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by StripyPixieSocks
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Over use of Anti depressants?
Replies: 49
Views: 5035

Re: Over use of Anti depressants?

It's really hard to explain to people who don't / haven't actually had depression because they don't often understand what depressed people are saying / thinking / doing. I'm not being patronizing or clever but it is just my experience as I was diagnosed with depression / Manic Depression at 16 and ...
by StripyPixieSocks
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Skills you're most proud of
Replies: 56
Views: 18551

Re: Skills you're most proud of

Things I'm good at:

Crochet
Crafts
Cookery
Music
DIY
Procrastinating lol
Interior Design

...

Hmm this is actually alot harder than it seems lol
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Labels
Replies: 36
Views: 6759

Re: Labels

Jeyes Fluid, Acetone (Nail varnish Remover), Washing Up Liquid, Furniture Polish all get sticky stuff off apparently. However like with our peanut butter jars we just soak them in hot water and scrape the gunge off with a sharp knife then a good scrub with washing up liquid usually gets most of it o...
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for lumps of polystyrene packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Re: 101 uses for lumps of polystyrene packaging

If it's big chunks, carve it and stick glitter on it to make Xmas decorations.

You can also carve it into stone shapes, cover with a mixture of sand and cement, cure it in water and use it as lightweight decorative rocks in aquariums.

Chop it up and put it in the loft in packs for extra insulation.
by StripyPixieSocks
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Don't forget E-cards are GREAT!
Replies: 23
Views: 5854

Re: Don't forget E-cards are GREAT!

Oh and Incredimail... don't even go there they have so many holes it's ridiculous also they keep copies of your emails on a server for anyone to read and should they wish sell any interesting details on!

Security at it's slackest is incredimail
by StripyPixieSocks
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Don't forget E-cards are GREAT!
Replies: 23
Views: 5854

Re: Don't forget E-cards are GREAT!

Absolutely not... you will be SPAMMED to death and so will the person you sent the card to!

I get really annoyed if anyone sends these to me
by StripyPixieSocks
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feed the Birds
Replies: 34
Views: 3073

Re: Feed the Birds

Yep, our bird feeder is being absolutely caned almost every day, poor wee things. We've got fat balls up but so far it just seems to be Sparrows which is fine by me as they are actually on the endangered list these days :(

Will do more when money allows... I LOVE birds!
by StripyPixieSocks
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sourdough Bread Disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 1565

Re: Sourdough Bread Disaster

Hi Graham, Thanks for the response. I did the refreshing of the starter, though not more than twice over the ten days - that must be it. I'll have another go and refresh more frequently. Yep, we made some yesterday (bread) after having our starter for 10 days and refreshing every day and it was rea...
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Make your own cookie cutters from cans
Replies: 0
Views: 1152

Make your own cookie cutters from cans

I found this: http://issuu.com/i-zhan/docs/cutterstutorial I know it's in foreign but you can get the idea by looking at the photos! Having said that, if it were me I'd at least wrap some duct tape around the top or fold it over so you won't cut your hands using it. You could bend it into any shape ...
by StripyPixieSocks
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish 'doing' gifts to loved ones
Replies: 17
Views: 2144

Re: Ish 'doing' gifts to loved ones

Jewellery - especially for my Mom as she looooves jewellery
Crochet stuff - this year it's scarves
Alcohol - Beer, Wine, Mead, Liqueurs etc etc etc
Cookies, hand-made chocolates
... anything I can make to be honest and I'll have a go at anything lol
by StripyPixieSocks
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.
Replies: 90
Views: 7396

Re: The Good Life is rubbish so shop in A5da.

Honestly who are they asking? I shop via honesty boxes, my local health food / greengrocer and my Organic Butchers every week and spend around about the same amount as I would in a Supermarket for and I certainly don't come home with half of the crap I used to just because it's there on the shelf. I...
by StripyPixieSocks
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i batch freeze/cook pasta with a filling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: How do i batch freeze/cook pasta with a filling?

Egg pasta is fine to freeze (raw) and cook from frozen.

I just extend the cooking time by about 5 minutes so the insides are cooked all the way through :)
by StripyPixieSocks
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 68469

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

If I get around to making it this evening, we are having: Muttar Paneer, Boiled Rice and home-made Naan Bread. :cheers:

If not... we have ragu sauce, Lentil Soup, Hummus, Roasted red pepper hummus, Middle Eastern Chickpeas and several other home-made frozen meals in the freezer :D
by StripyPixieSocks
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wind turbines on your door step?
Replies: 82
Views: 30551

Re: Wind turbines on your door step?

We also have turbines nearby and suffer no problems either noise wise or health-wise and I know of now-one else who suffers either. The people at the CAT Centre in Wales have been living near turbines and al sorts for years to no ill effects :)
by StripyPixieSocks
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Poison
Replies: 22
Views: 5588

Re: Poison

A weak bleach solution is used by alot of brewers . breweries to disinfect their equipment... we certainly did from time to time and I'm still here to tell the tale *twitches* :D