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by snapdragon
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rosemary
Replies: 10
Views: 2668

Re: Rosemary

Davie Crockett wrote:I use rosemary sprigs in beeswax and walnut oil paste as a lovely fresh smelling wood wax (wooden spoons mainly).
sounds wonderful :flower: we're planning on making spoons with an errant horse chestnut which has to be removed from the hedge
by snapdragon
Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: @*!%@*** Royal Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 3061

Re: @*!%@*** Royal Mail

what a rotten shame Zo, did you make complaints at your local sorting office? (never sure if it works, but if they have a bad apple in there it may encourage them to check them out)
by snapdragon
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: @*!%@*** Royal Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 3061

Re: @*!%@*** Royal Mail

I doubt if Her Maj QE has anything to do with the postal system, that (the post) is currently in the throws of change and run by idiots If the monarchy stopped we'd have to give back all their land and the money it brings in(currently used by the british govt with an allowance given back to the roya...
by snapdragon
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 47636

Re: What are you havesting

dave45 wrote: -//-
lots of COURGETTES - what to do with them?
aha - the reason I didn't plant any this year
by snapdragon
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 47636

Re: What are you havesting

Wild cherry-plums , stewed two panfuls so far and yet to get to other side of the tree, not a huge bounty year but enough to cheer me anyways and the mint has finally settled so will be freezing some few good handful of that too (oddly since this new one has settled the old one that had disappeared ...
by snapdragon
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: And I'm still laughing......
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: And I'm still laughing......

Not so green then Green Aura ? :iconbiggrin: :lol:
by snapdragon
Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: can they do this to him??
Replies: 25
Views: 4739

Re: can they do this to him??

I believe they can because it's an 'allowance' (which they might have a time limit on) not part of the payrate (had this happen to me working at the big company) As the company won't pay travel expenses maybe he should be asking them to collect him and take him to work (I know - daft idea, but I wou...
by snapdragon
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: knitting help...
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: knitting help...

There is the knitting dictionary, the vogue stitchionery, and the stitch library (knitters bible) with lots of pattern stitches which I can see available on amazon just now. WH Smith used to have a good range in their craft section too.

I still use a pullout from a magazine (1970's)
by snapdragon
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Spinning , new skill
Replies: 11
Views: 5366

Re: Spinning , new skill

Brilliant :iconbiggrin: how great to have a craft class :thumbright:
by snapdragon
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Spinning , new skill
Replies: 11
Views: 5366

Re: Spinning , new skill

becks77 wrote:Ignore me I spout rubbish its a Kromski Mazurka!!!!!
Wooo that's a pretty wheel, mine is plastics/nylon and breakdownable (new word OED take note) and I can back-pack it on the bike
by snapdragon
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello again
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: hello again

:wave: welcome back Leanne :thumbright:
by snapdragon
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Spinning , new skill
Replies: 11
Views: 5366

Re: Spinning , new skill

becks77 wrote:-//-What wheel have you got? mines a Kromski sonata and its fab. Use a spindle too for reenacting.
mine? it's a Babe fibre starter, most of my spindles are home made
by snapdragon
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Spinning , new skill
Replies: 11
Views: 5366

Re: Spinning , new skill

hope you had a good day - are you using a spindle or a wheel? I admit to owning a wheel but do way more on drop spindles than the wheel (for which you have to stay in one place ;) )
What sort of fleeces are you using?
by snapdragon
Fri May 31, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The difference a bigger kitchen can make
Replies: 13
Views: 2245

Re: The difference a bigger kitchen can make

:flower: how lovely it must be to have a large kitchen :king: mine's a galley, originally the scullery and a throughway to the shower/utility and the back door. Although at 10' x 7' I can't say it's really small, especially as the washing has moved to the utility (removed bath, inserted shower and b...
by snapdragon
Fri May 31, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How many people actually grow vegatables?
Replies: 12
Views: 2591

Re: How many people actually grow vegatables?

not sure about anywhere else but it's +/- 17% here. I live in a row of six houses and I'm the only one in the row with edibles in the garden.