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by ina
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2410

Re: What are you growing right now?

Weedo wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:06 pm
No greens at this time of year (they cant stand the 35 - 40+ degree heat)
Neither can I! :wink:
by ina
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 3326

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Congratulations! Better late than never... I've had the same problem with the weather this year. And then came October, better weather, my holidays, in which I should have done lots - and I got the flu, and am still off sick. Any excuse?! The garden is a bloody mess! Even my little greenhouse over t...
by ina
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 16
Views: 4728

Re: High street shops

Locally (I think everywhere in Angus) they've just recently introduced hefty parking fees - which means a lot of shops have already noticed a reduction in customers. They can't compete with the out-of-town large stores anyway, and now people say they might as well drive a bit further, park for free,...
by ina
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: No plastic

Hmm now there's an old fashioned concept. :mrgreen: Perhaps it's one to consider - would require a teapot, strainer and tea cosy here though. :mrgreen: I have a teapot, several strainers, teasocks (cotton) in various sizes, and a pot warmer (with tea light - that's why they are called tea lights!!!...
by ina
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Now just recently ....
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Now just recently ....

I agree to the pain of the hips - made jam (with apple) in the past, but didn't repeat it... Taste nice, though.
by ina
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Yep - I've managed to keep the festivities to a minimum... One friend will pop round tomorrow morning for a cuppa - another one on Boxing day for another cuppa - and that's it. I've stocked up on books from the library, and am looking forward to seeing the librarian again on the 27th. My kind of Chr...
by ina
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8726

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Talking about baby products - I've been using baby oil for my rather dry skin for a few years now. Much better and cheaper than all those posh lotions; for babies, they have to leave out nasty stuff by law.
by ina
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!

I can only agree with everything you've said... Sigh.
by ina
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Seasonal clear outs

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:04 pm
:lol: :lol: By my reckoning that gives us all of Scotland and a smidge of Northern England to play with. I'm up for it if you are. :lol:
Count me in! :mrgreen:
by ina
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8726

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Hopefully they've improved since I last used one. I read excellent reviews of one of the bars from the store you mentioned above. The trouble is I get a sickly headache whenever I get within a few metres of the shop. I really wish they'd tone it down a notch or two. Glad I'm not the only one. I've ...
by ina
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8726

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Thanks, Maggie - I shall bear that in mind! (I think I still have some apple cider vinegar in a glass bottle... :mrgreen: )
by ina
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8726

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

There's been a lot of talk about plastic-free shampoos - i.e. shampoo bars. Getting them is the problem! I have bought one in a health food shop - not tried it yet, some bottles to finish. I saw another one at a very high price somewhere; but most shops don't seem to stock any at all. I don't like b...
by ina
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Problem is - I'm almost tempted to accept that lunch. I'm used to being on my own; it's only now that I am unable to go to work or even just out for a coffee somewhere that I realise it's actually quite nice to talk to somebody apart from the GP and the nurse, and my friend who comes and gives me a ...
by ina
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Thank you, Flo and Maggie. Today I got an invite for a Christmas lunch at the church centre - lunch for lonely oldies etc... Doesn't exactly make me feel any better, only older, although it is of course nice of them to think of me - don't even know how they got my name!
by ina
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

No TV here either, and no papers... I think I'll be missing Christmas altogether this year - I've spent most of the past 6 weeks in bed, being horribly weak, and since it doesn't look like I'm getting better (and the appointment with the specialist is in February) it looks like I'll be away from all...