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by Masco&Bongo
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Making fewer car jouneys
Replies: 24
Views: 3281

Re: Making fewer car jouneys

From a climate point of view it's good news, but I know I felt depressed when I heard this because if people have managed to reduce car use because of lack of cash, then they could have reduced it before to save CO2 emissions. It's not a "managing" to reduce though, it's a reduce because there is n...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Stupid, stupid people......
Replies: 44
Views: 4035

Re: Stupid, stupid people......

snapdragon wrote:oohh dear :lol: - this is reminding me of Stoneys tale about the couple who wanted to buy some pigs - for the sausages
I remember that.... the sausages they must lay in the pig-nests... cos you don't have to kill them for sausages, do you?!?! :lol:
by Masco&Bongo
Fri May 20, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: The Education System
Replies: 92
Views: 12616

Re: The Education System

I started training to be a teacher, and left my teaching degree 3 years into a 4 year course (not a PGCE, a BA Hons with Teaching or some such). All my life I had wanted to be a teacher, and I hated it. I didn't hate the kids, I hated the adults involved. We had hours and hours of lectures about how...
by Masco&Bongo
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 14848

Re: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!

Also a bit late but.... My 'god'son went through a very religious stage when he was younger (5 or 6 I think) ... he would talk and talk about "Our Loving Father" and how everyone would go to hell if they didn't pray to "Heavenly God and the Baby Jesus" and he wanted to say grace before all meals (in...
by Masco&Bongo
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: trick or treat
Replies: 33
Views: 2147

Re: trick or treat

I bought sweets for the first time (well, the previous flats we lived in where so hidden that no one would have found us lol) - but no one came :( Oh well, their loss, my gain. If halloween happens during the week, we are out at work, however, since it was a sunday, we bought sweets, made sure the ...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who taught you to cook?
Replies: 32
Views: 1970

Re: Who taught you to cook?

Green Aura wrote:I found Domestic Science (as it was called when I was at school) a complete waste of time. I was already far in advance of anything they had us make.
Same here.... I did want to take it at GCSE level, but the teacher refused to have me in her class because of 'Eclair-gate' :dontknow:
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Who taught you to cook?
Replies: 32
Views: 1970

Re: Who taught you to cook?

No one taught me to cook... I taught myself! My mum did cook, but it was (and still is) very basic stuff. She hates cooking and hates eating. For her, eating is something you have to do to survive and should be done as quickly as possible. She takes no pleasure in preparing, or eating food at all. W...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Will Mr/Ms Average please step forward...
Replies: 19
Views: 1290

Re: Will Mr/Ms Average please step forward...

Yup... there are often sleepless nights, especially in the week before payday... All due to us being silly with money when we were younger; we moved out of our parents and had help in buying a house, but we were both students and often ended up having to buy food/essentials on credit cards; or pay f...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Winter dinners are here again
Replies: 38
Views: 2600

Re: Winter dinners are here again

Did you forget to comment, M&B? :lol: Shhhh, I was having a blonde day :flower: :lol: I can't even remember what I was going to post!! However, I can confirm that in the past week or so, we've reverted to a lot of 'winter dinners' - sausage and bean casserole, goulash, liver, bacon and onions etc.....
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Will Mr/Ms Average please step forward...
Replies: 19
Views: 1290

Re: Will Mr/Ms Average please step forward...

We earn just over £50k a year combined (before tax), but have no savings or spare money a month (though we're not completely hand-to-mouth) I'm presuming that in those figures, they are counting for potential debts other than mortgages (as "everyone" seems to have credit cards etc.) I would estimate...
by Masco&Bongo
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Winter dinners are here again
Replies: 38
Views: 2600

Re: Winter dinners are here again

And all the hunters out yahooing and constant rifle shots disturbing our peace and quiet and barking dogs and parping horns..... worrying about my ducks and chooks and cat all the time, not to mention people's horses and livestock. And then the farmers/hunters cut down all the trees or at least all...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: What is this chicken breed please?
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: What is this chicken breed please?

Speckeldy maybe?
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What is poverty?
Replies: 62
Views: 4757

Re: What is poverty?

We have been inept in the past with money... we're still paying for it now :? We both work full time in decently paid jobs, however over 1/3 of our joint income goes on debt repayment from when we were finishing uni and originally setting up home. I wouldn't class us as anywhere near poverty; howeve...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get organised enough to actually get things done?
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Get organised enough to actually get things done?

We're a bit like that too! Our List is split into several sections - Indoor, Outdoor, Animals... all tasks which are not normal day-to-day stuff are put on there, and are marked up if they are free (i.e. no equipment, materials to buy) or can be done at night (i.e. in the winter!). That way, we can ...
by Masco&Bongo
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Going for a no Spend Christmas
Replies: 36
Views: 4749

Re: Going for a no Spend Christmas

Those quilts are beautiful!! I'd be thrilled to get something like that! Gift wise, I've already got 6 litres of elderflower cordial in the freezer, 2 litres of rhubarb vodka and limoncello-ish on the go; I've only (!) got 20 jars of jam left from July's batch, but have got a freezer full of fruit r...