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by saint-spoon
18 Dec 2018, 14:45
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Our garden birds
Replies: 3
Views: 3471

Re: Our garden birds

there are a lot of little egrets around these days
by saint-spoon
06 Jul 2018, 08:40
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: What were your favourite books as a Child ?
Replies: 31
Views: 10967

Re: What were your favourite books as a Child ?

original post removed due to spamming in signature box Such a nice topic, I think these are going to depend on the age of the child and their stage of development. My son who is two enjoys pictures of real babies and real farm animals. He will comment about the feelings of the babies and animals he ...
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 19:44
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Slow worm in my Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 3261

Re: Slow worm in my Garden

Worms are the business for recycling compost.
Apparently when New Zealand was first settled by the West they failed pretty much in every agricultural endeavour until they introduced European earthworm which improved the soil and turned it into what we now see.
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 19:17
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Animals are to lose their EU protection
Replies: 7
Views: 5235

Re: Animals are to lose their EU protection

We do as well Mo, I always strive for UK produce unless you can't get it (Parma ham for instance). Not always the cheapest but worth it in my mind.
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 14:02
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Animals are to lose their EU protection
Replies: 7
Views: 5235

Re: Animals are to lose their EU protection

The UK has higher animal welfare standards than pretty much the rest of the EU already. Some things that folk might not be aware of is what can and cant be labelled as EU produce. The EU allows meat to be imported from a lot of countries around the world but not from others. For Instance you can not...
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 13:50
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Solar Panels are great, but........
Replies: 5
Views: 5837

Re: Solar Panels are great, but........

I believe that Teslar have come up with a roof tile which is in itself a solar panel, cheaper to produce than conventional panels and less ugly.

I have 80w solar panels for my caravan, great bit of kit, they keep the leisure battery topped up a treat.
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 13:47
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Today Plastic straw free ...tomorrow who knows :)
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: Today Plastic straw free ...tomorrow who knows :)

we, as a family, have gone pretty much plastic straw free. I never buy them for home anyway so it is only when we dine out or pop to the pub that we (I) ask not to have any straws with the children's drinks and because we have explained about the pollution they no longer ask for straws.
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 13:38
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Slow worm in my Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 3261

Slow worm in my Garden

I hadn't seen a slow worm for year but recently one turned up in my garden. I have seen it a few times most recently in the compost bin. will try and get a photo.
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 13:36
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Turmeric
Replies: 8
Views: 5939

Re: Turmeric

Tumeric and ginger makes for an excellent marinade for chicken. I add it to liquidised brown onion and some fish sauce or soy. great for on the barbecue. >veg3< )c+ >eas1<
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 13:33
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: mosquito bites & diet
Replies: 14
Views: 9151

Re: mosquito bites & diet

I can also assure you that drinking beer does in no way deter mosquitoes, I have carried out extensive research on the subject. )hic(
by saint-spoon
04 Jul 2018, 13:28
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: More memories...The Larder (Pantry)
Replies: 18
Views: 15571

Re: More memories...The Larder (Pantry)

My Parent’s house, built in the mid 60s has a Larder, funnily my Mum who comes from Kent calls it a larder whereas my Dad (from Hampshire) refers to it as a pantry; must be a posh Kentish thing (or is that a thing of Kent?) I remember as a child, my Mum walking us (Sister in a pram) to the local sho...
by saint-spoon
25 Jun 2018, 15:23
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: mosquito bites & diet
Replies: 14
Views: 9151

Re: mosquito bites & diet

Skin so soft worked for me up until this year when it has been totally impotent. I have gone for some stuff called smidge which isn’t cheap but has kept them off. I also have lantern in which I burn citronella candles.

I too am a midge magnet.
by saint-spoon
18 Aug 2017, 12:21
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: cycling to work
Replies: 2
Views: 4288

cycling to work

After a break of a few years due to my job(s) not being conducive to cycling to work (one of them involved working in Vietnam, Djibouti and Holland (where I did do a bit of cycling)), I have got back on my bike and now do the 4 miles to and from work at least four times a week; the fifth day it does...
by saint-spoon
18 Aug 2017, 10:21
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Fair Isle: Living on the Edge
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: Fair Isle: Living on the Edge

I enjoyed watching it, to be honest i watch more BBC 4 than any other channel these days, nothing much on the main ones of interest except perhaps BBC 2 which does some good documentary stuff.