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by niknik
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 23555

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

when i first came here, (10 yrs or so) I couldn´t get clothes to fit. ( 5´8ish) -trousers half mast, shirts not long enough to cover the navel...... now, trousers are 2 inches too long ( at least) and shirs/tops,- which i prefer long_ are ok sizes---- well thats another thing entirely----------- any...
by niknik
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sorry. xmas. lol!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2725

Re: sorry. xmas. lol!!!

" I'm starting in January for next year ,....."

I,ve tried that....several times, and forgotten about the "hidden " stuff...............!!!!!!
or found it far too late ( years) when no longer suitable for the kids!!!!!
by niknik
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: how do I....save/provide even more for my children
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: how do I....save/provide even more for my children

mainly, for the long term future, instill in them the self -sufficientish ethos. which I´m sure you are already doing!the pressures from contemporaries will make them- most likely- want them to be consumerists, but whatever you can teach them now will be b the best you can for their future
by niknik
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: out of date beans
Replies: 12
Views: 2104

Re: out of date beans

I once found a packet at my brother's five years out of date. Lovely. That apostrophe is right isn't it, by the way? yes it is-................... which reminds me that someone and I really cant remember who, said, somewhat tongue in cheek , that there should be a tax on incorrect apostrophes, and ...
by niknik
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: PDF Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 9289

Re: FREE PDF Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency

link no longer seems to be working..shame
by niknik
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: out of date beans
Replies: 12
Views: 2104

Re: out of date beans

I basically ignore all those dates!! sniff and taste test...
by niknik
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: process aloe vera..
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: process aloe vera..

internally taken is supposed to help with inflammation, arthritis , constipation ( as mentioned above), boost immune system etc etc...... there´s no concrete proof to these reported benefits, but I did take it regularly 2 or 3 years ago, and it was great, but it´s just too expensive to keep buying o...
by niknik
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: process aloe vera..
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

process aloe vera..

anyone made their own products direct from the live plants? any tips, especially as to what NOT to do. There is loads info out there on the web, but always nicer to get advice from "friends & neighbours" rather than strangers, especially as many of the sites , are really commercial ones anyway. I ah...
by niknik
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

saw something similar years ago in North america..........., they´d held out for more money..... and the farmhouse, ended up int the middle of a spaghetti junction type complex of roads........
by niknik
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Food in England BBC tv
Replies: 9
Views: 4862

Re: Food in England BBC tv

havent seen it ( will have to try and get hold of it tho¨!) but have very much been enjoying Breakfast, lunch and dinner with Clarissa Dickson -wright
which does also cover all social classes
by niknik
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are the best book to start homesteading ?
Replies: 16
Views: 8557

Re: What are the best book to start homesteading ?

watching victorian farm, edwardian farm, wartime farm, and its not easy being green, could be good
not only are they good viewing, but you can pick up a lot of tips from olden times too
by niknik
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A Bad Year for Mice
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: A Bad Year for Mice

Not having much trouble with mice so far this fall---the drought must've inhibited (re)production this year. Plus we currently have three cats. When we do have one in the house I usually set up a bucket trap and "relocate" them within a couple of days. I keep Victor "clothespin" traps in the pantry...
by niknik
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A Bad Year for Mice
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: A Bad Year for Mice

I had aplague of them earlier in year, so prob get loads again very soon. the cats dont deter them , or cathch them, so traps, glue poison etc!
Mint is supposed to be a detterrent , so I put some of that in strategic places as well
by niknik
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life
Replies: 28
Views: 3939

Re: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life

as above, practical skills, diy, cookery etc.and get them to learn to live WITHOUT internet, TV , radio, for a while, and read books etc............. help them to understand the world will NOT stop if they cant access facebook, tuenti, etc etc, for a little while!
by niknik
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from france
Replies: 28
Views: 3764

Re: Hello from france

hi and bienvenue They eat quite a lot of rabbit here, not surprisingly really, as rabbits originate here apparently, and spain got its name as land of the rabbits, or sometrhing similar lol I do like it but , dependant on how cooked not, much different form chicken, so very rarely get any, as lots m...