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by cheap&cheerful
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bye for now
Replies: 5
Views: 2521

Bye for now

Hi everyone, Just clocking in to say cheerio to you all. We finally exchanged contracts on the house on Thursday and are moving out on Monday. Yes that did only leave THREE days between exchange and completion. So we are off to France on Tuesday. Nora passed her MOT so that was a big relief. I still...
by cheap&cheerful
Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from worksop
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

NETS..NETS..AND MORE NETS You can't have too many nets that's my theory. Didn't have any problems with deer, but if it wasn't one thing it was some other little bugger trying to lay eggs on or munch anything and everything I'd planted. By the second year we had virtually all our allotment covered in...
by cheap&cheerful
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from worksop
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

Absolutely couscous. Live and learn, live and learn.

I can't wait to try the Three Sisters planting method next year, and I learned that from this forum. I will report back.

Jill.. :flower:
by cheap&cheerful
Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Help! We are off....
Replies: 2
Views: 2171

Good luck with your move. We too have had some big moves forced on us. Twenty years ago we lost our business, along with our house in London in the big crash in the eighties. We ended up coming down to Plymouth with our worldly possession's in two cars and a trailer. Mostly these consisted of our tw...
by cheap&cheerful
Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from worksop
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

Hi Gunners71uk, Welcome to a great site, you will enjoy it. My top tips for virgin allotmenteers are..and this is going to sound SO Boring is.... Get carpets from the dump, let them do some of the work on as many plots as you can while your working on others. By the time you get to them those plots ...
by cheap&cheerful
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: London Bombing
Replies: 11
Views: 3694

I think we are sadly much to "PC" for that kind of thing Tawny Owl...mores the pity. My heart goes out to all those families that are waking up today to the realisation that yesterday was NOT a horrible dream. I'm not always proud to be British but yesterday I was. In the mist of all that horror and...
by cheap&cheerful
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar hot water system using hydrualic fluid.
Replies: 1
Views: 2807

I just know John is going to find these really interesting.

Jill.. :flower:
by cheap&cheerful
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Dump Load using Peilter thermalcouple devices.
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

That's another one John will have to read.

That will get his old grey matter working!

Jill.. :flower:
by cheap&cheerful
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello to the group, arcandspark
Replies: 10
Views: 3757

Hi , Welcome. This is a great forum for giving and sharing ideas and info. I am definatley going to get my husband to read your intro. He will understand it...his department! We are just about to move to France and are going to live off the grid. We've just bought 12X80kw solar panels, were given 4 ...
by cheap&cheerful
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: motorbike and sidecar
Replies: 17
Views: 7517

Ina,

I don't think you will have to wait for photos, chances are we will be on the national news as the vehicle that caused a twenty mile tailback on the A303!!
And anyone seeing us at night with the moon behind us will think we are a UFO.

Jill.. :flower:
by cheap&cheerful
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: motorbike and sidecar
Replies: 17
Views: 7517

Ina, a sedate chug, chug will do me fine. John is going to fit me a sissy back rest and I've no doubt I will be hanging onto him like a limpit. I've no doubt that when we go camping there will be so much stuff tied on and hanging off it we will look like the Clampits. The dog will probably end up pe...
by cheap&cheerful
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: motorbike and sidecar
Replies: 17
Views: 7517

Ina I would never go on a two wheel bike,especially with my OM driving... hence the sidecar. Although we are going to use it to go camping, so I will remember to watch the weather forecasts. John is going to build a basic mini flatbed trailer to go on the back. Then he is going to build different po...
by cheap&cheerful
Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Drip feed bottles
Replies: 24
Views: 10351

My nozzels have arrived so I will be giving them a go later today.

Shall I try method A-B or C Decision, decisions.

Jill.. :flower:
by cheap&cheerful
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Top-Bar Bee Hives
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Thank you Matty for that advice, I will get John to read it when he gets home....his department. I read somewhere that if you leave an article of your clothing, with your smell on it near the hives, the bees get used to your smell and so don't attack you when you work on the hives. I think I would s...
by cheap&cheerful
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What a storm
Replies: 11
Views: 4985

What a storm

We had a storm in Plymouth lastnight. The thunder and lightening went on from 2.30 am until 7.45 am. That's nearly 5 HOURS, Neither John or I could ever remember in our lifetime 58 years, a storm that rumbled on for that long. What with the hailstones in Peterborough falling so thick that they cover...