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by battybird
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 57706

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking perso

Found my last post nearly 2yrs ago! Have now taken early retirement and work as an agency nurse, as often as I need the money. Luckily there is always work and I pick and choose where and when. So much less stress, time to live instead of work, and other staff are pleased to see me instead of tellin...
by battybird
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Wilted cucumber plant
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Wilted cucumber plant

Flo wrote:Remember that cucumbers have more ways of dying than you can imagine - cure one and they will spring another on you. :mrgreen:
Gee thanks...will look forward to that! :icon_smile:
by battybird
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Wilted cucumber plant
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Wilted cucumber plant

Thanks all, have bought some F1 seeds..hopefully these will be more successful!
by battybird
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather!
Replies: 14
Views: 1159

Re: Weather!

We still have howling winds, and very local showers / storms. Last night I did a night shift and it was really cold..had to turn all the radiators on! Maybe the summer will start soon and go on till end November??
by battybird
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Wilted cucumber plant
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Wilted cucumber plant

Apparently its a miniture version and, despite coddling does seem to be rotten below the surface. Thanks Odsox, know which one to get next year or even this year if Dave can get over the grief! He never looks after plants as much as he has this one :(
by battybird
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Recession?What recession???
Replies: 32
Views: 3122

Re: Recession?What recession???

I agree with you Boboff, but I think a lot of people who complain dont do it to the right people...go to the top every time! They tend to be more defensive of their reputation especially if it is an owner. I ordered our first expensive sette and was told it would be eight weeks before delivery...12w...
by battybird
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Films kids *have* to see
Replies: 24
Views: 16294

Re: Films kids *have* to see

Men in Black 1,2 & 3. I know I shouldn't but I really like them. Why not? Has a sense of humour, silliness and a story, I love them too! Agree with all Roald Dahl inc. BFG and Witches. What about Lion King and the Walt Disney classic like Dumbo, Jungle book etc...especially for the younger kids. Th...
by battybird
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Wilted cucumber plant
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Wilted cucumber plant

We had a lovely, large, healthy looking cucumber plant growing in a pot. Have left it outside on sunny days and bring it in at night to protect it from the wind and rain. The other morning it had completely wilted and now looks terminally ill! No signs of disease, bugs and has not been over or under...
by battybird
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panel installation
Replies: 4
Views: 2772

Re: Solar panel installation

Actually, I did not even say which company and see there are several adverts..(at least on my page). I have held off for the moment as we are not sure that we want the panels on that particular roof although it means we can get 4kw...its much more visible. We have a smaller roof at the rear which is...
by battybird
Sun May 27, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The "Spanish Bank"
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: The "Spanish Bank"

That was exactly the problem with our acccount, we just accepted the transfer to Santander. I have every sympathy with Alliance & Leicester employees, I had a conversation with a former worker who had left as she hated the ethos and systems of Santander. Hope Pbf and P&P have a better experience whe...
by battybird
Sat May 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The "Spanish Bank"
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: The "Spanish Bank"

Had a bad experience with same bank and posted it on "small things that annoy you". You have my sympathy, after several months I finally managed to transfer to another bank who get great reveiws for customer service and actually really deserve them. AND they paid me £100 for joining! Vote with your ...
by battybird
Fri May 25, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Pallet Computer Desk!
Replies: 9
Views: 4087

Re: Pallet Computer Desk!

Very impressed! Did you find the glass first and decide to make it into a desk or did you have the pallet and look for the glass? I am jealous, our "converted" (hole drilled in the back for all the cables) bureaux cost £120! (it is sort of antique)
by battybird
Fri May 25, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: "Army"dillos
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: "Army"dillos

boboff wrote:I am in Love!

Dime Bars, I think it's a US choc Bar, Goooeeey on the outside crunchey on the inside, like Armadillos! It's an obscure Advertising refernence from the UK in the 90's Sorry....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daim_bar
I had forgotten that advert..
by battybird
Fri May 25, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: "Army"dillos
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: "Army"dillos

I will not complain about the pigeons or moles again..promise!! Are they discouraged by lights or even electric fencing...thinking of solar powered...I know it deters wild boars in Portugal?
by battybird
Thu May 24, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: @@@**!! Birds and sweet corn!
Replies: 0
Views: 591

@@@**!! Birds and sweet corn!

Accidentally left the trays of sweetcorn plants out last night and this morning there are only about 4/25 left! Anyone got a couple of buzzards I can hire? Also our wisteria (about 5yrs old) actually poroduced flower spikes this year...till the birds got them! OH is now grumbling if I put any birdfo...