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by Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Anyone else keep exotics?
Replies: 6
Views: 6537

Anyone else keep exotics?

I know it's not very ishy of me, it's my one big weakness :oops: but I have a number of "exotic" pets, (corn snakes, giant African land snails and axolotls) and was wondering if anyone else on here has exotic pets?
by Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: spoilt or not spoilt??
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: spoilt or not spoilt??

I would say definately not spoilt, not even a little bit.
by Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

They looked like several boxes of yummy chocolates to me! :lol:
by Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Backyard Aquaculture (fish farming)
Replies: 57
Views: 14527

Re: Backyard Aquaculture (fish farming)

Gah! Why didn't I stumble across this thread sooner? Apologies if this has already been said and I missed it but if you are adding fish to a pond before it is fully cycled then regular water changes, ie: 5% every week, will help to stop ammonia, nitrite and nitrate building to dangerous levels. I ag...
by Lost-in-the-Day
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garden photos thru the seasons
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Garden photos thru the seasons

I love the little squiggle you have there in summer! :love10:
by Lost-in-the-Day
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Sprouts!
Replies: 21
Views: 9247

Re: Sprouts!

16? Use them for a game of conkers sprout style.
by Lost-in-the-Day
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Years Resolutions anyone??
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: New Years Resolutions anyone??

I'm not bothering with resolutions this year cos they never, ever manage to last beyond February. But there are many, many things I should try to change during the year including but not limited to- Eat less rubbish Do more exercise Do more arts and crafts, starting with completing my many unfinishe...
by Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Best insulate a 1930's cottage ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5553

Re: Best insulate a 1930's cottage ?

Some of our double glazed windows let in daughts so we fixed the problem with gaffa tape along the broken seals. Obviously we haven't done that on all the windows as we still need some ventilation but it works well and is cheap.
by Lost-in-the-Day
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Help with family
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Help with family

P&P there are similar issues in my family only with people on my dad's side rather than my OH's side. Making time for certain relatives comes very low on my list of priorities because I am fed up of the way they treat myself and my mum. Sadly my dad believes his family can do no wrong and that mysel...
by Lost-in-the-Day
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Directions to Mordor
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Directions to Mordor

Haha! That's amazing :iconbiggrin:
by Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal
Replies: 29
Views: 5962

Re: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal

I used to be in a larping group that met in one of the best foraging parks in town. It got to be a running joke that I would snack on berries as we roamed the woods. One time a person who had just joined the group saw me pop a berry in my mouth, and launched into a 20-minute lecture on how "many be...
by Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of tea and sympathy required......
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

Re: A bit of tea and sympathy required......

Speaking as a daughter who has had to move back to Hotel Mum&Dad after some set backs I would have to say she needs a serious smack round the head (figure of speech) to knock some sense into her. I know I'm being rude but I think your daughter is being very selfish and very naieve. Number 1 as you s...
by Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get started...
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Get started...

If you'll have 15 acres then I reckon you'll be fine with John Seymour. He requires too much land for most of us though :( John Seymours book covers small "urban garden" places, the 1 acre small holding and the 5 acre small holding. You can pick and choose which bits are suitable for how much land ...
by Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter warmers?
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: Winter warmers?

Snow! I know most people find it a complete pain, but growing up I only had two occasions where it snowed in Jersey, one of which I don't even remember (apparently we built an igloo!) and as a result everytime I see snowflakes I turn into a little 6 year old girl again. Ok it's lead to some emergenc...
by Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: please help, snail trouble
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: please help, snail trouble

I have a little slug who lives in my bathroom. :iconbiggrin: If you want to catch the little fellow you will have the best luck in the late evening and night time when they are active. Just pop into the living room before bed and you'll find him in no time, that or try to follow his trails back to h...