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by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 22564

Re: Self Isolation

:) Hope you recover from all that excitement...

For me, the height of cool is a capucchino at Costa's, sitting in - first one yesterday while waiting for the bus (very rare these days) after an equally exciting visit to Lidl's, also the first one since March!
by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: Lockdown reading

Sounds like my kind of thing - a world to immerse myself in. Just hope the libraries will open again soon. Although I do buy a lot of books, there is a limit to what I can afford. And I need more book shelves...
by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: Lockdown reading

I'm all for escapism... After all, that's why I read so many "classic crime" books!

Oh, another doorstop kind of book I love - Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke). British magic at its best. And the Artemis Fowl series... More modern magic.

Hadn't heard of Robin Hobb - will investigate!
by ina
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Lockdown reading

Having more time than normal, and not having the energy (for various reasons) to do anything more physical, I have been re-reading a lot of old favourites. Well, the fact that I couldn't get my monthly top-up of new books from Waterstones helped, too... Amongst other books, I have been reading the H...
by ina
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 6
Views: 3877

Re: Chickens

:lol: I have no idea - never noticed!
by ina
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: Mysterious bulb plant

I have Monbretia in two corners of my garden. Neither do they seem to take over, nor have I ever had rust on them - so don't be put off! :) I love their flowers, especially as I seem to kill off anything else I plant... (Actually, it's mostly slugs doing the killing.)
by ina
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 14900

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Well, recycling here is out altogether - you can only do it if you own a car. No access for pedestrians. (I used to take e.g. small electrical stuff by bus...) Very logical, isn't it - you have to pollute if you want to be environment friendly! Cardboard usually goes into the compost. But I can imag...
by ina
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 4782

Re: Bamboo advice please!

Brewtrog wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 am
The latter sounds the most sensible answer to the problem. Where can I get one? (Although it would mean I needed to plant bamboo...)
I think quite a few zoos are looking to source bamboo. Due to lockdown there's a problem with the usual imports.
by ina
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 14900

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I just fear that here (like in most places) they are doing the easing of lockdown back to front. They tell people they can go everywhere - but they don't open the public loos, leading to serious pollution everywhere... They tell people to get back to work, but they don't increase public transport - ...
by ina
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 23
Views: 21352

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Seems to be used for urinary tract infections and rheumatism.
by ina
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 8252

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

I fully agree. Since my non-method of planting is - oh, there's a bit of space, let's put some plant in it - this kind of follows naturally. Having problem with the setting of seed, though... This morning I'll be out there and doing just that, trying to catch lots of grass (mainly) before it seeds i...
by ina
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 26864

Re: For saving money around the house!

Another reason my food bills have gone up - I always buy a few things for the food bank. So sometimes half what I just bought goes straight into the bin outside the shop... Our local food bank is doing great work, especially at the moment.
by ina
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 26864

Re: For saving money around the house!

It's all relative, isn't it! :) Yes, it could be worse. And I've managed to survive without going anywhere else since the start of lockdown... Some traditional corner shops can be better than the usual Coop, though. I used to live right in the country, nearest little shop 4 miles away, and they orde...
by ina
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 26864

Re: For saving money around the house!

They are just starting the local deliveries here now! What a joke... And of course, it's basically the only shop in town. (Well, village. 2000odd.) There's a baker, but I don't really like their stuff. There's a paper shop, with fags and lots of sweets (and some useful items like paint brushes and s...
by ina
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 8252

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:28 am
Although I'm not sure why, we have a terrible problem up here in the Scottish Highlands with escaped Rhododendrons!
Because they love the climate and the soil! Ideal conditions.