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by Charli!
Sat May 26, 8:22 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Have you been in a car accident?
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Have you been in a car accident?

I've been in 2.. but not bad ones. One time I hit a brand new Bentley Flying Spur (very expensive car)- causing a scratch on his bumper than cost about 10x the total value of my car to fix (seriously, £2.5K to fix a 2 inch scratch in the paint!). My car needed a new headlight, one new panel and a a ...
by Charli!
Mon Mar 19, 11:32 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: How far are you from the ocean?
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: How far are you from the ocean?

About as far away as it is possible to be in this country. Which is only 50 miles or so.
by Charli!
Sat Feb 3, 5:24 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Anyone garden?
Replies: 17
Views: 2076

Re: Anyone garden?

I garden lots, growing food and flowers. I have a relatively large garden (the only reason we live here!), and two allotments near my work. I also keep chickens, and this year will be getting honeybees. http://oozamaflips.net/dev/images/528.JPG Some raised beds of crops- that's kind of taken over th...
by Charli!
Thu Jun 22, 13:38 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: What is the optimal amount of art to have in your home?
Replies: 14
Views: 5272

Re: What is the optimal amount of art to have in your home?

I'd say more than 50% art, some rooms in my house are full to bursting with art. Mostly prints and paintings I have purchased.
by Charli!
Thu Jun 22, 13:35 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: My husband left me
Replies: 17
Views: 5066

Re: My husband left me

Oh I'm so sorry :( *hugs*

And, though we never tested this with any axes, I concur that Nachos is not an axe murderer. Me neither, last time I checked.
by Charli!
Tue Mar 21, 15:16 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: have you done yoga?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: have you done yoga?

Yes, every Tuesday evening. Iyengar yoga. I enjoy it, but getting there on bus takes like 2 hours and really annoys me.
by Charli!
Fri Oct 28, 13:45 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: I got my dream job!
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: I got my dream job!

Congratulations on the new dream job!
by Charli!
Fri Oct 14, 12:10 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Financial abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 3126

Re: Financial abortion

Men are allowed to choose what to do with their bodies, they could not have sex in the first place then unwanted pregnancies wouldn't be a problem- but that is trivialising somewhat. Pregnancy is a major thing, major changes and risks to the woman's body. The choice of whether to abort should be her...
by Charli!
Fri Oct 14, 12:05 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: how are your teeth?
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: how are your teeth?

Awful, I have more fillings than teeth. All my own fault from snacking on sweets all day as a kid, but somewhat difficult to fix now. I currently have major toothache too, went Scuba diving- compressed air from down deep gets under your fillings and things really easily, then when you come up that a...
by Charli!
Fri Oct 14, 11:56 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: If you were to make something for a potluck...what would you make?
Replies: 12
Views: 1948

Re: If you were to make something for a potluck...what would you make?

I usually make cake, I'm very much a dessert person.
by Charli!
Fri Oct 14, 11:56 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you go to farmers markets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Re: Do you go to farmers markets?

No.. there isn't one near here. The further away one I have been to occasionally is really expensive as it is really a tourist trap. I go to farm shops sometimes though- they're a bit far away to go to all the time though. I live in an area full of discount supermarkets.. and not really anything else.
by Charli!
Mon Oct 10, 3:44 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you love your company?
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Do you love your company?

My company is ok, they really do try to help people so that's quite impressive. Working there is rather annoying, they're 'not a software development house' so ignore all best practice and expert advice, which is challenging for the software developers. My coworkers are awesome though.
by Charli!
Sat Oct 8, 12:56 2016
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: kids' obsessions
Replies: 14
Views: 4556

Re: kids' obsessions

I don't remember my own obsessions, but I do remember my sister (younger by 4 years) watching Disneys Pocahontas several times a day for about a year. She then moved onto watching Space Jam.. as many times a day as she could. I was a bit manic about dinosaurs for a few years! And Star Wars (but I wa...
by Charli!
Sat Aug 20, 14:10 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Gender and references to partners
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

Re: Gender and references to partners

I use 'Partner', mostly as we're not married, and it feels more long term than 'boyfriend'. I also use 'Other Half' quite frequently.
by Charli!
Sat Jun 18, 14:54 2016
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what art are you making?
Replies: 42
Views: 24192

Re: what art are you making?

