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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-15-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,962
Posted By hjrowan
That sounds rough - I agree one of the worse...

That sounds rough - I agree one of the worse things about this is not having someone to discuss things with, it sucks!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-11-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,962
Posted By hjrowan
Yes - actually having a major turnaround in...

Yes - actually having a major turnaround in lifestyle... from rural Devon I've decided to move us to an urban life on the south coast of England. I found it incredibly hard to make connections here...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,962
Posted By hjrowan
1stimestar, I couldn't read without replying......

1stimestar, I couldn't read without replying... I'm sorry for your loss, I lost my husband last September so I understand some of what you're going through.... I was looking at this thread because...
Forum: UK   08-12-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,736
Posted By hjrowan
Just moved to west Devon after 7 years in the...

Just moved to west Devon after 7 years in the USA (Seattle) - anyone else in the back of beyond?!
Forum: UK   03-17-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By hjrowan
Thanks Faith - I think I've found a new home for...

Thanks Faith - I think I've found a new home for my sewing machine, it's really my Vitamix I don't want to re-purchase in the UK :) Guess it's not "on" as much as a sewing machine would be...
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-15-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By hjrowan
That's an interesting question and one which I...

That's an interesting question and one which I have wrestled with a lot! I'm drawn to raw foods (but more of "raw foods meets Weston Price" at the moment) but here in the PNW it would be very...
Forum: UK   03-06-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By hjrowan
Hi PL   Thanks for your reply. MY DD and I...

Hi PL
 
Thanks for your reply. MY DD and I will be moving to a small town in Devon - which is why I'll probably take some furniture/kitchenware etc - the nearest Ikea is in Bristol (2 hrs away......
Forum: UK   03-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By hjrowan
I'm moving back to the UK after 7 years in the...

I'm moving back to the UK after 7 years in the States, I love it here but after being widowed recently I have to go back as I don't have a Green Card.
 
So, for those who've moved from the US to...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-14-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By hjrowan
Vashon is lovely but for example one of my...

Vashon is lovely but for example one of my professors lives there and his commute is 2 hrs door to door - if your DH is doing a lot of travelling for his job anyway, a very long commute involving...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-12-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By hjrowan
I've had lots of issues transitioning from...

I've had lots of issues transitioning from cooking for two to one (well me and my DD who's 2.5, but who eats very little) - any other single mamas out there who can recommend useful...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By hjrowan
Thanks for that - it's good to remember that I...

Thanks for that - it's good to remember that I have to turn things from negative to positive. My DD is only 2 1/2 but she's old enough to miss her daddy a lot and she often cries for him when she's...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-11-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By hjrowan
I'm full-time this quarter and it's definitely...

I'm full-time this quarter and it's definitely do-able, just requires self-discipline http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif
 
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I posted a while...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By hjrowan
Yes you can do it but it's hard! I'm recently...

Yes you can do it but it's hard! I'm recently widowed and found myself a single mother in the middle of doing my graduate degree. I find that there is no "me" time except watching a bit of TV in the...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-26-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By hjrowan
Thanks, I know they're out there but I was...

Thanks, I know they're out there but I was advised to try here (also tried Single Parenting with no luck)

Cheers
H
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-20-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By hjrowan
Wow - noone? Guess I'll just have to figure it...

Wow - noone? Guess I'll just have to figure it out alone!
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-17-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By hjrowan
Just wondering if there are any other widows out...

Just wondering if there are any other widows out there. I lost my DH 6 weeks ago and would love to talk to other mums in a similar situation (no matter where they are in theri journey), especially...
Forum: Site Help   10-07-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,139
Posted By hjrowan
I'm trying to find out whether there's a need or...

I'm trying to find out whether there's a need or desire from other members for a sub-forum for those of us who've been widowed to talk about what we're dealing with and the very particular issues...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-29-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By hjrowan
Yes - I've never seen savoury recipes for...

Yes - I've never seen savoury recipes for rhubarb, just sweet ones. Favourites include rhubarb crumble (Jamie Oliver has a nice recipe), pies and stewed rhubarb with custard mmmmm
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-24-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By hjrowan
Quote: Originally Posted by sapphire_chan...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15332017)...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-23-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By hjrowan
The "Bible" of BLW is this book by the British...

The "Bible" of BLW is this book by the British health visitor Gill Rapley:

http://www.amazon.com/Baby-led-Weani...2054903&sr=8-1...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-18-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By hjrowan
How long will he be left without without milk? ...

How long will he be left without without milk?

If it's all day then I'd say he needs something - and the "party line" here in the US is that it should be formula. Other countries say cow's milk...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By hjrowan
Hope I can help with this from an expat's...

Hope I can help with this from an expat's perspective, but can't give specific LA advice:

The most well-known and and largest chain of organic/health food stores is Whole Foods Market - the ones...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-11-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By hjrowan
We eat fish once or twice a week (usually...

We eat fish once or twice a week (usually salmon, cod, halibut, sole, trout, and tinned salmon in sandwiches) and shrimp maybe once a week.

I grew up in a fishing area of the UK and now live in...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-08-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By hjrowan
Yep I (and DD) don't eat pork products...

Yep I (and DD) don't eat pork products http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

For pastry I use butter or very occasionally a mix of butter and non-hydrogenated shortening...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By hjrowan
Just a thought about the chickens: here in WA I...

Just a thought about the chickens: here in WA I have to order my pastured chickens ahead of time - for example I had to order about a month ago for the coming year because they aren't being...
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