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by Milims
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 personal hells!
Replies: 20
Views: 8463

Still being married to my ex- husband!!
by Milims
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 white lies you tell your children or were told???
Replies: 61
Views: 19366

Chewing gum is made out of elephants ears Thats not an icecream man - its the kiddy catcher No those aren't chocolate chips in the cake - they are mushrooms and you hate mushrooms!! (My daughter didn't eat the cake for two weeks. The following week we told her that it was full of micro protien - a r...
by Milims
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for vinegar
Replies: 24
Views: 10605

An egg cup of vinegar will remove the smell of smoke when left in the room.

Gets rid of the smell of pet wee (yuck!!)

Mixed with luke warm water and salt makes an excellent gargle for sore throats

Rinse aid in your dish washer (white vinegar is the best)

Cider vinegar is good for relieving gout
by Milims
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 little things that tell you you're self-sufficientish
Replies: 44
Views: 17876

92 Completely losing the ability to look at anything for what it is - instead you look at it for what it could be with a bit of ingenuity, elbow grease or several hours cooking! 93 Wondering why you aren't filthy rich by now - after all you buy all your clothes from the charity shop, grow your own v...
by Milims
Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mini poly tunnels (or big cloches)
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Visit you local building site - they have loads of useful stuff being put in the skip. (The UK building industry is one of the highest in construction material wastage in Europe). It will probably work out well on both sides - the more they donate to you the less they have to have taken away!! One t...
by Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mini poly tunnels (or big cloches)
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Mini poly tunnels (or big cloches)

As I work on building sites I've managed to pick up unused lengths of alkythene pipe and if you put it into a roll and cut it you end up with nice big hoops that can be fastened to boards, pegged to the ground and then stretch polyethene over the top. The lengths I have will cover a bed that's about...
by Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hya!
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

That'll be the North East of England - Harry Potter country!
by Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: blackberrying injuries
Replies: 19
Views: 7640

A soap and sugar poltice works wonders for drawing out thorns and spelks etc. Its really easy - just put a but of soap onto the pad bit of a plaster - I use the jelly stuff you find in the soap dish or even liquid soap - and the sprinkle sugar onto the soap, the but it on the sore bit! I usually do ...
by Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild Food Christmas Prezzies
Replies: 10
Views: 3060

Wild Food Christmas Prezzies

We've decided that this year we would like to give our nearest and dearest home made prezzies. So far we've made sloe gin (and managed not to drink all of it!). We've collected acorns to make acorn flour - but aren't too sure of recipes etc. I'd love to hear of any biscuit recipes or similar using a...
by Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: ey up!
Replies: 15
Views: 4211

Yoo Hoo!! My other half Chris is Sheffield born and bred - then I dragged him North to the sea side - and he's worked wonders on my garden!! Maybe its something in the Sheffield air that does it!! lol
Regards
Helen and Chris
by Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hya!
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Hya!

Hi there - we are Chris and Helen and we are lucky enough to live in a small village by the sea in the lovely North East. Since Chris came along last year he has worked miracles with my garden - before that local kids used to come in and play Little House on the Prarie in it!! Anyway - we've started...
by Milims
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Soapods?
Replies: 19
Views: 8852

I'd very much like to learn how to be "greener" with my cleaning products. Does anyone have any tips or recipes for things like dish washer powder, soap jelly/laundry detergents and the like?
by Milims
Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: vitaligo
Replies: 19
Views: 5304

See - told you it was ikky!! Spoke to my friend who's a homeopath and she agreed that it might be worth an ask
by Milims
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Slugs

I couldn't find the posting about how to deal with slugs so I thought that I'd just write my tip here anyway!! We've managed to keep slugs off plants by putting sea weed around them - its either wet and salty or dry and spiky - either way the don't like it!! After a while you can just dig it into th...
by Milims
Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: vitaligo
Replies: 19
Views: 5304

It may be worth consulting a homeopath. I'm not sure that it is cureable but I do know that there is a homeopathic remedy called medorrinum which has something to do with it. BTW don't ask where medorrinum comes from - you REALLY don't want to know!!!