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  Topic: logging in
jema

Replies: 3
Views: 643
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Fri May 18, 18 8:27 pm   Subject: logging in
Software wise nothing has changed our end since we "moved" close to a year ago now I guess.
Most people don't have issues, so I would suspect cookie issues at the browser end.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
jema

Replies: 80
Views: 12862
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 8:57 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
It really struck me a few days ago looking round a quid shop type place, that not only was everything plastic, but that 80% of it was for products like disposable razors and other shite that 50 years ...
  Topic: Slow cooker
jema

Replies: 11
Views: 2097
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 18 7:58 pm   Subject: Slow cooker
They definitely have increased compared to the very old ones

These days I like "instant pot" which seems to have a sensible low setting, or sous vide type things with accurate control.
  Topic: minimising data harvest
jema

Replies: 6
Views: 1373
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 18 11:24 pm   Subject: minimising data harvest
Good advice on a very complex issue.
You can delve deeper, but then you are talking long essays and not forum posts!
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
jema

Replies: 80
Views: 12862
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 18 12:43 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Reducing yes, making it a factor in buying decisions, wondering where the pressure points are? carrier bags got reduced massively so what is the next target?
  Topic: Garden Path
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 22867
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 18 11:35 am   Subject: Garden Path
I'm quite pleased with my loose lay block brick paving.
Lots of people have excess at the end of a project and give or sell very cheaply
As for weeds you get some, but they struggle and are easily d ...
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 9736
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 18 4:00 pm   Subject: Garden steps
with good carpentry and pre treated timber it should be safe and cost effective.

Well given the frame will be hidden, I'll settle for shoddy carpentry and large coach screws.
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 9736
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 18 8:13 am   Subject: Garden steps
I'm thinking the steps will be decking and maybe as long as 50cm, so not much more of a slip risk than the deck itself.

I have decided on constructing this with basic joisting. It's the cheapest, s ...
  Topic: Black garlic
jema

Replies: 15
Views: 3759
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 4:34 pm   Subject: Black garlic
It's a lot milder, you can eat the cloves like sweets.
  Topic: Black garlic
jema

Replies: 15
Views: 3759
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 12:15 pm   Subject: Black garlic
Had some on for 5 weeks in a prover, not come out very even, ranging from black and chewy to black to brown.
I figure that in an unheated kitchen, the device:

https://brodandtaylor.co.uk/folding-p ...
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 9736
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 11:59 am   Subject: Garden steps
easy enough on an actual slope. This is on thin air! the lower deck the steps go down to, is about 40cm from actual ground level.
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 9736
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 18 10:51 am   Subject: Garden steps
May stretch it longer than 1.2m, but I'm struggling to justify anything more than joists and decking steps. I'm curious if I visit B&Q for the joists, whether they will have removed the display wo ...
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 9736
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 18 8:24 pm   Subject: Garden steps
bleh , missed a number out, the rise is 60cm. So each step will be a 15cm rise.
  Topic: Garden steps
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 9736
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 18 6:37 pm   Subject: Garden steps
Need to build steps down from one deck to another.
Will be done by taking a 1.2m slice out of the higher deck giving 3 40cm steps.
I'm torn on how to do it though, I'm tempted by brick, but thats qu ...
  Topic: Smoked vodka
jema

Replies: 9
Views: 3248
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 18 1:44 pm   Subject: Smoked vodka
Wonder how that is done? or if its just a smoke flavouring added?

https://chasedistillery.co.uk/spirits/chase-english-oak-smoked-vodka/

would appear to have the answer
 
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