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by ina
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1907

Re: Tidying up with ...

Not sure! Keep or keep not, there is no "not sure". All my Uni papers, research work, maps and publications recycled I have. Older than 5 years and redundant they are. I've lost quite a lot of that - not that there was much in the way of publications - over time, and have occasionally regretted it...
by ina
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Skills you're most proud of
Replies: 56
Views: 4644

Re: Skills you're most proud of

Haven't done for decades!

Welcome to -Ish, Elise. :wave:
by ina
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 38024

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished reading Tim Smit's "The lost gardens of Heligan". Got the strange feeling I may have read that before... I now want to visit Heligan!!! Anybody been there? Pity Cornwall is so far away...
by ina
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Our new world diet?

No, organic doesn't automatically mean good. I don't like those huge, industrial organic farms, either. As one in the know once told me: They don't ask - how can we change our methods so we don't have to spray, instead they ask - what can we spray if that particular spray isn't allowed!
by ina
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Our new world diet?

No, it doesn't have to be organic... But I refuse to use the butcher because, as I said, nothing is labelled: I'd have to stand there and ask about everything - and what is that? - and how much does that cost? - and what's in there? - only for then to buy one sausage or nothing at all. OK if I just ...
by ina
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Our new world diet?

...and breathe. :grouphug: Fully agree! My problem is - where do I buy meat that I can trust to be produced "properly"? You can get organic meat boxes - half lambs etc. Nothing available for single persons without a fridge or freezer... The local butcher refuses to label any of his produce. The bes...
by ina
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1907

Re: Tidying up with ...

Skippy wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:00 am
Is that the same Blackout that was made into a tv film shown on channel. 4 ( I think) ?
No idea - I have the original book in German.

Yeah, I can't get excited about minimalism, either. OK for sleeping a night in, but not for living.
by ina
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Slug pellet ban

Excellent idea! Unfortunately, I rarely get to the pub these days...
by ina
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1907

Re: Tidying up with ...

I've just re-read (for the third time) the book "Blackout", by Marc Elsberg. It shows very graphically what happens when you don't have electricity for a week and more, and that over a wide area (Europe and US). Well, your ebooks would run out of juice, so would every other electronic gadget, and th...
by ina
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1907

Re: Tidying up with ...

That sounds criminal to me. Shouldn't be allowed...
by ina
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 38024

Re: What are you reading?

That sounds like nothing I've read before! Interesting...
by ina
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1907

Re: Tidying up with ...

Green Aura wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:32 am

I did see a meme on FB, related to this, that made me laugh out loud. To paraphrase - "She said to throw out anything which didn't give me joy. So far I binned the electricity bill, my bras and the bathroom scales".
Excellent!
by ina
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1907

Re: Tidying up with ...

I don't know. I admit I have quite a few things that are "useless" - but that I have a strong emotional attachment to. Mostly stuff I got when my parents died, when our family home was sold - nobody else in my family wanted those things that are strong reminders of my childhood, of the only family I...
by ina
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 22
Views: 5142

Re: Mattresses

I have a feather duvet - but I can't imagine sleeping on a feather mattress... I have a natural material mattress, which is way beyond the 20-year span - but I didn't actually use it for most of that time. It's latex and something else - horse hair? Straw? Can't remember. I use three protectors, tho...
by ina
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 22
Views: 5142

Re: Mattresses

I used to work in a little shop that sold - among other stuff - mattresses. The hotel opposite had to buy new ones quite regularly, because yet another guest, drunk, had peed the bed. I don't know whether all hotels are that conscientious. :pale: