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Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 01-02-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,938
Posted By TanTan
dunnes stores

got my daughters communion dress, cardigan and matching shoes in dunnes stores two years ago, was in dunnes the other day their occasion wear (both lads and girls) in for sale again. I had a fur...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 24-05-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,039
Posted By TanTan

we had our gates sandbasted to remove the paint on them as werent dipped originally when we got them made (lack of knowledge) and rust was always coming through.

We then had them dipped and are...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 22-04-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,914
Posted By TanTan


remember seeing them very cheap in the Works bookshop at the Rathdowney Shopping Outlet.

On their website today:

Current Offers
•Kids Books - 4 for €8.50
•Paperbacks 3 for €8.50
•CD's €3.60...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 26-03-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,112
Posted By TanTan
beech trees/conifers

same problem, neighbours trees.

but for us all year round prob. at moment the trees are "drying" out and so clumps of moss falling off onto our drive. Our own tarmac is destroyed every year with...
Forum: Support Forum 05-03-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,272
Posted By TanTan
'House and Home' magazine - Jan/Feb 2010 - "Irish Hot 100" - JumbleTown plug

Article: "Irish Hot 100"

"There's so much to be proud as punch of in the Irish design, art, architecture and creative industries"

No 15: Jumbletown

"The website that brings givers and takers...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 07-10-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,296
Posted By TanTan

check out alpines on ur internet and books in ur local library.

B&Q do an alpine section for 5 plants for €7.
An alpine garden is ideally a gravel/rock garden area but they will thrive in a belfast...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 30-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,258
Posted By TanTan

Im inspired, must keep an eye for old rusty things for the garden. What an amazing thing a splash of black paint can do. Well done, I love it.
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 30-05-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,795
Posted By TanTan

was in Portlaoise Heatons and my daughter spotted those plastic tubes with four little openings and each having a little plastic leg for the bird to sit on for 50 cent. In the pet shop the food was...
Forum: Support Forum 07-05-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,252
Posted By TanTan
Time order items in both giving and wanting.

Just got to know about another side called ad****.ie and they have a pull down "thing" where you can look at the most recent items added rather than the last comment added. This is a great time saver...
Forum: Support Forum 07-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,940
Posted By TanTan

Dont forget the Galway Independent. Free paper too.
Forum: Home Improvements 28-04-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 36,168
Posted By TanTan

Have tarmac, well worth the money, although moss will grow if drive under shade of trees. But I have grown to not mind the moss. Price of tarmac I would imagine should have gone down from when we did...
Forum: Support Forum 21-04-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,519
Posted By TanTan

Very interestering survey, more food for thought as National School has become more and more expensive............
Forum: Support Forum 21-04-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,653
Posted By TanTan

Why not do what I do, Leave the items in the porch/front wall so the taker can call at their own convenience on an agreed date and just nip in and take them. Works well and nothing else has been...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 31-03-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,243
Posted By TanTan

Thanks sidhe.eire for ur reply. Have spent the last hour checking out composting and wormery. Definely will get one built this weekend and there goes the ashes. figure a few old pallets and a bit of...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 31-03-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,243
Posted By TanTan
interesting topic.

Just last week we were considering getting the bins from private company.

Have two things that I really must get rid of: Disposable nappies and ashes.

Any ideas on what other people do would be...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 28-03-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,567
Posted By TanTan

I use the ice lolly stick and write on it. This is brillant.
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 28-03-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,066
Posted By TanTan

Seen the gardener on the Afternoon show the other morning giving this idea one of his 10 free things for the garden. he sid dont use small bottles like coke etc as they get too hot inside and burn...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 25-03-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,553
Posted By TanTan
Well done

Just a quick question, it is there not a smell of the washing powder box? Iv ur cereal boxes and wallpaper here if u want to arrange collection at weekend. Cheers Tantan.
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 25-03-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,277
Posted By TanTan
Still delighted this morning

Sorry you had to wait, I had emailed the pics, still love it and no hard work involved at all. The bottom table will be screwed to the legs of the top table to make it one unit at the weekend but I...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 24-03-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,277
Posted By TanTan
Repurposed: Bathroom storage out of end tables.

Picked up these two end tables in Galway city today and the tops of both were so badly scratched and with water rings everyone said they no good etc. Was enjoying a nice cup of tea and a bit of Phil...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 31-01-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,697
Posted By TanTan

was ALLOWED into my father-in-laws shed one time and as the roof was fairly low he had screwed the lid of coffee jars etc to the beams and then he could screw/unscrew each jar filled with nuts bolts...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 19-11-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,296
Posted By TanTan

just lately bought a new washing machine and shop delivery man took our old one. My husband said in the shop where we bought the new one "sure someone might need the old one for parts" and the lovely...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 19-11-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,347
Posted By TanTan

well done
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 18-10-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,290
Posted By TanTan
My Name

Nickname for my baby b4 she was born. We had 2 names decided on - which were 2 characters from eastenders (how sad) and as soon as we could find out male or female, we did. Think that was about 5...
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