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by funkypixie
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can anyone ID these 'bantam' chicks
Replies: 10
Views: 2980

Re: Can anyone ID these 'bantam' chicks

They look like rather fine Gold-pencilled Hamburgs to me. The colouring can vary on them as a breed but they look pretty close to the ones on here: http://rosiesrarebreedpoultry.weebly.com/gold-pencilled-hamburg.html With a bit of luck we'll be getting some Silver Spangled Hamburgs in a week or so, ...
by funkypixie
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Best and worst books (for kids)
Replies: 26
Views: 5951

DS (6 YO) loves dragons, so any good dragon books anyone can suggest would be appreciated. Hmmm, sounds familiar! Try these; The Disasters of Dragons and Other Fiery Fiascos http://www.amazon.co.uk/Disasters-Dragons-Other-Fiery-Fiascos/dp/1843220431/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=gateway&qid=1200662530&sr=8-...
by funkypixie
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Best and worst toys
Replies: 32
Views: 8286

There have been a variety of best and worst toys for my boys, dependent on their ages at any time. Best - construction toys always seem to be top of the list in some form or another. Wooden bricks and other shapes still come out to build bizarre constructions for cars to drive through/aeroplanes to ...
by funkypixie
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Wind up phone chargers
Replies: 13
Views: 4695

Oooo! You can get solar powered ones? Where does I get one, I mean, do I get one. I bought DH a solar powered multi charger for Christmas from Oxfam (new) :cheers: It was a bit pricey but will charge his ipod and the kids' newly acquired DS's too. Oh, and if it's not sunny it can be plugged into th...
by funkypixie
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Totally finished the book now! and HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 23
Views: 6705

That's a real result Andy! Excellent news indeed. I've not been about for aaaaaaages but am getting the opportunity to pop in a bit now and then.

Here's to the Bible! :drunken:
by funkypixie
Thu May 24, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Stand up Comedy
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

6.30pm most nights seems to be the time to listen. I don't know what I'd do without R4 :roll:

*old before my time blog...*
by funkypixie
Tue May 22, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Reconstructed clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Pics will follow - as soon as I can wrest the camera from DH for long enough :roll:
by funkypixie
Fri May 18, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Reconstructed clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Reconstructed clothing

I don't know what I do to my jeans, but I always wear through the right knee (always the right!) in less then three months flat. :roll: Anyway, I had a bit of a brainstorm earlier and turned a pair of jeans and scraps from a dress I wore to a wedding back in 1995 into a rather funky skirt! I'm quite...
by funkypixie
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Digital cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 9205

What do you fancy Ina? A basic point and press, an slr with changeable lenses or something a bit in the middle? The budget going to depend on what you want. I've got a pretty good Olympus point and press with a bit of a zoom and a Nikon D40 SLR which is a pretty good entry level SLR. For something i...
by funkypixie
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Knitting!
Replies: 53
Views: 15909

There doesn't seem to be a group in Oxford :(
but there is a thriving one in Bicester if you can stand the drive.

http://www.knittingforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14152

Angel Yarns is one of my fave other forums to post on/steal ideas/get motivated.

Anna x
by funkypixie
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus Growth
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

Can see it again now :?

Doesn't look like anything that comes up with my asparagus - I think I'd pull it up.
by funkypixie
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus Growth
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

ummm, can't see the pic.

Edited so say where did the pic reappear from? eEEEK.

hANG ON, IT'S GONE AGAIN!

*Haunted laptop blog*
by funkypixie
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fat Quarters
Replies: 15
Views: 4985

I am FULL of useless information :lol:

Ax
by funkypixie
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fat Quarters
Replies: 15
Views: 4985

If you measure out a metre of fabric, normally it would be cut into quarters at 25cm intervals down the length of the fabric, leaving you with long thin strips. A fat quarter (normally cut like this for quilting) is cut like you would cut a round of bread into quarters, with one horizontal and one v...
by funkypixie
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing coffee?
Replies: 21
Views: 9262

Mmmmm, dandelion coffee is on my list of 'to-do's' for this year. I've had a look around and as well as the seeds on ebay, someone is selling 15cm plants which might be worth a try I guess. Looks like indoors will be the way to go if i do get some. There seems to be a dwarf variety of arabica availa...