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by Susana
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 29459

Re: moving the freeshop

Maybe if we canot agree on where to put it we may have to do without it, as sad as that would be.... but it is true that the entrance to the forest feels like some extension of the homeless place next door (no offence, but you knopw what I mean...). Maybe we just 'suspend it' at least till we have a...
by Susana
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: September stuff
Replies: 130
Views: 43179

Re: September stuff

I know. That is what I said to her: visual arts intimidating?! What a pity. That, I find sad indeed. Her work is very much what many people would call 'nice', which is not in vogue apparently in the arts world. She would fit perfectly among the 'Illustration' artists of the ECA final year degree sho...
by Susana
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Operation Urban Exploration
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Operation Urban Exploration

Actually as it happens it turns out I cannot join you at all. But thanks for your concern anyway. I hope you have an interesting and productive day.
by Susana
Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Personal plea: electronic fingers
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Personal plea: electronic fingers

I would cook a whole tray of Sushi or Vegan Pies or whatever to anyone who would repair a couple of electronic toys I have at home :oops: :oops: 8). One of them just needs a new battery, I think, but I cannot open the thing
by Susana
Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: cava to celebrate
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Re: cava to celebrate

I was remembering this morning how it was a woman's action what started the Civil Rights Movement in the 50s in USA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks :shock:
by Susana
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 29459

Re: moving the freeshop

Re. the front room: Can I offer myself to nake big cushions for the window area? I would need someone else for advice on what type of material/ colour,etc..., where to get the material (old curtains is a tempting idea but usually they are not washable... so bad idea, apparently). But maybe you want ...
by Susana
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: September stuff
Replies: 130
Views: 43179

Re: September stuff

Well, the thing is some time ago I found some art work at the free shop and kept it. I assumed the owner had lost it. I've been trying to look for her and finally got in touch. But she says that she did it on purpose because her work is lying around just gathering dust.... I couldn't believe it, suc...
by Susana
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: cava to celebrate
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

cava to celebrate

At about 1pm, today, I will be at the Forest with a bottle of cava to celebrate Obama's election. You are welcome to join me. You may get a thimble of it... God knows what he will do with 'real politics' but just 40 years ago, in the sixties, Martin Luther King and Malcom X were assassinated for wan...
by Susana
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Operation Urban Exploration
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Operation Urban Exploration

I love exploring cities. It is a pity that I cannot join you at that time of the morning but I may look for you at the Plaza just before 1pm. Already back in the eighties (from what I had been told) there was an 'alternative' tour offered to tourists which was about all the suburbs of housing states...
by Susana
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Yma Sumac, the 'Peruvian Songbird' has died
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Yma Sumac, the 'Peruvian Songbird' has died

If i were you I would try to listen to something by her.... extraordinary . (I imagine that on the wake of her death there will be a lot of uploaded music by her on the web) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7707522.stm (Check her original name: Zoila August Empress Chavarri of the Castle in...
by Susana
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: what? why? we had a garden.. now we don't
Replies: 4
Views: 2648

Re: what? why? we had a garden.. now we don't

It would be great perhaps to have a green house where to grow herbs? (so expensive in the shops... and so important for tasty vegan food...). I'll speak to Sam anyway. :P
by Susana
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Pockets is famous???? no..... really??
Replies: 45
Views: 7649

Re: Pockets is famous???? no..... really??

Chapeau my friend!!!! Congrats. :P
by Susana
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 29459

Re: moving the freeshop

Had a wee idea: Apparently we have tons of that plastic material used for the new lamps in the cafe. WHat about creating a (new) curtain out of it making sure that it fills the whole front. Maybe we don't even have to cut it into thinner strips, just hang about 3 of them in their normal width and in...
by Susana
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Radical Book Fair (Word Power) - Mark Thomas
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Radical Book Fair (Word Power) - Mark Thomas

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Mark Thomas, the activist comedian, opens the fair at 7 pm. If I were you I would really try to Go along. He is a cracker. And you learn tons in half an hour!!! Honestly. :lol:

The fair is in Out of the blue, Dalmeny St, off Leith Walk (if I am not wrong) :roll:
by Susana
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Photos of the Forest Birthday at the gallery?
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Photos of the Forest Birthday at the gallery?

