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by Skippy
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: give peas a chance
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: give peas a chance

Can't help but think southeaster haas been on the peapod burgundy :iconbiggrin:
by Skippy
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anything but Turkey !!
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Anything but Turkey !!

I actually quite like turkey and that's good because a friend of mine drops one off every year that he is given at work. He and his family go out for dinner on christmas day and so don't want the bird. The one this year was about 5kgs and it got the usual treatment of some bacon on top and an onion ...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Wood smoking.
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

Wood smoking.

I've seen that some people on here smoke their own food and have built their own smokers. This is something I've thought about for a while now but like so many things haven't quite got round to it. I understand the principals and to begin with I am just going to aim at smoking for taste rather than ...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How much?
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: How much?

Well there hasn't been a doomsday date that has actually been anything like correct so I won't be holding my breath in 2016. I've recently discovered that the 25 year cans evidently use some sort of nitrogen replacement technogology which replace 98% of the oxegen so the food doesn't degrade in a vi...
by Skippy
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: F-f-f-facebook
Replies: 47
Views: 4122

Re: F-f-f-facebook

Little story about two friends. One is similiar to me in that he has a facebook account "because it seems everyone else has one and it's what you should do :scratch: " My other friend is a little more technically savvy and sent my first friend a "friend request " via the facebook to which he got no ...
by Skippy
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: F-f-f-facebook
Replies: 47
Views: 4122

Re: F-f-f-facebook

I've got a facebook account but that's pretty much where my knowledge of it ends. I very rarely use it. I did manage to "like" selfsufficientish on there but don't actually know what that really means. To be honest I don't really like facebook at all, I find the whole layout a mess , it's a bit like...
by Skippy
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolutions! t
Replies: 31
Views: 2824

Re: Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolution

I am giving up the plonk in January for Cancer Research UK's 'Dryathlon'. That should save about 80 wine bottles from needing recycling. I know the Scots have a reputation for drinking but are you saying that you get through 80 bottles of wine a month? :shock: I'll confess I hadn't heard of this "D...
by Skippy
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: What would you do if you had access to a free plug socket?
Replies: 14
Views: 5780

Re: What would you do if you had access to a free plug socke

I suppose the obvious answer would be to have an electric car which would seem to solve the problem of moving batteries etc. but there would be a considerable outlay so probably not worth it. I'd simply move a freezer over there, less to move about , no expensive batteries and if the basement alread...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 13980

Re: Doomsday preppers

I understand what you mean about the "Christmas preppers". My sister in law is a pretty good cook but everything has to be just "right". She was around our house talking with my wife about the dinner on christmas day and when she started to plan the meal begining with a starter my wife suggested bee...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Roasted red pepper, red onion and Tomato soup recipe;
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: Roasted red pepper, red onion and Tomato soup recipe;

Ater eating and making all the right hmmmmm this is nice noises don't forget to say to the other half "well as I've cooked and served it it only seems right that you do the washing up" whilist smiling sweetly of course


Pete
by Skippy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How much?
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

How much?

I posted a topic in the tv section recently about preppers , that is people who are preparing for a future world collapse of some kind. Following the recent sad events with the shootings in America I added to that topic as the press had made a point of saying that the murders mother was a prepper an...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolutions! t
Replies: 31
Views: 2824

Re: Let’s have a list of New years resolutions & !revolution

I don't make actual resolutions but if I did then I suppose it should be to at least try and finish some of the things I've planned over the past few years such as finishing the kitchen extentsion, building the cold frames and other greenhouse I've had the glass set by for ages, moving the woodpile,...
by Skippy
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 13980

Re: Doomsday preppers

I suppose that it is only fair to post a link following the recent shootings in America. It's an interesting article which perhaps does highlight the gun problem but I'm not going to point any fingers , make up your own minds ,they could have blamed her dath on her being a Red sox fan or any number ...
by Skippy
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old VHSs
Replies: 11
Views: 5104

Re: Old VHSs

Sometimes things that you can't give away will actually sell on e-bay. If you're on there wait until a free listing day and stick them on as a job lot. You won't make a fortune but you may have enough for a round of drinks , here's a completed listings page to give you an idea - http://www.ebay.co.u...
by Skippy
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 45712

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking perso

I'm a joiner by trade and have spent the majority of my working life in restoration which I found much easier to deal with than if I'd been working on new house builds on greenfield sites. It has also taken me to some excellent places to work, stately homes , castles and even the houses of parliment...