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by Hernaic Tom
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: How I lived on a pound a day for a year
Replies: 33
Views: 25785

Re: How I lived on a pound a day for a year

baldybloke wrote:
Green Aura wrote:
baldybloke wrote:
Another book and a Youtube clip worth checking out is 'The story of stuff' which I found fascinating.
Oh Yes, the story of stuff! Brilliant little video, I think it needs to be seen by many more people!
by Hernaic Tom
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a bread bag
Replies: 103
Views: 77030

Re: 101 uses for a bread bag

They're also useful for putting smelly rubbish in. You can tie it up, and seal the smells in, so you won't have to discard the bin bag as often if it isn't full up!
by Hernaic Tom
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Good Energy
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Good Energy

Hello all!! I've been away from the forum for a while as I've been busy with work, but I'm back for the time being! Hello! :icon_smile: Earlier this year I switched my energy supplier from E.On to Good energy, "Britain's only 100% renewable energy supplier". The last of my dealings with the customer...
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Mega Dam in the Amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Mega Dam in the Amazon

Sign this petition aimed at President Rousseff of Brazil, to stop development of a potentially extremely damaging project, both environmentally and socially:


http://www.avaaz.org/en/amazon_under_threat/
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Save the daylight!
Replies: 13
Views: 6298

Save the daylight!

http://www.lighterlater.org/

Lobby your MP to back the daylight saving bill on January 20th... So many environmental, social, health, economic, political, safety benefits for us all!!!

Tom
by Hernaic Tom
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a bread bag
Replies: 103
Views: 77030

Re: 101 uses for a bread bag

I have a new one!!

When clipping your toenails and fingernails, stick your hand/foot in a bread bag to stop nail clippings from flying all over the place. When finished, simply tip them from the bread bag into the bin...or compost!

I'm off to do so now!!!
by Hernaic Tom
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Freecycle (love it)
Replies: 15
Views: 5466

Re: Freecycle (love it)

Back in November I got a lovely new sofa via freecycle!! It never ceases to amaze me what a wonderful, underused system freecycle is!! Not only for the money saving, free stuff benefits and environmental benefits, but for the way it connects people with good old fashioned human interaction! And obvi...
by Hernaic Tom
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: How I lived on a pound a day for a year
Replies: 33
Views: 25785

Re: How I lived on a pound a day for a year

How could anyone live on a pound a day?? How do they pay their rates, electricity, water, insurances etc. etc. etc. oh and if any left at the end of the day eat :lol: :lol: Sue :flower: The rule was a pound a day after rent. She doesn't mention electricity or water, so she might have included it in...
by Hernaic Tom
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper
Replies: 66
Views: 27115

Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Newspaper is the obvious option I suppose, and throwing it in the compost, or using a compost toilet ould be the most straightforward way of disposing of it. But I was wondering if anyone has any experience of making their own toilet paper that you can just flush into a normal toilet, to see if this...
by Hernaic Tom
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: DIY Wormery
Replies: 27
Views: 4196

Re: DIY Wormery

Also, a good thing to remember is that worms don't have teeth and they can't eat massive amounts, so wormeries are best for processing kitchen waste that is already composted....
by Hernaic Tom
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: How I lived on a pound a day for a year
Replies: 33
Views: 25785

How I lived on a pound a day for a year

By Kath Kelly. I've just finished reading it, and it is very inspirational! Really encouraging, and a whole lot better than most "How to be thrifty" books I've read. A lot of the content concerns self sufficientish actions e.g. freecycle, scavenging skips, freeganism, growing your own. Has anyone el...
by Hernaic Tom
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper
Replies: 66
Views: 27115

Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Does anyone have any experience in alternative, self sufficientish toilet paper? Can you make your own?
Can you just use Newspaper, and what effect will that have on the plumbing?

Any ideas?
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 8913

Re: What are you preserving?

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w263 ... CF0589.jpg

Runner Bean Chutney!! Delicious straight after it was cooked, but we're keeping it for a couple of months before we eat the lot!!
What great colours in it too....
by Hernaic Tom
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Help ...courgettes
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: Help ...courgettes

The soil on my plot was full of bits of slate, so I used the larger bits to rest the courgettes on as they grew, to minimise their contact with the soil and it seemed to reduce the amount that rotted. I also built little Forts out of dried bramble to keep the slugs off. The woodlice got some. But we...
by Hernaic Tom
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: First peach
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: First peach

Once when I was working in a garden centre, I picked and ate a ripe peach from a dwarf tree and it was delicious!!!

There is a massive difference between these and those you get from supermarkets!