May 09, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Free Fresh Yeast
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

hedgewitch wrote:Free yeast!!??
I don't believe it.

I can't imagine any big corporate company giving away anything free.
Asda in Hartlepool has done it for me for 20 years or more now. The thing is you have to buy the rest of the ingredients to make the bread etc.
by Big Al
Thu May 08, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Free Fresh Yeast
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Mal wrote:I tried this at my local waitrose last week, no dice - the girl behind the counter said they didn't have any yeast so I guess they must get the bread in part-baked and finish it off.

...... or she didn't know what you ment by asking for YEAST.... lol.
by Big Al
Mon May 05, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bashoki, Bouzouki, Bokashi, Bolshoi .....???
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

It is an interesting topic because it is a possibility for the future. After all we are meat/fat/bone and that is what the Bokashi uses! As for exploding ornaments, I think all aspects would be thoroughly investigated. Riff_Raff's commune thing would make a good topic. It's not an interesting topic...
by Big Al
Mon May 05, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bashoki, Bouzouki, Bokashi, Bolshoi .....???
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Children do not have to be told the whole truth! When mature enough they will learn that their Granny had decided to allow a natural process to return her body to nature in a useful form. The red run-off could be tastefully encased in a crystal ornament or if preferred used to fertilise a family ga...
by Big Al
Sun May 04, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Plastic bags! I do not use them.
Replies: 53
Views: 6414

There is a tendency to lose your resolve when other "plastic bag lovers" rail on about their convenience. Remember the next landfill site could be in your area. Far better to reduce the landfill impact , eventually to zero. Then we can reclaim our beautiful countryside, thinking "landfill never aga...
by Big Al
Sun May 04, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 1940's and war time recipes
Replies: 23
Views: 3698

All this talk of spam and the war...I don't know whether to watch Monty Python or Fawlty Towers lol :lol: just wait till you visit the shops again, they do garlic spam now made in france so not only do we have the war and spam we now have THE BLOODY FRENCH as well...... ( garlic spam isn't really m...
by Big Al
Sat May 03, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 1940's and war time recipes
Replies: 23
Views: 3698

MKG wrote:Don't anyone dare tell Andy about Spam fritters.
Er Excuse me there's nowt wrong wif spam fritters or any spam concocshun.
by Big Al
Sat May 03, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Free Fresh Yeast
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Re: Free Fresh Yeast

Spent some time with a friend this week (helping decorate her bathroom!), she is a past master on bread and gets up in the wee small hours to bake. She uses fresh yeast and apparently if you ask at T***o's instore bakery they will give you an ounce free! she said to ask one of the younger ones as y...
by Big Al
Sat May 03, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: wooden towel
Replies: 25
Views: 3299

ok, talking to myself again :oops: :lol: i've found this bodyflick thing, which serves the same purpose. i wanted a wooden one, but i think this will have to do. it's actually a strigil of sorts, but i just want to use it to help dry myself after showering. it exfoliates too, and saves on towel was...
by Big Al
Thu May 01, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Lobbying for an allotment
Replies: 7
Views: 1483

Yep I did wonder, I mean Why are there not more people lobbying in London with their 10 year waiting lists? Persistance ( war of attrition) pays off with the council. I had been chasing a plot for a year gone February. I was promised it verbally in February 07 but then the allotment officer gave it...
by Big Al
Thu May 01, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Raised beds and problem people
Replies: 20
Views: 4295

am in poole i like pamphill :o) Play the worried female card by going to the allotment committee with a written complaint. If that fails, go to the council and ask if there are any other vacent plots in your area. Say that you love it at XXX allotments and don't want to leave but joe bloggs is maki...
by Big Al
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Heating a cauldron of water over a fire...
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

frozenthunderbolt wrote:culdron would work as well or better - cast iron distributes the heat more evenly and stores it in the mass that it has! :wink:
My mother in law has several cauldrons...... one for spells, one for potions and one to boil me in if ever I darken the witches door.....