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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-07-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,140
Posted By Helen_A
I think I'd just like some rings full stop. DH...

I think I'd just like some rings full stop. DH doesn't do jewellery (never has) but for some reason after 20 years I feel the need for 'something' wry lol
 
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-15-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By Helen_A
Yup - we have 6 of us in 940 sq foot (and that...

Yup - we have 6 of us in 940 sq foot (and that includes the garage).

And here in the United Kingdom its considered a good sized 3 bed house as well :-)...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   07-22-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 18,687
Posted By Helen_A
subbing... will post once thoughts are flowing...

subbing... will post once thoughts are flowing :-)
Forum: Single Parenting   07-21-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,452
Posted By Helen_A
Were you in the UK for 12 weeks or more? Did you...

Were you in the UK for 12 weeks or more? Did you receive reatment on the NHS?\

Either of these can be seen as establishing your usual place of residence, in which case you can ask the Embassy to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-13-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,896
Posted By Helen_A
Quote: Originally Posted by limette...

Quote:
Originally Posted by limette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15502108)
Wasn't there something about this in England...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-19-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By Helen_A
The series by PC and Kristin Cast are quite good...

The series by PC and Kristin Cast are quite good as well - aimed at teens, but content, um, not really in the latter books....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-27-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By Helen_A
Ooo - one other thing you can do is to go to the...

Ooo - one other thing you can do is to go to the local environmental health team and make a noise complaint.

Initially you'll be asked to keep a diary of 'noise' - this is designed with over load...
Forum: UK   09-24-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Helen_A
H&M and Zara here. DD2 and DS1 are both pretty...

H&M and Zara here. DD2 and DS1 are both pretty tough on clothes and the H&M things stand up really well. Although we do buy in a very 'made in europe' centric way so that may well have a bearing on...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Helen_A
The 'tie' type nappies are great as well - you...

The 'tie' type nappies are great as well - you get one or two layers once they open out, but the ties mean that you end up with a shaped nappy wrt things like poo containment :-) For newborns they...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-04-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,321
Posted By Helen_A
Noooooooooo Leaflets on mine (bought in...

Noooooooooo

Leaflets on mine (bought in France about, um, 15 years ago though) say not to put in the dishwasher at all..... Whether enamelled or not, I wouldn't personally put cast iron in the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 430
Posted By Helen_A
Ack... you live here... there is *no*...

Ack... you live here... there is *no* requirement to card to purchase meds such as paracetomol etc. None at all in law. Its not the individual on the till that gets collared anyway, its the store,...
Forum: UK   07-27-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Helen_A
As young as possible is good (raw straight from...

As young as possible is good (raw straight from the pod, heaven!). For older/bigger ones a quick blanch once podded and then slip off the skins will deal with any 'tough' but they also benefit from...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By Helen_A
Or indeed - see if your 'order' would be...

Or indeed - see if your 'order' would be sufficient to go direct to the wholesaler?
Forum: UK   07-19-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By Helen_A
Nope. The school nurse will not 'ask'. If your...

Nope. The school nurse will not 'ask'. If your child is registered for Child Health surveilance then the schools health service will have that information anyway.

The new 'safeguarding' rules...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,314
Posted By Helen_A
These look great :-) One question - how on...

These look great :-)

One question - how on earth do you drive a DP to adopting a 5 year plan? DPs 'plan' or at least his part in what could be our plan depends on his employer getting their...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-12-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Helen_A
You only get 'assigned' a HV if you register for...

You only get 'assigned' a HV if you register for Child Health Services via the GP registration.

On the back of the GP reg. form there is a place with a box to tick and the GP to sign to say that...
Forum: UK   07-10-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Helen_A
*Forced* to vax in the UK only happens after...

*Forced* to vax in the UK only happens after court cases. Now if your child presents in hospital *without* you a doctor there may decide to vax first and deal with the fall out later, *but* (big...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-03-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Helen_A
OOOooo money no object... Well - ...

OOOooo money no object...

Well -

Passive solar adaptions for the back of the house as south facing (glassed 3/4 height corridor, cost would be about £12K (not sure what this would be at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By Helen_A
Weekend worker here as well (retail, lol). ...

Weekend worker here as well (retail, lol).

He's had this weekend off as well - and is already driving me nuts as he doesn't want to do any of the things the rest of us usually do (local park has...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-28-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By Helen_A
We save paper cups from the occasional coffee...

We save paper cups from the occasional coffee out, or use ice cube moulds (you can sometimes find SS or Copper ones of these) or we freeze the icelolly mix in blocks and then split it and refreeze...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-19-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,427
Posted By Helen_A
Quote: Originally Posted by b&c'smama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by b&c'smama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13871832)
As I was loading the dishwasher tonight it...
Forum: Family Safety   06-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,740
Posted By Helen_A
Yep it can be done, without issues. Our '72...

Yep it can be done, without issues.

Our '72 beetle has rear seatbelts which we retrofitted - provided that the fixing points are sound its not an issue, and they can be made sound very easily and...
Forum: UK   06-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Helen_A
They cannot, in theory, register you for it...

They cannot, in theory, register you for it without your express consent. However, should you leave the box blank without notation, practise managers are encouraged to assume that you missed the box...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-08-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,267
Posted By Helen_A
Lol Well that house is only marginally...

Lol

Well that house is only marginally smaller than my 3 bed mid terrace here in the UK. And for a 3 bed house in this town, at 900sqft this is a larger than average example :-) (garden is teeny...
Forum: UK   06-05-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Helen_A
No, and no. European cars are not generally...

No, and no.

European cars are not generally designed with those in mind. ISOFIX is the main 'system' in use which would emulate this (and some of these have a base with a 'foot' for additional...
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