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by Flo
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What is there to get rid of light fluff on black laundry?
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: What is there to get rid of light fluff on black laundry?

Old naval trick for inspections - we used the sticky side of Sellotape. Laborious but it did work so long as you had a bag to put the used stuff in handy when doing the job.
by Flo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 22
Views: 11097

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

I remember staying with the grandparents when I was pre-school and first school whilst mother worked. Granny was very frail but I remember seeing pictures of mother as a teenager in a dress made by granny. Next to them was a picture of me as a toddler in the dress cut down to fit. The best teddy I h...
by Flo
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Re: Has this forum died?

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:39 pm
Well done, Flo. I've heard they're quite good for tripping up those who can't do social distancing too. :wink: :lol:
Naughty! Naughty! Trouble is that would unbalance the user! :wink: :mrgreen:
by Flo
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Re: Has this forum died?

The sun shines, the breeze is only a zephyr and I went for a walk all the way round the block to the local shop on me crutches to practice and to buy a can of coke. For the fresh air and exercise you understand. And to obey the physio who says to practice with the crutches. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6416

Re: Supporting the Economy

I had to laugh at the physiotherapist who is keeping an eye on the knee exercises for the knee replacement done just before Christmas (2 days). We have snow, frost, ice and general winter weather. I said to her this week that I really needed a clear pavement outside to practice with the crutches as ...
by Flo
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Re: Has this forum died?

The local Facebook is following the tractor in town up hill. One of the local farmers has the contract to clear and grit the estates. Being on a north facing hill the town appreciates Tony and his big green tractor. He was defeated on Wednesday with the snow coming down behind him as fast as he clea...
by Flo
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Re: Has this forum died?

Hah the local Facebook is a mass of snowed under road reports, stuck cars, information on stuck buses, the local farmer who clears the uphill town roads saying it's coming down faster than he can clear, appropriate pictures to prove that going nowhere is the only possible option .... Trouble is that...
by Flo
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 7938

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

I think that the grandson's wedding has been put off again - was planned for May this year (moved on a year from 2020) but he's not hopeful. Think that he and the lady may make a fast visit to the nearest registry office and the party whenever things get better. Shame - obviously not going to get to...
by Flo
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Re: Has this forum died?

This is the river down the slope towards the railway station. The bridge is one of two "of historic interest" - too narrow for most traffic and replacing is not possible - would have to demolish the village hall at this end which is a listed building for starters (and the land owner at the other end...
by Flo
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Re: Has this forum died?

We have plenty of this on the local roads. And lots of potholes as a result after the fire service pumps things away. This is on a major bus route so does get cleared sooner than that.
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by Flo
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Re: Has this forum died?

Yep will give you the frost - it lay deep and white, crisp and even first thing. Then there was a smattering of snow on top. Seems to have lifted a bit now. Not that I'm going out on either the zimmer or the crutches as the replaced knee isn't steady enough for that sort of ground. I've been sat at ...
by Flo
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 6592

Has this forum died?

I look in regularly but not even the mice in the attic are posting.
by Flo
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 7938

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

That's bad about the surgery KL - especially if you can't ever get it put right. In this village all social activity is history at present with no sign of let up. You can be as self sufficient as you like till you run out of human contact. We aren't trained to live in isolation.
by Flo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Not been around for some time
Replies: 4
Views: 3791

Re: Not been around for some time

Can talk about gardening with the best of the rest of the world. Fowls are not my thing - not since leaving home and leaving keeping hens behind many years ago. Deceased husband was into showing bantams in his early days (and keeping goats) which I missed much to my happiness.
by Flo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 7938

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Someone elsewhere on the internet said that being tidy (!!!!!!!!) and putting the same things together stopped you buying another one when you didn't need it.

That sounds a bit like one of those Marie Kondo tidying up ideas to me but I do see what the intention is.