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by shiney
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for tin cans
Replies: 21
Views: 9261

red wrote:4 use (washed ones!) as mini cake tins to make mini Christmas cakes as pressies.
Wow Red that's a fab idea! Like that one a lot.
by shiney
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas wreaths - drying oranges?
Replies: 11
Views: 4784

I'd like to know the answer to this as well. I am going to make a few oranges with lots of cloves in them.


I can only guess that you could cut the oranges into slices and put them in a low oven for ages to dry out.
by shiney
Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy Birthday Stoney!
Replies: 18
Views: 3952

Happy Birthday to you! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

I hope you'll be popping a few homebrews down yer neck. :drunken:
by shiney
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Torchwood - Any good?
Replies: 15
Views: 7010

I watch it sometimes. My teenage son pleads with me to let him stay up and watch it. He's always glued to the screen.

I love to hate it too! It's quite entertaining, but I'd rather be tucked up in bed with a book. Sad eh?
by shiney
Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hangover remedy
Replies: 15
Views: 3732

If it's a bad one, get someone to go to the local shop and get a bottle of Aqua Libra or even two bottles. Expensive but always do the trick for me...along with a paracetamol for the feeling of an axe that's stuck in the back of your head!
:drunken:
by shiney
Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 32
Views: 11669

I had to stop Mr Shiney from buying some more lights the other day. He has this childish 'need' to have them. I told him we have enough (indoor ones) We have a few strands I have to admit. I feel good for steering him away from getting some more. :mrgreen: We do have a natural wreath for outside, fr...
by shiney
Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spouse
Replies: 23
Views: 4731

Hi Nev,

I get back up from Mr Shiney. He always supports me in whatever I am trying to achieve in being eco aware, self suffish etc. We do the best we can. We aren't perfect but we are a good 'team'!

C'mon Mrs Wombat you know you want to really. :wink:
by shiney
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So what book recommendations do you get?
Replies: 12
Views: 2726

My recommendations are Dinasaurs and Bicycle Stuff! Not very interesting really. I bought Walking With Dinosaurs for my son and A Tour De France Book for the old man. (He's loves cycling for miles and miles and miles.....) Walking With Dinosaurs [1999] DVD ~ Kenneth Branagh Release Date: May 15, 200...
by shiney
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Xmas Dinner, Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Loved the second one!

Anyone here have baggies like that I wonder? C'mon own up. :wink:
by shiney
Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Downside to Biodegradable Carrier Bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 4261

I will snip them up before I put them in the composter maybe?
by shiney
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A message for New Leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Thanks Shirlz! I am not one of life's gifted writers but it's been fun to do.

The name New Leaf for your info, came from 'Turning Over a New Leaf'. The name Shiney had already been snaffled as a user! I was gutted. :roll:
by shiney
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 3016

Rather late as usual, but welcome to Selfsuffish! :flower:
by shiney
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Blown away
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Goodness, you guys in the North really have a hard time of it with the wind being so fierce. I see it's going to stay for a while, according to the weather forecasts. I did chuckle at your son's comments. Kids eh? Mind you, seeing your dad flying would be quite a spectacle! Glad to know you are in o...
by shiney
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Downside to Biodegradable Carrier Bags?
Replies: 10
Views: 4261

I have a question which I keep forgetting to ask!

I get an organic box of fruit and veg each week. The spuds and carrots come in biodegradable plastic bags. Can they be composted?
by shiney
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: it must be some primative instinct..
Replies: 10
Views: 4071

I have some pickles stashed in my cupboard for Christmas pressies. Pickled eggs, shallots, onions and beetroot relish. I have to make some labels and some material discs to put on the lids and voila!