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by madasafish
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happiness is.....
Replies: 22
Views: 2585

Re: Happiness is.....

Lovely link..Thanks..

It's all very well consulting people. How many will tell you they want to see their own benefits/wages/pension frozen or cut?
None.

Economic neccessity means at times you cannot have what you want.

See the Irish as a terrible example.
by madasafish
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: party invite
Replies: 61
Views: 6440

Re: party invite

People get the politicians they deserve... In the good times, anyone who dared to suggest that living on borrowed money was a bad thing was howled down and politicians who suggested prudent spending were not listened to.. Politicians only reflect the mood of the voters.. IF the Irish Government fall...
by madasafish
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chocolate.
Replies: 12
Views: 2001

Re: Chocolate.

Chocolate without Turkish Delight is like a rose without scent.
by madasafish
Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Nearly Winter, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 150
Views: 14472

Re: Nearly Winter, Bits and Bobs.

-2C here. Nice and crisp for running. Looking forward to snow running..
by madasafish
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: party invite
Replies: 61
Views: 6440

Re: party invite

Pyjamas? Not needed..

Leave them behind..

I'll bring my toothbrush...:-)
by madasafish
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: How often do you get your motor mower serviced?
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: How often do you get your motor mower serviced?

I never GET it serviced. I diy. Costs about £1 in oil annually Occasionally new air filter - every 4-5 years £4. I sharpen blades myself. Takes 2 hours for each mower.. My youngest one is 12 and pretty good. Atco Balmoral bought s/h. My oldest is 37 and still going strong..Was my father's - Hayteret...
by madasafish
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: party invite
Replies: 61
Views: 6440

Re: party invite

I'll bring the gin and dancing girls..


Who's doing the entertainment?
by madasafish
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: raspberry beetle
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

Re: raspberry beetle

I have been growing raspberries for about 30 years.. Used to have lots of beetle problems.. Don't spray and have not done for about 15 years and still have a few but not a major issue. No chickens.. but lots of wild birds and a male pheasant likes hiding between the canes...and presumably eating wha...
by madasafish
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How old are your joints?
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: How old are your joints?

18 years younger.

Regular running, yoga, and exercises , cod liver oil supplements and a mixed diet make me .. well feel younger..
by madasafish
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: What do you do to test meat?
Replies: 14
Views: 5373

Re: What do you do to test meat?

We cut it,,, and then turn it over so the cut is not visible....
by madasafish
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hoping you are all OK after the high winds.
Replies: 14
Views: 1801

Re: Hoping you are all OK after the high winds.

One lilac - broken at bottom. Dead.
2 broken fence panels - next door's :-)

Err.. that's it.

Just a normal winter squall here...Anything under 80mph is unremarkable...we get them every winter...
by madasafish
Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Hydroponic Nutrients
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Hydroponic Nutrients

The cannabis growing ones seem very good.

No I don't grow cannabis (!) but I fell heir to some in 20 litre containers (don't ask).. and they appeared to work well on flowers...
by madasafish
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Battery driven chain saw
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: Battery driven chain saw

Li-ion batteries are the only batteries for any tool you rarely use.

Unfortunately, for a chain saw, any battery costing under £150 is likely to be too small...

So any chainsaw under £250 is unlikely to be either big enough or have a wothwhile battery life....
by madasafish
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: BONFIRE ASH
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: BONFIRE ASH

I save mine till spring... kept in old plastic dustbin.. Then apply to rasps...
by madasafish
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 39
Views: 4847

Re: Censorship

I agree with John Walker above re the Global Warming Garden thread..

He was just getting interesting - even if he was :oops: is wrong! :-)

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