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by ina
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11488

Re: Self Isolation

I think people like us who live (or used to live) in a rural area are quite used to being prepared to manage without the general public for a while. Was messaging about that with a friend earlier who's a farmer; he said he was just about to go and fill up all cans with petrol - just in case electric...
by ina
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13902

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

One tutor was adamant that using recycled TP was not a great idea as production was concentrated in very few facilities and transport to and from these outweighed any good that came of recycling. I somehow can't imagine that it is better for the environment to import new stuff from halfway around t...
by ina
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 11488

Re: Self Isolation

I'm self-isolating, too - had cold symptoms since Saturday, so I'll be off work at least until next Monday. I don't really feel that great, but I still hope to find the energy to do something in house and garden before it's back to work! Quite a few at work off as well, some can work from home, but ...
by ina
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13902

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

There's a video on BBC about the production of loo rolls in the UK - of course they say not to panic, there's plenty coming up etc - but the material for it is sourced in South America and Scandinavia. So no guarantee that will continue to be available, is there!? And why don't they use British recy...
by ina
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 4341

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Looks like there'll be plenty to keep you busy with...
by ina
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13902

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

And as always, it's the ones at the bottom of the food chain that suffer most. Food banks are running out of goods, and can't even buy in to make up for lack of donations, because the supermarkets are empty. Even those who don't normally need food banks, but just have enough money every month to mak...
by ina
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13902

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Did I say I wanted some gardening leave? Cold symptoms since yesterday, worse today - of course, the battery of my thermometer is flat, but I do feel a bit hot... So I'll be staying home as of tomorrow. Went to the local Coop tonight to get some fresh stuff in, but I always have a good stock of tins...
by ina
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 18
Views: 7642

Re: Pineapples

They can be grown in hotbeds, if you have a lot of horse manure to spare...
by ina
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13902

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Nobody seems to have hand sanitisers any more, and I couldn't even get the painkillers I need for the tooth ache (having major work done on my teeth, which leaves them rather painful!)...

Viper, I hope all goes well for you. I could do with some gardening leave myself!
by ina
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13902

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I could just do with a couple of months enforced home stay...
by ina
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 13902

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Plenty of loo rolls at Lidl's on Sunday...

Actually, I'm pretty well stocked up because I had been stockpiling for Brexit. Seems that a lot of our loo rolls are imported from Europe. And who knows whether there'll be the appropriate trade deal in place next year?!
by ina
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 19045

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Flo wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:11 am
Don't we buy newspapers anymore?
Most people read them online. And a smartphone is good for many things - but maybe not all... :mrgreen:
by ina
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 18
Views: 7642

Re: Pineapples

That's how I started mine, but it didn't work. I think it's just not hot/sunny/dry enough here. Even in that house I didn't have a south facing window...
by ina
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 18
Views: 7642

Re: Pineapples

Green Aura wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:43 pm
I love pineapple - just saying, in case you want to invite me round for tea or anything. :lol:
Reduced at Lidl's today... :mrgreen:
by ina
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 18
Views: 7642

Re: Pineapples

How exciting! How did you start them off? I tried that once, but everything got mouldy...