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by Susana
Fri May 15, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: PLease, please people, don't ever leave the shop unattended
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

PLease, please people, don't ever leave the shop unattended

PLease, please people, don't ever leave the shop unattended !!!!! Not even if it is for one minute, That is plenty of time for someone to help themselves to what is not theirs!!! I heard that in the past things were stolen from the shop... and now that we have more and more things (and some as scrum...
by Susana
Wed May 13, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: How can I learn to do this type of printing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Re: How can I learn to do this type of printing?

Hello!!! Anyone out there???

I mean, could I bribe someone with a whole platter of sushi? or pies? or Vietnamese spring rolls? or some Japanese sweets... or some Spanish dish..? :roll:
by Susana
Wed May 13, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I left the 2 wicker chairs opp. the crafty room
Replies: 0
Views: 583

I left the 2 wicker chairs opp. the crafty room

(please refer to 'environment' and 'shop') BUT I am thinking here... what we really need for that corner of the garden is a hot-tub... don't you agree people?? I mean, Ecosse is stunning in its beauty... but I just wish it learned a bit from its Scandinavian neighbours and introduce the concept of a...
by Susana
Tue May 12, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: wicker chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 5934

Re: wicker chairs

So, I left the 2 chairs in that small space at the end of the stairs in the basement. Anyone welcome to take them out the our 'tiny' garden and put them back after use.

( Not the design you would have chosen... but hey! life is not perfect.. :wink: )
by Susana
Tue May 12, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not

So, I left the 2 chairs in that space at the end of the stairs. Not the design you would have chosen... but hey! life is not perfect.. :wink:
by Susana
Tue May 12, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Free sofas in Gumtree
Replies: 11
Views: 6112

Re: Free sofas in Gumtree

Babess, I would say again that those armchairs are sort of 'enooormous' for that front room. Most appropriate as places to seat and read though. Dead inviting... but dead inviting for a good snooze too, since they hug you like a mother's lap. 8)
by Susana
Mon May 11, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Free sofas in Gumtree
Replies: 11
Views: 6112

Re: Free sofas in Gumtree

I have covered the back cushions of the Forest 'dirty' sofa with other cushion-covers and maybe it is ok for now... but the sofa in the photo has all-over-removable-covers which means that the whole upholstery can be easily removed and washed with no problem... What I wouldn't know is whether the Fo...
by Susana
Thu May 07, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not

Well we need Baloo to say for certain if he meant that patch of the garden... In any case the chairs probably couldn't be left there permanently because of the weather destroying them, which is why I suggested to keep them in that tiny space in the landing of the stairs were there is at the moment a...
by Susana
Wed May 06, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not

Oh! I thought that Baloo was thinking to use them in that tiny bit of garden that is ours... Was that not the case??? :?:
by Susana
Tue May 05, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: shall we have a meeting?
Replies: 6
Views: 4281

Re: shall we have a meeting?

Fine with me. Thanks
by Susana
Mon May 04, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: A new meeting!
Replies: 37
Views: 15097

Re: A new meeting!

Hi. Sorry I missed the message. I was wanting to take part... I agree with the chairs needing to be changed somehow: new ones or a new make-up on them... how about doing some re-upholstering?? or just 'customising' them, i.e. sewing in bits of fabric here and there, covering the backs with t-shirts ...
by Susana
Mon May 04, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not

Maybe i'll just bring them and leave them at that small space at the end of the stairs (there is right now, I tkink, a buggy). They coud live there with a note stating that they are for the sole purpose of the volunteers garden patch.... I will go ahead unless someone disagrees, ok? :mrgreen:
by Susana
Sat May 02, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not

Mind you, there are these foldable chairs @£5 in £strecher. Of course they are not recycled and they will disappear
by Susana
Sat May 02, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not

I need you, people, to help me think of a feasible water-proof cover for the chairs.... PLEASE. Unless, of course, you can think of a space where they can be left when not in use,.. - the crafty room? there is no space in there... - any other room you can think of... If we have to make a cover for t...
by Susana
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: How can I learn to do this type of printing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Re: How can I learn to do this type of printing?

I can exchange some teaching for a platter of sushi... :oops: :roll:
by Susana
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: How can I learn to do this type of printing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

How can I learn to do this type of printing?

Please, how can I learn to do this type of printing? Anyone there to teach??

Thanks
by Susana
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Free sofas in Gumtree
Replies: 11
Views: 6112

Re: Free sofas in Gumtree

Update on the dirty sofa issue: I tried removing the covers of the beige sofa but no success... much too hard and i guess it would be even harder to put back.. I may try using some effective cleaning product, although I doubt that so many stains will come off... in which case we will have to think o...
by Susana
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: wicker chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 5934

Re: wicker chairs

- I say, I shall not retrieve the holder till you move up to Hamlet cigars.... So much more fitting for someone like you, darling! (or does Pims not go with Hamlet cigars? I am not so finely tuned with the British social scale...Please enlighten me. -you know, 21 years around in UK and I only discov...
by Susana
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: shall we have a meeting?
Replies: 6
Views: 4281

shall we have a meeting?

