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by Susana
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: erotic Arab novel
Replies: 19
Views: 4481

erotic Arab novel

I've just come across this article on a new novel written by a Syrian female poet, Salwa al Neimi. :) . The title is 'Evidence of honey'. I understand it is about to be published in English and of course it is banned in most muslim countries but not all! and in fact the Tunisian newspaper Les Temps ...
by Susana
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Save Our Old Town zine
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Actually the party has been cancelled due to the council double booking the space. :shock:
by Susana
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Save Our Old Town zine
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Save Our Old Town zine

Those of you interested in zines may like having a look at the one that SOOT together with Cuboid (a group that takes a foldable 'room' around town) made. I think that it is quite a work of art!! I left a black and white copy at the library but you can download the glorious colour original from the ...
by Susana
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: we into this?
Replies: 26
Views: 5389

I found this: " Creative & Cultural Skills is one of a network of 25 sector skills councils, known collectively as the Skills for Business Network, to oversee the strategic development of the workforce in our industries and deliver realistic solutions to skills needs" (from: http://fee...
by Susana
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Badge maker?
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Badge maker?

Anyone knows of a badge maker somewhere?
by Susana
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Boats.
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

You should ask Magda, the girl that wants to set up her hairdressing corner in the shop. She has a boat that she is restoring. 8)
by Susana
Sat May 31, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Wash your cans.
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Wash your cans.

I received this warning, which I attach for the benefit of those that can read Spanish. Summary: - Wash the top of any can/tin that you are about to use, including of course drinking directly from a can. - Reason: during storage any rodent may have peed on them, as they often do. - Among other infec...
by Susana
Fri May 30, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Student Flats on the meadows - no deal!
Replies: 18
Views: 5853

You may be interested in attending tomorrow's EAR (Edinburgh at Risk) day: """""" A reminder of tomorrows event as part of The Canongate Project Saturday 31st May 10-4pm Edinburgh At Risk Day “Edinburgh is at greater risk than it has been since the 1960`s” Conservation ...
by Susana
Wed May 21, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Any idea where to borrow an overhead projector from?
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Any idea where to borrow an overhead projector from?

This is for the Canongate Project. The project has a shop in St Mary's St and it would help to project something on the walls to attract people in. It would be needed till the end of June.
by Susana
Mon May 12, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Plea to help Alde, the Argentinian guy
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Plea to help Alde, the Argentinian guy

Hi people. Alde, the Argentinian guy who has been around the Forest for a few weeks has produced a letter that he would like to be passed around. In it he is asking for help to gather the money for a ticket back to his country, either through cash-in-hand jobs or with donations. It would be great if...
by Susana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free preview screening of Persepolis at the Cameo tom. 11am
Replies: 1
Views: 890

I was told at the Cameo that they don't give tickets, just turn up tomorrow with the paper cutting.
by Susana
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free preview screening of Persepolis at the Cameo tom. 11am
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Free preview screening of Persepolis at the Cameo tom. 11am

With The Guardian today there is an offer to get two free tickets for the preview. You will find the offer in the Guide section. 8) 8)
by Susana
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Poetry through megaphone in the streets? Is it possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Poetry through megaphone in the streets? Is it possible?

I was wondering whether such thing could take place here. And how or who could organise it. It is not my idea. My brother, who is director of culture in a city in Spain, has launched it and is happening this week. He himself is inspired by the international festival of poetry in Medellin, Colombia, ...
by Susana
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: things to do
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

I suppose this is a new thing, right? I was thinking, how about having tutorials on screen printing? It could attract many potential users... Or perhaps you already know that there are many people out there who will definitely use it. (in any case I, for one, would love to learn this technique and p...
by Susana
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Dance lovers
Replies: 0
Views: 795

Dance lovers

I have a spare ticket for the rehearsal of the Netherlands dans theatre today at 3. I will leave it this morning with the KM for anyone to use.
by Susana
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Thanks Suizan (in Spanish) for scaling down. Is it easy to do? Could you tell me how, for next time? Thank you. Yes, certainly, the holes would have to be reinforced. This Argentinian guy, Aldebaran, told me we could do it with these metal rings, that are specific for that (if we want to do somethin...
by Susana
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Now, what do you think about the curtains? Are they playing the function they were meant to? In my view, every time I go into the Forest the curtains are pulled to the sides, so just contributing to make a frame but not a proper separation... We could just fix them somehow to the bar (superglue?) or...
by Susana
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: 20 in UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Gracias, pueblo, gracias. 8) :P
by Susana
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Student Flats on the meadows - no deal!
Replies: 18
Views: 5853

