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by Totally Scrambled
05 Oct 2015, 18:05
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Plastic bags
Replies: 22
Views: 8813

Re: Plastic bags

You can get small bin bags for pedal bins that are about the same size as carrier bags. The ones at my local smarket come in either draw string or handle variety. Another way round it is to buy fresh meat, fish, razor, knives blades, veg and axes and ask for a seperate carrier bag for each item and ...
by Totally Scrambled
28 Sep 2015, 16:24
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Strictly Come Dancing back
Replies: 67
Views: 45429

Re: Strictly Come Dancing back

Been desperate to get back here as I was out yesterday. It was when I was getting dinner prepared on the day that I put this up that it suddenly clicked that I had spelled strictly wrong. A very senior moment! Hope my misspelling hasn't put anyone off Don't know what you're talking about June Dom
by Totally Scrambled
28 Sep 2015, 09:30
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Frugalish If You Are a BT Customer
Replies: 1
Views: 1834

Frugalish If You Are a BT Customer

Our youngest has just started Uni with our eldest now in her third year and like most youngsters have their mobile phones whose calling minutes are precious and become pricey if you go over your limit. I found out the other day, that if you are a BT customer, you can download the BT Smart Talk app w...
by Totally Scrambled
22 Sep 2015, 12:31
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: ex-batts or posh birds?
Replies: 13
Views: 3931

Re: ex-batts or posh birds?

To a certain extent it is luck of the draw, some chooks just live longer than others. Generally though an ex batt won't live, with you, as long as a point of lay simply because it is older when you get it. Pure breeds tend to live longer than Hybrids and have a longer laying life because they lay le...
by Totally Scrambled
18 Sep 2015, 12:41
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Which poultry bedding is best for composting?
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Re: Which poultry bedding is best for composting?

We use a bedding that is a mix of wood shavings and chopped straw which is pretty snuggly for the chooks and reasonably absorbant. It's made for horses stabling and works well for us. The shavings are thin so don't take as long to rot down as some others we have used and I filled a cubic meter compo...
by Totally Scrambled
17 Sep 2015, 16:29
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: How to deter a visiting cockerel
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: How to deter a visiting cockerel

Afternoon Bluefinch, Greetings and welcome to The Lane I'm making some assumptions here but to me it sounds like the neighbour's chooks are completely free range with no attempt to keep them in their home area or at least not enough to prevent the boy escaping. Is he waking you at 5am by being in yo...
by Totally Scrambled
14 Sep 2015, 13:27
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)
Replies: 47
Views: 11509

Re: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)

I think I may have cracked the photo problem but it is no one hell of a roundabout route to get them on here Hope it's worked this time As requested by my daughters I have now made them each a spatula to match their spoons. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NocFNCWl4HcJHbdXTp7MFLrhoIk8J3O2B2mi-Zr5ZI...
by Totally Scrambled
14 Sep 2015, 11:43
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)
Replies: 47
Views: 11509

Re: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)

Pushed the same combination of buttons I usually do to get photos on here and I can see them. Unless the place the photos are stored has changed something }hairout{
The photos I posted previously have a much much shorter data string that the latest lot >dum<
I will keep fiddling.
Dom
by Totally Scrambled
14 Sep 2015, 08:16
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)
Replies: 47
Views: 11509

Re: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)

I can't see the photos Dom - it just says 'image'. Is it just me? They show up on my 'puter but I don't know if that's just because I posted them and no one else can see them or not. Are you looking on your phone? Sometimes a phone makes you tell it you want to look at photos before it lets you. Dom
by Totally Scrambled
13 Sep 2015, 22:11
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)
Replies: 47
Views: 11509

Re: Do You Know What It Is Yet (Spatula)

As requested by my daughters I have now made them each a spatula to match their spoons. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NocFNCWl4HcJHbdXTp7MFLrhoIk8J3O2B2mi-Zr5ZI9cqnpl5hkHcUFOt5mXc_SQCxEKCW8LrgfQ3BCy2gsvfR1FRUMhyIE3s2sBJcVlGdlafKbLVmoPB0Xr_wbvycQSblnFCs6pw9-5-Ljq1vRW0bTwwNFBPXjYmzB2UsuFx6ektUJIez...
by Totally Scrambled
13 Sep 2015, 09:54
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: oldest chicken had on forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: oldest chicken had on forum

Our oldest hen, Millie, is the third chook we bought and is now six and a half years old.
Dom
by Totally Scrambled
11 Sep 2015, 18:01
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 2013
Views: 460022

Re: Word Association Game

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by Totally Scrambled
11 Sep 2015, 07:55
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Courgetti
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: Courgetti

So Dom, I am confused You made courgette spaghetti from chopped/diced/sliced courgettes from your mandolin? How is it spaghetti then? I was explaining what my cheapo mandolin could do cutty choppy wise generally. To make the courgetti spaghetti we peeled a courgette, put the thin slicy dicey blade ...
by Totally Scrambled
10 Sep 2015, 16:16
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Courgetti
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: Courgetti

June, We've got a cheap mandolin that cost about £10 fifteen years ago. It has two insert thingies which are reversable, one side being flat and the other a row of blades. One makes thin slices one side and thin slice and diced on the other while the other insert does chunkier slices or dices. It is...
by Totally Scrambled
08 Sep 2015, 22:30
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Starting to forage firewood
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Re: Starting to forage firewood

Hi Dom I just collect two types now; Kindling and medium 1" - 2" diameter dead stuff to get the fire going then put the Solid fuel eggs on. Richard As it happens I have a stack of sticks around that diameter that I trimmed off the stuff I turned into logs and you're welcome to it if you w...