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by Keni
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest is Amazing
Replies: 17
Views: 8547

Re: Forest is Amazing

You can run but you can't hide. :-Q
by Keni
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: On stage gear issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 4993

Re: On stage gear issue.

I don't think it would need a padlock on it, just a slide bolt or equivalent would do. We just need something that would cause people to pause afore entering & give folk in the kitchen time enough to give them the once over afore questioning them if necessary.
by Keni
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: On stage gear issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 4993

Re: On stage gear issue.

I put a black piece of wood in the balcony today that has hinges on it that would make a good hatch. That would then give more surface area when the area is in use. Just an idea.
by Keni
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Hall and Action Room Action Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 5179

Re: Hall and Action Room Action Day!

Happy to help Harry but will get there earlier as I have an early evening engagement that day. DM me what needs done first.
by Keni
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Stage needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2976

Re: Stage needed

There's the wee collapsible stage we used at the Meadows Festival. I'm not sure what the dims are for it. Thinking about it, that's probably gone to Paradise Lost along with everything else.
by Keni
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: New Premises Sought
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: New Premises Sought

I forgot to say earlier, the Forest is also about having fun with your friends and other like-minded folk, but then you lot all know that anyhows.
by Keni
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: New Premises Sought
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

New Premises Sought

Morning All As you are probably aware by now, the sale of 3 Bristo Place is almost concluded and the Forest's lease there now finishes at the end of August. However, we are looking for another location and you can help out. Below is a list of criteria we are using to find a suitable premises. If yo...
by Keni
Tue May 17, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Music Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 6121

Re: Music Gear

HGiles wrote:Also, I just labeled every piece of equipment with the room it should be in.


That whole post was good news but that last point was a topper. Well done bud.
by Keni
Wed May 11, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down again
Replies: 18
Views: 8623

Re: Internet down again

Stephen sorted it today. Somebody had the wrong cables plugged into the router from memory. Again a case of folk dicking about with things they should leave well enough alone.
by Keni
Tue May 10, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Hitching Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Hitching Advice

Norfolk, so thought down the A1 to the A17. Does it make a difference?
by Keni
Mon May 09, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Hitching Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Hitching Advice

Ta bud. So the basics are still the same then - good nature & a clear readable sign.
by Keni
Mon May 09, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Hitching Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Hitching Advice

Thinking of hitching down by next week for a wee break. Given it is over ten years since I did any substantial thumb waving, anybody able to offer advice on good spots for catching lifts? Ken there's websites now but all the ones I've seen are great for the Continent but crap for the UK. Cheers, Ke...
by Keni
Fri May 06, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: It's True - The Shorts are Off!
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: It's True - The Shorts are Off!

Not as well as I would have hoped but that's the way life goes sometimes. Thanks for the Support and help. For now I'm recharging and resting plus spending some time with family and friends. Is my old Saturday shift still free from 14 May onwards? BTW, anybody wanting some "Elect Ken O'Neill&q...
by Keni
Thu May 05, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: It's True - The Shorts are Off!
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: It's True - The Shorts are Off!

Last post in this thread. The polls close at 2200. If you haven't voted yet, you will find me at the bottom of the Lothian regional ballot paper. That's the peach one. So, don't play Russian Roulette with your vote. Use your PPK (Peach Paper for Ken) & tick the last box on the Lothian ballot pa...
by Keni
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: A Q&A sessions with the new independent Lothian candidate
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: A Q&A sessions with the new independent Lothian candidat

Anybody fancy coming along to the count to cheer on the results, regardless of what they are? Any support on the night is greatly appreciated.

Also, anybody to help with the set up for Tuesday?

Be lucky & stay moist
by Keni
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: A Q&A sessions with the new independent Lothian candidate
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

A Q&A sessions with the new independent Lothian candidate

Morning All I've booked the Hall for next Tuesday, 3rd May, between 1900 & 2100 for an election event, entitled "Meet Ken O'Neill - A Q&A sessions with the new independent candidate for the Lothian region." You are of course all welcome to come along to hear what I believe in if y...
by Keni
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Save Cairntows Park
Replies: 0
Views: 1526

Save Cairntows Park

PARC Craigmillar, Edinburgh Council's arms-length housing firm, are proposing to build a mixture of private housing and commercial units on Cairntows Park in Craigmillar. They will reduce a large greenspace to an area the size of a football field surrounded by three and four-storey buildings. The lo...
by Keni
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: goodbye and good luck
Replies: 14
Views: 5123

Re: goodbye and good luck

A bien tôt Scoutt. Hope the journey is great & you both have huge amounts of fun. Be outstanding & spectacular. Thought this was appropriate, from T.S. Eliot's Dry Salvages. . . When the train starts, and the passengers are settled To fruit, periodicals and business letters (And those who sa...
by Keni
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: It's True - The Shorts are Off!
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: It's True - The Shorts are Off!

