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by battybird
Thu May 10, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Hello

Hi there and welcome! :wave: Sounds like a great project, dont forget to keep us posted!
by battybird
Wed May 09, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar panel installation
Replies: 4
Views: 2813

Solar panel installation

Have had a quote for 4KW solar installation on our east/west roof 12 panels on west and four on east (chimney shading part of the roof). They have quoted £6495 inc of everything. We would arrange our own scaffold as the roof has not been checked for a couple of years and OH wants to ensure it is all...
by battybird
Wed May 09, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from a 'townie'
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Hello from a 'townie'

Wellcome to ishers! :wave:
by battybird
Mon May 07, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: 1st time growing sweet potatoes from shop-bought tubers
Replies: 23
Views: 7879

Re: 1st time growing sweet potatoes from shop-bought tubers

Really interesting post, Demi! I found some "seed sweet potatoes" but they were so expensive I did not bother! :shock:
by battybird
Mon May 07, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What can you see from your window?
Replies: 60
Views: 11029

Re: What can you see from your window?

First picture is from our window in Kent (back garden) Front we can (just) see the sea.



And theother two are from our "other life" in Portugal...from February. Cannot wait to get out there again!
by battybird
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: LED Lightbulbs
Replies: 11
Views: 8481

Re: LED Lightbulbs

oldfella wrote:Just put some Lead light bulbs in, ceiling fell down, can anyone tell me what I did wrong :( :(
:lol: :lol:
by battybird
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes & Fish Heads
Replies: 12
Views: 1991

Re: Tomatoes & Fish Heads

Many years ago my in-laws were given some fish which they were supposed to cook and eat :roll: They did not like to say no (the friend could have given it to me...I love fresh caught fish!!) so took it and buried them quite deeply in their vegetable plot. The veg in the area grew huge compared with ...
by battybird
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from south east Kent
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: Hello from south east Kent

Hi Stickweave Yes the barn is habitable...now! Been a big project. the growing is good in our area, but we have not been able to grow as we are not over there enough to harvest or water what we plant. The neighbours use quite a bit of our land and give us veg etc when we go over. Got grapes and oliv...
by battybird
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from south east Kent
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: Hello from south east Kent

Hi and welcome! I am in East Kent not that far from you! Half hour or so! We also have a barn in central Portugal. This site is full of friendly inspiration :wave:
by battybird
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 10680

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

Depends on so much...money, diy ability what is there already...money!! We would extend the system on the outhouse and ut new one on main house!
by battybird
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pinterest
Replies: 26
Views: 4031

Re: Pinterest

G+ :dontknow: now I know I am out of touch, its like another language at times! Just as I feel confident someone throws another name in! :oops:
by battybird
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 27123

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

21. Closing the top of tetra packs (milk, juice) 22. holding bills together (need to be HUGE & strong in my house!) 23.Holding a teatowel in place by clipping to the shoulders instead of a bib. My Father-in-law has parkinsons and this is mum-in-laws answer to food spillage. We have now persuaded her...
by battybird
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fudge - ish
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: Fudge - ish

Wow, sounds lovely, and I have some beans which need using too! No Easter Eggs for my lot...fudge it is!
by battybird
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Discrediting very real isues with S***e
Replies: 32
Views: 3052

Re: Discrediting very real isues with S***e

This thread made me go searching for an advert I recorded years ago which was the opposite of the one which aggravated Trinder! Wish I could find the memory stick to share it... :oops: But...it was a man taking a child shopping in a supermarket, fairly realistic..child putting stuff in the trolley, ...
by battybird
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Perma/ishy lifestyle conflicts anyone ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Perma/ishy lifestyle conflicts anyone ?

[quote=. (Personally I get a buzz out of using the system against itself,making cars last for years,getting free offers then not doing any other business with the provider,buying with a credit card then paying at the end of the month etc.etc.)[/quote] Yea! a man after my own heart...I love using the...