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by gdb
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving your Ish in 2010
Replies: 64
Views: 4464

Re: Improving your Ish in 2010

Dried fruit! I've never bothered before but I had a go this autumn with apples. They dried really well above the CH boiler - the CH boiler uses wood pellets and it's a big big thing in a big cellar so there is plenty of space and a woody flavoured air circulation. They were delicious. But I've alrea...
by gdb
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Calling
Replies: 23
Views: 1940

Re: France Calling

Fred Hoggin wrote:
gdb wrote:Salut Fred!

Which bit of France? I used to live down the SW and know it quite well.
Thanks for the welcome everyone, we are on the border of 86-87
I used to live in 87! Not far from the lake at St Pardoux.

Very lovely part of the world.
by gdb
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Calling
Replies: 23
Views: 1940

Re: France Calling

Salut Fred!

Which bit of France? I used to live down the SW and know it quite well.
by gdb
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Act Now! Herbal Medicine to be cut out of law in the UK.
Replies: 11
Views: 3040

Re: Act Now! Herbal Medicine to be cut out of law in the UK.

Yet again they want to take one of our choices away... Not the best of newspapers but the Daily Mail have picked up on this potential ban so at least word is starting to get out there about this. The Daily Mail? The same paper that supports Fox Hunting? That supported Clause 28? It's funny what peo...
by gdb
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next
Replies: 45
Views: 10529

Re: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next

99% of scientists believe we are responsible but only 30% is of the public (media influence??). ----------- well, maybe not quite those figures but, by and large, yup, that's exactly it. people want to believe they havent caused it, the media don't want to have the world change in any significant wa...
by gdb
Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Goose fat
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Goose fat

Same here.

Goose for Xmas. Loads of fat.

Put it in the fridge and it should keep ok.
by gdb
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Favourite essential oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2596

Re: Favourite essential oil

cedarwood. especially on clothes.
by gdb
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oh dear the septic tank has gone bang for xmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Oh dear the septic tank has gone bang for xmas!

Possum,

That's bad news. And just before Xmas.

Hope it's repaired soon - and that it doesnt cost too much.

All I can suggest in the meantime is a spade and a nice bit of woodland..... :wink:
by gdb
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: country at a standstill "why"
Replies: 25
Views: 1773

Re: country at a standstill "why"

Unfortunately it costs several hundred pounds or euros to have your tyres switched over, and you've got to do it twice a year, so when you live somewhere where it is doesn't snow regularly it's rather a huge expense for something that may never happen. You have to drive slower on winter tyres as we...
by gdb
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: country at a standstill "why"
Replies: 25
Views: 1773

Re: country at a standstill "why"

We do up here Russ, the roads are rarely impassable - not for long anyway. There was an article on the BBC News site a couple of days ago. The guy in charge of keeping the Highlands roads clear was being interviewed and he said that up here it's an easy decision to make - we get snow so we need the...
by gdb
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: country at a standstill "why"
Replies: 25
Views: 1773

Re: country at a standstill "why"

We've had tons of snow. And bitter temperatures. But no roads are closed. No abandoned vehicles. Everyone still gets up and goes to work/school. I'm sure it's right that money makes a difference but I think there might be other things as well.... 1 Winter tyres are compulsory. And that must help a l...
by gdb
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Anyone else cold?
Replies: 76
Views: 4420

Re: Anyone else cold?

Susie

You've been waiting for that. And now you have it.

A lovely view and now snow as well!

Pleased for you!


Geoff
by gdb
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Anyone else cold?
Replies: 76
Views: 4420

Re: Anyone else cold?

... now -17c.

I'll stop counting!!
by gdb
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Anyone else cold?
Replies: 76
Views: 4420

Re: Anyone else cold?

It's -12c here today.

Bloomin' cold. :shaking: