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by Clara
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....find the best utility companies?
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: .....find the best utility companies?

Millymollymandy wrote:Hi Clara - did you sell your house?

Not yet, a few people have come and fallen in love with the place then made offers on condition I make car access.....some people just don´t get it :?
by Clara
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....find the best utility companies?
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: .....find the best utility companies?

Thanks Maggie and John.....I already have the house I´m just too frightened to move into it :lol:
by Clara
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....find the best utility companies?
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

.....find the best utility companies?

Hello again all, long time no SSish! Looks like we´ll be moving to Wales in the near future, into a "normal"-ish house :shock: , so I guess I´ll be needing lots of your advice because it´s been quite a few years.... First things first: I´ll have to pay bills again :pale: so how do I find out who´s g...
by Clara
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breech baby
Replies: 27
Views: 6018

Re: Breech baby

I have to say it took some time to develop that attitude :wink:, though in part it was instant: I had a wonderful private lay midwife who just looked me in the eye and said it was time to go and it wasn´t a matter of pride.....allowed me a minute to be pissed off, surrender to it and then got my stu...
by Clara
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breech baby
Replies: 27
Views: 6018

Re: Breech baby

DD1 was breech and did not turn, fortunately my midwives were experienced and brave enough to trial labour...unfortunately it didn´t work out and after 2 days we went to hospital and I had a "normal" i.e. not emergency CS. I also have a friend who waited until she was in labour before going to the h...
by Clara
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Poll - who does more for the environment?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Poll - who does more for the environment?

It´s an individual thing....yes I´m staggered by how some of the greenest living people I know, will take a flight to India every year, sure they offset it but wouldn´t contemplate living without it. On the other hand there´s doing things cheaply that aren´t good for the environment, sadly most peop...
by Clara
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Valuing secondhand solar bits?
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: Valuing secondhand solar bits?

8 year old (ie old...) modified sine (ie not the best) used.... I wouldnt want to sped much more than 100 quid / euros. And thats generous - new ones are 200 quid these days I'm afraid. random fleabay advert:- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DURITE-Modified-Wave-Inverter-12v-to-230v-1000w-1Kw_W0QQitemZ230383...
by Clara
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Valuing secondhand solar bits?
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Valuing secondhand solar bits?

Does anyone know if there is a web resource for valuing secondhand solar bits? Alternatively anyone want to hazard a guess at this one... I´ve got a CPS 1000w modified sine wave inverter. It is 8 years old and works perfectly. Someone wants to buy it off me, I was about to offer it to them for 50 eu...
by Clara
Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Tree Growth Habits
Replies: 11
Views: 1851

Re: Tree Growth Habits

I´ve heard, and perhaps OTM has an opinion on this, that yes trees growing close to a house can affect foundations, though if you cut it down the roots can rot thereby causing the ground to collapse.....6 of one and half a dozen of the other? Perhaps best to get some professional advice from someone...
by Clara
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Want to leave teaching and don't know what to do
Replies: 45
Views: 6148

Re: Want to leave teaching and don't know what to do

Someone mentioned Montessori, have you thought about Waldorf education? I guess you´d have to do some training, but I would think it would be a wonderful job and creative in all senses. I think they like their teachers to truly embrace the steiner waldorf way of thinking. I´m sure, but I was thinki...
by Clara
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 27591

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Well our house here is for sale but we don´t expect it to sell soon, though we have had some interest and we´re just in the process of buying a house in Wales which we´ll live in until we´ve sold this place. It´ll be nice being back in the UK but a bit daunting going back on-grid (and we´ll get off ...
by Clara
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Want to leave teaching and don't know what to do
Replies: 45
Views: 6148

Re: Want to leave teaching and don't know what to do

Someone mentioned Montessori, have you thought about Waldorf education? I guess you´d have to do some training, but I would think it would be a wonderful job and creative in all senses.
by Clara
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 27591

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Hola! All good, just a lot more work with two kids up a mountain and DD1 has started school(ish) so a lot of time taken walking back and forth...besides I put myself on a forum diet to stop me losing so much time! I´ll drop in occasionally though, missed the ish :hugish:
by Clara
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: tantrums? like living with a volcano!
Replies: 9
Views: 2365

Re: tantrums? like living with a volcano!

From an ABA point of view you might want to consider the following: - keep notes: what immediately preceded the tantrum, what was her "reason" what happened and what was the outcome. You mention that, quite understandably, it often results in something being done her way.....You might notice other t...
by Clara
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 27591

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Tits out for the babs! I once tried doing it discreetly, I´m not sure why, what a palaver, baby/toddler tugging on shawl, rearranging shawl ad infinitum. Never again, my babies get fed wherever and whenever they are hungry and whatever that causes others to see. Until NIP (nursing in piublic) become...