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by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Feeding the birds
Replies: 6
Views: 4608

Re: Feeding the birds

Any birdwatchers on here, or anyone want to chat about their birds-working birds or garden variety?
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: A new newbie

any writers/publishers or the like know the cheapest way to publish a manuscript?
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I had been composting at the bottom of the garden, but as I'm in a rented flat, I don't know if that's a great idea. Waiting for someone to snitch on me to the relevant busy-bodies...like they did about bags I had put up to block out the streetlight from the bedroom window (as a result of this, a bl...
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: A new newbie

I sometimes think I'm too curious for my own good, it makes for simple distractions.
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: A new newbie

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:12 am
Welcome. :wave:

Add fermenting to that list and we could be twins. :lol:
I know nothing about fermentation, but I did once grow some new potatoes in a tyre stack. Got over a kilo of potatoes back, so a good result. So easy to do.
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: A new newbie

do you have a section where all the different symbols are explained? like why some usernames are highlighted (i think i've concluded they are mods), little red square on a section box, green highlighting on a section square...? maybe i'm getting too distracted! :dontknow:
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: German supermarkets in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: German supermarkets in Ireland

I remember thinking that them selling skiing gear here in Ireland was daft...but that was before we had a long and bitter winter with a lot of snow and ice. Now I want to buy a skiing jacket to keep me warm enough for next year! If I can get one now, and wear it until next winter, I should have stor...
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Learn to live with less course announced today
Replies: 9
Views: 6915

Re: Learn to live with less course announced today

Made me cry with laughter. Well done that man.
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: The new banish plastic movements

In Kenya, they brought in heavy fines and prison sentences for makers and suppliers of non biodegradable plastic bags. Many other African countries have done similar things in the past. They kept fobbing the government off with "we need more time, etc etc". So finally time has been called on them!
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I was thinking of saying I'll send my loo rolls to odsox for the garden! I should also add that I don't have a bank account (it costs money to have one here, and I don't really like them tbh), so that can make sourcing eco friendly products harder. Fortunately, we do have a very good health food sho...
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: The new banish plastic movements

To answer your question, Weedo: For myself, because I love this planet, and feel duty bound to look after it as best as I can. Other people's reasoning might be: guilt about how much is incinerated or sent to landfill, because it's in trend, they may feel better for doing it, that it somehow makes u...
by AmalWarrior
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Because as mentioned above, there is no place to take them to. I live out in Newtownforbes, and I don't drive, so I can't get my recycables into Longford to take them to their big collection places. My estate doesn't have a recycling collection, but my friend in Roscommon can put all their's into a ...
by AmalWarrior
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: The new banish plastic movements

How could each of us promote the banishing of plastics in simple ways? I have given up loo roll, in favour of tissues, because of the plastic bags they come in, and the fact that I cant recycle my cardboard here...although this does mean I now have a cardboard box instead, but at least I win on the ...
by AmalWarrior
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3242

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Plastic packaging has always annoyed and baffled me - often in equal measure. I may have mentioned it once or twice. I can feel my hackles rising as I think of ridiculous examples, so I won't go there. Yes I will, plastic-wrapped coconuts in their shell, peeled oranges in little plastic boxes, tray...
by AmalWarrior
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 641

A new newbie

Hello all. Just joined today, as I got reading through some threads earlier, and found myself being drawn in! :study: I'm living in Ireland (Republic) in the Midlands. Have 2 girls, and have The Good Life on DVD. I'm into Ecological and Economical living, and am Anti lots of things (plastic,pollutio...