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by Skippy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Market Research into local cut flowers
Replies: 20
Views: 2256

Re: Market Research into local cut flowers

GeorgeSalt wrote:
Skippy wrote:I'm not a florist and don't really know much about flowers, indeed on those rare occasions I bring flowers for my wife she normally says "who's garden have they come from?" or "off the building site then?"
If she only knew.. ..
She does , nothing much gets past her


Pete
by Skippy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Market Research into local cut flowers
Replies: 20
Views: 2256

Re: Market Research into local cut flowers

I'm not a florist and don't really know much about flowers, indeed on those rare occasions I bring flowers for my wife she normally says "who's garden have they come from?" or "off the building site then?" That said I don't think you can go wrong with roses especially red ones, thinking romance and ...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: my name's .......and i'm an amazonaholic
Replies: 15
Views: 7163

Re: my name's .......and i'm an amazonaholic

i know but ... I know too. I was made redundant last year and some of the people that I worked with went to work for Amazon, we have one of there disribution centers about 15 miles away. This was in the lead up to christmas. I'd found a job elseware so didn't even think about going there but kept i...
by Skippy
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life
Replies: 28
Views: 3743

Re: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life

Sounds like you know what you are doing Berry, and take the time to make a decent job. I've been clearing my parents house and if my father is looking down on me I pretty much meant him by my comment. I loved him but he didn't half manage to infuriate me with repairs made with sticky tape or nails. ...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life
Replies: 28
Views: 3743

Re: 39 steps to a better SELFSUFFICIENTish life

know how to repair a book I'd make that " how to make a decent job of repairing a book" because if there is one thing that irritates me then it's books "repaired" with ugly great strips of sellotape that eventually dries out and leaves horrible yellow patchs. as to teaching the young , I'm quite pl...
by Skippy
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 39 steps to a better life
Replies: 24
Views: 1990

Re: 39 steps to a better life

MKG wrote:Step 40 ... Make paper aeroplanes from pages of Country Life.
or refer to number 25

I tendedto lose count of the part answers as well so gave up and then there are the ones such as the dancing one, sure I could dance to all the music listed but every dance would look the same.


Pete
by Skippy
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Beware! Laundry in Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 4391

Re: Beware! Laundry in Progress

I post on a building forum and often a thread will start with someone asking why they have mould and damp in their house. One of the first questions they are asked most often is "do you dry the washing indoors?". You wouldn't spray a couple of litres of water around the house but letting it evaporat...
by Skippy
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What did you do with your extra hour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: What did you do with your extra hour?

I spent a little of it in the workshop but when it started to get dark early I spent most of it wondering why we actually bother moving the clocks as the percieved benefit (to me at least) is pretty much negliable.


Pete
by Skippy
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Targeted Ads (again)
Replies: 16
Views: 1343

Re: Targeted Ads (again)

I don't really pay much attention but today I'm getting the "1 Rule of a flat stomach" with the cartoon bikini clad woman. Funny thing though is I've just looked on a different forum I use and I get the same ads. I and the other half haven't posted on any thread concerning weight problems mind or ev...
by Skippy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what to do with chestnuts, how to preserve?
Replies: 9
Views: 6034

Re: what to do with chestnuts, how to preserve?

No bodies mentioned it but I have tried pickling chestnuts in the past although I can't say I'd go mad for it again , the taste is ok ish perhaps a bit of an aquired taste. I agree though that this seasons nuts are on the small side. I went picking some the other day and was disapointed with what I ...
by Skippy
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 53424

Re: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"

Yes you're quite right and many so called British and European companies have outsourced their manufacturing to the far east. I'm not advocating we fill our homes with loads of new stuff to spend the country out of recession I'm far too tight to do that , just saying somebody like an economist might...
by Skippy
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 53424

Re: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"

We try not to buy anything new if we can get away with it, my wife is well known in the local charity shops and is always on the lookout on e-bay. There are exceptions of course, we put up with the toaster only doing one side pale brown for several months then gave in and brought a new one. Likewise...
by Skippy
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: alternatives to fuel burning heating in the med regions
Replies: 16
Views: 6355

Re: alternatives to fuel burning heating in the med regions

I can't help but think that the answer to why people are doing what they do is actually in your original post. If people can't afford to buy the diesel then it's going to be unlikely that they will be able to fork out for solar panels, heat pumps or whatever. It's a sort of cruel irony that most of ...
by Skippy
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 80
Views: 28715

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

We have a tv and don't feel guilty about having it. We don't watch a huge amount and most of the time we are doing something else at the same time too. After I've finishe my jobs and put my daughter in bed I might get a hour or two a night. I see something that looks interesting and will record it b...
by Skippy
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to earn a little extra cash
Replies: 24
Views: 11820

Re: 101 ways to earn a little extra cash

PlainQB mentioned working for a sex line. My wife or myself don't think we could do that but a conversation with friends down the pub threw up something similiar.We recalled how years ago certain "gentlemans" magazines carried adverts for used knickers. We laughed about it but I then did a quick sea...