Thanks Ryan, much appreciated. Now, can you share my page on all your social networks please? Nae cheek, nae chance as Granny taught me.

My manifesto launched this morning. You can read it at http://wp.me/P1m7AU-2V.
by Keni
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: It's True - The Shorts are Off!
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

It's True - The Shorts are Off!

Morning All As some of you know, I am one of the candidates hoping to win one of Lothian's seven regional MSP places at the 5th May Scottish Parliament general election. Aye, that really is its full title, one hell of a mouthful. I'm standing as an independent candidate & announced I was standin...
by Keni
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Register to Vote!
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Re: Register to Vote!

5th May Election Deadlines

Thursday 14 April (5pm) - Last date for Postal Voting Applications
Friday 15 April - Last date to apply to Register to Vote
Thursday 21 April - Last date for Proxy Voting Applications
by Keni
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: health and safety feedback - for the building
Replies: 33
Views: 13851

Re: health and safety feedback - for the building

Will do ma'am. Spoke to Stephen 5 mins ago & am heading across town shortly with my scrubbing heid on.
by Keni
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: health and safety feedback - for the building
Replies: 33
Views: 13851

Re: health and safety feedback - for the building

Is the work going ahead tomorrow? If so, when can't I start on my scrubbing action tonight?
by Keni
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ecofusion 2011 - 10 April
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Ecofusion 2011 - 10 April

Thanks Lucy. That's two of us then. I've just emailed the BTCV contact to see if we can have a stall & if not flyer the event. I hope to have some more news soon. K x
by Keni
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: DON'T fill out your census form online!
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: DON'T fill out your census form online!

Alternatively, just don't fill it out at all. After all, they have all this info on you anyway.

I'm still waiting for my prosecution from 10 years ago. Supposedly my crime means I can't join the British Army, which of course was my lifelong dream.
by Keni
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: health and safety feedback - for the building
Replies: 33
Views: 13851

Re: health and safety feedback - for the building

Is it worth adding sealing/silicating the kitchen sinks?

As an old scrubber, I'm happy to mop the basement floor on Sunday evening. What time would I be able to start though? I'm down for the 10-1500 shift that day so can do it after I've had my scran or later if needs be.
by Keni
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Unemployed disco/arts event (regular)
Replies: 9
Views: 4079

Re: Unemployed disco/arts event (regular)

As the soon to be redundant, albeit voluntarily jumping ship, it sounds like a great idea.
by Keni
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ecofusion 2011 - 10 April
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Ecofusion 2011 - 10 April

The Forum for Environmental Volunteering Activity (FEVA) have organised Ecofusion at Inverleith Park on Sunday 10 April. The event gives folk a chance to "explore and enjoy Scotland's outdoors." More details are available on their website, http://www.feva-scotland.org/display/ecofusion. I'...
by Keni
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week

There's not enough time before dissolution (23 March) to get a Members' Debate on the subject, which would result in a worthwhile Motion. However, it is something we could push for after the election. Meanwhile, Shirley-Anne Somerville has replied saying that she supports the Forest's campaign and w...
by Keni
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week

Sadly the Forest didn't get mentioned during Questions Time, but details of the campaign were sent to Fiona Hyslop's Government office for her attention. Malcolm Chisholm, the Labour MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith, replied saying he was unable to attend Question Time but he does support our campa...
by Keni
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: A Free Shop Topic
Replies: 16
Views: 8746

Re: A Free Shop Topic

What are ugly clothes? I fear that would describe most of my wardrobe accoring to some folk.
by Keni
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week

Jakers, almost forgot to say. If you do email Fiona Hyslop, one the of the SNP's Lothians MSP, edit the sentances about asking a supplementary & the Minister's reply. Until Wednesday 23 March, she IS the Minister. Also, only one of the Lothians MSPs is a party colleague of these MSPs and that's ...
by Keni
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Re: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week

