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by starchild
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Outlaw births
Replies: 24
Views: 5110

Re: Outlaw births

I had a home water birth through choice. I had no prenatal checks, no tests, no medical intervention at the birth which is just as I desired. The outcome was a 9 1/2 lb baby and to see me is to be believed - how on earth she came out of someone of my proportions I still don't know LOL! I used hypnos...
by starchild
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Making soap/toiletries
Replies: 36
Views: 3886

Re: Making soap/toiletries

I've not made soap because I don't use it, but from scratch I make all lotions, creams such as hand cream, lip balm and a 'vick vapour rub' equivalent for dd during the winter. I use yogurt and oats on my face to cleanse (it moisturises too). I make massage oil too and ones for aching muscles, that ...
by starchild
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: how green are your cats/ dogs
Replies: 28
Views: 2121

Re: how green are your cats/ dogs

red wrote: He also gives us a lot of pleasure, and thats a greener than other things that give other people pleasure... like buying stuff you just dont need.
LOVE that :cheers:
by starchild
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: how green are your cats/ dogs
Replies: 28
Views: 2121

Re: how green are your cats/ dogs

WE have a green cat :D Non vaxed treated with home remedies if she gets ill (which is rarely, maybe that's because she's non vaxed??) Fed on chicken, liver and fish plus anything she hunts poos outside, so no litter to clean I use daily combing, garlic in her food and essential oils for fleas (which...
by starchild
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Co-Op eco cleaning range
Replies: 10
Views: 3594

Co-Op eco cleaning range

I read in my CoOp magazine that they have their own range of eco friendly cleaning products. Has anyone tried them? How did you get on with them? They're BUAV approved too, as you'd expect from the Co-Op I guess. I might check them out this week. We generally use bicarb and vinegar, but if dh does t...
by starchild
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: carpet sweeper out performs hoover
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Re: carpet sweeper out performs hoover

We have a carpet sweeper too - I love it! There's something quite zen like about carpet sweeping :D
No good for hard floors though, especially ours as our floorboards are wonky......
by starchild
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dehydrator hints
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: Dehydrator hints

thank you Tony! Youngish, I guess, but definitely young at heart ;)

They sound gorgeous and I would never have dreamt of dehydrating them...........thanks for the inspiration.
by starchild
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dehydrator hints
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: Dehydrator hints

Peas!? How interesting; what do you use dried peas for - do you use them just like 'dried green split peas' for soups and things?

delish!
by starchild
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: First "patio" meal.
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: First "patio" meal.

sounds absolutely gorgeous - I love simple, home cooked food like that.

I'm glad you both enjoyed it :)
by starchild
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Dehydrator hints
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

Re: Dehydrator hints

gosh I must be teerribly boring and unadventurous; my dehydrating has amounted to fruit and veg! Successes were apples - huge success actually, plus dried apple costs so much to buy and is slathered in sulphur dioxide, bananas, grapes, courgettes, tomatoes. That's all I've done so far - they are fab...
by starchild
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: can't...bake....anymore.....
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: can't...bake....anymore.....

:D brilliant! well done; gorgeous photo too :)
by starchild
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: VITAMIN K injection
Replies: 42
Views: 10433

Re: VITAMIN K injection

we didn't have any vit K :)b
by starchild
Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?
Replies: 36
Views: 4636

Re: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?

I don't know I'm afraid, Gina - I'm more interested in the money LOL!
My elec is 9.34p a unit, so I guess you could work it out from there.......
by starchild
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: can't...bake....anymore.....
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: can't...bake....anymore.....

Ooo, I know a few seven year olds who willl love those ;)

Thanks!
by starchild
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?
Replies: 36
Views: 4636

Re: Washing machine - 40 vs 30 degrees?

I've got a kill-a-watt meter and found the following: cold wash 0.09p 40 degree wash 7.53p 60 degree wash 9.58p I agree with what the others have said - it's the heating that costs money, not the length of the machine cycle. My 'economy' setting takes nearly 3 hours to run through (wouldn't have bou...