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by Flo
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Don't buy anything new in 2009!
Replies: 51
Views: 12008

Re: Don't buy anything new in 2009!

Can I make a little comment here. Hmm but you are still consuming even if you don't buy anything new aren't you? It's a sort of half way house to jumping off the consumerist way of life. Or you can cheat and do all your shopping for items where you can't buy new before you start in 2009. Then you ha...
by Flo
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why the SS life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2282

Re: Why the SS life?

Funny,for me it's the old thing about give me a child till he is 7 and I will show you the man.

I come from a reasonably self sufficient family and so I am.
by Flo
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The not the New Years Resolutions Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The not the New Years Resolutions Thread

I've started to put in place some not New Year's resolutions already because things were there to be arranged: 1. Put my name down for the local town ground force which does clean ups, tidy ups and bulb planting type activities to cheer the place up 2. Made contact with a local older people's forum ...
by Flo
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: My view on "Green"
Replies: 16
Views: 3454

Re: My view on "Green"

I believe that I have said elsewhere that I had a green and self sufficentish childhood on a farm. Mother ran a farmhouse and cooked on a coal fired range which dealt with a wide range of waste (good and bad there, emissions but less waste). We used a large amount of self produced (but some purchase...
by Flo
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: My view on "Green"
Replies: 16
Views: 3454

Re: My view on "Green"

Of course we now send some of our plastics half way round the world to be recycled in rather basic conditions which do far more harm than good to the environment - but then it's not on our doorstep and we can't see it. :angryfire:
by Flo
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Caffeine withdrawal
Replies: 20
Views: 1177

Re: Caffeine withdrawal

Ah you lot who have the choice - seems that the arthritis goes with the family and caffeine eventually leaves the diet for comfort.
by Flo
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: How long to season firewood
Replies: 25
Views: 9541

Re: How long to season firewood

As a child we used all open fires and that poem speaks our experience exactly. I'd follow it again if I had an open fire (hmm and the council is going to take out the gas radiator and let me use the chimney - not as there's a flat with a gas fire using chimney upstairs).
by Flo
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Veggies for damp Northern climes
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Veggies for damp Northern climes

I'm over the other side of the hill to Cumbria but I'd say that Odsox is pretty accurate. :mrgreen: Try to get simpler things like salad going and carrots - maybe put a few cabbage plants from the local garden centre in whilst you get to know the garden - where the sun is, how wet the soil gets and ...
by Flo
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Close Huntingdon Life Sciences
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: Close Huntingdon Life Sciences

I don't like the work done by HLS and others like it and would prefer that these facilities did not exist. However I suspect that the work would just be done elsewhere in the world if it was not done here. Unfortunately the Animal Liberation Front which led the protests at HLS uses methods that do n...
by Flo
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Pre budget report - UK
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: Pre budget report - UK

Nope - he thought I'll keep the money and look after my margins just like a good few other stores (Debenhams seems to be another one).
by Flo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Co-Op eco cleaning range
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Re: Co-Op eco cleaning range

Co-op ain't bad and surprisingly cost effective. If you want vinegar you need to know someone with a card that gets them into a wholesaler like Costco or Makro or be able to get into somewhere like a larger Chinese outlet. This is a useful site for bulk buys of white vinegar - bit more expensive tha...
by Flo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Asda Eco products
Replies: 16
Views: 4352

Re: Asda Eco products

I'm sure that supermarket own products (whichever supermarket) are passable. And somewhat cheaper than some of the eco products from elsewhere. However - Asda, T***o and the Co-operative also stock soda crystals. The first two also stock soda bicarbonate for cleaning (small enough packaging to make ...
by Flo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: washing powder.... different smell?!
Replies: 20
Views: 4827

Re: washing powder.... different smell?!

If Mrs Fibble is still reading - she could nip round Asda and get a kilo of soda crystals for around 55p. Mix a table spoon full with warm water and tip into the washing machine soap drawer as the machine starts to fill. I've found it softens the water so I've given up using softener. I'd call that ...
by Flo
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Ethical products - do they make jobs harder?
Replies: 14
Views: 2815

Re: Ethical products - do they make jobs harder?

Hi, I'm gathering material for an article on marketing ethical products for a magazine called 'The Marketer'. I'm particularly interested in finding out if ethically-minded people will choose an ethical product above a commercial one, despite the fact that they may not actually be as good at doing ...
by Flo
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Poor Woolies
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Poor Woolies

Where I used to live (town of around 28,000) Wilkinsons is looking for premises and the smaller Woolworths in the High Street could be just the thing if the interest is real.