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by Thomzo
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 white lies you tell your children or were told???
Replies: 61
Views: 18671

My mother told me that it was rude to take red or purple sweets when they were offered. You should only take the yellow, orange or green ones. It wasn't until I was nearly 30 that I realised that it was just cos she didn't like the citrus flavoured sweets :lol:
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for an old/scratched/promo cd
Replies: 29
Views: 10816

Ok - I know this is a really old thread but I still have a couple. I put some out as bird scarers last year. The weather removed the silver stuff and the label and now I have a whole bunch of clear plastic discs. We could almost start a new thread on what to do with those. Little round windows for d...
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Margarine Tubs (influenced by Milims)
Replies: 19
Views: 7873

If you know a young lady with a dolls' house you can paint one white and use it as a bath. The softer butter one looks just like an old fashioned roll-top bath.

Big square ones are good as jaccuzis.
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: First snow of the year
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

We have snow here in Swindon! :lol: :lol:

Enough to call snow as well - four or five inches. Several schools shut and many roads impassable.

The garden looks fab. It's the only time of the year that it looks tidy!

Cats aren't impressed though.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Margarine Tubs (influenced by Milims)
Replies: 19
Views: 7873

Ideal for mixing up small quantities of polyfilla.

Good for holding water when painting watercolours.

If the lid is good you can store small quantities of water based paint - jam jars are better cos you can see the colour.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings
Replies: 40
Views: 33379

Fill several with newspaper and tie together to make a guy at guy fawkes. It's easier than it sounds.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic milk cartons
Replies: 17
Views: 10134

Ok I know this is an old thread but here are a few more ideas: Cut them up to make: name labels for the garden. They can be easily written on with a permanent marker. labels for Christmas and birthday presents. labels for all your bottled produce. spreaders for glue Cut pretty shapes out of them as ...
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a wine bottle cork
Replies: 17
Views: 7794

paradox wrote:compost them


I was thinking about shredding them and using instead of vermiculite. I've not tried it yet though.
by Thomzo
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Envelopes and stuff
Replies: 16
Views: 5525

A few years ago I came across Anna Roebuck at Bags2riches http://www.bags2riches.co.uk/. She makes the most amazing jewellery and other stuff from carrier bags. I think you can still send them to her but best check her website first. I also came across a woman that made door mats out of carrier bags...
by Thomzo
Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Turkey Cull in Suffolk
Replies: 12
Views: 3391

What I can't understand is all the TV companies piling in and filming the affected flock. Then rushing off to the nearest free-range poultry keeper and filming there. They seem to have stopped now that the barriers have gone up but it seems a bit irresponsible and it's bound to add to the risk of tr...
by Thomzo
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Swindon
Replies: 12
Views: 2840

Hello Thomzo and welcome to the forum! Hens will eat your grass, but be warned they like to dig it all up too (and your flower beds, and veggie patch...... :roll: )! Hi Millymollymandy Thanks for the warning. I shall have to be careful where they go. At the moment the grass is a bit of mess and ful...
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Swindon
Replies: 12
Views: 2840

Hello from Swindon

Hi Thomzo here. Just popped in to introduce myself. I came across this forum when I was looking for advice on keeping hens. I couldn't resist joining in the discussion and now realise just what a mine of information you guys are. My real name is Zoe and I have about quarter of an acre of garden near...
by Thomzo
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growwing cress
Replies: 2
Views: 960

I've just started growing cress again. Initially I sowed a few seeds into a small pot of seed compost which I keep on my kitchen window sill. When I harvested the first lot, I then sprinkled some more seeds in the same pot. By the time I had eaten the first batch, the second was well on its way. I h...
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Living aboard!
Replies: 17
Views: 4555

Hi I've also been thinking about living on a houseboat but I would miss my garden. I did find a forum all about living on board (I can't find the link now so I'm afraid you'll have to google it) and there is a magazine called Waterways World which is quite useful. There's a Boat, Caravan and Leisure...
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: unique animal bedding
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

It looks like a good scheme. I make my own recycled chicken bedding from shredded paper. However I only have 2 chickens. I don't think I could generate enough shredded paper to bed a pony or anything bigger. Hi Chickpea I am in the process of acquiring my first chickens. I wondered about bedding th...

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