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by Skippy
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket
Replies: 52
Views: 24718

Re: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket

73 or is it 74? Advertising. It bugs me the way some supermarkets advertise. For example Asda are currently running an ad on the radio which says that they are "saving you money everyday" . In my eyes they aren't actually saving you money , they may be at a pinch be costing you slightly less money c...
by Skippy
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 23147

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

I've only got a small amount of experience in matters of womens clothes but I'd say there is a change in the sizing. As I said some of my wifes clothes are sized at 16 and I can remember my mother also being a size 16. However , there is a world of difference between them. My wife is hardly overweig...
by Skippy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 23147

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

I agree that womens sizes are baffling to me as well as a man. My wife has put on a little since our daughter was born but wears some clothes sized as 12 and some as 16 , it all depends on the retailer she finds. Then she still has some simply labelled as petite. Before I married I once had a girlfr...
by Skippy
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: almonds
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

Re: almonds

I've got an almond tree although I can't really offer much in the way of advice. It's in the front garden of my house which is on the north side and near to the road. No idea of which specfic species. To be honest I don't really do much with it to look after it and just let it get on with doing what...
by Skippy
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 13981

Re: Doomsday preppers

I've not seen the singing one yet so I must get round to it , sounds a tad odd. I tend to agree about the gun thing and can't help but wonder how much their ideas have been shaped by hollywood zombie , mad max and end of the world as we know it films. Gregorach, the guy who had the seeds stored did ...
by Skippy
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?

MMM sit in your flowerbed and breath deeply. It wasn't meant as a total condemnation of all things inedible , as I said it was a tongue in cheek question and for the most part I'd say the majority of the gardens in the country are filled with flowers and grass rather than taters and cabbages but eac...
by Skippy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system
Replies: 18
Views: 7256

Re: Thinking of changing to wood burning heating system

We have been considering a wood burning oven rather than a whole heating system and found this on e-bay. It seems quite cheap really , does anyone have any experience of this type?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251191558733? ... 1423.l2649


Pete
by Skippy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 13981

Re: Doomsday preppers

Riff raff , as an aside I've taken part as a zombie in a "zombie battle" and a good laugh it was too, as long as it's not looked at in any depth. Goodness knows what a social worker would have thought about a 10 year old standing above my prone body hitting it with a plastic sword and screaming "Die...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Doomsday preppers
Replies: 27
Views: 13981

Doomsday preppers

This programme has been showing on National Geographic over here recently and I recorded the series and am slowly working my way through them.It's an American series and features all Americans so presumbly it's already been shown over there although there has been a one off set in the UK. I reckoned...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

What do you grow that perhaps you shouldn't?

Just to be clear I don't mean any waccy baccy plantations that anyone may have but rather plants (or whatever) that seem at odds with the selfsufficientish idea. I'm talking about plants that don't provide food or have any real purpose and is something that came to me today whilist digging out some ...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why hide?
Replies: 43
Views: 3983

Re: Why hide?

I've no intention of putting this up as my avatar but this is me
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by Skippy
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tips to keep your extremeties warm in winter
Replies: 23
Views: 2283

Re: Tips to keep your extremeties warm in winter

Yes that could be the stuff. It was a composite of several layers and was fitted to the rafters below the tiles.


Pete
by Skippy
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tips to keep your extremeties warm in winter
Replies: 23
Views: 2283

Re: Tips to keep your extremeties warm in winter

Working on a freezing cold building site I made some insoles out of a foil/plastic insulation which did the job of keeping the cold at bay. However, I can't for the life of me remember the trade name not that you'd want to buy a whole roll just for your two boots.


Pete
by Skippy
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

To be honest if it were me I'd have moved but without getting too political about it I applaude the system over there. I can't help but compare it with a recent programme on the tv all about housing in Britian which showed an elderly woman being forced out of her house so it and the surrounding hous...