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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: 6207

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: 14825

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: 1382

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: 1073

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: 3065

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: 14825

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: 5274

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: 47858

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...
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: 26085

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: 24605

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: 24605

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: 2504

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: 14825

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: 1120

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...