I was thinking, don't you think that it would be lovely/grateful, basically a joy, to have those great photos exhibited at the gallery????? Bristo Place would become a sort of rainbow and passersby 8) would flock in>>>>> Me thinks 8)
by Susana
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Count me for the meeting and for the action. Thanks
by Susana
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: FREE session of Nothing But the Poem this Saturday (Oct. 25)
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: FREE session of Nothing But the Poem this Saturday (Oct. 25)

Thank you Ryan. I enjoyed it. The best thing for me was to be able to say what I thought without fear of making a fool of myself and on top of that seeing that sometimes I had the same point of view as other people. I remember the sessions we had at school that were so ever dry, like trying to swal...
by Susana
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fractal animation at the cafe?
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Fractal animation at the cafe?

(I've just approached the Visual Arts group and they suggested I open this topic here, in the People's Forum) So, this is it: I had this idea that it could be nice to project fractal animation on the wall at the cafe just as a background thing sometimes during the day, or from time to time. I have a...
by Susana
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Affordable Polish Psychologists in town
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Affordable Polish Psychologists in town

I discovered that there is a group of psychologists from Poland who are starting to practice here. They are really affordable. In fact up to now it was through donation, soon they will start charging £15, I think. They follow a technique called Process Oriented Psychology (POP) and it has its roots ...
by Susana
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

I would love to take part. 8)
by Susana
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: fractal animation at the cafe?
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

fractal animation at the cafe?

I don't know if this is the group in charge of a decision like this. I had this idea that it could be nice to project fractal animation on the wall at the cafe just as a background thing sometimes during the day, or from time to time. I have a dvd with a series of videos of very different fractal an...
by Susana
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Pockets is famous???? no..... really??
Replies: 45
Views: 7649

Re: Pockets is famous???? no..... really??

In case anybody is interested they are selling right now an ukelele at OXfam, Nicolson St (£20) 8)
by Susana
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: RESISTING REGENICIDE : STRUGGLES IN THE CITY
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: RESISTING REGENICIDE : STRUGGLES IN THE CITY

Dan, thanks a lot for this info. I'll try to pass it around :)
by Susana
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 29459

Re: moving the freeshop

I saw today the new front of the shop with the bags hanging and the lights. Great!!!! What an improvement. Maybe we could manage to have also a book and a cd showing so that the representation is wider and fairer.....
by Susana
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: cd ripping and m4a
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

Re: cd ripping and m4a

Maybe this will help?

www.mp3-cd-converter.com/convert_mp3/fr ... o_mp3.html - 22k -

that is the first entry in google when i searched for 'convert m4a to mp3'

(sorry if you've already tried and this is a stupid suggestion....)
by Susana
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 29459

Re: moving the freeshop

I totally agree with making the front room an inviting place. But as Cyrille and other people say putting the free shop in the main shop could potentially be disastrous. I'll tell you a little (tragicomic) tale: Last year I did some volunteer work in this charity shop. At some point this guy and his...
by Susana
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: erotic Arab novel
Replies: 19
Views: 4496

Re: erotic Arab novel

Oh yes, the cover is very graphic. But if what you want is a stream of images then you will have to go for erotic comics. I don't know where you would find them here.... not in the library though (except for one dead sordid Japanese one that I found in Sighthill library of all places...., joyously p...
by Susana
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 15397

Re: The bigger picture

Michael, point taken.
by Susana
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Offer of travelling items
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Offer of travelling items

I was dealing with this cupboard and came across all these things that I had bought for my travels, from sleeping bag to mosquito nets, plug-in mosquito repellent, utensils for eating, an electrical device for boiling water, torches, etc and I thought that it is a pity they are sitting there doing n...
by Susana
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: erotic Arab novel
Replies: 19
Views: 4496

Re: erotic Arab novel

Answer: 1. I still have to find out. But do bear in mind that where I come from we already have a highly developed imaginary regarding the Arab/Turkish/Persian cultures (think 'One thousand and one nights', etc...). Even Spanish children are mesmerized by it (in an innocent way of course) because at...
by Susana
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 15397

Re: The bigger picture

!!!!!!!!! Wow. :| Is that aggressive or what?
by Susana
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: erotic Arab novel
Replies: 19
Views: 4496

Re: erotic Arab novel

Ha! I just came back from Marseille.... Of course I bought the book. You may borrow it once I've read and fully enjoyed it. It may take me time though.... like when something is so good you try to savour it slowly...., lingering on every page. (BTW it is in French but I think most of you studied Fre...
by Susana
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 15397

