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by ina
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another little rant
Replies: 21
Views: 9359

What - they know enough about you in pubs??? I'll have to come down and visit you, I'm still looking for somebody to go to the pubs with around here; you seem like the perfect co-pubcrawler to me! :lol: And I see you've progressed to a new avatar - the entire good life crew! When do you get that: ov...
by ina
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 9233

Basil really does germinate without soil cover - but it seems it doesn't really matter whether there's soil on it or not... I'll try both ways next time and see what happens. There must be quite a lot of weeds that germinate in light as well, otherwise, why would so many of them multiply by seeding ...
by ina
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another little rant
Replies: 21
Views: 9359

Seeing that Stew mentioned the good old ID card problem, of course I have to add my bit to it... :? Having grown up with one, I actually miss it. The ID card was so incredibly useful; no problems with proving your age when buying alcohol or when in a club at night (admittedly, that was a long time a...
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Calling all creative writers
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

"Couldn't have been a video, you know, that's broken..." Trish replied. "And the barbie doll, that must have been in your dreams - I'm pretty sure you never played with one as a little boy... But yes, the wind generator - remember now? It was getting dark, and you were trying to switch on the lamp?"
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another little rant
Replies: 21
Views: 9359

I agree with Lee - these people must be in it for more than just your custom. I would refuse to buy from them (easily said, I know, but if they are the only ones selling what you need...) And I always get a bit confused if they ask me on the phone about my age, or my overdraft limit (admittedly, tha...
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: coffee
Replies: 12
Views: 4911

Hi Jordan You can make a drink from dandelion roots (I think you need to first dry and the roast them), but from what I remember it doesn't taste much like coffee... Let's say, it's probably a much healthier drink than coffee, and it's something different. You can get it in healthfood shops, if you ...
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: '-ish' Appliances
Replies: 24
Views: 9514

I have a sister who lives in Amsterdam and it is quite"normal" to take things off the street that have been put out for collection, it doesn't have to be done in the dead of night! It used to be like that in Germany - there were regular collections of large items of rubbish (i.e. furniture, washing...
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from south wales
Replies: 37
Views: 13899

Hi couscous - thanks very much for all that info. There definitely must be cyanide or something like it in bracken (but as you say, in the older plants). For one experiment we were taking bracken samples and storing them for a while in plastic bags in the freezer. After defrosting, you could smell t...
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Helloo from Alloa
Replies: 15
Views: 7320

Better not tell them that nowadays you don't need a tin-opener any more... I bet they'd learn how to pull that ring, if anybody'd be brave enough to show them!

But it's nice of them that they keep us around as "tin-openers", makes us feel wanted and appreciated. :wink:

Ina
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from south wales
Replies: 37
Views: 13899

MMM - be careful with bracken. It can be toxic (maybe not the very young ones), and I believe a lot of people are allergic to the spores - at least we've always been advised to wear mask and gloves when handling a lot of it. In past centuries they used it as bedding for livestock and for thatching h...
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: '-ish' Appliances
Replies: 24
Views: 9514

For example, contrary to the vast majority of the population, I've never owned a telly and have no idea how I'd fit one into my lifestyle while a lot of people probably feel that they'd be lost without it! Glad to see somebody else is as "mad" as that... I always get funny look when I tell people t...
by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Helloo from Alloa
Replies: 15
Views: 7320

Dan, your cat sounds even more enterprising than mine! Mine's brought in all sorts of livestock (and dead stock...), I've had blackbirds in the bedroom and rabbits running round the kitchen, but she's never actually killed anything under my bed. Thank goodness. She did once (in her younger days) go ...
by ina
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from south wales
Replies: 37
Views: 13899

couscous wrote:In the book there is a wonderful recipe for beech-leaf noyau - thought to have originated in the Chilterns. A bit like sloe gin only very very green!
Anyone interested in the recipe?
Oh yes, please! And what is Jack in the hedge? (I probably know it under a different name...)

Ina
by ina
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Helloo from Alloa
Replies: 15
Views: 7320

This year we've let our neighbour's sheep and lambs graze our field, and they've done a great job (on the beech hedge too...) Dan, I've got a beech hedge alongside the garden, too. It almost looks like topiary... The inside was done by the goats. As they can only get so high, I put an old desk agai...
by ina
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Helloo from Alloa
Replies: 15
Views: 7320

Welcome, Dan - glad to see more folk from Scotland. (It's sometimes frustrating reading about all those southerners and what they can grow that we could never even dream of!). Just had a look at your website; very enjoyable. You were right, the weather in May was miserable. We keep weather data on a...