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by Upahill
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Anyone in Ireland?
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Hello

Have pm'd ya, we're in South East Ireland :wink:
by Upahill
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Washing Babies!
Replies: 7
Views: 3876

My father has raging ecxema, he bathes the area in a dilution of apple cider vinegar and finds great relief from it. My brother uses it as a rinse for the very itchy flaky scalp ( can't recall name!) and finds the same. Oatmeal bags (with herbs for grown ups!) like Deb said, hang under the tap - it ...
by Upahill
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Toys and Games
Replies: 11
Views: 5526

Sticklebricks! I'd still play with them at 26 if I had them. The 12 yo might not be too impressed tho.....
My father was handy and knocked us up wooden forts, castles, play ovens, farms etc and we loved the tree house. Trampolines are very popular now it seems but I imagine they are pricey.
by Upahill
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Yay for Eco Parenting
Replies: 28
Views: 11203

Have to say I'm planning on breastfeeding when the sprog arrives this year - but a big part of my decision is down to not wanting to support the dairy industry and the money! Tight budgets and SMA don't always meet :roll: Enviromental factors are a secondary consideration to be honest and I wouldn't...
by Upahill
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco Baby
Replies: 20
Views: 8672

:lol: Thanks for all the replies! ( And words of wisdom Wombat, I'll have to wait and see!) I'm going to scoot round ebay and buy some second hand pre foldy ones ( once I fully understand what combinations I need) and use the terry squares as wipes/spares I think. I can also use them as pads for ins...
by Upahill
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco Baby
Replies: 20
Views: 8672

lol ranter, I am sooooo not into children myself! I'm having to ask people at what stage after the birth do their eyes open? But having got myself and the OH into this fine mess :mrgreen: we're determined to do it green! Thanks for the tip, I'm a member of my local freecycles but they're slow to tak...
by Upahill
Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco Baby
Replies: 20
Views: 8672

Eco Baby

I'm expecting my first in September and researching the millions of cloth nappy options at the moment. Anyone have any personal experience of a particular brand or know of somewhere to get them second hand (or is that too icky? :mrgreen: )
by Upahill
Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Its Not Easy Being Green-worth a watch
Replies: 57
Views: 23207

I don't know which BBC2 Ireland get ( you'd think Southern Ireland would get the signal from Wales) but our papers say it starts 28/03/06.
I don't suppose anyone is planning on videoing the series and would send me a copy? I'd cover costs ( or swap or whatever) if anyone was interested?
by Upahill
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Its Not Easy Being Green-worth a watch
Replies: 57
Views: 23207

They're also running a series of his articles or articles that accompany the programme in any case in the Irish Mail. I imagine the UK Mail is too?
One of my newspaper donaters takes the Mail so I'll post the articles if anyone wants them?
by Upahill
Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 'There's a rat in my compost what am i gonna do'
Replies: 15
Views: 6355

Rats! My favourite subject. :lol: I hate poison and it's dangerous to wildlife and pets so I steer clear. I'm lucky to have a terrier with a passion for ratting and a cat so our numbers are managed. If they get really bold then try to remove all hidey holes - piles of wood, plant pots - anything the...
by Upahill
Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to keep your confined chickens happy
Replies: 29
Views: 12128

Wow that's a good house! Fingers crossed the flu won't make it any closer to you. Spike a swede or turnip on a nail for them to pick at or throw them a whole cabbage maybe? Could a feed ball idea work for hens? Dogs have rubber "Kongs" with frozen food inside to keep them working at it whe...
by Upahill
Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Eco Balls
Replies: 13
Views: 6096

Spot the newbie dredging up the old posts! I have eco balls, they look like green flying saucers! They work fine for 99% of dirt, and in our house that's saying something. Anyone who has a septic tank or soakaway would find them useful too. I do still use detergent (Ecover usually) for pre soaking o...
by Upahill
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 20
Views: 5902

Tayto! Yep we have the cheese n'onion taytos alright, will I post you a bag gunners71uk.
by Upahill
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Keep flies away
Replies: 25
Views: 11148

I think I have yummy blood cos I get eaten alive from May to September. The Avon stuff is great, works on horses too! Eat more garlic Apple Cider Vinegar, take some daily ( or a tablet) and splash it on your skin, diluted if you prefer. It doesn't smell when it dries. ACV is great for skin and hair ...
by Upahill
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 20
Views: 5902

ooo technical questions. OK, I don't earn enough to pay a much higher level of income tax than I did in the UK. I can earn up to EUR28,000 pa at a reasonable rate - I'll find out exactly what it is for y'all! But - we don't get free bin collections or the NHS - a doctor's visit is 40-50 euros plus m...

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