Re: The bigger picture

I was away for some time... Sorry if my comments came across as destructive, negative criticism. It wasn't my intention; I just thought to let people know of comments I've heard as it is essential for the health and potential growth of the Forest. The point about my experience with the projector, we...
by Susana
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: www.engrish.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: www.engrish.com

Here is an example
fucking-lovely.jpg
by Susana
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 15397

Re: The bigger picture

Since we are in a reflective mood I am afraid I have a point or two to add here: Recently a friend of mine mentioned, in passing by, that the Forest is a club. I am sure he wasn't talking for himself but rather about what he picked up at ECA where he was studying. Also some time ago this musician sa...
by Susana
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: www.engrish.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

www.engrish.com

I couldn't resist it: English mostly from Japan..

http://adult.engrish.com/page/2/

(look specially for the sophisticated boutique...)

That is the 'adult' section, of course. There are tons more of other types)
by Susana
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Turkish coffee pot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Turkish coffee pot?

There is a Turkish shop up Clerk St, opposite that mega video shop in a corner.

And if I am not mistaken there is another in Bruntsfield, opposite the petrol station.

Good luck
by Susana
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Anyone know any squats in Barcelona?
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Anyone know any squats in Barcelona?

Google okupa Barcelona

Good luck!
by Susana
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Jack's anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Jack's anniversary

I was waiting to hear of the exact date but since I haven't and since there hasn't been many thick and fast ideas coming what if I just go ahead and get a card? I will hang it on the board to give people a chance to remember and honour Jack and maybe we sent it to his family. ????
by Susana
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Save Our Old Town campaign. another chance
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Save Our Old Town campaign. another chance

It had been decided that the Caltongate Development was going ahead. But it was discovered that the Council did not deal correctly with the campaign complaints, so they have to give us another chance. This may be a golden opportunity because: - the Scottish Executive may decide to launch a public en...
by Susana
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giving away films, how to do it? Any ideas????
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Giving away films, how to do it? Any ideas????

I came across this while surfing the blog of a cartoon producer that I like very much. She has produced amazing things and in particular she has an award winning feature film that she would like to give away but doesn't know how to and is asking for ideas on how to do it. I thought that perhaps you...
by Susana
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Jack's anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Jack's anniversary

I have this relative's address from when we sent the Christmas card, and her phone number.
by Susana
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Jack's anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Jack's anniversary

I don't know the exact date but even if we don't know it we could just take any day, I suppose
by Susana
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Jack's anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Jack's anniversary

I was thinking, shall we do something to mark Jack's anniversary? Maybe light some candles on a certain day, send a card to his family, etc? Maybe this is not something that people usually do around here, I don't know, but I think that it would be nice to do something and that, in fact, if we don't ...
by Susana
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Polyfaith Tour in Edinburgh
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Neil, you are welcome to borrow my iPod if you haven't managed to download the files. Also I have an AtoZ with all the maps.
by Susana
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Polyfaith Tour in Edinburgh
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Did half of it yesterday. Very interesting. I strongly recommend it. You can make of the claims whatever you want, it is fascinating in any case. A few tips: (if you prefer to go blindly don't read them ;-) At the third 'station' you will find that the roots have been covered with tarmac (safety iss...
by Susana
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Polyfaith Tour in Edinburgh
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Thanks for pointing this out, Dai.
I've managed to download all the mp3s.
by Susana
Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: erotic Arab novel
Replies: 19
Views: 4496

Christ, let's hear more of that!!!!


As a Brazilian friend of mine said: if only a good and sizable group of our people could be sent to the Middle East they would stop all these wars....

Shall we check all these on our selves first??? :D :D :D
by Susana
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Just in case you hadn't noticed...
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Just in case you hadn't noticed...

"Spain are fitting winners of a thrilling tournament Ignore statistics and the tangible. Spain were brilliant and exemplified everything that made this tournament so much better than 2004 Paul Doyle June 29, 2008 9:49 PM At last! For so long they've been the team you curse because you had a cra...
by Susana
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: erotic Arab novel
Replies: 19
Views: 4496

I just thought, as an aperitif, while you wait for your copy of 'evidence of honey' I strongly recommend 'Aphrodite' by Isabel Allende, a book of aphrodisiac recipes with juicy stories... Hey, it could become the book of recipes for The Forest! The only such cafe in town! :wink: :wink:

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