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by merlin
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Hello from Brighton

Hello and welcome
by merlin
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 34823

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

So who did we think should be responsible for children’s diets? Was it the parents, the school, the government or the producers and advertisers of jolly tasty products. Or shall we just hope is goes away?
by merlin
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where to go?
Replies: 29
Views: 3624

Re: Where to go?

It is a shame it come to that, I can't believe it is that bad! I suppose I have got used to normal living here. I do remember how difficult it can be though. On our allotments we were able to keep pigs, three of the committee people had a pig. We went on a pig course at a place called pig paradise t...
by merlin
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where to go?
Replies: 29
Views: 3624

Re: Where to go?

It’s interesting about Greece, I don’t pretend to know much about the politics of any country, but something is happening there. We (in Bulgaria) are getting quite a few Greeks and experts resettling from there. Perhaps it is because we are an hour or so from the border, close to home for them perha...
by merlin
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where to go?
Replies: 29
Views: 3624

Re: Where to go?

Pretty much the same as the riff raff element. I didn’t leave the UK because I hated it, or because I couldn’t find a job. My children are grown up now so I decided to give this a go. It was a funny thing, I was in my allotment one day with one of my daughters and the chap in the next allotment call...
by merlin
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer
Replies: 10
Views: 2876

Re: Beer

It was something like that, I have been unable to find it again though.
by merlin
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer
Replies: 10
Views: 2876

Re: Beer

The stuff which most people worry about is Bisphenol A, which is found in the stiff, usually opaque, water bottles so beloved of campers and hikers. However, the plastic used in those is polycarbonate. Bisphenol A is NOT found in PET and cannot, therefore, leach into anything from it. There is no r...
by merlin
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Perpetual onions
Replies: 10
Views: 5186

Perpetual onions

Does anybody know anything about perpetual onions. A very dear friend of mine will be bringing me some out in April and I really want to keep them going. I understand that one peels them off as required? Any information on that one would be gratefully received.
by merlin
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Safe Injection Sites.
Replies: 13
Views: 4686

Re: Safe Injection Sites.

Well dun demi, you shood keep doin the rite thing.
by merlin
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer
Replies: 10
Views: 2876

Re: Beer

I brew my own, in terms of keeping the beer, I have been going from bottle to plastic keg for years. I like the idea of the bottles, it feels nice to open a bottle, but the residue can be a bit of a pain, depending on the recipe how lashed I am etc. Last year I tried the pet bottles that Gregorach m...
by merlin
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Beware! Laundry in Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 6053

Re: Beware! Laundry in Progress

marshlander wrote:Honestly, what next? Better not use a steam iron either then, that puts pints of water into the air. .
No she won't have it, I told her it was for her own good, but no, she just will not iron outside, we have a power point and everything!
by merlin
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 34823

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

[quote="MKG"]No amount of public education or allowing totally unqualified people a say in things they don't understand is going to change the reality of the situation. Some people have medical conditions which cause obesity, but the massive (see what I did there?) majority of obese people are as th...
by merlin
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Fight obesity like tobacco
Replies: 180
Views: 34823

Re: Fight obesity like tobacco

oldjerry wrote:Whereas here you need to have been thrashed at the right school,belong to the right club,and have political opinons somewhere to the right of Kublai Khan.
Lol
by merlin
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Drawing a UK state pension from abroad
Replies: 19
Views: 3758

Re: Drawing a UK state pension from abroad

Yes you can, as I said you apply for your pension in the last country you worked in. What happens in theory is that the country that pays gets a percentage from all the other countries you worked in prior to retiring. So if you go back to the UK just before retirement age and either get a job or si...