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by Brij
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do your grandchildren call you?
Replies: 35
Views: 2003

Re: What do your grandchildren call you?

I am a long way off ever having to worry about this one, thank goodness! But I have a Nanna (great grandma), Grandma Chrys, Grandma Sam (AKA Grandmère... And she isn't called Sam, that was the name of a dog she used to have... before I was born!), Grandpa (sometimes Grandpa Mike), Grandpa Beard, Gra...
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spam Hunting
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Spam Hunting

I think you're supposed to post in English on ish... :lol:
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: can anyone recommend me a good beginners book for knitting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Re: can anyone recommend me a good beginners book for knitting?

Ha! I'm the opposite, I find videos too confusing, and prefer diagrams/photos I can work through at my own pace =o)
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: can anyone recommend me a good beginners book for knitting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Re: can anyone recommend me a good beginners book for knitting?

I'm just putting the first tutorials on my blog, if you're interested. I do recommend internet sources just 'cos they're free, to be honest!
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: My New Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: My New Blog

Thanks, I just added my first tutorial, popping the second up now!

I'm following your blog too =o)
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Do you want a separate pet section?
Replies: 25
Views: 1409

Re: Do you want a separate pet section?

JulieSherris wrote:We name just about everything in the house for the benefit of the granddaughter Leah, mainly!
My grandparents always seemed to name any animal-shaped object in sight when I was young - I just thought they were a bit funny and tried to remember the names to humour them!

:lol:
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: can anyone recommend me a good beginners book for knitting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Re: can anyone recommend me a good beginners book for knitting?

I taught myself on line too - learn2knit.co.uk has all the basics. I just did a few practice squares then searched "easy knit scarf pattern", picked one and sort of got on with it! A year and a half later and I'm undaunted by any technique, in English, French or Spanish! I would recommend trying out...
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: My New Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 362

My New Blog

I've just started a new blog, based on knitting, and as I know so many of you are knitters, you might be interested in taking a look. You can find it at http://pickup2sticks.wordpress.com/ It's a bit bare at the moment, but I plan to add tutorials as well. Maybe if anyone else has a blog - I'm think...
by Brij
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you can't say something nice...
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

If you can't say something nice...

Hi everyone, In the past few months I've noticed a few uncomfortable situations on the board, and, of course, this is inevitable in any sort of forum. I use ish despite the fact I'm probably the least self-sufficient around here because I have a few values in common with a majority of members on the...
by Brij
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Help needed with life - long post
Replies: 49
Views: 3502

Re: Help needed with life - long post

:(

I don't know what to suggest, apart from remember that it won't go on forever. My sister had similar issues at school a few years ago, and is now a talented hairdresser with a flat and a good man. You and she are doing the right thing, but it is still a pretty crap situation for now :hugish:
by Brij
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Laptop without the Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Laptop without the Battery

I have a lower-end Vaio. I've never really liked laptops, but I tend to travel fairly regularly, so it really is the only solution (being internet AND Sims-less is not something I'm willing to entertain!). Plus it doubles up as a portable DVD player, and has fairly decent speakers. When I'm at least...
by Brij
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: which tea?
Replies: 71
Views: 6552

Re: which tea?

My morning tea of choice is Yorkshire - but only when I have some lactose-free milk, otherwise Tetley (which I find a little less strong) with my soya. In the afternoons, I'm a bit more adventurous: Twining's Assam or bergamot; Ile de Maurice vanilla; Gunpowder Brand green tea; White tea; Chai (Indi...
by Brij
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Annoying other half
Replies: 42
Views: 2617

Re: Annoying other half

Millymollymandy wrote:Brij, this is an old thread from June!
:oops: sorry!
by Brij
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Annoying other half
Replies: 42
Views: 2617

Re: Annoying other half

Craig, I'll just say this, been there, done that. I wanted to farm, he wanted to keep up to the Joneses. I've been 10 years without him now, found a wonderful guy who loves to garden, loves animals and takes excellent care of me. I really think you should take some "personal time" to examine your r...
by Brij
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Impetigo - any natural cures?
Replies: 10
Views: 5011

Re: Impetigo - any natural cures?

When I had it, I was given an AB lotion, which helped. It was on my face, and I covered it (loosely) at night and changed my pillowcases every morning, to keep it as germ-free as possible. But the thing I really found helped was a warm salt water soak as often as possible during the day. I did hear ...