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by PlainQB
Wed May 30, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to earn a little extra cash
Replies: 24
Views: 10428

101 ways to earn a little extra cash

I'm after things to supliment a household income and which I can do from home. Here's what I've come up with: 1. Deliver yellow pages using my pram with my baby strapped to my front. 2. Count votes at local or national elections. 3. Work for a sex call line thingy (Mr. QB said no to this one, odd th...
by PlainQB
Wed May 30, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Any tips to help back ache.
Replies: 30
Views: 9560

Re: Any tips to help back ache.

I recently hurt my back as a result of having a baby and all my joints loosening up. I've been seeing a physiotherapist and she's got me doing exercises strengthening the mussles around my tummy and pelvic flour and it's really helped. I've been doing the exercises lots each day and I've found there...
by PlainQB
Wed May 30, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: going no-poo
Replies: 16
Views: 5950

Re: going no-poo

Try a headscarf till it stops being greasy.
by PlainQB
Sat May 12, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Flax and linen
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Flax and linen

Hello,

I've read that with a couple of square metres of flax you can harvest enough fibre to make a garment.

- does anyone grow flax?
- how do you gro flax?
- how do you process fthe plant to make fibres for spinning?

Thank you
by PlainQB
Sat May 12, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Spotty Baby - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Spotty Baby - Help!

Hello, The little chap is four months old now. After seeing yet more doctors, becuse the problem was very extreme and the red spots had joined to gether into patches and started to weep, he was diagnosed with eczema. A few days on a low does of hydrocortisone and the problem cleared up. The first do...
by PlainQB
Sat May 12, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper
Replies: 66
Views: 21483

Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Erm, as a student my housemates and I stopped buying loo roll to save money.

We each had a jug by the loo and poured water down behind us and washed with our left hand then washed our hands with soap and water.
by PlainQB
Sat May 12, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I seal a beer bottle using natural material?
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

Re: How do I seal a beer bottle using natural material?

Try cloth soaked in hot wax. Put it on the top while it's still liquid and tie it down with a bit of string. When dry it should be air tight. I've only read about this though and never done it myself.
by PlainQB
Sat May 12, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Being a human ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Being a human ...

Mr. QB is a biologist and says that the bacteria in our bodies weighs more then our bodies! Now I knew my feet were a bit grim but that's gross!
by PlainQB
Sat May 12, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Teething
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Teething

Hello,

My little one is starting to teeth. Does anyone have any ideas for alternatives to the plastic toys for him to chew on? He's still very little (four months) so isn't great at gripping things. He can hold small rings best.

Thank you.
by PlainQB
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 16626

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Hello, Yesterday morning I took my little chap to my Quaker meeting. He slept through the whole thing but during tea woke up and wanted his own drink. I breast fed him and no one batted an eyelid, though the young chap handing out buscuits did pass me by :lol: I think it was a success. Where else ca...
by PlainQB
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Different Demi-Johns
Replies: 17
Views: 4571

Re: Different Demi-Johns

Mr. QB has used a five gallon plastic container for wine making. It worked fine though it was designed for beer making.
by PlainQB
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: how long should/did you breastfeed for?
Replies: 21
Views: 3030

Re: how long should/did you breastfeed for?

My little one's two months old and I'm still exculsively breast feeding and not expressing into a bottle. I'm starting to come accross pressesure to start either expressing and using a bottle or supplementing with formula. I don't want to use formula as I have pleanty of milk myself and I don't want...
by PlainQB
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: New Baby!
Replies: 29
Views: 2926

Re: New Baby!

Many congratulatins from me and LittleQB
by PlainQB
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Edamame seeds, source in UK or buy from US ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Edamame seeds, source in UK or buy from US ?

I got some from RHS Wisley in Surrey a couple of years back for Mr. QB. However none of them grew, it could have been us or the seeds. Let us know if you have any success.
by PlainQB
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I learn to make my own clothes?
Replies: 29
Views: 3386

Re: How do I learn to make my own clothes?

Hello, Start simple; try things like an apron, shopping bag, straight baggy trousers or utailored summer top for sewing. For knitting and crochet try scarfs, hats and socks. It can also be useful to start with baby or childrens' clothes as it doesn't matter if they come out a tad wonky and you use l...

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