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General Chat / Re: Random Announcements
« on: March 05, 2010, 09:16:58 pm »
I agree too, it's addictive and it's fascinating getting little windows into everyone's lives - Shubs, so sorry you've got to work the weekend, hope it goes well;  Simon - hope you get 100% for today's maths test;  Beatle - keep posting the lovely photos.  G spends a lot of time on the forum, and I just didn't realise till recently what I was missing!

OK, you noticed, I'm a bit of a twitcher.  I love all of our feathered friends, especially owls, and I spend a lot of time looking after and at our little birdy garden visitors.  My big current excitement is that after waiting two years we have a blue tit nesting in my camera monitored nesting box!  Here is a fit pic of the little darling, if he/she mates and builds a nest I'll be posting regularly (unless G throws me off the Forum, and sends me to a nuthouse).

My English is often nonsensical even before a few beers... if I could ever speak Italian a tenth as well as you speak English, I would be so happy!

And yes, I tend to be a bit polite, but G makes up for me by being really rude a lot of the time....


Yes absolutely - Stewart was checking MY Italian - and I actually used google translate to say "hello and welcome" (if that's what I actually said), because my Italian is pretty much limited to "ciao"!  (But isn't "ciao" the best word ever?)

And Stewart, how will I ever get the chance to go madly off topic with G looking over my shoulder?  I'll keep trying though....


Wonderful.  Ciao ed il benvenuto!

General Chat / Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« on: March 01, 2010, 09:21:24 pm »
Oh Stewart, apparently (G tells me) I haven't met you... sorry.  I've seen so many photos of you (and your sexy dad and lovely little boy) I feel like I know you.  Anyway, I am still sure your one chin is perfect.

General Chat / Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« on: March 01, 2010, 09:14:39 pm »
Great! I looked at the shaving gel and now will buy some for G.  If it feels and smells good - and is by the sounds of it pretty much edible - he might shave more often.

p.s. Having met you in the flesh, I know you only have one, perfectly formed chin!

So Lemmy, are you actually Italian or an expat living in Italy?  Personally I think an Italian beau on the Forum (especially a lazy, languid one) will add a new dimension...


Welcome! (Especially if you are a GANGSTER)

General Chat / Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« on: March 01, 2010, 08:39:24 pm »
My Dr Bronner's soaps and organic lotion arrived today - soaps (as yet unwrapped) smell delicious (one peppermint, one citrus orange).  Had to try the Patchouli and Lime lotion, the scent is definitely more patchouli than lime - reminiscent of the 70s (can any of you remember that far back?) - lovely texture.  So am looking forward to using... G will not be able to resist me... and vice versa....  ;)

Thank you for the recommendation! 

The Resource Centre / Re: Care For Your (Denim/ Wool/ Cotton)
« on: March 01, 2010, 08:32:16 pm »
Raise you one...

Interesting article about alcohol and burning calories, I really didn't know that.  Another calorie-burning effect of white wine for me is when I become increasingly animated and end up dancing around the room!  Glug, glug....

General Chat / Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« on: February 25, 2010, 06:43:27 pm »
Hee, hee - poor G, he'll probably throw me off the Forum soon!

Glad you're a fan of L'Occitane, I get some good deals at our local outlet store, will come stocked up when we next visit SF.

Just ordered some Dr Bronner soaps (citrus and peppermint) and body lotion (patchouli and lime - sounds gorgeous).  Must try to use more natural products.  These look super, thanks to you and Beatle for the double recommendation.

General Chat / Re: Grooming and Hygiene
« on: February 25, 2010, 06:22:23 pm »
Loving the photos, and video clip - thanks for giving us a really good laugh today!  ;D

G not big on cosmetics and toiletries, he likes good old soap and water, and quite frankly is so unappreciative of luxury grooming products that I get quite upset when I see him liberally using my precious L'Occitane or Aveda shampoo!

Shubha, no wonder your skin is so great, you are doing all the right things.  Sadly I'm nowhere near as healthy in my habits as you (blame G of course for being bad influence), and I do use lotions and potions and makeup to try to repair/cover up the damage.  I feel guilty buying expensive stuff, so my three sisters and I use Christmas and birthdays as opportunities to re-stock each other.  Family favourites are Clarins, Decleor, L'Occitane and Aveda.  I also love Origins ginger body and bath stuff.

Giles uses E45 cream on his face (but I think would be equally happy using lard).

If I'm buying for myself then Body Shop stuff tops the list.  Also we have L'Occitane and Molton Brown outlet stores nearby, so sometimes I treat myself to an expensive bargain!

Now I am on a mission to find some Dr Bronners soap to try.

Holiday treat - take L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil - it's lovely.

So there you go - I might not know anywhere near enough about denim (yet) but can wax lyrical about poncy potions!

Thank you all for your very warm welcomes!  I'm just trying to scheme another short skiing break with one of my sisters over Easter - trying to justify it to G by saying that I need to get more wear from my IH down jacket, it's just too warm for everyday use so I need to go to the snow...!  (Think he'll fall for it...?)

Shubs and Landocal - you are both too kind!  Yes, we will definitely get back to California this year - it's been too long.  Feels like you are family - Giles is thriving on your friendship, and I have been enjoying the IH Forum life vicariously so decided to throw myself into the mix - I think I could easily become addicted!  Look forward to seeing you in US or England, and will soon post some pics of our recent trip to South Africa (mainly photos of birds - sunbirds, sugarbirds, owls, and a few random critters like meercats), just hope I don't get thrown off Forum for going off topic... whew, there's a challenge...!  Night, night!

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