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by Skippy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: The repair shop

It's the time and effort ( and the money) spent for very little real value that could be better spent repairing something people will actually use. I wonder if these programmes are designed to give people ideas above their station as used to be said. Like making people in two/three bed semis in the...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: The repair shop

I saw a report about the men in shed things on the news some time ago although it was unfortunately because one ( somewhere in birmingham i think) was losing their premises and looked likely to close down. My friend who is a big fan of the repair shop came round yesterday , mainly because he wanted ...
by Skippy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 461

The repair shop

I'm almost surprised this programme hasn't been mentioned on here before or if it has i can't find a thread. For those who haven't seen it it's a BBC programme where people bring objects that are broken or have seen better days to a group of expert restorers in a barn and leave with a nicely repair ...
by Skippy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Re: Phone apps

My wife got me my first phone probably ten years ago as she said it would be useful for emergencies and so on. One day i came to use it and it wouldn't make or receive calls . My wife took it to the shop and they told her that the number had been discontinued because it hadn't been used for 18 month...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crab apple jelly ...well it was
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Crab apple jelly ...well it was

Er i did have a bit of toast on christmas day for breakfast although i did try to be a bit posher by having a bit of pate on it. Perhaps the fruit was slightly over ripe although it seemed ok. I'm loath to dump it although i suppose if we haven't eaten it by now it we could . Easy enough to make som...
by Skippy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crab apple jelly ...well it was
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Crab apple jelly ...well it was

Christmas day and not being a fan of cranberry sauce i went to the pantry to get out a jar of rowan berry jelly. That part of the story goes well and i have some if dinner. Getting to it i moved a few other jars on the shelf , all homemade jams and jellies and in the process discovered that some jar...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Malvern show

I understand where you are coming from or at least i hope i do. I suppose it doesn't help that the definition of a weed is so open to interpretation , one mans weed is another flower so to speak . I've had a very obvious example of that . I do maintainence and one customer asked me to remove the blu...
by Skippy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Malvern show

Well that's good to hear , i'll see what next year brings. Funny you should say that you've been trying to get rid of it , i have mumbled a few moans pulling it out of the garden . I have pretty much most of my herbs in the front garden , the horehound included but it managed to make it's way around...
by Skippy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Malvern show

Been trying to get my sister in law to drink the lemon balm tea as she's always moaning about being stressed at work but no with no luck . Says she'll stick to prosecco . One plant that i used for sore throats was white horehound . Tasted disgusting but seemed to be very benifical when gargled . I h...
by Skippy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Malvern show

Not a huge fan of herbal teas if i'm honest although i occasionally will make a lemon balm brew . I think it is mainly because the flavour is either pretty bland or downright unpleasent and i'm thinking there of the jasmin flower tea i tried some time ago. Saying all that the best i've tried so far ...
by Skippy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Malvern show

Yes they definitely put plastic in some teabags. I didn't know either until fairly recently and as I always compost teabags it dawned on me that I kept seeing the skeletonised mesh parts in my soil. That's what made me realise as well . Whether it makes any real problems in the soil i couldn't say ...
by Skippy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fancy a place on the farm?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Fancy a place on the farm?

Oh i agree it doesn't seem a wonderful idea to me either although it does make an interesting read. Unfortunately i don't move in the right circles so i don't know anyone who might have the wherewithall to afford a place . The cheapest place is £10,000 per person per year so presumbably those paying...
by Skippy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fancy a place on the farm?
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Fancy a place on the farm?

I saw this come up on another forum i use . I'm all for what might be called self contained self sufficient communities but i'm afraid i have my cynical head on about this one . Apologies for the link being from the daily fail. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7596351/Brexit-Party-politician...
by Skippy
Wed May 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 5091

Re: A nation of hoarders

We have a lot of stuff , although whether it's hoarding or not is a bit of a grey area as far as I'm concerned. My father worked at a council tip and pretty much every day brought something home. Often it was scrap metal but there was a lot of other things too , bikes , mowers and vacuums we had in ...
by Skippy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

For my degree I designed this: https://thealveus.blogspot.com/2012/08/so-what-am-i-alveus-is-rain-water.html Designed to collect water where there isn’t a suitable downpipe. I even made a prototype out of an old piece of land drain and an umbrella. Sadly it blew over in the rain. I like the design ...