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by welshmum
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Knitters - are you on ravelry?
Replies: 47
Views: 18070

Re: Knitters - are you on ravelry?

I have just joined in the same name as I use on here. I have queued a few patterns. Made a couple of hats and started on a crochet shrugs. Thansk for eth recommendation. Its a great site that is going to save me a lot of money and destress my evenings too.
by welshmum
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Recommended reading fro natural childbirth
Replies: 18
Views: 5075

Re: Recommended reading fro natural childbirth

Just thought i would share my posative home birth stories, plural. When we were expecting our 1st we had no hot water so baby was born in a midwife only unit inhospital. I had g+e, and meptid injection which wore off on the 1st day of labour. He was born at 4pm on second day. Labour was very long, h...
by welshmum
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...move to Orkney?
Replies: 13
Views: 3228

Re: ...move to Orkney?

Sorry for hijackign but the thought of mving somewhere remote and more self sufficient keeps returning me so often that I had to read this thread. The cottage and workshope sounds intriguing. Can you be so kind as to give me some more information please?
Elle, x
by welshmum
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 14962

Re: Any home edders out there?

If you want to can you take a "holiday" from school and trial run home ed for a week. Your not makeing an official decision and you can seee the pros and cons first hand without any committment? We did this and we were convinced after the week. Make sure you have planned the week with activities, an...
by welshmum
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 14962

Re: Any home edders out there?

As new he'ers we are really enjoying it so far. Dads first day in charge didnt go so well but on the whole the kids have been great and we feel we have been coping well. We have had a few of the gossip and bad comments but on the whole we have been suprised by how unbothered most people have been. I...
by welshmum
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal
Replies: 29
Views: 6810

Re: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal

Unfortunately the crop this year was not as good so we didnt manage to forage them in time. My step mum (59) has such bad memories of the syrup that she wouldnt even try it. But, my family love rosh hip syrup, jam, wine and cordial. The rose hips in question were from a cultivated variety so they we...
by welshmum
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 14962

Re: Any home edders out there?

its been great. I genuinely think the kids have learned more in the last week than they have since september. But only time will tell i suppose.
by welshmum
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home edders out there?
Replies: 61
Views: 14962

Re: Any home edders out there?

just embarked on our first week of home edding!
We deregistered today. we have a 7, 4.5, 3 and 16 month old, and teh differencein the older 2 already is amazing!
by welshmum
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: fit an inset stove
Replies: 0
Views: 772

fit an inset stove

We finally purchased an inset multi-fuel stove for our front room. We opted for a modern inset design that will be placed about 1/2 a foot above ground level. We have almost finished opening the original fire place ready. We have read a few guides about how to line the chimney but was wondering if a...
by welshmum
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Mannequin
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

Re: Mannequin

they look ideal. Been watching a few on fleabay but the prices were just too high even for second handers. I have a quick question about the tape. Where did you guys get water actovated tape from?
by welshmum
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Sling goodness!
Replies: 35
Views: 8709

Re: Sling goodness!

I started bw with my 4th. Decided on it after we started living an ish life shortly before babe was born. Didnt want to spend on a double pushchair for only a few months. So started bw'ing. I am strggling a little bit at the moment tbh. He is still really small only 17lbs at 14months old and has to ...
by welshmum
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal
Replies: 29
Views: 6810

Re: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal

Forgot to mention the best comment I ever had was from an old woman that actually crossed the road to talk to me: "I get awfully concerned whenever I walk this road as there's so many of those here and it would be very distressing to see a child getting poisoned." I showed her the carrier bag full o...
by welshmum
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: picking rosehips?
Replies: 5
Views: 3431

Re: picking rosehips?

I have only ever made rose hip syrup pre frost so I cant comment on the difference in flavour. I will happily say that I dont experience any bitterness. We are almost at the end of teh rose hips here so I dont really have the opportuntiy to wait!
by welshmum
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal
Replies: 29
Views: 6810

Re: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal

My children love foraging and are aware that there are some people that have "issues" with us strange folk. However, my children also know that the beef in their lasagne was grazing in the field opposite our house. That the fluffy sheep that reside in the field behind us are their favourite roast me...
by welshmum
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: wood burning stove
Replies: 10
Views: 3829

Re: wood burning stove

thanks again for the tips. And if teh offer of a nose cone still stands I would be delighted to give it a new home. Let me know if you want anything for it, I dont mind paying. I am hoping because the stove is such a great one that we can control the kw. I only want it because it looks so good! I wi...