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by Claripup
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Gardener's Prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: The Gardener's Prayer

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Love it... and very appropriate given that well over half my garden is currently brambles... I think i should write it down and hang it in the outhouse to remind me :flower:
by Claripup
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Culling our pigs
Replies: 16
Views: 3496

Re: Culling our pigs

it's such a shame coz people like that are worse (IMO) than T***os for shutting down small local farms. I am sorry you had to put up with them. I think people are so focused on "I want" now that the don't see all the bits they are missing out on coz it doesn't tick their box of wants. I re...
by Claripup
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Help needed with sad fruit plants
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Help needed with sad fruit plants

Hiya, I found some little fruit plants (Goji Berry, Blueberry, Gooseberry etc) at Lidl... only £1.99 each, but they obviously have been neglected as i had to dig through to find some that were still alive. So my very small and sad plants are currently sat in the kitchen sink having a drink, but what...
by Claripup
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Culling our pigs
Replies: 16
Views: 3496

Re: Culling our pigs

I am sorry, the majority of the population seem to want everything cheap and fast... and flavourless! It frustrates me because I love real food (you know that stuff with actual flavour like it was when gran was young) but find it damn near impossible to get... yes cost is always going to be a factor...
by Claripup
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: wooden toys
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

Re: wooden toys

*gets on soap box* It does annoy me that kids these days need to be entertained! I would have loved all these wooden toys as a kid coz I had imagination!! And some of the stuff Paul makes is gorgeous (as is a lot of the stuff mentioned in this thread - LOVE the rocking duck) but even his own child h...
by Claripup
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: wooden toys
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

Re: wooden toys

Thanks all for the replies - I have forwarded you comments on to him and he seemed to really like the suggestions, I could see him itching to get back to his workshop to try some of them out *mutters about boys and their toys* :wink: :flower:
by Claripup
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: wooden toys
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

wooden toys

Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but... a friend of mine has recently started making wooden "things" on a wood lathe (sp?) and wants to start selling things as a part time/hobby business. After a bit of discussion we worked out that most adults spend most of the...
by Claripup
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 16997

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Just to reply to the "education" thing, when I was at school (back when school were steam powered!! - 25 years ago) we did a term on how babies were made. I was about 7, we made models of the various stages of development before birth, learnt when hearing developed, how and when sex was de...
by Claripup
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Advice pls, am I being difficult
Replies: 36
Views: 1867

Re: Advice pls, am I being difficult

^^ Oh I wish I could do that!! SS will only eat about 7 different "home cooked" meals and my OH will only eat it if there is loads of meat! So I end up cooking 2 different meals every night and usually the one we have has variations for me (ie side salad, less meat, more veg etc) If I ever...
by Claripup
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Advice pls, am I being difficult
Replies: 36
Views: 1867

Re: Advice pls, am I being difficult

I think it's human nature to want the things you don't have. I bet if you always had "white sliced" bread he'd get excited over home made or bakery bread. I know I miss the "junk" from my diet... but after I cave in and buy, for example, a ready meal I always regret eating it cau...
by Claripup
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bl**dy neighbours and access to property
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Bl**dy neighbours and access to property

I am still trying to find out who "owns" the path, my main issue is the aggressive manner in which they have approched the problem, I am not inconsiderate and try to get on with my neighbours as a general rule, however their argument is that it is a footpath (despite the fact the council d...
by Claripup
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bl**dy neighbours and access to property
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Bl**dy neighbours and access to property

Thanks, I was considering making a public arrest for abusive behaviour and indecent exposure!... apparently I can restrain her so long as I don't use undue force... :wink: sadly I can't wave, smile and go on my way as they have blocked my way... and to get past I would have to go over the said neigh...
by Claripup
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bl**dy neighbours and access to property
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Bl**dy neighbours and access to property

Hi Isher's This is a half rant - half plea for advice Does anyone know anything about access/right of way to your own property? The problem I have is that I live on an alleyway, it comprises of two parts, the part up to our house from one end is wide enough to get a car down (just!) and about 3 of o...
by Claripup
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hand Sewing Patchwork
Replies: 25
Views: 6726

Re: Hand Sewing Patchwork

*Laughs* No one ever says about taking the paper bits out... It took me a long while to work out that they must be removed... But I've never owned anything patchwork so I blame my ignorance on that - I'm self taught in all "handicrafts" mainly by taking apart/studying things and trying to ...
by Claripup
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hand Sewing Patchwork
Replies: 25
Views: 6726

Re: Hand Sewing Patchwork

Wow - you all make it sound to easy!! Why the paper/card shapes tho (or am I just being dim)?

And I do like that skirt - I have a similar picture that I always wanted to reproduce but that was made of bigger bits (like whole sleeves) of shirts :-)

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