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by tattercoats
Mon May 14, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Caroline Lucas will not be seeking re-election in September
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

May be a clever move, equally, to give someone else the profile - not to mention allow her to concentrate on what she's already doing as an MP without running the party as well. Which reminds me I must chase up joining it... :-)
by tattercoats
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doom and gloom... bring it on!
Replies: 44
Views: 12367

Doom and gloom... bring it on!

I'm in a rotten mood and things are a bit c**p at the moment, so I'm starting a Doom and Gloom thread. If you want to be cheered up, look elsewhere. As I see it, this Winter is likely to contain at least some, if not all of the following: - very cold weather, probably prolonged - civil unrest (riots...
by tattercoats
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: The truth about the Fukushima 'nuclear samurai'
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Language, John!
by tattercoats
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: De-cluttering as PO prep: the sequel
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

The trick is knowing under what circumstances something will be useful, whether the item will still be good when that occurs, and whether anything widely available can do as good a job. Example: I freecycled a bunch of bubble wrap and packaging stuff as I can always wrap things in raw fleece to post...
by tattercoats
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Population explosion vs. food resources crunch BBC Radio 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

I caught bits of that, and found what I heard unbelievably ostrichlike. "We need to tackle food waste to begin with" someone said. Oh good, I thought, some sense being talked... he went on "food waste in Mozambique - where much of what's grown doesn't make it to market because the roa...
by tattercoats
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The alternative to cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 3976

Goodness. There's clearly a demographic imbalance going on somewhere. My single female eco-minded, political, capable, creative and practical friends despair of finding blokes to settle down with...

Much food for thought in the original meat of the thread, too. Thanks, guys...
by tattercoats
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: What motivates (or doesn't) your partner ref preparations?
Replies: 33
Views: 5786

I'm sorry to hear that, Andy. I hope you get safe and sanely through the bitter and find good things on the other side.
by tattercoats
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Wood splitting wedges
Replies: 26
Views: 6060

PaulS, I must respectfully disagree... or maybe I'm just strange, but we love our old oblong iron wedges, and have fun showing visitors how to split logs with them.

We use a set of three, slightly differing lengths and thicknesses. Fun for all the family... :-)
by tattercoats
Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are People Nuts?
Replies: 45
Views: 4500

I have seen even fairly sensible people go all bunny-in-headlights as Christmas Day looms on the horizon. They tell themselves they'll be careful this year, they make lists, they make budgets, they reduce their family's expectations... and then at the last minute they lose their heads and splurge mo...
by tattercoats
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Wicker Coffins
Replies: 16
Views: 4041

Must investigate what the rules are on where you can be buried... I've been saying for years that I'm going to quietly keel over among the cabbage plants when I'm 94, and I want my descendants to dig me a hole and plant a native apple tree. My DS replied to this with 'Well, we're hiding the cabbage ...
by tattercoats
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Downing Street denies need to ration fuel
Replies: 25
Views: 3529

You're a good sort, TT.
by tattercoats
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Knitting !
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Love the bartering with you ma-in-law! (have also pm'd you)
by tattercoats
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Knitting !
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Also a southpaw who knits right-handed... wherever you are, TT, chances are there are folks nearby who's happily teach you. Once you have the basic knack, the rest is easily picked up a bit at a time over the net, by phone, etc, but with basic cast on and knit, you can make fingerless mitts to keep ...
by tattercoats
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shout, shout, let it all out...
Replies: 56
Views: 5706

...had me worried for a bit there, TT! Hard to say what I do without when much of it is simply alien to me - others have listed the glossy mags, the makeup, the new tat and gadgets that some folk seem to revel in - never wanted all that anyway. Kitchen roll! Don't use it. Have a basket of hand-knitt...
by tattercoats
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Radio Comms.
Replies: 21
Views: 4090

Sam_uk, we have a PO-aware RSGB member in the household - pm if you want putting in touch!

I believe there's quite an awareness of PO etc among such folk.