I make glass beads, like these:

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Or these:
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I find sitting at the blowtorch and melting things very relaxing. I do nothing with anything I make these days, everyone knows what they're getting for xmas though!
by Charli!
Sat Jun 18, 13:34 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: The ethical minefield that is feeding kittens
Replies: 6
Views: 3016

The ethical minefield that is feeding kittens

So I have two kittens, they are 14 weeks old and called Diefenbaker and Omar (bonus points if you can guess where the names come from). http://oozamaflips.net/dev/images/tb425.JPG http://oozamaflips.net/dev/images/tb426.JPG At first they ate 'standard' branded food, but this only has 4% meat in it a...
by Charli!
Sat Jun 18, 13:21 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: hedgehogs (not a metaphor)
Replies: 15
Views: 4385

Re: hedgehogs (not a metaphor)

This is Mrs Hedgehog, who lives in my garden: http://oozamaflips.net/dev/images/422.JPG the other day she got tangled up in some poultry netting (I swear hedgehogs have like a heat-seeking capability to find all possible netting and get stuck in it), and had to go to the vets for some stitches. But ...
by Charli!
Sun Mar 27, 13:51 2016
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Bleugh.
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: Bleugh.

I have... but does it make sense that it seems weird to ask the NHS for anything more? We ended up calling emergency doctors and things last night, as poor Partner got stuck on the floor for 6 hours and couldn't get up (or lie down!) and was in agony. At 2pm they have just arrived! It isn't as if me...
by Charli!
Sat Mar 26, 14:56 2016
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Bleugh.
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Bleugh.

I think I've always spent the most time in Ranting on this forum.. but I've been doing much better the past 6 years or so! However I am once again sliding downhill - I keep randomly crying at the TV (I was watching 'the Flash'! it is a remarkably happy superhero saga!), I'm constantly exhausted and ...
by Charli!
Sun Mar 6, 13:40 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you poor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2304

Re: Are you poor?

No, not at the moment. I earn a decent amount, which is handy as my Partner can't work anymore. It isn't that I earn lots, it is just that I don't spend very much- my outgoings are small: teeny mortgage, teeny bills (heat the house mainly with wood- and it's free!), no phone contract, cheapest car e...
by Charli!
Sun Jan 24, 17:07 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have a hamster?
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: do you have a hamster?

No. Never have had- the cats would have persecuted it.
by Charli!
Sun Jan 24, 9:48 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: what can you fix on your car?
Replies: 9
Views: 1726

Re: what can you fix on your car?

I have the impression that I can fix most things.. this doesn't always go according to plan. But I have successfully fixed head gasket, wheel bearing, axles, various chips and sensors, suspension bushes, locking system, tyres & wheels and replace lights (and bulbs). I'm awful at bodywork. Doesn't st...
by Charli!
Sun Jan 10, 14:16 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: It came with the house
Replies: 11
Views: 4906

Re: It came with the house

A rainbow golf umbrella, some reels of wire (we cashed this in for scrap!), a dart board, a creepy ET money-bank.

We also found a picture of a dinosaur on one of the walls- under the wallpaper:

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by Charli!
Fri Jan 8, 13:34 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: do you know your office janitor?
Replies: 9
Views: 4558

Re: do you know your office janitor?

Yes, I know the name of everyone on our housekeeping & facilities team. They're all awesome. One sings as he works- so if singing in emanating from a corridor then he's probably painting or something. One lady gets on stage at every christmas party and has a boogie with the band. One makes choclate ...
by Charli!
Wed Jan 6, 12:55 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: new years resolutions?
Replies: 12
Views: 5086

Re: new years resolutions?

My resolutions are mainly continuations of what I'm already doing... - train for events! I do those 10K obstacle course race things, this year I'm moving up to 15K ones. - continue with DIY, one day I might even finish - sort house out (it helps when it isn't a building site) - cook new recipes! - l...