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by Green Aura
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Can you store or reheat mulled cider?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Can you store or reheat mulled cider?

The other alternative is to give people a bottle of cider with a little bag of the spices attached and an instruction sheet. Then they have the choice of just enjoying your cider, mulling it or keeping it until they feel like doing it with no worries about it keeping, or not.
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!

Yes, I thought pretty much the same thing, Flo.
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Organic fire

Unfortunately we're still reliant on coal! It's the next thing on our renovating agenda, so hopefully not for too much longer. So I'm afraid it's absolutely no use in the garden. We did try making clinker paths with it but that's not good either - and horsetail loved it so they had to go. As for any...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Seasonal clear outs

:lol: :lol: By my reckoning that gives us all of Scotland and a smidge of Northern England to play with. I'm up for it if you are. :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 23
Views: 8227

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Hopefully they've improved since I last used one. I read excellent reviews of one of the bars from the store you mentioned above. The trouble is I get a sickly headache whenever I get within a few metres of the shop. I really wish they'd tone it down a notch or two.
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Seasonal clear outs

I agree totally Flo and am fighting the urge. The trouble is I get myself into trouble when I'm not busy making - " the Devil makes work...." you know. :wink: :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 23
Views: 8227

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Good luck with your shampoo bar ina. I know a lot of folks use them but I never found one that I could actually rinse out properly. I always ended up with a haystack instead of a hairdo. :lol: I don't know if it's because I used too much, have particularly thick hair or the brands I tried (including...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Seasonal clear outs

I had a hospital appointment on Thursday, so while down in Inverness I took all that remained my stock, all handmade by me - a load of baby blankets and hats to the maternity unit; a bag of mixed handbags and other lovely stuff to Maggie's Cancer Care; scarves, shawls and hats to Blythswood; and mor...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Uses for Vodka!
Replies: 24
Views: 7263

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

JDiana wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 am
A shot of vodka with pepper or garlic is also good for colds :lol:
Hmm, I like your thinking. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Seasonal clear outs

I don't know, Flo, but I can tell you that people don't seem to be spending their money as much these days. I sold so little in my shop this year that I decided to knock it on the head. Most of my remaining stock, all made by me, will be distributed between various local charities in the hope they'l...
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

My invite to the Golden Oldies Christmas do arrived today! OH is seriously dischuffed - this year he's been invited too and he's only in his early 50s.:lol: I'm not ready to consider my self an Oldie yet, Golden or any other colour. Plus, like yourselves, dietary restrictions, increased recently due...
by Green Aura
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Sorry to hear that, ina. Take care of yourself - Iknow this isn't your best time of year, even without beeing poorly. :hugish:
by Green Aura
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Having no TV channels (we do have a TV just no licence or subscriptions) or newspapers we, thankfully, manage to miss most of the hype around Christmas. We're not religious and dislike all the commercialism but do push the boat out a bit, although our efforts are probably poor compared to others'. I...
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Lovely. Never did get round to sowing ours, unfortunately.
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

Maybe your soil is quite acid, or alkaline?