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by Flo
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 8869

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: 8869

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: 8869

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: 8869

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: 26
Views: 9643

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: 5073

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: 26
Views: 9643

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.
by Flo
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Not been around for some time
Replies: 4
Views: 5073

Re: Not been around for some time

Nice to see you again. What can we interest you to talk about?
by Flo
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14846

Re: Growing in 2021

Fink that the rules changed on 1st January. It's the phytosanitary certificate that is causing the trouble. It all used to work under the general EU rules which applied to everyone. Now the UK has to do its own thing and showing that seed potatoes and plants meet the required regulations - well sh!t...
by Flo
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14846

Re: Growing in 2021

Got up to walk round as the knee gets like that in the middle of the knee - well somewhere near dawn or something. Anyway the snow has settled so not gardening weather. But the son-in-law raided the allotment shed yesterday and found a dozen potatoes from last year's crop that will keep for starting...
by Flo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 9643

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Exactly Ina. You can only be so self sufficientish. Even on the farm in my youth we had a 5% chance of outside "stuff" and something to do.
by Flo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 9643

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

No problems with food delivery. No problems with going out at present until the knee is trained. But it is boring. The real problem is that none of the village hall events have been able to start up again even when lock down rules are loosened. So there's no chat club for older folks, no craft club,...
by Flo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 9643

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

The gal's gone, starts her placement next week. We've just discovered we've got Covid in our village, so won't be venturing out for any reason. Stats up here - so many cases in the nearest four or so miles that this whole village could be laid up with the virus. We're in a real virus hot spot. Not ...
by Flo
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14846

Re: Growing in 2021

Excuse me but it was -7.0 here last night. That's just plain cold and not growing weather.
by Flo
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 9643

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Now that we are under a national lockdown, it's good to have had a big supermarket delivery on Tuesday that has left the cupboards bulging. May get some strange meals but shan't starve doing a live out of the cupboard challenge. As I'm only just a couple of days after the stitches have been taken ou...