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by ina
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 4064

Re: A nation of hoarders

All my Terry Pratchetts??? Oh no!

ANd those half finished jumpers - and loads of clothes that need repairing, or altering...
by ina
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: Random wine

It is lower than that most of the time. Below 15 again yesterday... (It's August, you know!)

Well, as soon as I have some energy again, I'll try and find all my wine making kit. It's somewhere in this house. But since I've not had any energy for the past 18 months or so, I'm not very hopeful.
by ina
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: Random wine

Well, what you do need though is a certain temperature. Last and this summer were reasonably warm, so I thought I should try to make wine again. Unfortunately I've been unwell all that time and needed all my energy to go to work. I wouldn't buy stuff to make wine from - the point is to use all that ...
by ina
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 4064

Re: A nation of hoarders

Oh no - I couldn't do that! There's hundreds and hundreds of books alone, and I couldn't give away at least half of them... But I agree, it might be something you learned in childhood. My parents went through two wars, with all the shortages you can think of. My mother took it to an extreme; she did...
by ina
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: Random wine

As far as I know the cost of living is higher in Oz all round.... Difficult to compare. Taxes etc don't necessarily make things more expensive. Scotch whisky is cheaper in Germany than here!
by ina
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: Random wine

Well, I'll certainly make more of an effort to make wine in future... For various reasons I didn't do that this year.
by ina
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: Random wine

Excise is based on the volume of alcohol (proof) in the product; It's 50p per unit of alcohol now. Not much change for decent wine. What's gone up most is cheap spirits (like the ones you'd use for liqueur!) and strong cider. Might mean that some people drink less. In Germany I used to buy pure alc...
by ina
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

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

Yep, definitely self sufficient in rain today. :toothy2:
by ina
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: Random wine

A bottle (0.7 ltrs) of 40% spirit is £14.00 since the introduction of the minimum pricing. Used to be £10.00 - and that was a lot more expensive than in Germany, for example...
by ina
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'eyup
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: 'eyup

Hi Michael - it's never too late to make a start - great you've discovered the joys of container gardening, and welcome to the forum! :wave:
by ina
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: Random wine

I used to make liqueurs like that - but there is no inexpensive booze here anymore, so it's really too expensive these days.
by ina
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 6544

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Yep - black currants here, too. And red currants. And gooseberries, and a few raspberries, and some rhubarb...
by ina
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

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

I prefer poppy seeds. That's one of the things I miss in Scotland - poppy seed cake. Well, I could bake some, of course.
by ina
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

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

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 am
I'll swap you. :lol:
Yeah - much more pleasant to pull out poppies! In fact, I'm always reluctant to get rid of them they look so attractive. They are choking my poor tomatoes to death, though.
by ina
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

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

True - I only get the odd thistle. Mind you, the poppies are taking over - waiting for the drugs police to arrive...