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by fifi folle
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Recession?What recession???
Replies: 32
Views: 4168

Re: Recession?What recession???

You have my sympathies, I've just spent 3 days dealing with a national chain to replace one of my son's toys which cost over £100 and broke within 6 months (not wear and tear as suggested by one rude sales person who hadn't even seen said toy!) It's a good feeling when you "win" though (aka get what...
by fifi folle
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: student employment in glasgow...how hard to find??
Replies: 8
Views: 2412

Re: student employment in glasgow...how hard to find??

the uni might have an employment place, Edinburgh Uni used to. One of my student jobs was working in the halls of residence dining halls - got fed at the end ofthe shift for less than a quid! OK this was back in late nineties :)
by fifi folle
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Calling all Scots!
Replies: 24
Views: 2986

Re: Calling all Scots!

well in the space of a week we've gone from needing suncream and paddling pools to jumpers and rain jackets! Pack everything fron shorts to full waterproofs and you should be fine! Oh and is your van amphibious? :lol: A couple of years ago we had a summer break in Oban and had to ford a loch that ha...
by fifi folle
Mon May 28, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anybody in the UK Gardening?
Replies: 34
Views: 3173

Re: Anybody in the UK Gardening?

I am in UK and juggling gardening with a 10 month old and pregnancy! Not as organised as I would have been previously. Growing: mizuna asian stir fry leaves spinach little gems courgettes peas sugar snaps mangetouts french beans radishes kale broccoli chillis potatoes Plus the perennials: strawberri...
by fifi folle
Sun May 13, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Teething
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Teething

I use Nelsons Teetha granules with my son (9 month old). I also bought him an amber teething necklace around 6 mos as he was teething really badly. I was cynical but it does seem to help.
by fifi folle
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Picky eater success!
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: Picky eater success!

That's brilliant!!
by fifi folle
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather
Replies: 29
Views: 3662

Re: Weather

Rain, hail and snow here. Rather worried about the blossom on my two plum trees :( Lost it all last year to high winds :(
by fifi folle
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 33933

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Keeping baby hats and mittens together, put an elastic band through the peg and you can hang them up too.
by fifi folle
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: natural family planning
Replies: 16
Views: 5184

Re: natural family planning

the average is ovulation 14 days before your period but it can be more or less than this. Not everyone has 28 day cycles. I did natural famiy planning to help us conceive my son. Basal body temperature, cervical positioning and cervical mucus monitoring all combine to confirm ovulation. I used ferti...
by fifi folle
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Scottish schol holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Scottish schol holidays

schools in scotland generally finish up at the end of June so you should be ok. Weather is also usually better in June (or March it would appear!)
by fifi folle
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 28933

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

disappointed to say that I have not been able to openly breastfeed in public having been encouraged by my husband and friends to drape a blanket over my shoulder to hide myself. I didn't like it, I wanted to look at my baby's face. Breast fed in the back seat of the car and felt very self concious ...
by fifi folle
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: how long should/did you breastfeed for?
Replies: 21
Views: 5456

Re: how long should/did you breastfeed for?

Ah the joys of health visitors! I had fought for 10 days to get my son on the boob and only managed to get him on with a nipple shield and the HV decided to tell me how awful shields are and my milk would dry up!!!

QB why are your GPs pushing bottles?
by fifi folle
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: IBS? (tmi in places)
Replies: 42
Views: 12375

Re: IBS? (tmi in places)

coeliac is gluten allergy. I'm sure they'll do lots of checks. The colonoscopy is a camera up the bum to check for any weird stuff and sometimes take tissue sample.
Hopefully it's something simple!
by fifi folle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: IBS? (tmi in places)
Replies: 42
Views: 12375

Re: IBS? (tmi in places)

I had bowel issues after several courses of antibiotics, put up with it for ages, tried colpermin etc after docs diagnosed IBS (had the joy of colonoscopy too) but they did nothing. Ended up trying colon hydrotherapy. Nurse I saw diagnosed thrush in the bowel, put me on yeast free, sugar free diet a...
by fifi folle
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: how long should/did you breastfeed for?
Replies: 21
Views: 5456

Re: how long should/did you breastfeed for?

that's fab!