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by ina
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Random wine

As far as I know the cost of living is higher in Oz all round.... Difficult to compare. Taxes etc don't necessarily make things more expensive. Scotch whisky is cheaper in Germany than here!
by ina
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Random wine

Well, I'll certainly make more of an effort to make wine in future... For various reasons I didn't do that this year.
by ina
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Random wine

Excise is based on the volume of alcohol (proof) in the product; It's 50p per unit of alcohol now. Not much change for decent wine. What's gone up most is cheap spirits (like the ones you'd use for liqueur!) and strong cider. Might mean that some people drink less. In Germany I used to buy pure alc...
by ina
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

Yep, definitely self sufficient in rain today. :toothy2:
by ina
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Random wine

A bottle (0.7 ltrs) of 40% spirit is £14.00 since the introduction of the minimum pricing. Used to be £10.00 - and that was a lot more expensive than in Germany, for example...
by ina
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'eyup
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: 'eyup

Hi Michael - it's never too late to make a start - great you've discovered the joys of container gardening, and welcome to the forum! :wave:
by ina
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Random wine

I used to make liqueurs like that - but there is no inexpensive booze here anymore, so it's really too expensive these days.
by ina
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Yep - black currants here, too. And red currants. And gooseberries, and a few raspberries, and some rhubarb...
by ina
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

I prefer poppy seeds. That's one of the things I miss in Scotland - poppy seed cake. Well, I could bake some, of course.
by ina
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 am
I'll swap you. :lol:
Yeah - much more pleasant to pull out poppies! In fact, I'm always reluctant to get rid of them they look so attractive. They are choking my poor tomatoes to death, though.
by ina
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

True - I only get the odd thistle. Mind you, the poppies are taking over - waiting for the drugs police to arrive...
by ina
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

Flo wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 am

And the rest of you? ina is self sufficient in snails ...
Oh so true! :mrgreen:

And weeds. :angryfire:
by ina
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Snails etc

Isn't it enough to have them in the garden, munching away on my few vegetables and strawberries that I managed to grow? Oh no, they have to invade the house as well... A few days ago, I returned from a couple of nights away, cat sitting. Before I'd gone away, I'd brought in my washing that had been ...
by ina
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: What are you harvesting now?

There are probably some broad beans in the garden. I've not been feeling well enough to do anything out there - it looks bloody awful. All my energy goes into work. :(
by ina
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Crop Rotation

My rotation always goes to pot... I mostly try not to grow the same stuff in the same place two years running.