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by Julysea
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Experiences of planners in Sussex?
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Experiences of planners in Sussex?

Thanks for that, that's really helpful, gives me somewhere to start! :flower:
by Julysea
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Experiences of planners in Sussex?
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Experiences of planners in Sussex?

Hi all, I'm trying to buy some land and live on it and was wondering if anyone out there has any experience of the various planning depts in the different borough and district councils in Sussex, particularly mid and east Sussex, as it would be good to know if any were known to be relatively sympath...
by Julysea
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Abel and Cole
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Abel and Cole

We've had boxes from A&C on and off for 10 years or so and always found them very good. Not used their scheme though, sorry.
by Julysea
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry balls
Replies: 11
Views: 1508

Re: Laundry balls

I've tried 'eco balls' and soapnuts and wasn't very impressed with either. Tbh, I found it equally effective using just water as using the eco balls, and although the soapnuts did seem to clean a bit more than that, I really disliked the smell they have. I know that's a trvial and personal thing but...
by Julysea
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home ed forums
Replies: 31
Views: 4335

Re: Home ed forums

There's a very active Home ed board on the forums of the Green Parent magazine: http://www.thegreenparent.co.uk/forums if you're looking for more electronic company. Other than that, I've found the various local and national yahoo lists to be more active. We home ed our 7 and 5 year olds and they've...
by Julysea
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Butter free cakes
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Butter free cakes

What about a swiss roll? There's no fat in a swiss roll and it's not replaced with anything, just whisk 3 eggs with 3oz of sugar and stir in 3 oz of flour. You can cook it in a more usual cake shape if you don't want to roll it.
by Julysea
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: start over again
Replies: 17
Views: 936

Re: start over again

sarahkeast wrote:
Question; does anyone know of any online dating sites that have a 'green' tilt ? guess it would be interesting to see if there are any guys out there who arent trouble ! :scratch:

Enjoy :wave:


http://www.natural-friends.com/

Haven't tried them myself, though...
by Julysea
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Baby slings.
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: Baby slings.

I used all kinds of slings with my 2 and can honestly say I would not have managed without. They are far more useful and versatile than prams or pushchairs, but don't go for High Street slings which are pale imitations or 'real' slings in my opinion. I used pouch slings for my babies when they were ...
by Julysea
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Petrol Prices
Replies: 21
Views: 1897

Re: Petrol Prices

The UK has already hit peak oil - I can't remember the exact date, and lots of other countries too - and given that the world is about to hit it, things in the world of oil, petrol and cars are going to change hugely in the next 5-10 years. Definitely best to start weaning yourself off reliance on a...
by Julysea
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Recycled baby things
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: Recycled baby things

I've found that the best way to be given and give away used baby and children's things is at children's groups - so places like La Leche League meetings, NCT post-natal groups, playgroups. You get to know people and they get to know you and think of you when they have appropriate items to give away.
by Julysea
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ishness can be lonely
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Ishness can be lonely

Yes, I definitely found that having children sorted out the ishy from the non-ishy and really forced a thick wedge between the 2. I am slowly but surely finding like-minded souls though!
by Julysea
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Etsy Shop
Replies: 15
Views: 2095

Re: Etsy Shop

Have you also thought about a Folksy shop? It's the UK version of Etsy - not sure where you're based, but if it's UK you might find it cheaper and easier in terms of postage.
by Julysea
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Banking!!
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Banking!!

I have my personal and a community group account with the Co-operative bank. They've always been very good, no problems, no charges for credit balances. I know some people think they don't go far enough in their ethical stance but they're certainly better than the mainstream banks. Or there's Triodo...
by Julysea
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I think my SAD syndrome has lifted!
Replies: 26
Views: 1006

Re: I think my SAD syndrome has lifted!

I often get SAD and have tried all sorts of things, St John's Wort certainly helped but I this year I didn't suffer at all. I used a lightbox like Julysea and it was fantastic, will certainly do the same next year. Julysea - did you find it sometimes worked a little too well and you could become a ...
by Julysea
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First early spuds are in
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: First early spuds are in

Soil still frozen every morning here too. I'm itching to get on with some planting but there's still too much frost and the ground only thaws for around an hour after 1pm. Brrrrr.

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