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Have been catching up on several threads about compost, and the message coming through is that politicians, and the Suits running the big companies, are still conning the general public with smooth words about recycling your rubbish, and how great it is that most councils are now producing green compost ( takes them about 5 minutes to turn all domestic food and garden waste into great compost!  )

Why,oh why, do we let these idiots, who know nothing of what goes on in the real gardening world, tell us what we must, and must not use!

Most commercially produced compost now seems to be rubbish, and despite having a big garden, and an allotment, I still cannot make enough of my own compost to satisfy my needs - I still have to buy in various types of commercial stuff, and over the last 3 or 4 years have found it to be very poor.

So - politicians and Suits - stop treating us all as complete idiots. You have been rumbled,and hopefully your cardboard walls will crumble around around you......soon!

Ps - can I have the cardboard remnants for my compost heap?

 

 

Dovefromabove

When we moved here OH refused to put anything in the loft - if we don't need to use it we don't need it, is his maxim.  I'm not going up there - so we have an empty loft   (and an over-stuffed garage, but that's another story .... )

star gaze lily

We have an over stuffed garage too and its double length!  The loft is pretty full too with books toy cars, lego, boxed games etc, but my boys don't want me to get rid of it. But don't seem to want it in their lofts! !

Fairygirl

Mine have been warned lily! I'm an avid 'thrower outer' and I'm doing them a favour though they don't realise it!  Keep telling them they'll thank me for it one day when they have to clear out my house ... 

Val40

Latest on my loft clearance!!  2 large boxes and 2 large plastic bags of clothes, nick-nacks to Charity and 2 almost new duvets and 3 sets of curtains to recycling. Numerous large empty cardboard boxes flattened and taken by Council. Can now walk about a bit up there!  Found some of my treasures, shawl given to me 42 years ago, christening robe and cape, some happy cards, some sad ones so a few tears shed. Also a teething ring with a silver pendant on it.  On Dickinson's Real Deal the other day, one was purchased for £100.  Expect mine's worthless. Still have a long way to go!

Did find somewhere to send old VHS tapes, but you have to pay the carriage yourself. Am going to see how much it would cost.

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star gaze lily

I have some vhs tapes, but I would still like to watch them, only thing is my recorder doesn't work! Can you still get combi vhs and dvd players? Where do you send them anyway and what do they do with them? Suppose I should get rid really, must be tougher and not hoard! 

Fairygirl

Try ebay or something lily. Someone may have one. Not sure they still make them though.

I expect my sister still has some- probably underneath the rest of the stuff filling her entire house...

I'll ask her!

star gaze lily

Yes thats a thought, my oh would prob rather I got rid of stuff tho instead of buying more

 X

We had a loft conversion quite a few years ago now, that forced a clear out!  Had to find new home for Christmas decs but most stuff got given away or chucked....

Just been catching up on a MOB Rants thread.  Very interesting reading.  I haven't anything to rant about at the mo, but if I do I'll know where to go!!

On second thoughts, I do have a slight rant.  I had to go to the job centre yesterday to sign on (I gave up my job due to stress recently).  I can't believe how belittling it was.  They lady was fairly pleasant, but I felt horrible.  I have worked hard since I left school, I have three kids and after much thought handed my notice in, as I was making myself ill.  I decided my health was more important.  I am looking for another job and using my extra free time to spruce up my allotment, but anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest.

Dovefromabove

Max ((hug)) sorry you had such a horrid experience - it is humiliating isn't it - I had a similar experience and they made me cry - I was a 45 year old woman with good qualifications and experience who was suddenly single and had to earn my own living after a gap - I said I was looking for jobs in Arts Administration - the person at the desk asked me why I thought I was qualified to do that.  I said that I had an MA in Fine Art and secretarial and business administration qualifications and had worked in arts organisations in the past.  

She replied with a sneer, "Only an MA?  My boyfriend's got a BA!"    It was then I realised the calibre of the person who was supposed to be trying to help me, and put in a formal complaint.  

I didn't get an apology, but I didn't have to see her again, and anyway, I got myself a job with no help from them 

That's my rant!!!  

Max, I ended up getting a job by temping, and when I found something I reallly liked doing with nice people I made myself indespensible - maybe you could do something similar?

Good luck!

Pottie Pam

Well done, Max. Your health is more important than any job. Hope everything works out well for you and has been said before on these forums, gardening is the best therapy.

Fairygirl

here you are fidget- get your ranty pants on!

fidgetbones

I've just seen an advert.   Knit a hat for a smoothie bottle.  Smoothie people will donate 10p per hat up to  20,000 hats. Thats £2,000 for age  UK, at least £10,000 for Royal mail for 2nd class postage, and  how much (loads of  dosh) for TV advertising.

Cut out the middle man. Donate direct.

 saves time and effort knitting hats for egg cups.

Val40

What annoys me is when a poster doesn't stick to the thread topic.

(That was especially for FB).

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Fairygirl

fidget - at the prices they charge for their smoothies they could  just send all pensioners in Britain a nice sum of money so that they don't have to choose between eating and heating this winter. 

fidgetbones

If they knitted squares instead they could send them blankets.!

Fairygirl

I've sent you a pm fidget 

Val40

What a good idea FG!  You should be in the cabinet.  No pun intended. I agree.  Why not just donate a sum of money instead of all these gimmicks.  I'm still waiting to be on the local school's list for being a recipient of Harvest Festival goodies.

Fairygirl

Blimey Tina- they wouldn't want me in the cabinet...I've got too much common sense 

You could always knit weetabix into a nice scarf...