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by happyhippy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Bicarbonate of Soda
Replies: 14
Views: 12768

Re: Bicarbonate of Soda

I've recently made this spray,and its nothing short of a miracle!I make up a batch and decant into my old eco spray bottles.I use it on kitchen surfaces,spray the toilets,and bathroom,clean the fridge etc with it. I make up a thick paste using the same ingredients,so with everything added,it probabl...
by happyhippy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 22
Views: 14618

Re: Mattresses

I've brought a 2nd hand double mattress for my spare room.We went to view it,really nice (posh)modern house.The couple selling it had it in their spare room,and wanted to turn that room into a nursery as they were about to have their first baby.The mattress was an expensive brand,hardly used.The bed...
by happyhippy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 7632

Re: Well, poop!

I lost some crops that I had planted out at the end of April.Was always told to wait until mid April when the last frosts had passed.I decided to wait until end of April,was then hit with a frost over 2 nights,probably lost a third of my plants.
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry detergents
Replies: 13
Views: 11019

Re: Laundry detergents

baldybloke wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Just bought in bulk from Ecotopia, part of the Ecotricity franchise. Excellent service with next day delivery.
BB,I just tried to find Ecotopia and it appears its now closed.
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 15
Views: 18848

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

Ok thanks will look out for them.
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 81
Views: 70651

Re: No rubbish fortnight

I re use charity bags to line my kitchen bins with,I sort my house out every 6 mths so usually don't have spare stuff to give away.I am going to buy a sticker "No junk Mail"for my front door.
by happyhippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 15
Views: 18848

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

These sound good but where do you buy Methi and Kalongi?
by happyhippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 90463

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Yes I close my house up,and spend the day inside with headphones on.Even when I'm outside,if I wish to listen to music I wear my headphones do I don't disturb anyone!My husband and I are probably too considerate.My favourite part of the day is dawn.No background noise,just lovely birdsong.
by happyhippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 90463

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I think people can't cope with peace and quiet these days Ina.I remember one holiday we were on,they had a quiet pool.No music,adults only,bliss! Well it was until a couple plonked themselves onto sunbeds right next to us,then proceeded to turn on a phone,and play music full volume. We've got a neig...
by happyhippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 90463

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Oh sorry to hear that Ina.I'd love to be tv free,but unfortunately I think my husband would struggle,especially in the evenings.I've just started listening to Radio 4 podcasts via my laptop,which I'm really enjoying.In our town,we have a leisure centre which has an indoor pool.I keep meaning to go,a...
by happyhippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 7
Views: 3683

Re: Estate agencies

Sorry GA,she did'nt physically take us,I meant it as "She showed us"!Your house sounds very nice!We watch "A Place In The Sun".Its amusing at the start of the show,when presenters go through a verbal check list of what the buyers want/don't want.One couple made a strong point of not wanting to look/...
by happyhippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 7
Views: 3683

Re: Estate agencies

We recently experienced this.Gave the estate agent our budget,she took us to the first house which was within budget.Following house was double the price!Do they assume we have a money tree?We won't get everything we want in a house,so are willing to sacrifice,but double the price?I don't think so.
by happyhippy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 15
Views: 13787

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

Hmmm good question GA! I'm going to assume its Florence,as I specifically brought it to eat the bulb part.Its at my allotment,so I will need to double check the label.Oh dear.....I'm new to Fennel,hope it Florence!haha
by happyhippy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 20679

Re: Onions

I planted the sets I think back in March.yes they're already forming bulbs Odsox,so I've cut out the stem that has the flower on it.(Flowers havent come out yet,but I could see the end of the stem was swollen,and I've had this issue many times.
by happyhippy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 15
Views: 13787

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

I've got Fennel growing this year.First time for me.Any ideas on how big it should grow before harvesting?I know it grows tall,but wondering if people leave it to grow that tall for a more structural look to their gardens.I'd like to harvest it before it gets too tough.