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by wildlifemad
02 May 2019, 05:44
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: finding toys that arent made in Asia
Replies: 3
Views: 3355

Re: finding toys that arent made in Asia

When our Grand daughters were born we wanted to buy them a "proper" teddy bear so we bought them a Merrythought Teddy Bear based in Telford & I believe they may be the last UK teddy bear maker. They are really good quality & the girls will have them a lifetime hopefully. Hope this ...
by wildlifemad
20 Dec 2018, 13:08
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Plenty of cheap veg about
Replies: 5
Views: 3736

Re: Plenty of cheap veg about

I got Cauliflowers for 29p in Tesco this morning. In Aldi I got Sprouts & Parsnips for 19p (500g). Red Cabbage & Swede for 28p. Not sure if you are aware but Aldi now reduce their fresh produce that is going out of date that day first thing in the morning & by 50% sraight away so this mo...
by wildlifemad
10 Sep 2018, 05:43
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Johnny Kingdom
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Re: Johnny Kingdom

We heard the very sad news yesterday morning that Johnny died in an accident on his land involving a digger on Thursday evening. I know he hadn't been on tv in while (read his comment in original post) but he was a legend in our eyes. We were fortunate enough to meet him a few times, including going...
by wildlifemad
05 Sep 2018, 06:31
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Made 1 jar of chutney
Replies: 9
Views: 8057

Re: Made 1 jar of chutney

Thanks Albertajune! Have googled it now just have to find the time to make it!
by wildlifemad
31 Aug 2018, 06:04
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Made 1 jar of chutney
Replies: 9
Views: 8057

Re: Made 1 jar of chutney

Hi Albertajune! That chutney sounds lovely. Would you mind posting the recipe for it as I would like to try it. Thanks!
by wildlifemad
08 Aug 2018, 06:29
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Wildlifemad's Allotment Diary
Replies: 65
Views: 38495

Re: Wildlifemad's Allotment Diary

Well it's been a long time since I've been on here, time poor to say the least!! Anyway, a quick update on the drought year!! We planted the lotty with new & old potatoes, onions, garlic, courgettes, beetroot, spring onions, chard, french & runner beans, lettuce, plum tomatoes. Two beds were...
by wildlifemad
08 Aug 2018, 06:01
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 :)

I bought a new tub of cotton buds last week from Aldi & was very pleased to see they had changed the plastic stick for a paper one, well done to them & any other shops that have done it. Some of them are listening at last, hopefully it's not too late to look after our planet.
by wildlifemad
17 May 2018, 09:25
Forum: Shopping - Bargains, Special Offers, Voucher Codes
Topic: Cheap Birthday cards
Replies: 0
Views: 4333

Cheap Birthday cards

Tesco at the moment have a lot of their greetings card with 50% off, I got 10 yesterday as always useful to top up the box of cards! Some of them are Hallmark as well. I think the offer was on until June.
by wildlifemad
17 May 2018, 06:17
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Nestboxes
Replies: 32
Views: 17372

Re: Nestboxes

Well, its all ended in tears in the nestbox. She abandoned them a few days ago but they were overdue to hatch so we are assuming they weren't viable. My only thought is she left them for a whole day during incubation when it was quite cool outside & they probably chilled then. It's a shame as th...
by wildlifemad
17 May 2018, 06:12
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: fledgling in the chicken run
Replies: 9
Views: 5152

Re: fledgling in the chicken run

Only just read this Kitla. Such a shame but as everyone has said at least you tried, its a cruel world sometimes.
by wildlifemad
02 May 2018, 07:06
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Wildlifemad's Allotment Diary
Replies: 65
Views: 38495

Re: Wildlifemad's Allotment Diary

On Saturday we went to the lotty in the rain to get the chicken wire put up. It took us nearly 5 hours as we buried it as well but we had quite a good system going, Hubby digging a clod out & then I dropped the wire in & put the clod back & we nailed it onto the posts as we went. Hopeful...
by wildlifemad
02 May 2018, 06:52
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Nestboxes
Replies: 32
Views: 17372

Re: Nestboxes

I put the tv on Saturday to check the nestbox & what a surprise, she had 7 eggs!! When she was nest building she made a great cup in the centre of the nest but she has decided to lay all the eggs on the edge!!!! On Sunday there were 8 eggs & it is still like that now & she is brooding th...
by wildlifemad
27 Apr 2018, 08:28
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: snakes
Replies: 12
Views: 6368

Re: snakes

Nice photo, I was very brave & had quick look because I don't like snakes!! Frightened me years ago on tv & never got over it, made even worse by finding one on our lotty which was a fully grown grass snake!! It sent me strange for days!!!
by wildlifemad
24 Apr 2018, 06:56
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Wildlifemad's Allotment Diary
Replies: 65
Views: 38495

Re: Wildlifemad's Allotment Diary

I've got on the plot most days last week for a couple of hours just trying to weed. Spent one hour walking the paths just to pull dandelion flowers off!! Everyone is in the same boat now chasing their tails to catch up. The garlic is looking really good now. On Sunday we did 5 hours. We uncovered a ...
by wildlifemad
24 Apr 2018, 06:36
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 138
Views: 57971

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

That is so annoying for you Karen, I know exactly how you feel because as I have mentioned on my diary previously we get break-ins with nothing taken, its usually kids. The water butt wouldn't have blown over unless there had been a hurricane & I think you would have noticed!! Do you have mains ...