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by ina
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Allotment the 2nd

I think they realise that without allowing people to actually work on farms we'll have a much more serious problem on our hands pretty soon.They are all desperately looking for workers for the harvest, soft fruit and asparagus just starting...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Just read something re allotments in the i: Doctor and Broadcaster Amir Khan, told BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine: “It’s still perfectly safe (and recommended) that you go out into your gardens and allotments for both the health of your mind and body.” Although it’s worth checking with your local cou...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Looks good! Mind you, I'll never get used to beans on soggy bread... One of those things you have to be borne British to like. Like Tunnock's teacakes...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I don't understand why they need to be sweetened at all... It's an acquired taste - we are trained from baby food onwards to expect everything to taste sweet. I've nothing against sweet food, but for me there should be a strict difference between sweet (i.e. fruit cake) and savoury (i.e. beans). Sug...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'm sure you will! I rarely buy baked beans because most of them contain sugar... I have tinned butter beans, if I really feel the need, and tomato paste.
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

If you don't hear from me after that you'll know I've been locked up. :shock: :lol: Locking you up would be too dangerous - they'd have to get too close to you! :mrgreen: I think it would be the same here. Although I'll have to pass some houses on the way to the farm, and I would probably pass some...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

I didn't know they'd now put a distance on it - shouldn't it depend on where you live? I'm sure the farm where I could buy eggs is more than a km away...
by ina
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

Of course, here the BIG problem is that we do not have the medical equipment and the beds and the morgues to deal with the numbers of victims we have... I suspect that there will be other countries with the same problem. True. And of course, our dear country has refused to join an EU scheme to get ...
by ina
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

Weedo wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:52 pm

Wonder what is happening to the thousands of Grey Nomads with no fixed address wandering the country towing their oversized caravans?
That's a problem, as are the many homeless.
by ina
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I've got the feeling that aquafaba would do well as egg substitute in pancakes... I hope I'll be ok for eggs, though, as we have local producers and I actually bought some at Aldi yesterday! They were well stocked in just about everything, even organic eggs and veg, full range of dairy products, no ...
by ina
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

Just shows that those in charge of us don't really know what goes on... Similar situation here. And they just can't understand that somebody who doesn't get a pay check one month really doesn't have the option of getting a larger overdraft, or buy on credit - the rich just borrow another million, no...
by ina
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

I find it really quite upsetting. I notice it in my health - because of my thyroid condition (overactive) I have high blood pressure and palpitations, which have got worse in the last few days of uncertainty. Last night I woke up, read the news and promptly couldn't get back to sleep - consequently ...
by ina
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

I'm getting a bit annoyed at this... So last night at half past nine our boss sent an email round to all staff that we were only allowed in today until 12, to pick up things we might need or tidy etc, and then only essential staff would be allowed to stay on (there's some projects ongoing that can't...
by ina
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Self Isolation

Weedo wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Y However, my personal, private, no you can't visit beach is still open - all it lacks is salt, surf, lifesavers and sharks.
Can't see anything wrong with that! :mrgreen:
by ina
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Our time has come?

I was back at work today, and on the way home I thought this is almost a situation as it was after the war, and then for decades in the GDR. You always had a bag with you when you were out; if you passed a shop, you went in just in case they'd got something in, and if you saw a queue you joined it, ...