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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Feeecycle Freebie

Have any of you had experience with the free sites , Over the years i have been lucky enough to have some great things , Velvet curtains,  Dressing table, plants for the garden and today we went to fetch some more Herbs, Oregano and chives , For some reason i didn't  bring herbs from our old home and have struggled to grow them from seed  so when somebody offered some on Sunday i was so pleased when she accepted me to be the lucky recipient , i have now planted them in an old suitcase hoping they will flourish to make a small herb garden. 


The garden is much  like how we moved in , A Few attempts at levelling Telitubieland by myself and others have just grown over with sod again as i can only do it in sections so i am going to have to pay somebody to do the lot in one go as i physically cannot do it and am wasting so much  growing time.


I have been extra frugal through the winter to be able to do this at the moment i am waiting for somebody to get back to me with a quote and i am getting impatient. I will post photos of before and after soon.


I have been busy , This week i emptied a collection of frames so i can sell them on ebay.



Having health issues that make it difficult to chop small things i bought this for quite a while from homebargains its price was well under a pound but we have had to stop buying it as the lid is impossible to get off for us.





I started to buy this (sorry i mistakenly took the photograph of the ginger instead of the two garlic) But this is the difference in size from Morrison's to Sainsbury's  , Morrisons being the largest but i really needed some for the evening meal so i had to buy it but never again.

  

Next Monday i have to go and have the procedure for the polyps then on the Wednesday i have to go to the consultant about the polyps in  my stomach so i might have some answers.


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16 comments:

  1. I do hope all goes well for you.
    Yes I get lots from freecycle and freegle and love it, I check them out a few times a day.

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    1. Thanks , I think that's the trick to look as often as you can as stuff goes so quick , The same lads is giving me some hosta's too

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  2. Free stuff? Where? How? :)
    Hoping your health issues settle down and are repaired/improved.
    What a great idea -- emptying frames & selling!

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    1. Hello Rebecca Thanks ,In the uk we have free sites where people can give away there unwanted stuff if they dont want to sell it,not sure if they have them where you are you have to register with them first and give something away to get the ball rolling xxx

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  3. I don't know if they would be better for you but T***o sell pureed ginger, garlic, lemongrass and chillies in plastic tubes.
    I have used them before and when I can't squeeze the tube any more I just cut the base off and scoop out the rest.
    Will be thinking of you next week-x-

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    1. Thanks Sheila , I will have a look in Tesco next time i am there xxx

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  4. I think one of these would definitely help you with your jars. My mum had one and she loved it.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Touch-Automatic-Jar-Opener/dp/B0015S2BBW

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  5. Good luck with your hospital appointments. I'll be thinking of you xx

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  6. Those frames look great! I bet they'll sell well.
    We use Lidl's chopped ginger. With garlic I just peel the cloves and bash them with a rolling pin to release the flavour. If I'm doing roast veg I don't bother peeling it at all.
    Good luck with the procedures. Let's hope your health problems are finally sorted. xxx

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  7. Lol Vix , we have just been in stitches , I told Dave about banging the garlic with a rolling pin , First he looked as much to say that's a good idea then his expression changed as he said ohh no dont you do that there will be flying garlic and it will be all over the kitchen floor lol xxx

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  8. Yes, good luck with the procedures and the e bay sale of those lovely frames.

    Have you noticed that in all the supermarkets prices are going up? 3 tins of baked beans in Sainsburys was 1.20 last year now it's 1.70! Lidl's sea bass and salmon both up by 20 -30p. I think they think we won't notice!!

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  9. Hi! On the lid of the garlic you will see three or four ridges, get a slim ended teaspoon and slide under one of the ridges, you should hear a pop, hopefully it will open Sesame, it's worked for me x

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  10. I have had dozens of things from Freecycle/Freegle - not just for me but for children and friends of children and nieces, too. I've also donated loads of things - for example, recovered DFS three and two seater sofas, pine table and 6 chairs including two carvers. Most recent donated item was an armchair from my study which was too big for the room and the most recent received item was a slow cooker.

    It's a great idea but I fear Schpock might be taking over...

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  11. Sending healing vibes to you , poor thing x

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thank you for your message , Shabby