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by Gem
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Strimmer troubles
Replies: 17
Views: 1899

Re: Strimmer troubles

Have fun with your scythe! I was a big fan of mine when I had the allotment (during initial clearance and to keep the neighbours weeds at bay) but dont need it so much these days with the little garden. I have been thinking of using it for the front garden which is starting to resemble a hay field b...
by Gem
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Broccoli

I love broc but I also hate it. Love eating it, hate growing it. I think my soil must be a bit low on potash because it never does better than a giant plant with scruffy little 'heads'. I blame the damn butterflys. I finally managed to get it fed up with a load of nutrients and the cabbage whites ca...
by Gem
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya from Brizzle
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Hiya from Brizzle

Hi from a nearish Brizzle (or Bristol to those not in the know) isher

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by Gem
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycle routes
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Cycle routes

Thanks Maggie, I have most of those printed out already but there are big gaps which I would really love to fill before the holiday. Its not really the end of the world as we can just cycle in any old direction and still enjoy it, I just loved the idea of following a route all the way down to Padsto...
by Gem
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: He actually did it!
Replies: 1
Views: 330

He actually did it!

Today the other half made a delicious tomato loaf using our new (to us) breadmaker. Its was scrummy and its almost all gone already! I literally couldn't believe it, he usually doesn't do much cooking without a lot of prodding and not only did he get on and do it without prompting, he has promised t...
by Gem
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycle routes
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Cycle routes

This is a bit of a weird one but here goes. I am planning a cycling holiday for the start of August travelling from Bristol down south as far as we can go. I have had a look on the sustrans website and they have a wonderful 'West country way' cycle route which basically maps the route I am hoping to...
by Gem
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: cut down supermarket trips ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6080

Re: cut down supermarket trips ?

No probs fumanchu, happy to help a fellower isher :)
by Gem
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: cut down supermarket trips ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6080

Re: cut down supermarket trips ?

Ok I will go through our last shop and how we got through it. Bear in mind that the easiest way to do this is to basically plan a months worth of meals and then throw in a few extra tins and dried packets for the last week if things start looking a bit thin. Things like toilet roll and veg oil we st...
by Gem
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: cut down supermarket trips ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6080

Re: cut down supermarket trips ?

There is two of us and we have gotten it down to once a month with milk from the corner shop. Now we have a chest freezer I'm hoping to extend that a bit!!

:)
by Gem
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Mad pink dress
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Mad pink dress

Really fantastic dress. A great big WOW! from me!!

Wish I could sew like that!
by Gem
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's that time of year again! Aaaaagggghhhh!
Replies: 23
Views: 1664

Re: It's that time of year again! Aaaaagggghhhh!

Oh blimey I have had the same issues when trying to get a rebate. 3 years on and I still have not seen a penny!
by Gem
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Chest freezer and bread maker!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Chest freezer and bread maker!

I have been promised bread this weekend so fingers crossed!:)
by Gem
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Chest freezer and bread maker!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Chest freezer and bread maker!

Lol, just goes to show the difference between people and 'ish' people. Conveying my excitement about this to friends was met with head pats and 'ahh cute, Gem is excited about a freezer' remarks. :roll:

Roll on harvest time! :cheers:
by Gem
Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Chest freezer and bread maker!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Chest freezer and bread maker!

Haha, yes the bargin section at the supermarket will be a lot more interesting now I have more freezer space. I always see lots of piles of the same thing on offer but if you don't have a freezer you have to resign yourself to eating the same thing for a week!
by Gem
Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Chest freezer and bread maker!
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Chest freezer and bread maker!

Ahh I'm so excited!!! The OH's parents have just given us a mini chest freezer and bread maker! I have had real issues the last few years because I have had increasing amounts of produce but no space to store it but this year things will now be different! I have a pantry in my new place and now a ch...