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by Skippy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

Sorry if I've offended anyone by calling their reaction negative. It's more that the majority of comments on forums , both this one and others , are along the lines of "they haven't thought about X , Y and Z , they haven't thought about people with caravans , seven kids , goats or those who hav...
by Skippy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

I expected the reaction to be negative on some of the other forums I use but I seriously expected this to be viewed a bit more positively on this one. We are talking about something that's the best part of a quarter of a century away , it's not like it's going to happen in a couple of years. I've se...
by Skippy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Angle grinder
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Angle grinder

:oops: double post
by Skippy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Angle grinder
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Angle grinder

I've used angle grinders for many years and while I've never had an accident I would most heartily concur on the potential dangers. I'm not sure how hard those locks are but allow for a couple of discs I would say as metal discs do seem to wear quickly. One other thing I will add is to watch where t...
by Skippy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Onduline roofing
Replies: 7
Views: 2438

Re: Onduline roofing

I'm assuming that as this thread is six years old Jess has more than likely sorted out her roof but I will chuck in my tuppence worth. A very similar product is coroline , virtually the same in fact , same size sheets , same material but ever so slightly difference in the profile. Both are corrugate...
by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: Guilty pleasures

Get thee behind me satan .
That sounds very nice indeed, I'll go off and try it and report back when I'm twenty stone .
by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: Guilty pleasures

Dried mango , my daughter came home recently saying her friend had some in her lunchbox and she tried it and loved it and could we get some. We did and yes I'd agree it's hard to stop eating it. Going to have to try making some.
by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Buy and sell precious metals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Buy and sell precious metals?

Ok found it , a lot of it is admittedly a bit tin foil hatty and deals with societal collapse but read through and it does speak about gold and silver.
http://ferfal.blogspot.co.uk/2008/10/th ... -2005.html
by Skippy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Buy and sell precious metals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Buy and sell precious metals?

And gold is supposed to be a pretty good investment as the price of gold should only ever increase. From what I've read the price can fluctuate but the value remains pretty much constant. I know that sounds a little bit odd but it was explained as thus, 2000 years ago in Rome an ounce of gold would...
by Skippy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: Guilty pleasures

When left alone and not forced to have a "proper" Sunday lunch there's nothing I like better than beans on toast with a sprinkling of cheese and brown sauce.
by Skippy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

Three panels down although to be fair two of those were only just holding in the post as the post was damaged in the last winds when next doors tree fell on it. Other than that bits of the garden have been rearranged a little but nothing to worry about. On the other hand working at a house barely ha...
by Skippy
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Instant allotment.
Replies: 0
Views: 786

Instant allotment.

I've been hearing the Halifax rewards squad ads on the radio for a while now and one story is about a woman with a son that has a restrictive diet. Her husband applied to the scheme as she would have liked to grow some food for her son herself. On the radio you hear her say that she has an allotment...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 2248

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Yes filling or rather refilling a plastic liner seems at the very least problematic . I've reused them for water but probably as much got spilt as actually went in , not something I'd want happening with my wine. Also once out of their box the liners seem a tad vulnerable for storing anything precio...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 2248

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

To be honest I've not heard of those Novatwist tops , probably need to check those out. The possibility of the glass breaking is something I'd read on the web but as the screwtop bottles I've got all have larger necks than my corkable bottles it's not something that's concerned me overly much. I hav...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 2248

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Yes I prefer corked bottles when brought . Maybe I don't spend enough time looking around off licences but in my own limited experience more wine seems to be sold in screwtops these days. I mentioned that I have been using plastic corks since the '80's without problems. I did also use cork but have ...

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