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by Green Aura
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Unseasonal weather

Yup, really quite balmy here too - the weather that is. It's been regularly 10C, during the day, and not much colder at night. With the new roof keeing a lot of heat in we've had several days with no central heating, just a small electric fire in the living room and often sleeping with a window open...
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: Slug pellet ban

I don't see it's a bad thing. The cynic in me would ask what Gove's angle is - he's not noted for doing things for the common good. Maybe he has shares in the other stuff. :lol:

I wouldn't hold out too much hope for a ban on glyphosate. Too many greased palms.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Now just recently ....
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Now just recently ....

Sounds delicious. The hips can be a pain to make edible, getting rid of the hairs doesn't leave much fruit. I've only made liquid products - wine, syrup etc, so it's easy to just strain the cooked pulp.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

My gal is off to stay with her new fella. It's the first Christmas my OH and I have had alone together - before she came along we entertained friends.
I can't wait, to be honest, although I'll miss her we can just please ourselves.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 14
Views: 2455

Re: No plastic

Sounds like a job for a teapot and strainer.
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Can you store or reheat mulled cider?
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Can you store or reheat mulled cider?

The other alternative is to give people a bottle of cider with a little bag of the spices attached and an instruction sheet. Then they have the choice of just enjoying your cider, mulling it or keeping it until they feel like doing it with no worries about it keeping, or not.
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!

Yes, I thought pretty much the same thing, Flo.
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Organic fire

Unfortunately we're still reliant on coal! It's the next thing on our renovating agenda, so hopefully not for too much longer. So I'm afraid it's absolutely no use in the garden. We did try making clinker paths with it but that's not good either - and horsetail loved it so they had to go. As for any...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Seasonal clear outs

:lol: :lol: By my reckoning that gives us all of Scotland and a smidge of Northern England to play with. I'm up for it if you are. :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 9039

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Hopefully they've improved since I last used one. I read excellent reviews of one of the bars from the store you mentioned above. The trouble is I get a sickly headache whenever I get within a few metres of the shop. I really wish they'd tone it down a notch or two.
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Seasonal clear outs

I agree totally Flo and am fighting the urge. The trouble is I get myself into trouble when I'm not busy making - " the Devil makes work...." you know. :wink: :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 9039

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Good luck with your shampoo bar ina. I know a lot of folks use them but I never found one that I could actually rinse out properly. I always ended up with a haystack instead of a hairdo. :lol: I don't know if it's because I used too much, have particularly thick hair or the brands I tried (including...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Seasonal clear outs

I had a hospital appointment on Thursday, so while down in Inverness I took all that remained my stock, all handmade by me - a load of baby blankets and hats to the maternity unit; a bag of mixed handbags and other lovely stuff to Maggie's Cancer Care; scarves, shawls and hats to Blythswood; and mor...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Uses for Vodka!
Replies: 24
Views: 8383

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

JDiana wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 am
A shot of vodka with pepper or garlic is also good for colds :lol:
Hmm, I like your thinking. :lol: