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by Pipsmum
September 23rd, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Growing tomatoes
Replies: 33
Views: 871

Re: Growing tomatoes

Mine have begun ripening slowly outside in their tin troughs. No greenhouse but quite a sunny protected yard bit. The Aromatico are really small cherry tomatoes and very piquant. All ripening nicely and are like sweeties on the vine. The Tomkin have quite tough skins but maybe that's because they dr...
by Pipsmum
September 22nd, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Any preppers here?
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Any preppers here?

Yep. Tons of candles and matches. Seeds for growing food. Self winding torches. A powerful catapult/bow and arrows for shooting small livestock to eat once the bullets run out for the rifle. Books on wildcraft eating. Knowing where the berry bushes and fruit trees are. Shack by a stream with a woodb...
by Pipsmum
September 20th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: A question about graphs available online
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: A question about graphs available online

All set alongside the ordinary share buying areas as buy and sell limit orders so far. It is merely an interesting point... because for making up short term strategies using the graphs as guides, they are then technically too inaccurate to base a firm figure strategy plan upon. The interesting thing...
by Pipsmum
September 19th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: A question about graphs available online
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: A question about graphs available online

Thank you. I thought that sell orders and limit orders left with a broker were like definite automatic computer function triggers for sales and buys. I hadn't realised they could be manual. I did realise the graph was only a representation. I usually keep the google version open as well because the ...
by Pipsmum
September 17th, 2018, 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: A question about graphs available online
Replies: 5
Views: 182

A question about graphs available online

A recent observation whilst trading using the Hargreaves Lansdown site and using their own graphs. Sometimes the high spikes or dips observed on a graph are not triggering sales limits or buy limits that seem to be well within the graph area. I phoned the trading desk to ask why, and a very obliging...
by Pipsmum
September 6th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: What's your drug?
Replies: 42
Views: 1112

Re: What's your drug?

Coffee by the mugful. Black with half a sugar please. Can't function until about four of them. I actually like supermarket dry roast and not real coffee that much. Has to be pretty special for me to like it more than my pleb grains. Then aside from family caring, which always come first. I like to l...
by Pipsmum
August 31st, 2018, 12:14 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Growing tomatoes
Replies: 33
Views: 871

Re: Growing tomatoes

Mine were all from the many varied varieties of Asda's own finest spat out pips this year. Then all the planted up strikes, and the strikes of the strikes. Lots of toms, but only a few are beginning to ripen. The Tomkins wrinkly ones are going red first and the others are all still green so far. Mos...
by Pipsmum
August 26th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Sunday afternoon musings: Not telling anybody
Replies: 64
Views: 6423

Re: Sunday afternoon musings: Not telling anybody

Wonderful thread thank you. Self employed and work from home would be my answer. Then upon further questioning on the topic of what, it would be 'this and that' and a joke about doing anything anyone gives me money for. Then another about being an arts prostitute for the same reason. Hubby works ext...
by Pipsmum
August 26th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Pension Transfer
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Pension Transfer

Pipsmum - when you say 'vintage pension', do you actually mean a defined benefit scheme, or something different? People seem to have assumed you mean a DB scheme but as you have said 'managed by someone very reputable' it sounds like it's a defined contribution scheme, or group personal pension typ...
by Pipsmum
August 22nd, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Technical Analysis
Topic: Potential new source for individual UK shares
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Potential new source for individual UK shares

That looks extraordinarily interesting to my novice eyes. Pity I don't understand most of it, but there are lots of useful things there. Particularly the diagram strength and distance dials. Interesting that many of my own shares have a red SELL warning from this source. Some like Aminex show an alm...
by Pipsmum
August 22nd, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Pension Transfer
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Pension Transfer

What virtues and benefits are there in moving it to someone like HL? Is it so that you can manipulate it into shares of your own choice? I don't know if buying your own choice of shares could be described as a 'virtue or benefit'. I can imagine a lot of pensions being frittered away that way. I hav...
by Pipsmum
August 19th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Pension Transfer
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Pension Transfer

I'm genuinely very interested in this thread as I have a vintage pension too. I'm 58 later this year so don't know whether to tinker with it or let it run to its end. What virtues and benefits are there in moving it to someone like HL? Is it so that you can manipulate it into shares of your own choi...
by Pipsmum
August 17th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Walker Greenbank plc (WGB)
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Walker Greenbank plc (WGB)

If they're already hiding things they already know from shareholders then it makes them lose their credibility and trustworthiness IMO. One would be more likely to assist their coffers and buy in further if there wasn't that layer of apparent deceit/incompetence. It gives room to personal hesitation...
by Pipsmum
August 17th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Kier Group Trading Statement
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Kier Group Trading Statement

It all depends on whether Kier have a stronger position than Carillion had. It's hard to know whether to stomach a large loss now to save what capital is left, or risk losing even more by waiting. One keeps waiting for the saving lift in the SP but it seems determined to keep sinking down.
by Pipsmum
August 7th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Walker Greenbank plc (WGB)
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Walker Greenbank plc (WGB)

Doesn't bode very well when the management don't seem to know what's going on, or more bothersome, maybe they do know, but don't let their shareholders know.

Does make one wonder either way, whether to hang on, clear out or buy more.
by Pipsmum
July 24th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Walker Greenbank plc (WGB)
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Walker Greenbank plc (WGB)

Well they just tanked today down to 75p.... suppose on the trading update news.
by Pipsmum
July 23rd, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: natural cataract treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: natural cataract treatment

The hospital were uber efficient and the ladies and gentlemen who came in our morning group were in and out so fast. Excepting my mum who needed a general anaesthetic in the end as she couldn't keep still enough with her parkinsons. The recovery was fast and painless with two sorts of drops. One ant...
by Pipsmum
July 18th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Hidden landscapes revealed by the recent heatwave
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Hidden landscapes revealed by the recent heatwave

How wonderful. I didn't know this happened. It's obvious of course, but still marvellous. Shows how very deep down the ground has dried to.
by Pipsmum
July 18th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: natural cataract treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: natural cataract treatment

I've read that it helps with eye irritation caused by cataracts but it won't get rid of them.

I'd be interested myself as my mother has cataracts, one operated on recently and one due for removal.
by Pipsmum
July 16th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: My eviction, ongoing saga
Replies: 45
Views: 1485

Re: My eviction, ongoing saga

My brother is a boatee. His nomad non-moored life costs approx £25 a week plus the initial cost of the boat. To get that you have to move ten miles every two weeks.

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