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by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: betting on the weather?
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Re: betting on the weather?

well....I would never have guessed the weather would turn this sunny towards the begining of October! :sunny: love it.
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what a jolly pickle!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: what a jolly pickle!!

do you have kids/nieces/nephews? I don't know how these things work, but if you're not going to miss £15K that was saved for you and your FIL doesn't want it back, maybe you could put it into a savings account for someone you know who may need it in future...just make sure you tell them about it so ...
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: tough times
Replies: 20
Views: 3299

Re: tough times

If you have one, could you take your car off the road to save on the tax and insurance? didn't the law change recently so that you still need insurance even if your car is declared off road? :( Sorry to hear what you're going through Clare...Do you work? is there any way you could find a part-time ...
by that_sarah_girl
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: betting on the weather?
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Re: betting on the weather?

I think it it will mainly be very wet (with possibly a few bright but cool days at the end of september) gradually getting colder and more windy. I think there will be heavy snow during January/February. MMM - I am very jealous of you and yould reeeeally like to move to France right now. "Summer" in...
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Early Blackberries
Replies: 17
Views: 4815

Re: Early Blackberries

WILDBREW wrote:I got 4lb of Blackberrys, this week to make some Blackberry whisky,any more i get will be for my
wine making.
Where did you pick them?
In Wigan they seemed to come out really early, but within a couple of weeks went all shrivelled and brown. Does this mean they've caught some sort of disease?
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Re: Dry Your Washing Without the Tumble Drier....

battybird wrote:We have had a "drop down airer" when we lived in a flat and it was really good...had very high ceilings so it was up and out of the way.
what is a drop down airer? and where can I get one?

I looove the look of the lakeland heated airer, but £80 seems a lot of money...
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm an FCA
Replies: 14
Views: 1526

Re: I'm an FCA

congratulations!!

wow, I had no idea there were so many accounty people on here. I also work in accounts, but no qualifications at the moment...
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hep Ragwort
Replies: 16
Views: 2285

Re: Hep Ragwort

oh my gosh...I had no idea that ragwort is (is thought?) to be dangerous.... over summer holidays my stepdaughter came home from her nana's house with a cinnabar caterpillar and I kept picking ragwort to feed it until it turned into a cacoon :? That was a good few weeks ago now and I'm still alive....
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just agreed to buy first house!
Replies: 41
Views: 5651

Re: Just agreed to buy first house!

That's great news and, of course, now is a good time to buy if you have nothing to sell as there are some fantastic bargains out there. Sue :flower: Dave :pirate: yes, great if you can get a fricking mortgage and a deposit together!!! 1 income, increidbly high rent and a car that keeps breaking = n...
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sorry. xmas. lol!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3981

Re: sorry. xmas. lol!!!

only 100 days til Christmas!!!! :santa: (my sister informed me this morning) You're ideas are brill! I did food hampers for most of my family last year, they went down a treat. Only problem is I ended up having a couple of mad baking sessions a couple of days before Christmas so the stuff was as fre...
by that_sarah_girl
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderberry wine
Replies: 9
Views: 3431

Re: Elderberry wine

the above receipe sounds good MKG... I have about 2lbs of elderberries sat in my freezer and plan to pick some more when I get the chance...but because I'm a little lazy/short of time if I don't manage to pick another 2lb, will a total of 3lb elderberries and 1lb raisins work or would I have to adju...
by that_sarah_girl
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Letting Agent advice please
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: Letting Agent advice please

yay!! good to hear things have worked out ok :iconbiggrin:
by that_sarah_girl
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Letting Agent advice please
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: Letting Agent advice please

if you've tried your best to contact the agency and landlord but can't get hold of them then there's not much else you can do... carry on paying the same amount of rent you have been paying as from what you've said you haven't had a new contract through or a letter confirming that the rent IS going ...
by that_sarah_girl
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: free land drainage pipe in wigan area
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Re: free land drainage pipe in wigan area

I'm in Wigan, but I can't think of anything I need any piping for...I'll get back to you if I come up with any ideas!
by that_sarah_girl
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: First not going to school day
Replies: 10
Views: 3048

Re: First not going to school day

I really admire you for this! Personally I don't think I would home-school my son, mainly because I've never been very "academic" myself and wouldn't know where to start. Growing up my parent's had these friends who had 7 or 8 kids (I lost count!) who were all home-schooled. They've turned out fine ...