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by ellie12022
Sat May 14, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Electricity Usage Club
Replies: 141
Views: 35258

Re: Electricity Usage Club

Hi Wildbee :icon_smile: thanks for your post. I don't actually know how much things cost, but this quarter's leccie bill is going to be about £70. I must admit I have been very slack recently, but have decided to make an effort again. I am trying to train OH to switch his computer off more often, as...
by ellie12022
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Bridlington shops bleach food to stop homeless foraging
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Bridlington shops bleach food to stop homeless foraging

What? they're doing away with the dates on food? even meat? hadn't heard that,heck what am I going to do? :lol: the co-op here does really good deals sometimes. i often wonder about the wasted food, i have heard of bins etc being locked but not of things being bleached - ugh. I would have thought th...
by ellie12022
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving to Wales...
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Moving to Wales...

if you're interested in learning Welsh, you may meet some interesting people at Welsh classes ( I certainly have!). :sunny:

good luck with the move :thumbright:
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ..mend a frayed shirt collar?
Replies: 18
Views: 4323

Re: ..mend a frayed shirt collar?

i don't think there's stiffeners in the collar, snapdragon (not sure what they are, but i presume they make the collar stiff??).

I'm afraid i'm very ignorant - i don't know what interlining is, either :scratch:
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Back to our version of normality
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Back to our version of normality

Alice What an uplifting post. I wish you all the best in your continued renovations. I think it's lovely that your children are mixing with older people in the community, learning really interesting things & I'm sure bringing a lot of joy to the community. children are like sponges, aren't they?...
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Travelling Around Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Travelling Around Europe

when i travelled from Birmingham to France on Eurostar a few years ago, there was a special price from Birmingham to London (got it in the ticket office). I'm an ex-student of Birmingham Uni, didn't really use the travel office there very much tho'. You may want to look into when countries have bank...
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Gas Heating
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: Gas Heating

i have just braved reading the gas meter - having used a lot more recently (last christmas, we were sitting round with hats & gloves on inside lol) i was a bit scared. anyway, it seems like we have used about 306 units between 20 November & 7January which I think is about 40 units a week. (6...
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ..mend a frayed shirt collar?
Replies: 18
Views: 4323

Re: ..mend a frayed shirt collar?

just wrote a reply & then lost it grrr thank you all for the replies, and for the link Jill. Graham,.you made me laugh - is that your ideal woman - 10 kids?? Where I live, there are a lot of people who can do all kinds of things, so that is inspiring. also, i think being married is starting to d...
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Want to leave teaching and don't know what to do
Replies: 45
Views: 3101

Re: Want to leave teaching and don't know what to do

I have a friend who left teaching last summer after hating it for about 10 years. she has spent the last 6 months doing some counselling courses, and a few short term jobs. Now she is about to start a new job, doing something completely different. :cheers: Although it's been tough for her financiall...
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: argghhh! i cant take it anymore!
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: argghhh! i cant take it anymore!

I sympathise with the feeling your space is invaded - i have been sharing my space with a husband for just over a year and I still struggle sometimes. Especially when he has the cheek to be home when I don't expect him! What i have realised though is my getting in a state usually means I have overdo...
by ellie12022
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ..mend a frayed shirt collar?
Replies: 18
Views: 4323

..mend a frayed shirt collar?

Hi

I am not very clued up on sewing, but am trying to expand my horizons. :study:

OH has a shirt where the collar is fraying, while the rest of the shirt is fine. Any ideas on what to do with it?
by ellie12022
Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving your Ish in 2010
Replies: 64
Views: 2653

Re: Improving your Ish in 2010

That bread looks great, country girl :cheers: Funnily enough I actually made my first loaf of bread for ages yesterday, mostly white spelt with a bit of white flour mixed in. It's the first one I've attempted in the oven rather than the breadmaker. Looked interesting :rabbit: but tasted quite nice, ...
by ellie12022
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Home Remedies for PMT and Pains please!
Replies: 44
Views: 4611

Re: Home Remedies for PMT and Pains please!

hello crowsashes, congrats on a less painful period - long may they last :sunny: I don't think excess weight can cause painful periods, but maybe it is something to do with the fat cells. If I remember right, oestregen & toxins can accumulate there so maybe losing weight helps not to be too toxi...
by ellie12022
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next
Replies: 45
Views: 7607

Re: Our "Leaders" fail to lead - so what next

In fact, as i understand it, it is not the temperature of the sun but sunspots (or lack of them) that affect the earth (and other planets). However, I do agree that we need to be looking after our planet. But big governments/corporations are never going to care enough - money & power is their ga...
by ellie12022
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: how do I START !?
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: how do I START !?

Hello fumanchu I am not a very good isher really. However, I like making home made soups, and we have started a compost, my OH tried to grow some things in the garden this year (the onions got dug up by the cats!) and he made some chutney. My big achievement recently - i sewed up some holey trouser ...

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