I think we should have a meeting sometime soon to tackle issues like: - Signs outside the shop (I took some pictures of that entrance with the great wood and glass work,etc and I was thinking we could make a sort of collage with them for the sandwich board/s, in which we would leave a white, blank s...
by Susana
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Free sofas in Gumtree
Replies: 11
Views: 6112

Free sofas in Gumtree

I have been checking the gumtree freebie section daily for the past 3 weeks and one thing that is offered very frequently is sofas. I've noticed one particular sofa in the cafe (the beige one) is looking quite dirty. Maybe we could just get a new one. I can notify whoever is in charge of this when a...
by Susana
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Great current exhibition
Replies: 3
Views: 2808

Great current exhibition

I love the going exhibition! Dead aesthetic and inspiring!!
One feels like sitting leisurely on a chair in front of every painting/writing while sipping from a glass of some nice drink...

I only miss a book were to write my impressions... :D
by Susana
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: wicker chairs
Replies: 10
Views: 5934

wicker chairs

I saw this freebie of 2 wicker chairs in Gumtree and thought maybe we could have them in the back garden to compensate for not being allowed to sit on chairs on the pavement. So I took them, just in case. Then I remembered someone saying that we are not allowed extra furniture in that garden. So may...
by Susana
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

wicker chairs for the garden? maybe not

I saw this freebie of 2 wicker chairs in Gumtree and thought maybe we could have them in the back garden to compensate for not being allowed to sit on chairs on the pavement. So I took them, just in case. Then I remembered someone saying that we are not allowed extra furniture in that garden. So may...
by Susana
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: a death in the family
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Re: a death in the family

Just to share with you: I did come last Wednesday to do a bit of meditating/honouring Ellie. I hadn't realized that the crafty room is not such a good place for it. i.e. it is very much a working place now. So I went home and lit a candle for her, next to this picture of her. I have being doing it e...
by Susana
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: FUNDRAISER TOTAL!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4070

Re: FUNDRAISER TOTAL!!!

Emma told me that quite a few people had been wanting the offered sushi... which is giving me wicked ideas about building on that, :twisted: like: -doing a sushi 'tombola' from time to time (or quite frequently even...) (or maybe going together with specific events that gather a substantial number o...
by Susana
Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: FUNDRAISER TOTAL!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4070

Re: FUNDRAISER TOTAL!!!

Congrats peopel! :wink: 8)
by Susana
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: a death in the family
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Re: a death in the family

I have booked the crafty room for Wed, 22nd from 4-9 to have a 'remembrance' time for Eli. Anyone welcome to join me. Love
by Susana
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Do you have something special to give?
Replies: 29
Views: 9572

Re: Do you have something special to give?

I could offer a full platter of vegan sushi (i.e. 10 long rolls of sushi. Price if bought at cafe £25... :wink: )
by Susana
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: a death in the family
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Re: a death in the family

What a beautiful and profound way to say goodbye thay is. I am in aw. I never met Eli (I googled her the other day to find out whether I had met her or not -which is why I found the obituary I posted here- but no, I don't remember meeting or knowing her), however I think it would be very much a duti...
by Susana
Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: a death in the family
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Re: a death in the family

I saw this obituary and thought you may like to read it:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/commen ... 082459.ece

Pax in aeternum
by Susana
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: display cabinet or sewing machine for the Forest?
Replies: 0
Views: 640

display cabinet or sewing machine for the Forest?

available as a freebie at Gumtree. I put a note of interest, just in case.

Check the photo of the cabinet... maybe with some painting,etc..?
by Susana
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Energy Stimulants
Replies: 24
Views: 12099

Re: Energy Stimulants

Not really. Yerba Mate poduces Xanthines which are similar to the stimulant substances of coffe and tea. Kratom, on the contrary, is an opiate, i.e., closer to Morphine. I read on wikipedia that it is a 'controlled' substance in Australia, so probably not available there (that is were you live, righ...
by Susana
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: chairs
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: chairs

Half of the chairs in the cafe are dead dirty and worn out. Maybe we could replace only those ones and leave the others so that it is not such homogeneous/churchy-like. The remaining new chairs could go into the hall...

Also the new chairs can be painted. :shock:
by Susana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Energy Stimulants
Replies: 24
Views: 12099

Re: Energy Stimulants

No, this are ground leaves, green in colour, and which you can drink as a tea or mix with yogurt, etc. I know the guys a the shop also take it sometimes: it gives you a feeling of well-being and euphoria and they take it to parties because it lets you drink more without getting so drunk and the hang...
by Susana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: shop entry/hallways
Replies: 7
Views: 3253

Re: shop entry/hallways

Aha! I thought maybe there were planning restrictions or you would have thought of that one already (I'm talking about painting the name on the stone...)

