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by fabindia
Today, 04:34
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: When it becomes available, will you have the jab?
Replies: 40
Views: 596

Re: When it becomes available, will you have the jab?

As long as you follow all the hands, face, space rules you can minimize the chances. I think that is good advice. To large extent our own personal safety is in our own hands. I still think I'd be nervously OK on a bus with a mask and facing forwards only. Wendy and I have been using buses and we tr...
by fabindia
28 Nov 2020, 00:30
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Sun Gold Tomamtoes
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Sun Gold Tomamtoes

Picked the last few from our unheated greenhouse yesterday. Frost is forecast for tonight!
by fabindia
23 Nov 2020, 14:02
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Discarded face masks - the new litter problem
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Discarded face masks - the new litter problem

I don't understand people who litter at the best of times. Empty aluminium drink cans, plastic bottles and the like are bad enough but but now I see used face masks thrown away in our town centre. What idiots do this sort of thing? If they have Covid it is a biological hazard to the street cleaners ...
by fabindia
20 Nov 2020, 22:24
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: When it becomes available, will you have the jab?
Replies: 40
Views: 596

Re: When it becomes available, will you have the jab?

Some interesting comments and views here. The bottom line is that if we did absolutely nothing about this current Covid virus, mankind wouldn't die out, there would be many who survived and many would develop strong immunity. BUT, that is not how we work as a society, we feel the need to protect and...
by fabindia
12 Nov 2020, 14:09
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: When it becomes available, will you have the jab?
Replies: 40
Views: 596

When it becomes available, will you have the jab?

It looks like a vaccine against Corona virus will be here soon, so will you join the queue or do you have reservations? Personally, I'll be up for it. Corona isn't going to go away but with enough people with immunity the sooner we can turn this pandemic into a series of ongoing outbreaks of infecti...
by fabindia
07 Nov 2020, 18:01
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Repair Shop - just what we need during the pandemic
Replies: 4
Views: 181

The Repair Shop - just what we need during the pandemic

I think we've had a thread on this before but at this time just wanted to say it is one of my favourite shows on TV at the minute. It is such an easy going programme. There's no competition between people who bring things in and no one gets voted off. No one ever asks what the items are worth as the...
by fabindia
22 Oct 2020, 18:27
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: This coming year I fully intend.....
Replies: 14
Views: 17324

Re: This coming year I fully intend.....

I'm afraid that we have accumulated more "stuff" since we arrived back from Thailand in April. And now, with it seems little chance of getting back before winter sets in here, there is more stuff to buy. We've already bought a rug for the sitting room (the wood floor is great but not cosy for the wi...
by fabindia
20 Oct 2020, 10:49
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sloe Gin
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: Sloe Gin

DH was given a kit last christmas to make our own gin from vodka & flavour it with various botanicals. Every few months we make some from the cheapest vodka we can find, its been very good so far. I also recommend Raspberry vodka, and blackberry whisky. Interesting never heard of a gin making kit b...
by fabindia
16 Oct 2020, 12:24
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Sun Gold Tomamtoes
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Sun Gold Tomamtoes

Grew these for the first time this year.

They are so sweet and tasty, certainly the best small tomato I have grown. Just grew one really large plant but it is still in the greenhouse with ripening tomatoes. Would recommend to anyone who hasn't tried this variety.
by fabindia
13 Oct 2020, 14:27
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Great British Bake Off
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Great British Bake Off

Sorry to see Rowan go last week. I love the show at the start of the series when there are a few bakers who due to whatever reasons are prone to making mistakes. Rowan was was of those type of folks, too ambitious, not good with timings but at the same time with a wicked sense of humour and could la...
by fabindia
13 Oct 2020, 14:18
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sloe Gin
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: Sloe Gin

Mo wrote: 13 Oct 2020, 08:48 Took the skin off your teeth!
Ha ha - very true. Sloes belong to the same genus as plums, damsons and greengages. They are what is termed astringent, a chemical that shrinks or constricts body tissues - in your mouth if you eat them :-)
by fabindia
13 Oct 2020, 08:42
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Get your flu jab now!
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Get your flu jab now!

It's going to be a tough winter with this Corona virus still dominating our lives and the last thing you want is Covid and the flu at the same time.
by fabindia
13 Oct 2020, 08:40
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sloe Gin
Replies: 17
Views: 3004

Re: Sloe Gin

Sloes are such a strange fruit. They taste awful and have an almost dry taste. Time to resurrect this post from 5 years ago now! I was cutting the hedge at our old house last week and noticed the sloe berries are just perfect for picking. At the weekend we bought a cheap bottle of gin from Lidl and...
by fabindia
13 Oct 2020, 08:33
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: A busy time
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: A busy time

We've made plum jam this year and spicy plum chutney, both of which we now have very little left as we've given lots away to family. Plum jam is plum jam I guess but the chutney is a bit different and delicious with curries if you don't like the more fiery types such as hot mango chutney. I've got a...
by fabindia
18 Sep 2020, 14:03
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Beekeeping with Fabindia
Replies: 107
Views: 74038

Re: Beekeeping with Fabindia

Mo wrote:realised that they are going for some ivy in the hedge.


This time of the year, bees are happy with anything they can get. The summer flowers are dying off so ivy is a good option. Also, heather, which is in flower at the minute is another autumn favourite with them.