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by kiery
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Any dressmakers out there?
Replies: 40
Views: 8687

If you want free patterns I use these sites;

www.freeneedle.com and www.isew.co.uk,

and for inspiration and a good forum www.craftster.org

Happy sewing!
by kiery
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Any dressmakers out there?
Replies: 40
Views: 8687

I was so fed up with the dispoable fashion in the shop and the poor quality of clothes, I have made my own, on and off since school. I make quite a bit for my children now and really enjoy it. I started off with quite simple patterns but with designs that are not too of the moment; so that they have...
by kiery
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: holidays
Replies: 14
Views: 3881

I completely agree with you on that point. Travel pages in newspapers really annoy me. Hardly any UK hols reviewed and with the controversial excuse of (The Guardian) but we offset the carbon emissions.
by kiery
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: holidays
Replies: 14
Views: 3881

Yeah Ina, that's a bit true for the responsible travel website for the foreign holidays, but I was just looking at UK holidays. Never flown in my life and don't intend too.
You can book the train/bus to get there though. :flower:
by kiery
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The dial has moved from radio 1 to 2 and 4
Replies: 56
Views: 7002

I listen to Tom Morton , Radio Scotland 2-4pm in the afternoon. Give him a go. All the way from Shetland.

Sooooo much better then Steve Wright on Radio 2.
by kiery
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: B+B Edinburgh
Replies: 5
Views: 800

I spent five years living in Edinburgh as a student and loved it! We try and go back regularly to visit with the kids. Edinburgh Festival - yeah it can be a bit cowded, yeah - they bump up the prices but I have always had a great time. The atmosphere is brilliant. Even if you don't go and see anythi...
by kiery
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling is a con
Replies: 33
Views: 6885

But thank goodness we are not in Naples.

I read their rubbish still hasn't been collected. Schools have shut because the rubbish on the streets is such a public health hazard.

Something about the mob being involved in blocking planning permission for rubbish handling sites I think.
by kiery
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: holidays
Replies: 14
Views: 3881

Thanks folks for all the ideas. Andy, the campsite outside Bath looks good and hopefully will be a bit warmer than up here in Scotland. What about a travel/hols/places to visit, section in the forum? I know there are a few eco travel related sites like www.responsibletravel.com (can be a bitpricey f...
by kiery
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling is a con
Replies: 33
Views: 6885

I can't believe that practically all the stuff you sorted out was ending up in landfill. I'm off to check where mine goes. If it is not good I writing to my Councillor, MP, MSP and MEP! I am a bit militant about reduce, reuse and recycle. I think they should bring in weighing and charging of bins. I...
by kiery
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: holidays
Replies: 14
Views: 3881

holidays

Anyone going on holiday this year? where are you going?

We are off camping in UK - Any reommendations for camping sites?
by kiery
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: DVD suggestions for DD?
Replies: 30
Views: 6311

Yeah they Studio Ghibli might be a bit old for your gorgeous wee girl. My Neighbour Totoro would probably be OK. But they are well worth it in few years, or now for yourself - Princess Monoke and Sprited away and Howl's Moving Castle especially. Studio Ghibli has a huge following, old and young and ...
by kiery
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: DVD suggestions for DD?
Replies: 30
Views: 6311

What about something from Studio Ghibli? Japanese Animation but dubbed by the likes of Kirsten Dunst. I don't know the age of your DD but my girls were given Kiki's Delivery Service when they were 4 years old and still love it. Its about a girl witch who has to go to a new town to do her apprentishp...
by kiery
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: What's the point??? (about rivercottage/ jamie at home)
Replies: 44
Views: 9755

I have really enjoyed Jamie at home. So what if he doesn't do all the work he is a busy man - school dinners, his fifteen restaurants etc. Let's not be selfsufficientish snobs. I think if he gets just one person growing their own veg or thinking about how their food tastes then that is a result! The...
by kiery
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Mixed feeding...well, just a little
Replies: 16
Views: 5082

I breastfed my eldest for six months. I gradually gave her a bottle; first with expressed milk and then formula to help me get some much needed sleep. Circumstances dictated that I could only breastfeed my second child for two days :( . I felt terrible for months and so guilty; i like pevious replie...
by kiery
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meeting like-minded people
Replies: 48
Views: 6799

I agree that it can be really difficult to meet new people who you can connect with. I have lived in lots of different places since uni and I have found the best thing to do is be yourself - if people are interested in you they will accpect you no matter what their outlook is in life. Friendships do...