So, we must come up with plan B.

yes, let's meet.

Mucho love 8)
by Susana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Energy Stimulants
Replies: 24
Views: 12099

Re: Energy Stimulants

In case you (or someone you kow) ever need it: there is this substance called ' kratom ', from South East Asia, which is very potent (and expensive :? ) that acts as a muscle+mind relaxant but also gives you a very natural feeling of energy and alertness (you don't feel stoned at all... :P ). It is,...
by Susana
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: shop entry/hallways
Replies: 7
Views: 3253

Re: shop entry/hallways

Indeed!!! There was a time, when Magda started her hairdressing business that the hall looked very inviting: grand plants around, a table with a nice comfy chair next to it, nice lights... it felt from outside like a place yo wanted to go in... I know that the shop suffers from that (big) drawback o...
by Susana
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: chairs
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: chairs

I am free to do that if you want. Ida, you must give me details on how to get there and I go to take a picture. Then if we think they are ok I'll also be free to go and fetch them (with the help of a van, of course) 8) I was actually thinking recently that someone could have the 'official task' of c...
by Susana
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Energy Stimulants
Replies: 24
Views: 12099

Re: Energy Stimulants

I noticed yesterday that at Apothecary (47 Clerk St, next to Barnardo's bookshop) they sell now Maca powder at the price of £6.5 for 150 gm. In case anyone in Edinburgh is interested. 8)
by Susana
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Cushions for the Forest and pens to write or draw on them
Replies: 0
Views: 850

Cushions for the Forest and pens to write or draw on them

We have 8 cushions to put around in the front room and the main cafe room. I personally have 2 pens, white and black that write on fabric. If anybody wants to write or draw on one of them something, they are most welcome to use the pens. Both cushions and pens will be at the shop and I will leave a ...
by Susana
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Has anyone seen my tall halogen lamp???
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Has anyone seen my tall halogen lamp???

Last year I had brought from my house a standing lamp with 2 movable halogen lights for the glass cabinet we used to have in the front room. When the shop started the cabinet went from the front room and so did my lamp but I don't know where it is now and as it happens I would very much like to reco...
by Susana
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Guys: 3 energy saving bulbs for 88p in total!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: Guys: 3 energy saving bulbs for 88p in total!!!!

The one in Nicolson St. Although I saw yesterday there were hardly any left. However i wouldn't be surprised if it applies to all Tescos because those databases of prices, I imagine, apply to all of the outlets. I don't think that each outlet enter their own figures.... If I pass by another Tesco I'...
by Susana
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Something hanging from the ceiling. Maybe possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

Something hanging from the ceiling. Maybe possible?

We had this idea of hanging a sort of sitting hamock and I know there are concerns about the ceiling not being strong enough but as we had also discussed maybe it is a matter of finding a beam.... :?: What do you think??
by Susana
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Guys: 3 energy saving bulbs for 88p in total!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Guys: 3 energy saving bulbs for 88p in total!!!!

Incredible but true . Yesterday I was in Tesco checking the prices of bulbs for the front room and disvovered that. I couldn't believe it and neither could the assistant when I checked with him. But it was right: that was the price. So of course I bought many for the forest and for myself.... and I...
by Susana
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Cushions
Replies: 0
Views: 1241

Cushions

Guys, I got 6 cushions from charity shops because they were just £2 each. I left them in the shop. If they are not liked or whatever is no bother because I can exchange them for something for myself. They have a very classic look but I thought we could add little things to them to make them more fun...
by Susana
Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: People, happy Christmas or whatever you celebrate!!
Replies: 0
Views: 810

People, happy Christmas or whatever you celebrate!!

I also wish you all a great year 2009 and a bright future for the Forest!!

Much love

Susana
by Susana
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Cushions for the front window
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Re: Cushions for the front window

Ok, I will hold on to the cushions in case they'll come of use when after a season of chockies and marzipan we may have the energy to tackle that room and transform it into such dazzling art work that will put to shame le hotel du vin.

They may call us'Le Forêt'
by Susana
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Cushions for the front window
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Cushions for the front window

I found two possibly suitable cushions for the Forest front window in this charity shop. They are 70cm/70cm, light blue and fluffy. The price is £4 for both and we would have to get the fillings. I bought them since I know who would like them if the Forst doesn't. I think that is a good opportunity ...
by Susana
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 39230

Re: moving the freeshop

If it is option 2 the stickers system should be such that it is not just easy to detach one and stick it to whatever they want to buy....
by Susana
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Personal plea: electronic fingers
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: Personal plea: electronic fingers

Ahhhh!! :lol: :lol: :lol: It hadn't even crossed my mind. :oops: My little person was blushing because it's about two children toys... for an adult: it's a robotic dog that it is meant to walk and woof and Ygor with its friend the red robot. (!!!) My little person shouldn't feel embarrased, anyway, ...

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