I received this information from SOOT. You may be interested: World Heritage Day 2008 Public Space: Public Value – Scottish Storytelling Centre, Friday 18 April 2008, 2.00pm – 5.00pm I would very much like to invite you to our seminar in celebration of World Heritage Day. This special day, commemora...
by Susana
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: 20 in UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

20 in UK

I just wanted to share with you that today is 20 years since I came to UK. My life started then. Thank you UK!

And by a happy coincidence it is also my birthday. 47 :wink:
by Susana
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: can we use a bath? or three black blocks?
Replies: 20
Views: 3553

I agree. A fab table 8)
by Susana
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Danny, thanks for cleaning the windows...!
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Danny, thanks for cleaning the windows...!

YOU ARE WORTH YOUR WEIGHT IN GOLD

And, as we also say in Spain: God bless you with a good wife and many children!!

I can already see you taking them on your basking/touring: 'Los Danielitos'!!!
by Susana
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Student Flats on the meadows - no deal!
Replies: 18
Views: 5853

You know that there is a real danger of Edinburgh losing its World Heritage title? Two cities in Europe have already lost it, Cologne and another one (I don't remember which one). And it appears that UNESCO have been making waves to remove it also from Edinburgh. There are a few groups in the city c...
by Susana
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Student Flats on the meadows - no deal!
Replies: 18
Views: 5853

For the love of all the gods of the Olympus....!! What else? I would strongly recommend you get in touch with the group trying to stop the Caltongate development, SOOT (Save Our Old Town) They've been campaigning for quite a while and have acquired expertise on this. One of their core members is a t...
by Susana
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Oolala! Well, the thing is we've done it. Sorry if we rushed too much. I think we felt desperate at the situation and just wanted to see something done. In any case you can change things, by all means. And if you happen not to like the paint on the plant pots or the curtains, for whatever reason, pl...
by Susana
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

So, Nix and me decided to meet on Friday at 1 to do the work needed in the front room. Do join us if you like. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:
by Susana
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Indeed Martin, that was my vision too. The compromise over the germinating plants sounds good to me too. And would you let me buy pots and paint them in a colour voted by everybody (everybody that wants to vote..)? I feel the urge to say again, at the risk of being a bore, that if I didn't know the ...
by Susana
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Nix, in my opinion this is quite a matter of urgency, so if you think that you can make it in the next week great, otherwise we may lose the momentum and forget again for a few months... We could for this occassion use Ikea but at the same time make sure that we fiind a more local resource for the c...
by Susana
Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

I totally agree. Yesterday I was in Ikea and saw these panel curtains that are used to create space divisions and I thought that they would be just ideal. They are transparent and come in three colours: pink, green and white and the dimensions are 300 x 60cm. They cost £1.39 each and with 4 of them ...
by Susana
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: TEN MILLION KISSES
Replies: 13
Views: 3554

Certainly. Making it into an event is a sure way to get attention and voters! Good luck. :idea:
by Susana
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Another little idea: an alternative to the screen could be a beads curtain. They have the advantage of rearranging themselves. Or someone could paint a mural on a canvas and then we would cut it in narrow strips to turn it into a bead curtain. Regarding the window, is it not possible to have both th...
by Susana
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

That would be ideal, actually! And what is that new shop for?
by Susana
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

I was thinking, would a sort of chinese screen help? or some other type of division like curtains or so? at least the eyesore in the front room would disappear. Also if we brought the free shop to where the library is we would like some division for the same purpose and we could put the books on tho...
by Susana
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Ah Chris, that hurts! The library is a piece of my heart, how can you play with it so flippantly? :wink: I really don't know where the free shop could go... I do love the idea of having the library in the front room but I fear that the books would disappear more quickly. I have seen some of my 'refe...
by Susana
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 14480

Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7260484.stm £600 would go nicely towards paying someone to clean the toilets... If this came into place we would be entitled immediately to the remuneration as we are already offering this service to the community (Danny can provide fresh evidence...). On a more sombre ...
by Susana
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Any chance for some non-fictional graphic novels??
Replies: 17
Views: 6829

