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by Maykal
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Knighthood?
Replies: 17
Views: 3083

Re: Knighthood?

I don't think Perry was. I agree with you. I'm not saying sports stars shouldn't be considered for knighthoods, but they should contribute more to people's lives than just doing what they're supposed to do (i.e. winning a tournament) however much that excites the fans. Sadly MBEs seem to be as meani...
by Maykal
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Last man standing
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Re: Last man standing

Whitecurrant wine?
by Maykal
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade Sausage/Burger Recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 7142

Re: Homemade Sausage/Burger Recipes

I also use sage for my home made sausages and find that if you finely chop some apple, white onion and little 'crumbs' of blue cheese (and the sage, of course), you get a really nice sausage. Recently I made some pork sausages (I usually use about 66% pork belly and 33% shoulder) with chopped spring...
by Maykal
Thu May 30, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The difference a bigger kitchen can make
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: The difference a bigger kitchen can make

I'd love a big kitchen. I actually have three kitchen, but all quite small. One is more for eating but has a wood stove in it to keep it warm in winter and cook stews and soups on. I can pull the table out and squeeze six people around it, but that would fill the room up. It's cosy in the winter. Th...
by Maykal
Tue May 07, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How do I make sweet fizzy cider?
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: How do I make sweet fizzy cider?

'Real Cidermaking on a Small Scale' has some good info on how to get different finishes if you can find a copy. It's a few pages long with a few diagrams otherwise I'd copy it out here, but feel free to PM me an email address and I'll happily scan the relevant pages for you. Essentially it just invo...
by Maykal
Tue May 07, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, well Well (and a pump)
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Well, well Well (and a pump)

You can pick up cheapo submersible pumps for about 50 Euro these days in most of the larger DIY type stores like Bricostore or Praktiker (or whatever you have over the border there). You just want to check the depth of the water in the well and calculate the height you'll be drawing the water throug...
by Maykal
Mon May 06, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bird song
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Bird song

Mrs Moustoir wrote:On the subject of birdsong...Radio 4 have a new series coming up called "tweet of the day". It's a series of 2 minute programmes about birds. Ideal for the early birds amongst us - 05.58am each weekday!
You can listen to it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/totd
by Maykal
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bird song
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Bird song

The great tits in my garden are the most aggressive and sit on the grape vines machine gunning me with shrill tchk tchk tchk-es every time I step out the kitchen door. They've now been dubbed the Angry Birds, although I've yet to catch one and try catapulting it up at the castle on the hill. The nut...
by Maykal
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Do you believe in decreasing your consumption?
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Do you believe in decreasing your consumption?

I also agree with most of the above comments and also gave up half-way through because I simply couldn't answer the questions. I haven't bought a convenience meal in decades, except the odd take away, which I suppose counts but isn't quite what you mean here. I also got the sensation that the survey...
by Maykal
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: Kitchen spam
Replies: 5
Views: 5647

Re: Kitchen spam

Rather than having to go through the tedious task of deleting the spam on a daily basis, why don't we all just post negative reviews of the products in replies to the posts. The potentially damaging effect of some many negative reviews whenever a genuinely interested customer googles the spammer in ...
by Maykal
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i find my dream place?
Replies: 11
Views: 3759

Re: How do i find my dream place?

Doesn't a lot of it come down to the dreaded "M" word-----money and how much or little you have? Pete I don't know, I've know some terribly rich so-and-sos in my time and most of them were miserable sods. Someone once told me, take a miserable person, give them a lottery win, and they'll be happy, ...
by Maykal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i find my dream place?
Replies: 11
Views: 3759

Re: How do i find my dream place?

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How about here? :)
by Maykal
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: FREE THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE!
Replies: 1
Views: 2216

Re: FREE THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE!

I watched the first two documentaries a couple of years ago and the final part a few months ago and agree it's a fascinating story. Certainly, when watching the documentaries, you can't help but conclude that the WM3 are innocent although after the first two, I was still aware that the documentaries...
by Maykal
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Help no broadband......
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Help no broadband......

At my country house I have no internet (and no TV, no indoor plumbing, no telephone except my mobile). I love it when I stay up there for a week as I get so much done. I'm sure if I had net there, I'd waste most of my time faffing about online instead of digging and building. Often I'm up there alon...
by Maykal
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: seabuckthorn
Replies: 11
Views: 3877

Re: seabuckthorn

It's frequently used here to make a kind of syrup and is supposed to be packed with vit C. Considering the harshness of the winter here, I imagine it's pretty frost resistant.