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Hello from Nottingham
Sat 25-Sep-10
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irridium
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smile I'm a 40yo F and looking for any like-minded souls with an interest in organic gardening, walking, foraging, cooking and natural ways of living. I live with my partner, and have a daughter at uni. So life without her has been difficult, and have resorted to do more for myself since (preserve-making is my latest hobby!) I live in the inner-city of Nottingham, and don't drive. My garden's is tiny, but I grow a bit for wildlife, veg, herbs and some showy plants. I am obsessive about bulbs right now, esp. narcissi and loving the cyclamen in flower atm.

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wave  Welcome Irridium - I think you'll find just the sort of people you are looking for right here.

I'll try that again!

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Hi Irridium wave. I spent quite a few years just north of you in North East Derbyshire. I don't envy you living in the city but well done for bringing a bit of the wildlife to the inner cities, amazing what a bit of creativity can do.

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wave  Hi and welcome to the Forum Irridium.  This is just the place for you.  I have learned so much here.

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Mon 27-Sep-10
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thanks for your Hellos, ppl. I'm really surprised by the warmth and support that ppl are on here. I'm sure I'll be happy with all the advice/ideas that you ppl have.

Mon 27-Sep-10
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Hello Irridium.  Yes, we are a friendly and supportive lotbig_hug , and you'll find that quite a few are as mad as hatters!tongue  I was a Newbie until recently but see that I've now been designated a Senior - where's my bus pass????

As regards making jams and jellies, a good tip is not to bother buying a jam funnel for pouring your goodies into bottles - too messy and I used to find the thing got in the way of checking whether the jars were full up to the neck.  A big soup ladle and a Pyrex measuring jug are much quicker and cleaner.  Just ladle your jam/jelly into the jug and then pour it straight into the jars.  Easy peasy.ok

 

I've just done your trick - forgotten to put wax paper discs on top of my blackcurrent jam before putting lids on.roll_eyes  Fingers crossed, toesies too.

Gone crazy. Back soon.

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Hello irridium and welcome

i think Heather E has summed us up quite well (think i may be one of the mad ones )but you will certainly find lots of tips and advice here ,you just need to wade through the crazy bits to get to it ,have fun ,make jam, pickle everything in gin (or vodka or EP's ilicit hooch ),and you wont go far wrong TTFN MOS.kisswave

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

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MOS said:

everything in gin (or vodka or EP's ilicit hooch ),and you wont go far wrong TTFN MOS.kisswave


 And a welcome from the Bulgarian arm of the forum and I would like to add that how very dare he do a character assasination and he obviously was under the affluence on incohol or he wouldn't have got this far.  big_laughbig_laugh

All we do is heat the 'cherry wine' or the likes and run it through a pipe so that it cools and then we do it again to make sure that it is cool and then we put it into bottles to make sure that it is very cool¦..up in these dark hills you need something to make sure that you are on fire before you light the woodburner¦.all in the cause of economy.   whistlewhistle

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

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that certainly must be COOL hooch EP big_laugh,but double distilling it wont make you cool i bet whistle,

there are some strange things go on in them thare hills ,and most of them at your place by the sound of it cheers.and very economical with the truth when the ossifers of the leur drop in for a tipple devil

you will have to send some over (stricyly for pickling purposes you understand )sloe_gin

 

 

how did you get on with your broken car ,did it get sorted for faggs or was it really serious kiss

MOS xx

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Mon 27-Sep-10
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My broken car was lost in translation....the bloke sending over the bits from Taiwan hadn't got a clue but all fixed now....Beauty (Clio) and Beast (4x4) all runnng remarkably smoothly...builders here when they feel like it, house exceptionalble comfortable and to die for.....female guest from eons ago and sipping the red wine at an acceptable rate as we speak......hubovo givot...life's good....

And as for the converting wine into spirit....that starts with a vengeance next week when my guest returns to the UK.   Wouldn't like to compromose the innocent.......big_laughbig_laugh

 

Samples will be delivered to the UK in due course.....big_hugbig_hug

 

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

Mon 27-Sep-10
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These two! - MADDER than hatters tonguetonguetongue steam

Gone crazy. Back soon.

Mon 27-Sep-10
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Heather E said:

These two! - MADDER than hatters tonguetonguetongue steam


 

How right you are......mine's a 6 and seven eights and MOS is seven and a quarter....how's that for knowing your compatriots.....winkwink

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

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Heather - both are

45% proof sloe_gin

75% all there tongue

20% undestandable eeek

100% great craic devil big_laugh and a rose for Elsa

Never knowingly underfed

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wave Aren't they great?  big_hug

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Sorry, Irridium, I never did welcome you to the forums, so consider yourself very welcomed. wine

Sorry too for the above derailment of your "Hello" thread. Happens all too often on here, so please do not take it personally laugh

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