:lol: Slow but very good progress: the publishers of Persepolis are going to give us a free copy when their new edition comes out! Yippie!! They mention perhaps to put a sticker informing people that they can buy a copy at Word Power. I say of course! Elaine, from WP, still has to ask the publishers...
by Susana
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Label for books on loan
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

Label for books on loan

I have books on the library that I am lending to the Forest. I would like to put a label in them for people to know and hopefully deter wicked minds from taking them away... It wold be something like this: " This book is on loan from a friend of The Forest. Should any of this type of books disa...
by Susana
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Any chance for some non-fictional graphic novels??
Replies: 17
Views: 6829

OK, then. You convinced me. I'll wait and see if Elaine, at WP, can get them a tad cheaper for us. 8)
by Susana
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Any chance for some non-fictional graphic novels??
Replies: 17
Views: 6829

Dear comrades in decision making, I was waiting for Elaine of WP to ask the publishers for a reduction, sometime this week, but there is something I am reconsidering: I realised that there were basically three positive answers to my proposal and that two of those were the ones who encouraged me to p...
by Susana
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Any chance for some non-fictional graphic novels??
Replies: 17
Views: 6829

I agree with Dan, those three are essential but if we have to choose I would buy Persepolis and Maus. I had hang from the library shelf a booklet with a list of some of the best graphic novels and in it I indicate which ones are held at the Edinburgh libraries. So, as long as there are a couple of t...
by Susana
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Some not very nice news
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

Some not very nice news

On Saturday I found out that the whole front row of my items had disappeared. Very sad. There were 7 items and a receipts book and it looks very much that someone helped themselves to them (how pathetic, pleeeease). I thought it is quite possible that that lock can be open easily with a wire or so.....
by Susana
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Any chance for some non-fictional graphic novels??
Replies: 17
Views: 6829

Any chance for some non-fictional graphic novels??

:roll: here I go again: would you contemplate the idea of buying some non-fictional graphic novels to have in the library? (I mean the type of Maus, Persepolis, Palestine, Cancer Vixen etc, etc, etc) Last summer I had applied for a 'grant' for this purpose but no success then. But I still think that...
by Susana
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Shop system new
Replies: 9
Views: 7018

Regarding who should be allowed to do sales: I had put my stuff in the glass cabinet in the second week of December. Two weeks later I checked and noticed that 3 of my items seemed to have being sold. To my knowledge there was no record of it. I also noticed that another two of my things had been da...
by Susana
Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: web site for selling crafts
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Ha! Very good point indeed.

This is the address:

http://www.etsy.com/

Good luck. I would be very interested to know what your opinion is, specially if you intend to use it.

:wink:
by Susana
Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: web site for selling crafts
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

web site for selling crafts

I just discovered this site, which apparently is working very well already in other countries (mainly the States) and is thought to be one that will see a great expansion in 2008. I had a look at the site and it looks very nice to me, very neat, clear and 'crafty'. Also the browsing facilities are v...
by Susana
Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Anyone sold ipod socks from the glass cabinet?
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Anyone sold ipod socks from the glass cabinet?

It seems that a few of the ipod socks have been sold but there is no entry for it in the 'shop' section. Has someone forgot to write it down?

Susana
by Susana
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Lights for the glass cabinet
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

I went ahead and brought my lamp. If that is not ok please tell me.
by Susana
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Toilets hygiene, or the mistery of male miction
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

And how about dividing the toilets between female and male???? In the male one we would put an squatting style toilet, where all males, tall and short could splash at their heart's content, and by that allowing the child inside this joy, several times in a day (wouldn't that be therapeutic against t...
by Susana
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Steve's contact details
Replies: 0
Views: 886

Steve's contact details

Please could someone pass on to me Steve's mobile no. or eamil address. I will be sending the greeting card for Jack's family and I imagine that he may be the only one that would have their details.

If you prefer, send them to my email:
susana_lorenzo@yahoo.com

Thank you so much
by Susana
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Toilets hygiene, or the mistery of male miction
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Toilets hygiene, or the mistery of male miction

I need to raise this issue for the benefit of the glorious Forest. You may blush. I may blush. But I need to get on with this: As you may have appreciated for some time now (forever?) the toilets at the Forest lack a bit in cleanliness and I have to put forward this question: "Why"? or, as...

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