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by ina
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9166

Re: Self Isolation

:mrgreen: I know. I admire all those who are going through lockdown cooped up with a number of people - for me, even the best friends would drive me bonkers after a little while! So glad I'm on my own... (In a way. In other ways I'm not. :? )
by ina
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9166

Re: Self Isolation

Oh, I'd say driving to get food is essential - otherwise they wouldn't allow those places to be open! I think in any country there are things that weren't really thought through, as to what is allowed to stay open and what isn't. In Germany, there is just a discussion on the re-opening of GP practic...
by ina
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9166

Re: Self Isolation

Congratulations on the delivery slot - I know of several people who still haven't got one... I'd quite like to go for a shop at Lidl's, but that would involve taking the bus. Not sure whether that would be acceptable. I can survive on what I can buy locally - but their range is somewhat limited - no...
by ina
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9166

Re: Self Isolation

Same here with the truck stops... Very short sighted.
by ina
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9166

Re: Self Isolation

Thanks for asking - I'm ok. Officially furloughed now. Not feeling that great, but I think it's a mixture of my ongoing thyroid problem (feeling a bit weak and wobbly, with high blood pressure and palpitations), and the mental stress of just everything. Could be worse. How are you? Are you getting s...
by ina
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ivy in compost
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Ivy in compost

Wow - comprehensive answers! Thank you very much. I shall pass all this on. Yes, my friend (colleague) is off work at the moment - might be doing some stuff from home, but not full time - but she also has two small children to look after. But it might be a good time to at least make a start on this....
by ina
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 17
Views: 7011

Re: Pineapples

Interesting - thanks.
by ina
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 17
Views: 7011

Re: Pineapples

Wow! Any pictures?
by ina
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ivy in compost
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Ivy in compost

A friend of mine moved into a house last year, and they inherited a compost heap that's totally overgrown/infested with ivy. Any ideas how to get rid of it? Ivy can be great, in the right place, but I suppose one wouldn't want it all over the garden...
by ina
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11540

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

They might still have to stop for sleeping even when double manned - but they could then drive for 16 hours per day (each driver 8 hours), and still have enough time for proper sleep in a motel. I don't know how it works, can't find the article where I first read about it now...
by ina
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11540

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Just had a very successful shopping trip: A walk to the local farm and their egg shed - 6 duck eggs, 6 hen's eggs, 2 goose eggs, 12 quail eggs... And a bunch of flowers.
by ina
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11540

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Oh dear - exotic veg... :lol: I find that I have been overbuying, too - simply because every time you went to a shop, they only had half of what was required, so you just bought things "in case they wouldn't be there next time you wanted them"... However, I very rarely throw anything out, so I'm con...
by ina
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11540

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

How very strange, I thought the UK was the epitome of efficiency with their Just In Time deliveries. And that's where the problem is... Read (probably on BBC) one guy say that deliveries from the rest of Europe (and that's where most stuff comes from) take twice as long now because they can only ha...
by ina
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11540

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

They actually had loo rolls at the local Coop last time I was there... Was tempted to buy some although I don't really need any yet!
by ina
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11540

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Weedo wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:19 pm
- strangely the higher quality red meat cuts go first.
That's weird - it's the opposite here! Mostly it's just steaks left on the shelf...