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by ina
Mon Feb 20, 2023 7:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: back after a long sabatical
Replies: 3
Views: 18304

Re: back after a long sabatical

Ah yes - getting older isn't fun... I've been on sick leave now for 9 months. The garden looks awful - not that I usually am a very tidy gardener, but it's worse now. And I don't know what the NHS is doing, but they don't have time for people like me who can manage on their own, even if I'm not stro...
by ina
Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 161127

Re: Country Wines

That's similar to the German rum pot (Rumtopf): https://mygerman.recipes/traditional-german-rum-pot-rumtopf/ We always used 54% rum for that - dark rum, of course - only found that in Scotland once, in Lidl's (and they asked me at the till if I really wanted 3 bottles of that :) ). Sugar should be h...
by ina
Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I seem to be back
Replies: 10
Views: 74436

Re: I seem to be back

This is strange - I hadn't got any notices for ages, and now all of a sudden - I had tried to log on at some point, but for whatever reason couldn't... So here I am. Hopefully a bit more often. :)
by ina
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329787

Re: Got the Signoff...

Weeds are a prominent feature of my spaces... I think the worst thing is that I'm actually quite fond of a couple of types as long as all the crops/plants are getting along OK Same here - I just fear that the neighbours think it's all wrong... The height of gardening for them is a bit of sterile la...
by ina
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329787

Re: Got the Signoff...

Excellent - I'm pleased for you.
by ina
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 10
Views: 93716

Re: Chickens

Very unusual. Maybe you can start a new breed?
by ina
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 53
Views: 171141

Re: Pet gripes

Strangely enough, the cheap ones I get from Lidl seem to be doing really well... Mine sometimes get slightly damaged from working in the lab (acid etc), so I won't wear anything expensive.
by ina
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Not Self Sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 67043

Re: Not Self Sufficient

So many of the older folks don't do online ordering for food, online banking even on the phone. Technology doesn't help granny of 90 without family close by. And none of that is any use during a power cut, anyway. I hate this craze of "card payments only" that even some of the smaller sho...
by ina
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329787

Re: Got the Signoff...

Ina - up here all the cafes/pubs/care homes are advertising jobs on the minimum wage. I wouldn't like to guarantee that anyone will be able to get a Christmas meal out easily with decent service or that grandparents in care homes will be well looked after. Same here. It used to be that casual jobs ...
by ina
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 52
Views: 329787

Re: Got the Signoff...

You are right about the food prices - I've been noticing it for a while... Must make more of an effort next year. I wish I could reduce my hours, too; I'm just getting too old for all this stress at work. Flat out at the moment. And of course they can't afford to employ another lab assistant - oh no...
by ina
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old shoes - what to do?
Replies: 8
Views: 47074

Re: Old shoes - what to do?

Thanks for that info - I'll have to look into that a bit more closely. Might even be an idea for my place of work... Especially as they say in any condition is accepted!
by ina
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 66988

Re: selfsufficientish base for sale, Scotland

Everybody on the move? I envy you... I think I'll be stuck with my council house forever. Nevermind, could be worse.
by ina
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old shoes - what to do?
Replies: 8
Views: 47074

Re: Old shoes - what to do?

That's great! I actually chucked some out not so long ago...
by ina
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 72419

Re: DIY Energy

I'm glad that I still manage to live in somewhat cold environments... I rarely had any heating on last winter. The de-humidifier helps massively - don't know how I would manage without it these days. (Helps to get washing dry in winter, too.) Still, I've been warned that I can expect the electricity...
by ina
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: DIY Energy
Replies: 16
Views: 72419

Re: DIY Energy

That will be interesting to find out. Reduced evaporation might even be beneficial... Wonder whether they've done an impact assessment?