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by circlecross
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: A little bit pregnant...
Replies: 35
Views: 5976

Re: A little bit pregnant...

sorry to hear about that - keep trying, and if you feel like crying, then you bloody well go for it. Blessings xxx
by circlecross
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: wooden toys
Replies: 16
Views: 3759

Re: wooden toys

yes, train sheds, stations etc - spaceships - not much out there in spaceships for the discerning eco-parent, toys big enough to fit action figures in? We went through one summer making lego contraptions big enough to get the Thunderbirds guys in. Or cash in on latest crazes, eg kennel for Slinky, s...
by circlecross
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what are you harvesting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14318

Re: what are you harvesting?

was greeted by the delightful sight of three rows of rampant broad beans, like so many smooth naked circumcised winkies nodding up at me tonight. Marvellous. And more peas than even I can eat in one sitting! Blackcurrants, red goosegogs, beetroots, oriental lettuces....num num num
by circlecross
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 86434

Re: Rogue's Gallery

it was a May Day Naked Gardening - thankfully it wasn't too cold. Would've had somewhere to hang my gloves if it had been! And yes, there is a website. Don't worry - I don't do Naked Gardening all the time!
by circlecross
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 86434

Re: Rogue's Gallery

there you go!
by circlecross
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 86434

Re: Rogue's Gallery

because I am a duffer and cannot do the pic pasting thing! I've introduced myself on the fb group. The pic seems to have disappeared tho...
by circlecross
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: cunning insults
Replies: 54
Views: 27973

Re: cunning insults

quite good to say to someone who is good at pretending to work, while creating more paperwork, sloping off to "discussions" etc - "you're very officious". Sounds like efficient. Means the opposite. And Churchill's spat with Lady Astor - "Winston, I do believe you're drunk", "I may be drunk, but you'...
by circlecross
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 86434

Re: Rogue's Gallery

there is a picture of me enjoying Naked Gardening day on the Ish facebook page. Anyone who wants to see a pic of me can go to facebook, or the myspace thingy. And, hec, you can befriend me on facie if you like. I have a matching toolbelt, for my gloves...
by circlecross
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: List of Artisan Skills
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: List of Artisan Skills

I've been a tailor. Can I join the village? Can't make pelmets, though.
by circlecross
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Am I being a mean Mother?
Replies: 36
Views: 6039

Re: Am I being a mean Mother?

don't know how old he is - we are having to start teaching our 6 yr old about the value of money. He asks for something - I have to say "I can't afford it" (which I invariably can't). I am contemplating starting pocket money, just so he can start to learn the amounts needed. And chores, while, yes, ...
by circlecross
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 20704

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

well said, Old Fella. If you decide to breastfeed, then that is what you have decided to do. And you will do it. I nver found I had time to think about if I was being discreet or not, as I had a hungry demanding baby to feed, so I just did it. Had I had time to feel I was making a statement, then it...
by circlecross
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: A little bit pregnant...
Replies: 35
Views: 5976

Re: A little bit pregnant...

Just read this. Agree with the "don't beat yourself up" bits - but I continue to do so, as that is the kind of person I am. Having had number 1 son on gas and air, I had swanned around planning if not a home birth, then the most loved up natural birth possible in a hospital. Ended up with a c-sec fo...
by circlecross
Fri May 14, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Dandelions can stay.
Replies: 17
Views: 1532

Re: The Dandelions can stay.

yes - dandelion fritters. For some reason the eldest is quite taken with dandelions this year, so I have decided to take a leaf out of Alys Fowler's glossy made-for-tv book and try dandelion fritters. Dandelion flowers in pancake batter and fried.
by circlecross
Fri May 14, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Pushed into a corner or what!
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Pushed into a corner or what!

I appreciate what it is to have a very bright, astute young person around, who asks questions that you feel you should answer honestly but leaves you feeling worried and nervous that you are leading on to more questions. The discussion really is for Gail to have with Leah, but obviously at a time wh...