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by ina
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Hello from South Africa

I heard the first lawn mower of the season today - for goodness' sake, it's mid February! Could still get lots of snow. The worst snow I've ever seen around here was in March, quite a few years ago.
by ina
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Hello from South Africa

Good excuse. I have to remember that.

(Sorry - don't want to make light of your problem - I know it's not an excuse for you!)
by ina
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 87
Views: 34873

Re: What are you reading?

Oh no, of course not. But if you feel like a tongue twister, far be it from me to stop you! :iconbiggrin: Actually, there are some scifi books I have enjoyed. One in particular I've been trying to find again for years - can't remember the author, can't remember the title, but it did have this wonder...
by ina
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Hello from South Africa

My sister lives in Pretoria. The only thing I can remember of her garden is the wonderful lemon tree...
by ina
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Hello from South Africa

Hi Tbird, and welcome. I suppose you realise that, although you save time on cutting less grass, you'll spend a lot more time in growing veg? :lol: Of course you do. But I'm the same, anything to avoid the grass, and get the garden productive. Which part of SA are you in - just to know what kind of ...
by ina
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 87
Views: 34873

Re: What are you reading?

doofaloofa wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:18 pm


what can I say?
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by ina
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 87
Views: 34873

Re: What are you reading?

just reading The Algebraist, by Ian M Banks I read that a few years ago and found it a bit hard going. Maybe I should give it another go. I prefer his non-science fiction. Have just re-read Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell". It's one of few books I can't read in one night... (1006 ...
by ina
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

I have the same problem... Been collecting rain water in buckets which I then empty into the butt. Not ideal, especially not at the moment - plenty of rain, but I've been too weak the last few months to even lift a full bucket.
by ina
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: anything strange?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: anything strange?

Apart from the usual, world going down the bog hole, nothing interesting! :cooldude:
by ina
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Skills you're most proud of
Replies: 56
Views: 3885

Re: Skills you're most proud of

(mostly written by barely pubescent software developers with English as a second language) It's not necessary to have English as a second language - in my experience over the last decades it was often me, a "second languager", who had to correct first language colleagues' spelling... Otherwise I fu...
by ina
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 30
Views: 809

Re: Tidying up with ...

Not sure! Keep or keep not, there is no "not sure". All my Uni papers, research work, maps and publications recycled I have. Older than 5 years and redundant they are. I've lost quite a lot of that - not that there was much in the way of publications - over time, and have occasionally regretted it...
by ina
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Skills you're most proud of
Replies: 56
Views: 3885

Re: Skills you're most proud of

Haven't done for decades!

Welcome to -Ish, Elise. :wave:
by ina
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 87
Views: 34873

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished reading Tim Smit's "The lost gardens of Heligan". Got the strange feeling I may have read that before... I now want to visit Heligan!!! Anybody been there? Pity Cornwall is so far away...
by ina
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Our new world diet?

No, organic doesn't automatically mean good. I don't like those huge, industrial organic farms, either. As one in the know once told me: They don't ask - how can we change our methods so we don't have to spray, instead they ask - what can we spray if that particular spray isn't allowed!
by ina
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Our new world diet?

No, it doesn't have to be organic... But I refuse to use the butcher because, as I said, nothing is labelled: I'd have to stand there and ask about everything - and what is that? - and how much does that cost? - and what's in there? - only for then to buy one sausage or nothing at all. OK if I just ...