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by ina
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 31839

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I read a lot, you could safely say! As to other hobbies - not really any more, apart from the garden, when I can persuade myself to go out there. My fingers are getting stiff and sometimes painful, so I haven't knitted for many months now. It's also quite pricey... Most hobbies are, so not for the (...
by ina
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 31839

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I still don't have one, and I've even put away my (wind-up) radio, because I realised I hadn't actually had it on for years...
by ina
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 30624

Re: No rubbish fortnight

We get one of the s*ds practically each week, always for something we've not heard of and which is probably a scam, and the daftest thing of all is we live within 20 yards of (1) a clothes bank, and (2) a charity shop! I use them for rubbish bags - saves me having to buy the black variety... :roll:
by ina
Wed May 30, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1451

Re: Onions

It has just occurred to me that Flo and myself are probably the only active members actually growing vegetables now, unlike a few years back when I joined. Times change I suppose. Oy, oy - i grow quite a bit, too! :mrgreen: And since I tend to plant stuff out too late, I have a lot of overwintering...
by ina
Wed May 30, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1083

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

Okay, maybe not everywhere... but there are certainly times when flying privately would be so much more convenient than taking a commercial airliner. I just can't stand the long waiting times and the squished seating :? Plus all the loud, annoying folks who ride these planes! But what do you "need"...
by ina
Mon May 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1083

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

The last time I took a plane it was because the coaches couldn't go, due to snow in the south... That was going to Germany, for a solicitors' appointment during the sale of the family home. Years ago now. I tend to stay put these days. There's no holidays on offer for single people, anyway - hardly ...
by ina
Tue May 15, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: No Bees?

Great you all have heaps of bees - all the species you mention are actually feral here, including the common honey bee, but are now so essential to food production that farmers pay bee keepers to bring their hives in. Apparently it is now more profitable than the honey. Tomato growers have been try...
by ina
Thu May 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Intelligent plants?

Triffids are on the march...
by ina
Sat May 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your diet
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Your diet

MKG wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Nor was non-cake an option. I hate cake.
Lucky you... :lol:

I'm not really an omnivore, either - I eat meat and fish these days, but have always hated seafood...
by ina
Sat May 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What is Britain eating?
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: What is Britain eating?

If there's a bigger pot (and some dirt) around, transplanting the store-bought one into that will help it last longer. (Heck, now I want to eat a cherry bakewell or 12...) Most store-bought herbs can be picked out into several pots and made to last years, if you try... They sow them very densely, s...
by ina
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

I use several (filled with water) in the garden for weighing down stuff that might otherwise fly off in the wind... Lightweight greenhouses etc.
by ina
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic

It's easy enough to just not buy things that we consider are packaged with too much plastic... The problem I see is that, especially with fresh produce, the entire production/distribution system has to be changed, otherwise we might end up with masses of waste. Plastic does have advantages: longer s...
by ina
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 6140

Re: Rebel

It's not as effective here as it would be in a country with lower humidity. But then - half the year the temperature outside is cool enough anyway! In really hot spells during summer (not that we have them often) I might go without milk for a few days... But milk is not essential for our survival. I...
by ina
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 6140

Re: Rebel

AmalWarrior wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:41 pm
I do have a fridge, but I'd love to not need it (milk and cheese are the problem), and have no freezer.
I use a claypot cooler outside the kitchen door instead of fridge - haven't used one for at least 10 years now. And I reckon I waste less food than the average Scot...
by ina
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3219

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Most of my cardboard goes into the compost... Plastic bags that aren't easily avoidable fulfil a double function (at least) - the contents of the cat litter tray has to be somewhat protected before it goes in the bin... Etc. I still use plastic containers that were supposed to be single use 20 years...