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by Brij
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rice weevils!
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Rice weevils!

I got some rice from T***o which had huge weevils in it. I got some from Asda a couple of weeks later which also had weevils - but nowhere near the size of the T***o lot. Now I shop at Asda. It's the lesser of two weevils. (MKG was last seen heading out to sea on a boat packed with other people als...
by Brij
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just wanted to share because I got some got news
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Just wanted to share because I got some got news

that's fab news! Teaching English is really rewarding...and really hard wirk like George says! Do you mind if i ask where you got your qualification from? I'm going to do an online TEFL course next year (i don't think i'll really be able to learnt o teach English in a Chinese classroom...) to go wi...
by Brij
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 27186

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

[That's not to say I'm under the impression that it is easy to breastfeed discreetly and in desperate times, desperate measures, I wouldn't hold it against a woman to BF in public even if she couldn't find a way to be discreet! Surely it is better for women to breastfeed discreetly in public to sho...
by Brij
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 27186

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

it should be just as normal to see a woman BFing as seeing a woman gving a bottle to a baby - the very fact people think there is something dirty or sexual about breastfeeding is wrong, and it is time this was turned around. I agree with your point, and I think that being exposed to women breastfee...
by Brij
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Carbon Off set
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

Re: Carbon Off set

Oh, I love Ash trees, and willows for that matter! Keep us posted, I may just have you plant a load 'cos they are so nice to have around :flower:
by Brij
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Any home-eds looking for French help?
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Any home-eds looking for French help?

So, my brother is 11 and has suffered from Glandular Fever, which is still in his system, so my mum asked me to come up with some French work for him. Anyway, he is getting on in school at the moment, but I'm still happy to continue with the project, and I know a few of you home-ed your offspring, s...
by Brij
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?
Replies: 165
Views: 27186

Re: Breast feeding, socially unacceptable or not?

Bit of a no-brainer to me. It does annoy me when people react to a mother BFing her baby in public, however I do think that the 'whip it out and wave it about' attitude is inappropriate too : some of us are more prudish than others, and it is unfair to make us feel uncomfortable. So I am grateful to...
by Brij
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Flat Earthers
Replies: 22
Views: 3466

Re: Flat Earthers

Personally, I don't think the global warming question is as important as the fact that we live in a world with finite resources, and global population is climbing and climbing. I also believe that the world will be less beautiful if we go exhausting it, and that that is therefore immoral. Plus, I do...
by Brij
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just wanted to share because I got some got news
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Just wanted to share because I got some got news

I still do and am terrified of the phone! Why am I so understanding of other people trying to learn my language and speak slowly and clearly for them, but nobody does it for me in French - even when you ask them to! :( :( :( I still avoid calls (in French or English!), but I do think that because F...
by Brij
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I work out whats wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: How do I work out whats wrong?

Well actually I don't know that all French ones are Brij - it's just the ones I've used since living here (in various rented houses and now with my own machine) were/are all just connected to the cold tap. Maybe the top loaders are different? It's not related to whether it's top or front-load - I'v...
by Brij
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I work out whats wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: How do I work out whats wrong?

You can get both types in the UK, MMM - not sure which is more economical, though. Didn't know that all French washing machines were cold feed!
by Brij
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Bathing babies - how do you?
Replies: 25
Views: 5212

Re: Bathing babies - how do you?

I used to help bathe my little brother alot, we'd either have him share with whichever adult wanted to take a bath or we'd run a shallow bath and use one hand to support his head, and just let the rest of him bob away. Used to relax him so much, he'd rarely stay awake!
by Brij
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Help needed with life - long post
Replies: 49
Views: 4691

Re: Help needed with life - long post

:mrgreen:

Glad to hear the situation's getting better!
by Brij
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do your grandchildren call you?
Replies: 35
Views: 2879

Re: What do your grandchildren call you?

I saw it when I was back in the UK... Cannae be doing with French telly!
by Brij
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do your grandchildren call you?
Replies: 35
Views: 2879

Re: What do your grandchildren call you?

Ahh, Grandpa Beard is a bit of a ladies' man... So he is my mum's dad and first husband of Grandma Chrys, who went on to marry Grandpa Mike, and Grandpa Beard married Grannie Annie, and then later on Grandma Beard.

Simples! :roll: