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by Flo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the West Midlands
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Hello from the West Midlands

Ah there's nothing like an overgrown allotment to make you realise just how much time it takes to make you anywhere near self sufficient. If done well you will have no spare time. :mrgreen:

But welcome, enjoy your time here and we'll try and help where we can.
by Flo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Crop Rotation

There seem to be as many suggestions on crop rotation as there are gardeners. Ask any two and get five answers. It's what works for you.
by Flo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Black Friday

Weedo - Black Friday is something that started in America as the day after their Thanks giving Festival, sort of like what would have been the January sales in the UK back in the day - a time to spend your presents of money, get out of the house, bag a bargain (yeah well we all know about that with ...
by Flo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Black Friday

Ah yes - Argos does have advantages though I prefer AO for larger white goods. They usually have something on offer. It's good when friends have "space" and allow you to ask.
by Flo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Black Friday

You mean you don't keep a spare kettle and washing machine in case one breaks Ina :lol: Know exactly what you mean though.
by Flo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Black Friday

Nope the Harrods sale doesn't look to be anything special at all on a quick internet search. Back to Facebook Market Place and Gumtree and eBay at that sort of price.
by Flo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Black Friday

I know, I know - we are supposed to be aiming to be self sufficient here. But do you go for Black Friday to replace items that you think you can't manage without or need a new one which hasn't appeared second hand/free/in an appropriate skip? Or is it a chance to buy something on the cheap(er) that ...
by Flo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 6504

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I'm still off the plot with the knee replacement but .... The family did an allotment raid on Sunday - last of the carrots, few onions from store, few spuds from store, plenty of swedes, plenty of leeks, red kale, sprouts, parsnips there are a few but not yet raided, last of the beetroot went last w...
by Flo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 13
Views: 1268

Re: Water, water everywhere...

Still not up to visiting the allotment with the knee not being in action enough yet but the family went on a raid yesterday. Son-in-law said it was wet enough to soak through the leak in his big strong boots.
by Flo
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

I couldn't decide where the second phone said the first one was. Son-in-law found said missing phone under a cushion on a sofa I rarely sit on. As the family is all round the world sort of thing I do use it for WhatsApp and also for a lot of text messages. Doctor reminds me of appointments the day b...
by Flo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Lesson number 4 - make sure you know where you put the mobile phone. I can hear it ringing and receiving texts but I darned well can't see it. So it's a good thing that the old one is still there with a small amount of cash on it.
by Flo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Looking back over the last few months - the kitchen is now converted, modernised and as good as social housing will get. They left me with all my own gear in the form of cooker, washing machine, fridge and freezer. More cupboard space as the gas meter has gone outside. And taking out a wall to inclu...
by Flo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Lesson Number 2:
Remember to charge the phone and the Amazon Fire before things stop for lack of charge. :mrgreen:

Lesson number 3
Read the instructions properly before doing a bank transfer to a new payee. :mrgreen:

Modern technology - worse than saving seed from F1 seeds. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Was it self saved seed?
by Flo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

1. Switch off the freezer by mistake, not discover for some days and lose the winter stash of vegetables (which are to be composted) :roll:

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