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by battybird
Thu May 24, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: B-----ds
Replies: 41
Views: 6109

Re: B-----ds

Personally, I think they should also stop cars driving within 50 miles of any estate that has pheasants, cos I am sure that there are more roadkill than buzzards kill! :iconbiggrin: Stupid birds are always either running or landing on the road in front of our car. I am sure common sense will rule......
by battybird
Thu May 24, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Quick question

Our compost heap in Portugal NEVER has worms though and we have never seen a worm and very few slugs in the land either even after rain when there are loads on the grass in UK. It is very sandy / rocky, is this why? Any idea if it is possible to persuade them to visit our compost...it is lovely and ...
by battybird
Wed May 23, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Decluttering garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3743

Re: Decluttering garage sale

Wow, thats an impressive garage sale! I would never have dared get all my clutter out in one batch...got rid of it via freecycle in small batches and had a small table in bootfair!
by battybird
Wed May 23, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Quick question

My understanding is that there will be worms around as long as the compost is warm and on dirt / grass. But I expect there will be more definitive answers arriving soon! :flower:
by battybird
Wed May 16, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Favourite board games.
Replies: 41
Views: 6237

Re: Favourite board games.

Missed this thread before. I love Othello, took ours to Portugal only to discover half the counters had got lost somewhere. Been looking for ages to get some more from charity shops but with no luck! Dont suppose anyone has some they dont want??? Also love the Viking Game and scrabble (but OH hates ...
by battybird
Tue May 15, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Hi John & welcome :wave:
Where in Europe are you planning to settle?
by battybird
Tue May 15, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: debt collection agencies - advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2414

Re: debt collection agencies - advice needed

CCG, I beleive you can ask Royal Mail to intercept letters addressed to her at the sorting office. Might be worth a try. Had the same problem with past occupant of our house..and my son who was a postie arranged this for us. I agree with Boboff (keep doing that!) the credit card companies have a lot...
by battybird
Mon May 14, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood burning cooking heating hot water stove
Replies: 12
Views: 7345

Re: Wood burning cooking heating hot water stove

Ooh, forget the woodburner...I want a Tow-a-Vardo! The do woodburners look good too and as, Boboff says, not very expensive with great reviews!
by battybird
Mon May 14, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hey hey hey
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: hey hey hey

boboff wrote:I scanned a mirror the other day, all I got was a picture of the indside of a scanner!
You have obviously succumbed to the weather, or else boredom!! :lol: :roll:
Having said that....I wonder what I can scan??

Welcome to ishers, Alex! :wave:
by battybird
Mon May 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 64119

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Povester wrote:No telly, three boys (4, 6, 9), quality box sets we watch as a family, Father Ted, The Simpsons etc. My youngest son does a superb Father Jack impression. Get rid of the telly, oh go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on....
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by battybird
Mon May 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hot Bed experiment - waddaya think ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Hot Bed experiment - waddaya think ?

Sounds like a good plan! Let us know how it goes!
by battybird
Mon May 14, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Log piles
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: Log piles

Cute...we did not take photos as the mum had actually had them in a small gap between the logs which were in danger of collapsing and crushing them when we removed wood for the fire! Emergency removal took place into a black bin on its side (mum was off somewhere) and when she returned we made lots ...
by battybird
Mon May 14, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog cruelty?
Replies: 29
Views: 16300

Re: Dog cruelty?

I've seen bears being trained to "dance" (Eastern Turkey about 25 years ago) and the comparison is a ludicrous one. Dogs - I believe - seem to enjoy the interaction, so I can't see it as being cruel unless the training methods employed use violence. Training dogs to fight, for example, is cruel; tr...
by battybird
Sun May 13, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Log piles
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: Log piles

A couple of years ago, we cleared a space to park the car and, under the huge pile of pine cuttings, unearthed a nest of slow worms, a scorpion, centipedes as well as the usual earwigs etc. Oh and recently there was a ferral cat which had a litter of kittens in the woodpile for our burner! succesful...
by battybird
Sun May 13, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 64119

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Just caught this thread, and have to admit to being schizophrenic about TV. In UK we have one which OH watches a fair bit especially since he has been ill. In portugal we have no TV, no internet (unless I sit in the neighbours grandsons bedroom and access their wi-fi! A little cosy and as he gets ol...