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by Jerseymum
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello,'s been a while.
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Hello,'s been a while.

Hello: I can't remember the last time I posted, but we've all moved on from Shropshire to West Yorkshire. After being here for a month, we have just taken tenancy of a MASSIVE allotment and are about to start planning and prepping to go planting mad come Spring. We drank to contents of our nano-brew...
by Jerseymum
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: SUMA ordering - anyone ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

Re: SUMA ordering - anyone ?

Have ordered direct in the past and the order arrives just like an order from Amazon: if I'm in I get it, if I'm out it gets left with a nominated neighbour. Easy enough, but I can see it being an issue if you are out all day teaching. From a quick glance at their webpage, if you have a wholesale tr...
by Jerseymum
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: freecycle
Replies: 57
Views: 9800

Re: freecycle

Glad it's not just me on the politeness/greediness issues. Today's wanteds include a chocolate leather sofa and a reflector telescope. Not at all specific then! Of the stuff I've offered, my 'favourite' reply asked if the extendable curtain pole came with curtains, and if yes were they 6' drop and b...
by Jerseymum
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: freecycle
Replies: 57
Views: 9800


Just had to laugh at the post on our local freecycle. In amongst the requests for pianos and televisions (far outnumbering the offers of old bricks and topsoil and baby clothes) was a 'WANTED: boat (it doesn't hurt to try)' post. Obviously, this is tongue in cheek, but does anybody else think some o...
by Jerseymum
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Is my cat odd?
Replies: 19
Views: 5144

Re: Is my cat odd?

My old cat used to 'chirp' whenever you rattled loose change. My brother discovered that she would do the same when he waved paper money in her direction and ditto his credit card.
Cats are all mad...but never boring.
by Jerseymum
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I knew I was no longer a bright young thing when...
Replies: 49
Views: 7311

Re: I knew I was no longer a bright young thing when...

Recently heard the words 'Take your coat off or you won't feel the benefit' fall out of my mouth. :roll: I cannot be saved.
by Jerseymum
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Frugal Birthday Bag
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: Frugal Birthday Bag

by Jerseymum
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: CATS!!
Replies: 31
Views: 5837

Re: CATS!!

smear the top of your chicken wire with tiger balm or deep heat
by Jerseymum
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Year round Tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 2396

Re: Year round Tomatoes

Fabulous! Well done.
by Jerseymum
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A Decent Annual Salary
Replies: 63
Views: 12715

Re: A Decent Annual Salary

This one is really close to our hearts: the main reason why Jerseymum now lives in Shropshire (ooh, talking about myself in 3rd person, feel a bit sociopathic, now :icon_smile: ) I think it really does depend on where you live. In Jersey we had a combined salary of 60k and when a childminder suddenl...
by Jerseymum
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How tall are you?
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

Re: How tall are you?

Interesting thread. I'm 5'6" My Dad is 5'8" and Mum 5'3". My sister is 5'4" and my brother is a massive 6'4". Despite dad's modest height and his short parents, we do have a very old photograph of my great, great grandad and we think that is where bro gets it from: gggrandad was supposedly the talle...
by Jerseymum
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Recipes for sweets
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: Recipes for sweets

Taken from The Essential CHristmas Cookbook a really easy fudge recipe that went down well a few years back: 70g chopped butter 150g chopped dark choc 250g white marshmallows 1tsp vanilla essence 50g melted milk choc line some sort of tin with foil put butter, dk choc and marshmallows in a pan and s...
by Jerseymum
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Buy cheap buy twice
Replies: 53
Views: 6258

Re: Buy cheap buy twice

Good value: Magimix - after making babyfood and cakes for 6 years we have still only had to replace the blade in the last 6 weeks. DM boots - bought most of mine at the start of the 90s and I'm still wearing them Miele washing machine - now almost 10 years and it is fantastic - even when part of the...
by Jerseymum
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How many inches do you have?
Replies: 52
Views: 5764

Re: How many inches do you have?

Very little left of half an inch or so from Saturday :( . More forecast for tonight and tomorrow: keeping my eyes on the school's website so that I know what is happening tomorrow. Loads of soup and bread for the next few days methinks Yum!
by Jerseymum
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who's your favourite folk musician?
Replies: 65
Views: 8704

Re: Who's your favourite folk musician?

Tom Paxton. I blame my dad.