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by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Solar drip irrigation
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: Solar drip irrigation

Never seen any neighbours with bottled water, the tap stuff round here is lovely. Ne'mind, I'll find some alternative.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The great High Street debate
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

Re: The great High Street debate

Ginormous - the one in Inverness. Although, unless we need to go elsewhere in Inverness, we usually go to Wick. It's their "green" flagship branch. We're doing pretty well for veg at the mo (the polytunnel is fantastic), supplemented by the food link stall which comes once a fortnight. I m...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The great High Street debate
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

Re: The great High Street debate

We've got a Spar - only. Oh and about 5 restaurants. The Spar's great, but expensive, and their range is broad but thin (if that makes sense). We shop in the dreaded T***o, unfortunately. As it's 110 miles away we only go once a month.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Fantasy Name League
Replies: 38
Views: 4286

Re: Fantasy Name League

I knew I should have called her Lucinda, it might have given her a leg up! Although I'm not sure where :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Happiness...
Replies: 37
Views: 3222

Re: Happiness...

Marmite sucks. Vegemite rules!
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello From Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Hello From Scotland

Welcome Fifer182. Don't chuck your blocks away - I bet you'll find hundreds of uses for them if you do. I've been looking longingly at a homemade woodburner on another thread, but getting anything delivered up here is extortionate. Good luck with the gardening, it's a good time of year to get cracki...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Energy Spotlights/Downlighters
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Energy Spotlights/Downlighters

Will do.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fun with courgetes...
Replies: 15
Views: 2265

Re: Fun with courgetes...

I do your Greek stew with green beans. Yummy. Bets it's good with courgettes. Will try it soon.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Happiness...
Replies: 37
Views: 3222

Re: Happiness...

There was an item on the news the other night saying that Powys is the happiest pace in Britain! Ditto StripyPixieSocks, although our house is a bit bigger than our previous one, it's essentially an old army barracks. No frills. The bathroom started to fall apart more or less as soon as we moved in ...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Solar drip irrigation
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: Solar drip irrigation

Any suggestions how these might be adapted for those of us who don't use plastic bottles? They look like a brilliant idea but you'd have to drink a lot of water, or pop, if you don't already drink it.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Energy Spotlights/Downlighters
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Energy Spotlights/Downlighters

We bought some low energy halogen-type bulbs on ebay (a necessary evil up here). Don't know if they're the same as others have mentioned though as they give off a much softer, yellowy light. No problems with them exploding though.
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Happiness...
Replies: 37
Views: 3222

Re: Happiness...

Me too, although his last film totally bewildered me. Will have another go though.
Are we getting off topic?
Maggie
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Fantasy Name League
Replies: 38
Views: 4286

Re: Fantasy Name League

We chose names for our unborn baby, many moons ago. Vyvyan Nicholas if a boy (sorry we'd been watching the Young One's too much) and Alice Mary if a girl. Well girl she was and, after we realised we'd been referring to her as "she" for a few days, it clicked that she just wasn't an Alice o...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Letter to T***o
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Letter to T***o

Have pity on those of us in the north of Scotland. I hate T***o too. They now have a near monopoly, having bought out all the S@m£rf!£lds in the area ( having said that , they were rubbish too, IMHO). The only alternative is the Co-op, which I find a bit expensive. We've been here a year now and des...
by Green Aura
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The smell of sunshine and my laundry...
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: The smell of sunshine and my laundry...

It's the best smell in the world. I'd forgotten how good it was until I moved to the country and now I have to be restrained from diving head first into the laundry basket when I bring it in.
Maggie