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by Flo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Forum upgrade

So you've got the urgent need to break out too. Ah well. How was 2004?
by Flo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: Composty questions

Just take off all the cellotape and brown tape before you use it Tony - that's a right pain to take out of a compost heap (been there, done that, got the tee-shirt and learned rude words sorting it out)
by Flo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Forum upgrade

You mean Odsox wants some help? Or just that he's bored and can't get out to garden? :scratch: :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: Composty questions

All you ever wanted to know about composting - it's a bit of reading but it's the best guide I've met and I have a well composted allotment to prove it. But the best bit of it all is the bit on Compostable / biodegradable / degradable materials & what to do with them Not that this deals with waxed ...
by Flo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Re: Composty questions

Waxed boxes don't compost in my experience. Tried and failed. Maybe I'm just not that advanced at composting. Oh and shiny tape of all sorts fails as well (the brown stuff that seals boxes and sellotape).
by Flo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: The not buying new compact?

Ah the old sofa! People are now trying to sell their old soggy bottomed ones on Facebook or offload on Freecycle. Not sure I'd want a second hand 10 year old Ikea chair or sofa but never mind. The unit that upcycled things was a good place as it did take and work up ugly old wooden units - not the o...
by Flo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Where are you now?

Well if you'd change me your good knees for my cronked ones Odsox sir then we'd have one good person out of two. :lol: :smilebox:
by Flo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Where are you now?

Under a snow drift? Knitting power cables and internet access? Blown to pieces? We seem to be here in this corner of Northumberland. The hills are white and the country roads haven't all been gritted as some of them aren't even big enough for gritters. But on the whole - just an awful lot of ice. Sh...
by Flo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: The not buying new compact?

There's a sudden dearth of second hand furniture round here with the one charity shop up road no longer having a van and driver. The unit that did upcycling of furniture moved because of lack of footfall - only to find there was less where it moved to so that's gone. There's a fairly active selling ...
by Flo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 1920

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Skippy wrote: ( albeit to a degree into stuff nobody really needs)
Ah but how do you tell people want they want as opposed to what they need? You could wreck the global economy going down that route :lol:
by Flo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 1920

The new banish plastic movements

Now that the government has jumped on the idea that we should banish plastic, it's surely the latest "in" thing. We won't mention that the latest plastic using wheeze is plastic £5 and £10 notes. We've been saying banish plastic here for years though haven't we? An interesting but old idea for a mon...
by Flo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling to Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Cycling to Europe

My family did a cycling tour to Switzerland years back and went by ferry if I remember rightly. One to explore.
by Flo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: The not buying new compact?

Reading back, some of the folks involved back in 2006 found it hard going. Can't understand why. Perhaps they'd never had to think that second hand might be good. Perhaps they weren't even the people who offered what they had of decent standard to any of the second hand sites. Nowadays with the adve...
by Flo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 1504

Re: Storm Dylan?

Hopefully there'll be no pushing and shoving :mrgreen: Looks like it's going to be windy overnight here. And wet again.
by Flo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 1504

Re: Storm Dylan?

We're already on to storm Eleanor aren't we?