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by ina
Mon May 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

The last time I took a plane it was because the coaches couldn't go, due to snow in the south... That was going to Germany, for a solicitors' appointment during the sale of the family home. Years ago now. I tend to stay put these days. There's no holidays on offer for single people, anyway - hardly ...
by ina
Tue May 15, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: No Bees?

Great you all have heaps of bees - all the species you mention are actually feral here, including the common honey bee, but are now so essential to food production that farmers pay bee keepers to bring their hives in. Apparently it is now more profitable than the honey. Tomato growers have been try...
by ina
Thu May 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Intelligent plants?

Triffids are on the march...
by ina
Sat May 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your diet
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Your diet

MKG wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Nor was non-cake an option. I hate cake.
Lucky you... :lol:

I'm not really an omnivore, either - I eat meat and fish these days, but have always hated seafood...
by ina
Sat May 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What is Britain eating?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: What is Britain eating?

If there's a bigger pot (and some dirt) around, transplanting the store-bought one into that will help it last longer. (Heck, now I want to eat a cherry bakewell or 12...) Most store-bought herbs can be picked out into several pots and made to last years, if you try... They sow them very densely, s...
by ina
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

I use several (filled with water) in the garden for weighing down stuff that might otherwise fly off in the wind... Lightweight greenhouses etc.
by ina
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Contacting Retailers/Sick of Plastic

It's easy enough to just not buy things that we consider are packaged with too much plastic... The problem I see is that, especially with fresh produce, the entire production/distribution system has to be changed, otherwise we might end up with masses of waste. Plastic does have advantages: longer s...
by ina
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 5592

Re: Rebel

It's not as effective here as it would be in a country with lower humidity. But then - half the year the temperature outside is cool enough anyway! In really hot spells during summer (not that we have them often) I might go without milk for a few days... But milk is not essential for our survival. I...
by ina
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 5592

Re: Rebel

AmalWarrior wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:41 pm
I do have a fridge, but I'd love to not need it (milk and cheese are the problem), and have no freezer.
I use a claypot cooler outside the kitchen door instead of fridge - haven't used one for at least 10 years now. And I reckon I waste less food than the average Scot...
by ina
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 2458

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Most of my cardboard goes into the compost... Plastic bags that aren't easily avoidable fulfil a double function (at least) - the contents of the cat litter tray has to be somewhat protected before it goes in the bin... Etc. I still use plastic containers that were supposed to be single use 20 years...
by ina
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: A new newbie

Hiya, and welcome from Scotland!

I do still drive, but I'm in the process of selling the car, now that I have a bus pass... ;)
by ina
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: German supermarkets in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: German supermarkets in Ireland

They introduced decaf (real) coffee, too... Not sure whether it was just because of my repeated requests - but they did, anyway! And they started selling rye bread again after they stopped it for a while.
by ina
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: German supermarkets in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: German supermarkets in Ireland

They are capable of learning, though.... Here in Scotland they used to sell (or try to!) humidifiers. They don't any more. And kids' trailers for bikes were a one-off, too - just too dangerous on these roads.
by ina
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread flour question
Replies: 20
Views: 1271

Re: Bread flour question

I think that using the modern, gluten rich varieties of wheat that produce the so-much-loved-by-the-British fluffy types of bread which, as has been noted correctly, are not liked by the rest of Europe (at least traditionally - sadly that's changing) is responsible for at least some of the large num...
by ina
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Spring?

Weedo wrote:Blackbirds, sparrows, starlings !!!!! - airborne rats and mice
I like these rats and mice... :wink: