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by safronsue
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Energy Alternatives
Replies: 10
Views: 5935

Re: Energy Alternatives

it is easier and cheaper to save a unit of energy that to try and generate it (by PV, water, wind or whatever) Very wise words. Everyone who thinks about the amount of money they pay without first seriously considering the amount of energy they use should have the words tattooed on their partner's ...
by safronsue
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 5453

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

just out of interest muddywitch, as you have a few makes, which is your favourite? I popped into the local old boy's shop which refurbishes and sells new and old, he had a few brand new retro hand winders, similar in look to singers with decals on them and all, made in china. not for me but interest...
by safronsue
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 68133

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking perso

i'm pretty ish. i teach english to one to one and to small groups and about half of my hours are from home in my office/classroom and the kid are all local. I love what i do, use as much online stuff a possible and try not to photocopy. i'm trying to set up a library of used course books for student...
by safronsue
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sowing in vermiculite
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Sowing in vermiculite

interesting. Is there a source online about which seeds need light and which need dark for germination i wonder. This method would really suit me as i have just seed up a greenhouse area.
by safronsue
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Caught between a rock and hard place!
Replies: 25
Views: 2779

Re: Caught between a rock and hard place!

do what YOU want. doing stuff for other people's happiness doesn't work out in anyone's interest long term
by safronsue
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 5453

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

sleepyowl wrote: very much appeals to the steam punk side of me

don't know about that genre! intriguing!
check out the machine's serial number on the link above if you are interested in dating it owlie.
by safronsue
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Help! 5 year old started pooing in her pants!
Replies: 21
Views: 16949

Re: Help! 5 year old started pooing in her pants!

what about trying the approach of, shame we can't go to ..............today because of your problem. or cold hosing her down in the garden. well maybe not, but you must be tempted!
by safronsue
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: treat painted cast iron stove
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Re: treat painted cast iron stove

just resurrected this thread to update on the oil treatment of our stove. Thumbs up! it's looking lovely and shiny with a much nicer patina than from the paint. i regret painting it last year tbh.
by safronsue
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 5453

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

Doing a bit of research into their availability and there are loads of them at really low prices and in fabulous condition on ebay. Mine is pretty roughed up and i am coveting one with attachments and things to fiddle about with. I'm going to see what is around in the town here as they are around.
by safronsue
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Help! 5 year old started pooing in her pants!
Replies: 21
Views: 16949

Re: Help! 5 year old started pooing in her pants!

i sympathise with you demi, i remember feeling the poo and puke phases. the only thing that struck me is make sure not to be rewarding her unconsciously by making a big deal out of it. you know, 5 year old just want more time with mum or dad and just be aware of that and be careful not to make too b...
by safronsue
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 5453

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

What treasure Stonehead. How did it come into your hands?
by safronsue
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm Moving
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Re: I'm Moving

good luck in the new home! food is always the cure for stress rows i find.
by safronsue
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 5453

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

it's the simplicity that is lovely i agree Ellendra and that means it should be easy, and cheap, to fix when the time is right for you. did you find the serial number on it? on mine it is stamped on a plate next to the bobbin winder. lovely to hear your machines story, not ended yet either.
by safronsue
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 5453

who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

I've just looked up the serial number of my long bobbin (http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers)..... it was made in 1896. I love this machine so much and use it regularly. it was bought for me for my 20th birthday for 20 quid. how old is yours and what's its story?