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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    mardatha
    Yep, don't do neat rows, just make them all look like "plants". I used to try and do the expensive stuff but then changed back to tatties, onions, leeks, and odd green stuff for soup, as that is what we eat. We don't even like salad so no point in lettuce. Food prices going up now/soon is a big threat I think. The other major prep is electricity prices, that's next on my hit list.
    *sharpening my wee fangs today and feeling ratty*
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 8th Mar 17, 2:22 PM
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    Karmacat
    Yay to the Rattiness of Mar - a wonderful, fearsome thing

    Am offline for a week now, peeps - I'd hoped to do more, but I need to be off. Happy Prepping.
    Retired August 2016
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Mar 17, 2:49 PM
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    mardatha
    I am a wee sweet old lady! Cute and cuddly!
    .... if sometimes a wee tad
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 8th Mar 17, 2:53 PM
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    monnagran
    I am a wee sweet old lady! Cute and cuddly!
    .... if sometimes a wee tad
    Originally posted by mardatha
    And I'm the Queen of Sheba. And always, always, always sensible and dignified. Someone find an emoticon for sensible and dignified please.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Witless
    • By Witless 8th Mar 17, 5:37 PM
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    Witless
    ..... #2 a week (hmm, my pound sign has disappeared) ...
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    You can use Alt codes - press Alt and type 156, this will give you £
    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 8th Mar 17, 6:26 PM
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    Chieveley
    for "the queen of sheba"
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 8th Mar 17, 6:37 PM
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    DigForVictory
    I try for neat rows, but m'husband drilled a smegging great board full of neat holes to plant his cereals exactly the correct spacing & has insisted that this year he'll plant the pea crop as my perfectly healthy colourful & edible crop was Too Untidy...
    Come TEOTWAWKI, am I allowed to take up compassionate cannibalism? Or drain various people for dried blood?

    Neither cute nor dignified but can usually get a brew together, even in pretty inauspicious circumstances.
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 8th Mar 17, 7:13 PM
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    GreyQueen
    I feel your pain, we have an ex-military man on the lotties and his straight lines of crops (and paths) are mathematically perfect with not a leaf out of place. Shows the rest of us up something chronic.

    I do try for mostly straight lines but am somewhat challenged by having a plot which isn't a true rectangle and a habit of putting rows of veggies which drift towards the right.

    Howsomever, my archery is improving weekly and I got four golds in one go yestereve (aka bullseyes) so come the zombie apocalypse, there will bunnies for tea, side-salads of dent de lion and davey crocket-style chapeaux a-plenty.

    ETA; do you get the double-quote marks when you press the £ sign? If you do, you £ will be behind the (") marks. It's annoying but easily fixable as you're keyboard will have defaulted to US English. If you change your settings to UK English the problem will disappear - had to do this on Dad's pooter one time. Of course, if it isn't that, I have no idea where your ££££ have gone - has the Chancellor taken them?!
    Last edited by GreyQueen; 08-03-2017 at 7:33 PM.
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    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • Witless
    • By Witless 8th Mar 17, 8:12 PM
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    Witless
    ETA; do you get the double-quote marks when you press the £ sign? If you do, you £ will be behind the (") marks. It's annoying but easily fixable as you're keyboard will have defaulted to US English. If you change your settings to UK English the problem will disappear - had to do this on Dad's pooter one time. Of course, if it isn't that, I have no idea where your ££££ have gone - has the Chancellor taken them?!
    Originally posted by GreyQueen
    Looked like she was getting # - using that key might work but sometimes when keyboards go skewiff it's easier just to use the Alt (or more correctly the ASCII) codes.

