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by noplasticbags
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: living on a tight budget
Replies: 44
Views: 9493

Re: living on a tight budget

This thread is just what I needed :icon_smile: Am reassessing my budget due to circ's beyond my control. With teenagers I don't want them to miss out on the "normal" things, but if I can bring the food etc budget in at £50 like Ann then I won't have to make them budget too at least Would there be an...
by noplasticbags
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: which tea?
Replies: 71
Views: 9059

Re: which tea?

Twinnings English Breakfast in morning, and a gentle Earl Grey in afternoon. didn't realise I was so addicted until first time I went abroad and couldn't get a cuppa - was crawling the walls by day 2! Like the chai latte idea - will definitely try that - I buy it in powdered form at the moment but i...
by noplasticbags
Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Light at the end of the tunnel!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2919

Re: Light at the end of the tunnel!!

What a nightmare you have been through. Landlords always check out tenants, but I've never before heard it to be necessary the other way around. Take care and happy packing x
by noplasticbags
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Using old paint pots for container gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Using old paint pots for con tainer gardening

Well my flower seeds must like emulsion - they're coming through already! Maybe I've hit on an instant fertiliser!
by noplasticbags
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Shopping for pleasure?????
Replies: 39
Views: 9845

Re: Shopping for pleasure?????

Is it my age or my ish-ness that I no longer even contemplate fashion shopping, but get excited if I find a decent hardware store :iconbiggrin: Me too! We have two old-fashioned hardware stores in Aberystwyth - two ! :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: And from what I recall you have decent h...
by noplasticbags
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Early Mid Life Crisis
Replies: 48
Views: 4147

Re: Early Mid Life Crisis

That is so brilliant :iconbiggrin: You must congratulate yourself on having not wasted a big chunk of your life. I work as a paralegal and love what I do, but the extra stress the lawyers in my office are under is immense - so I understand you wanting to keep your skills up, but at a comfortable lev...
by noplasticbags
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Shopping for pleasure?????
Replies: 39
Views: 9845

Re: Shopping for pleasure?????

Is it my age or my ish-ness that I no longer even contemplate fashion shopping, but get excited if I find a decent hardware store :iconbiggrin: My only exception to "normal" shops at all is Selfridges (Birmingham) food hall - strangely enough I can't afford to do that often :( My local Sally Army ch...
by noplasticbags
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Grow anything remotely edible when I have no garden?
Replies: 17
Views: 3158

Re: Grow anything remotely edible when I have no garden?

I don't know if you'll be able to get this link in NZ, but this gardening programme tonight showed someone with an 8ft balcony and they managed to grow 85kg of produce from it http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=252325
(you do have to suffer Alan Titmarsh though!)
by noplasticbags
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Using old paint pots for container gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Using old paint pots for container gardening

Oh... and don't forget, you need to earth up any runner beans that you have to 6 inches of the top of the plant.

:wink: :lol: :lol:[/quote]


Oh Julie - I wish you could have seen my face :? I had to have a really good think about it :scratch:

Just off to buy some tartan paint!
by noplasticbags
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Using old paint pots for container gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Using old paint pots for container gardening

Hi Zoe,

Wow - that was instant!

This lot is only emulsion, and still wet - so will just give the next ones I pick up a good wash!

Thanks
by noplasticbags
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Using old paint pots for container gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Using old paint pots for container gardening

Only my second year gardening and still learning so please bear with me! I'm running out of pots to plant my veg on into. Much to my children's dismay, my other new passion is skip-diving, and there seems to be a ready supply of large plastic industrial size paint pots about. Can I use these for my ...
by noplasticbags
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Care of the elderly
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Care of the elderly

I would agree with trying the local hospice. My uncle never was admitted in the end - managed to stay at home, but used to go one day per week to give my aunt a break, and to get him used to it incase it became necessary. He was not the sort of man who "joined in" anything, but he really enjoyed it ...
by noplasticbags
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Ishy things are you grateful for this week?
Replies: 40
Views: 5274

Re: What Ishy things are you grateful for this week?

Julie - so glad to hear that your daughter walked away from this. In some respects you can worry a little less often as they get older = but the minute cars are involved.............. On the ish front - I'm thankful for the carousel from the inside of a neighbour's cupboard I've just rescued from th...
by noplasticbags
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Craft Fairs?
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

Re: Craft Fairs?

See- that's why I'm terrified! People like Mrs F go around looking lovely and a brilliant advert for Ish. I, on the other hand, when the last of the clothes run out, will be going around looking like a bag lady!!

Seriously, that bag is superb
by noplasticbags
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who's your favourite folk musician?
Replies: 65
Views: 7484

Re: Who's your favourite folk musician?

Depends on your definition. Billy Bragg has already had a mention (BB is God!!), but I like the nu-folk. Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons got me through the winter! - strangely I don't listen to some much in the summer as I like the peace and listening to the birds in the garden, (Please prove how n...