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by albert onglebod
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Has anyone made their own stair gate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Has anyone made their own stair gate?

We had one made from MDF. Wooden posts joined to one wall and one newell post then a small bolt half way down . It was basically just a solid gate but kept the little ones from going downstairs. We also had gates between rooms. 2 strips of wood on either side of the door frame acted as a slot and th...
by albert onglebod
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Pros & cons of home educating
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Pros & cons of home educating

Home education for us too. Ours are now both at Uni having rejoined school at 6th form college to do the A levels without it costing us an arm and a leg. One got an A, B, C the other got A,A,B As far as socialising is concerned, it is easy enough to find social activities for kids even when they don...
by albert onglebod
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Selfsufficientish bible with discount from an eco indie shop
Replies: 22
Views: 17198

Re: Selfsufficientish bible with discount from an eco indie shop

ooh thanks people:)
I do come and have a look every now and then but have been a bit busier these days.
Its a lovely book so do get a copy if you haven't already!
by albert onglebod
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Selfsufficientish bible with discount from an eco indie shop
Replies: 22
Views: 17198

Re: Selfsufficientish bible with discount from an eco indie shop

My daughter bought it for me for my birthday on Saturday.
It an excellent read!
I really like the graphics too,in the style of the website.
Its going on my self sufficient books shelf along with John Seymour.
Another book to pour over on winter evenings.
by albert onglebod
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 102
Views: 22146

Re: What have you found lately?

Golly you lot have been busy whilst I was gone! I thought I would boast about my new out-of-the-rubbish laptop. It is running on a linux (teen puppy) external installation to my mp3 player as it has no hard drive of its own . We were at the university a couple of week ago to collect the boy and it w...
by albert onglebod
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Sype compatable mobile phones
Replies: 2
Views: 2820

Some phones that can use wifi can use 'fring' which is a sort of go-between for skype and similar. If your phone is set up to use the internet it will work also. The receiving phone must be able to receive skype(I assume via the use of fring) or it can be used to ring pc's running skype. Skype is al...
by albert onglebod
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Wits end!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

My daughter was a bit like that about losing and one thing we used was games where it doesnt rely on age or skill (eg snakes and ladders). Also saying that she wasn't old enough for a game and had better sit this one out usually ended in her playing and being 'grown up' about not always winning. The...
by albert onglebod
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Get well soon stoney
Replies: 16
Views: 4330

Oh well! Best of luck to you anyway and I shall bookmark your blog.
by albert onglebod
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Get well soon stoney
Replies: 16
Views: 4330

stoney sorry to hear about your teeth. My dad used to pull his out himself with pliers and would get into such a state of shaking and sweating. His was fear of the dentist though and yours isn't. Please do post on here once in a while. I often pop in for a read even though I don't post myself very o...
by albert onglebod
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Return of the Stonehead Curse
Replies: 32
Views: 7157

Golly bad luck stonehead. Can you not find a replacement engine? A few years ago (well about 18) our engine died and OH did a search for a second hand replacement using some sort of phone through hotline. We had to get FIL to fetch it in his car and a garage mechanic put it in but at least we had a ...
by albert onglebod
Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: So what worked best for you so far
Replies: 25
Views: 6662

My tomatoes are probably the most prolific crop this year.I sowed loads and planted what I thought were the best ones in the greenhouse. They got badly burnt in the heat but did still produce fruit. However the remainder of the plants (about 16 plants) were planted out to take their chances and have...
by albert onglebod
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing brassicas
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Mine are in the shady side of the plot (unintentionally) and arent too bad,its been really hot here too. Not sure what the brussels are going to be like as they are about 3 feet tall but not got any actual sprouts yet.
by albert onglebod
Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of excitement...
Replies: 10
Views: 2581

LOL ! When you said you shot out of the door,I thought ,flip he keeps a gun!
We've had things stolen before.It makes you look out of the window at every noise , not nice.
Have you got the windows etched,they'd have to replace all the glass then if they were after it to sell?
by albert onglebod
Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Education
Replies: 59
Views: 23372

That was one reason we didnt home ed from the start. I was on the lookout for part time work to fit in with the kids school hours. I did a job for 6 months and it was so expensive in terms of clothes and not having time to shop around for groceries ,cook from scratch etc that we were better off when...
by albert onglebod
Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I finally snapped!
Replies: 22
Views: 5251

My son bought a citronella based air freshner type thing in wilko which keeps them out of his room at night when he has the light off and the PC monitor glowing.

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