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by Flo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

Bad planning Odsox - it takes thought and planning to be even self sufficientish. :lol:
by Flo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

On the other hand we walked or cycled everywhere or if it was too far, caught a bus. Now it's jump in the car and spew CO2 and NO in the process. I'm pretty sure the last time I was on a bus would have been in the early 70's, and on a bike ... probably about 1961. So most definitely swings and roun...
by Flo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

So - where do you start with being self sufficient. Probably not by reading books on the subject as these all seem to be for the seriously well off who can build a house which heats itself, cleans itself, has its own rainwater collecting system, deals with its own sanitation - you know the sort of t...
by Flo
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Just saying Hello from Brittany, France
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Just saying Hello from Brittany, France

Hi Beewoman, I'd say that your extended livestock is enough to keep you busy. Having grown up as a farmer's daughter I appreciate anyone who keeps sheep as they have many ways to kill themselves. With that lot you won't have room for goats. Now goats are fun. If you like entertaining teenagers. :win...
by Flo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

Very High Winds. We do get them here and the greenhouse has been caught again. Sometimes the strong winds come up the entry passage between me and next door's back garden with more force than required. This time we seem to have lost the roof panel totally - it's not glass and we usually find it park...
by Flo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: The repair shop

It's the time and effort ( and the money) spent for very little real value that could be better spent repairing something people will actually use. I wonder if these programmes are designed to give people ideas above their station as used to be said. Like making people in two/three bed semis in the...
by Flo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: The repair shop

I'm sure that if they showed people how to repair perfectly mundane items there would be complaints about putting normal trades people out of work. Age UK used to run a "Men in Sheds" scheme which allowed people to get together to do simple repairs on household items where someone knew how to to it ...
by Flo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Today I Dug Up...

Early to bed then before the midnight pips?
by Flo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Re: Phone apps

Ah tis the text message that is important for me.
by Flo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Today I Dug Up...

:lol: What size van?
by Flo
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: Today I Dug Up...

Viper isn't going to be fit to celebrate all night to see the new year in then.
by Flo
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Re: Phone apps

Yep it's amazing how many things don't work any more or become something you need to pay for when you upgrade. The mobile phone has to be the worst offender.
by Flo
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 23
Views: 3227

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

The allotments are definitely self sufficient in weeds of various sorts. Luckily they are mostly the easy to remove sort. Trouble is that I've been off the road for a couple of months with a knee replacement and am not yet fully up to speed with gardening.
by Flo
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crab apple jelly ...well it was
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Crab apple jelly ...well it was

Well if you are still here, posting fit and well through the next week then it might be worth coming up with an answer. :mrgreen:

But what's this with toast on Christmas Day? Scrooge doing the catering?
by Flo
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 8246

Re: Pet gripes

Can I add consultants who are running an hour and a bit late at the hospital? Let him off though as he's happy that there's no trouble with the replaced knee. That's the only good side.