    http://www.theasciicode.com.ar/

    As for the Chancellor and the missing £££s - isn't that what the barstewards do to everybody?
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 8th Mar 17, 9:23 PM
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    GQ, hurrah on 4 golds! Sometimes I think I'd get straighter lines planting with arrowholes. Himself isn't Wrong when he says the peas are wobbly, but the frames I assemble are from sticks available & they undulate & then wibble in the breezes.
    • Si Clist
    • By Si Clist 9th Mar 17, 7:24 AM
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    Si Clist
    ... then wibble in the breezes.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    Wonderful!
    A positive attitude might not solve all your problems, but it'll annoy enough people to make the effort worthwhile
    • jk0
    • By jk0 9th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    jk0
    Orange Email is closing
    Well this is a flaming nuisance:

    http://ee.co.uk/help/mobile-and-home-connections/broadband-gallery-mobile-broadband/email/email-closure?intcam=ON_EE_E_Orange_email_closure_infomr email_textlink-2017-01-11

    I've had the same 'Freeserve' email address for about 15 years now. Can you imagine the work to notify every correspondent, (and for them to amend their records) about this?

    Google seem keen to give me a free email address, but I think it would freak me out that they were reading my emails. What supplier would you guys suggest?
    Last edited by jk0; 09-03-2017 at 6:51 PM.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 9th Mar 17, 7:24 PM
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    Bedsit Bob
    What supplier would you guys suggest?
    Originally posted by jk0
    Have you tried Freeola?

    http://freeola.com/free-webmail-account/

    Check out the cool email domains they offer.
    Last edited by Bedsit Bob; 09-03-2017 at 10:25 PM.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - £1161
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 9th Mar 17, 9:21 PM
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    DigForVictory
    zoho are free too, but watch what else you sign up for.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 11th Mar 17, 5:16 PM
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    Bedsit Bob
    Heated Travel Mug.
    Saw one of these in the shop earlier.



    Just made a brew in it, and am going to leave it running till tomorrow morning, to see if the drink is still hot.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - £1161
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 11th Mar 17, 7:10 PM
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    thriftwizard
    Now that'd be very useful when I'm doing a market!
    Angie

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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 11th Mar 17, 7:27 PM
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    Bedsit Bob
    Now that'd be very useful when I'm doing a market!
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    I got mine at the local Post Office, but they're available (albeit a couple of quid more expensive) on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/STAINLESS-HEATED-TRAVEL-CHARGER-COLOUR/dp/B00FCRFSPS/ref=s9_simh_gw_g263_i5_r?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh& pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=6G5WFHNB28 PCFDA68S1G&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=16f14aeb-bd11-4e9e-8c26-9ca0139074ee&pf_rd_i=desktop

    There is a cheaper one, but it only works off the car lighter socket.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-450ml-Plug-Mug-Adaptor/dp/B0098L9KW6/ref=pd_vtph_263_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID =G3761NCYDWKQ9DVJCPNP
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - £1161
    • westcoastscot
    • By westcoastscot 11th Mar 17, 9:22 PM
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    westcoastscot
    Hi <waving> not been online much recently, between longer work hours, time spent in the garden and sewing to update my wardrobe.
    Prices are sky-rocketing here, but am hopeful my garden will be productive soon - chicks are laying again and can now be uncovered, although food and water still covered. I'm finding them a bit hard work these days, so going to go back to a deep litter system i think, with
    foraging beds off it (veg beds that need turned over).

    Arthritis flaring a bit too, so on the list is some financial planning so I can retire early if I need to.

    Hope all well with you :-)
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 11th Mar 17, 10:14 PM
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    mardatha
    Wondered how you were doing WCS. I had my hens on the deep litter system too, it made sense to me when I read up on it.
    I did some tidying in the garden but was too cold a wind for me to enjoy it so I decided to leave it for a bit yet. Going to the garden centre in Duns when I get paid, will buy a load of compost and topsoil there to refresh my veg patch. They deliver free anywhere in the Borders.
    I'm thinking of laying in a stash of non-food stuff, like shampoo and soap powder and alcan foil and clingfilm etc. At the rate stuff is going up then it can't go wrong.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 12th Mar 17, 12:07 AM
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    Bedsit Bob
    A stash of cooking foil is very useful, in the event of a water supply failure/drought.
    My job is Top Secret. Even I don't know what I'm doing.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - £1161
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