Apologies, only just seen Shannon's comment. Below is the email I've sent to Boyack & the Lothians MSPs, feel free to adapt & use. Remember to edit the first line when sending it to other MSPs to something like "I was pleased to see Sarah Boyack is raising the issue of the former Odeon ...
by Keni
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Forest Related Issues in Parliament This Week

The following MSPs are asking questions in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday that are Forest connected. I would recommend that as many folk as possible contact these politicians, pointing out that the issue they are raising has connections to the Forest. Out of the three folk in question, only Sar...
by Keni
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Flatshare Sought in Glasgow
Replies: 0
Views: 1158

Flatshare Sought in Glasgow

My girlfriend was asked to move out of the flat she stays in this morning & is looking for somewhere else in Glasgow. Anybody know of anything currently on offer? Any & all suggestions most welcome. Ta
by Keni
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Volunteers
Replies: 50
Views: 13521

Re: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Voluntee

Sorted. I can get to Carlton Studio about 8ish & help out before if you need it?
by Keni
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Volunteers
Replies: 50
Views: 13521

Re: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Voluntee

Catalina, something's come up & I can't cover the door 7-9 but can do later. Is that OK? If not, I'll see what I can do to rearrange the other commitment.
by Keni
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Register to Vote!
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Re: Register to Vote!

Happy to run a pre-election workshop if there are enough people to attend. What sort of things would people want? I can give a quick tour on how we got to the reconvened Parly, what powers are devolved, how Holyrood works, et cetera. Is a demand though? If it is just a few folk happy to spend an aft...
by Keni
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Register to Vote!
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Re: Register to Vote!

Apologies, yes multi-winner STV if the best. I don't see why multi-seat constituencies are not feasible throughout the UK. If you use the regions concept that Holyrood has, why not? OK, that's AMS but I see no reason why you can't combine a multi-member areas. You could use old county boundaries per...
by Keni
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Register to Vote!
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Re: Register to Vote!

I couldn't agree with you more Shannon, STV for the Commons is my preferred choice. Having said that, I'd rather have AV than FPTP. A step forward is still a step forward, even if it is a timid one. Thehemulen, to me an anarchist is somebody who wants a social system based on voluntary co-operation ...
by Keni
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Blue Umbrella Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Blue Umbrella Needed

Does anybody have a blue umbrella I could borrow this Friday & Saturday? A pal is doing a photo shoot & needs one as a prop.

Cheers
by Keni
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Register to Vote!
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Re: Register to Vote!

Did you know that Scotland elects 129 MSPs? Of these, 73 are elected to represent constituency through First Past the Post. The remaining 56 MSPs are elected by an Additional Members System to represent the eight parliamentary regions, seven for each one. The Lothians region has nine constituencies....
by Keni
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 2025

Tips

I saw something today during my shift in the cafe that surprised & disappointed me. A fellow volunteer came in and ordered a coffee. Then they started raking through the tips plate for change before paying. They hadn't done a shift nor were they due to work today, as far as I could tell. Now, I'...
by Keni
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Register to Vote!
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Register to Vote!

The Scottish General Election is on Thursday 5th May. Don’t worry if you didn’t realise this, it is news to most people. On that same day, the UK will probably get the chance to vote on whether to move to the Alternative Vote system for electing MPs to Westminster instead of the current First Past T...
by Keni
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 25151

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

"Cheerfully aggressive kind of way and insisted that he knew what he was doing and that everything would be fine." Aye, ken exactly the fellie you mean. Say no more. . .
by Keni
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 25151

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

I now have said router sitting on my desk & will pop in with it after work.
by Keni
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 25151

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

Looks like I'm too late but how would a D-Link DSL-G604T, boxed with all the bits, do? A colleague has one he doesn't want
by Keni
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 19143

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Looks great, like the colours & the cleanness. Also, by getting rid of the jokey dish names saves having to look at the menu to know what a punter wants. Or is that just me who toils with it?

I also agree with Martin about waiting re VAT.
by Keni
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Twelfth Night
Replies: 0
Views: 1151

Twelfth Night

Not sure if anybody else has noticed this but Wednesday 5th of January is Twlefth Night, not Thursday. Also, Thursday is the sixth, not the seventh. Think it would help folk to get the details right. Just trying to help, not criticise.
by Keni
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: the new fantastic volunteer training program
Replies: 5
Views: 3334

Re: the new fantastic volunteer training program

Sounds & looks top chief. Where do I sign?

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