Share projects, share problems, share tips amongst each other.
Horses, was yard manager and head groom for a well known showjumper and a few others.. Buisness, french and how to iron and my particular important skill........ How to break things .
[center]Happy to have shown Titchy Clucker a little corner of France[/center]
Like Homemade, I will have a go at most things basically because I can't afford to get someone else to do it. But I acknowledge that where my skills and knowledge are limited and could result in doing more damage or worse, be unsafe, then I'll bring someone in. I do all my own painting and decorating, and use self taught woodworking skills for small projects after overcoming my fear of power tools (except circular saws which I'm too terrified to use!) - hanging pictures on walls, shelves (built from scratch), awning over the back door, hanging baskets etc I love my router and all the drill bits for finishing off edges on planed wood - I rescued an old circular pine kitchen table given to me and gave it new life, one of my proudest moments. Re-felting shed roofs seem to becoming a speciality of mine for some reason. I used to be able to do (very) small car repairs but these days are more electronic than mechanical and I'm not so confident.
Health and physical activity with lots of science and health behaviour management like smoking cessation (it's the job, sorry) - not much use frugally speaking!
Baking - all sorts of baking
Cleaning without all the nasty chemicals
Researching things - almost anything, by nature as well as it being the job, I'm a bit of an info geek!
1 dumbo rat still without a name; 2 top eared rats Octavia and Ursula
1 Rhode Rock, 1 Sussex Star, 1 Blue Ranger - The New Monochrome Set
My crafty blog, it's Frugal too http://relovedremnants.blogspot.co.uk/
anything you need to know about car body repair, come see me , I`m NVQ3 and british standard qualified, been doing it 23 years now, I also know my way around motorbikes and bodybuilding/training, don`t know anything about sewing though but willing to learn
[center]OCK LIKES TO PARTY !!!![/center]
are yu taking Note Richard?
all power tools are dangerous! But I'd say the router was more like a fancy electric drill will guard shields and a guide - when lifted up, the drill bit retracts. I think the trick is to wear sensible clothing, especially eye shields and make sure the wood is well fastened down on the work bench. Circular saws - too many moving parts for my liking ... especially that saw (perhaps I've been watching too many horror films)
Woodwork- especially using reclaimed and scrap materials.
Painting and decorating.
Painting and distressing furniture using Annie Sloan paint and tecniques.
Cooking- especially vegan and vegetarian.
Weightwatchers but still trying to figure out the new points system.
Sewing and crafts.
And of course keeping chickens as pets!
As with most people here it seems, jack of all trades, master of none but I seem to do okay with:
- Electrics (but none of the certification stuff!)
- Computers, programming and web stuff
- Pastry making (speciality is a sweet rich short crust!)
- Most areas of DIY
Hmmmm - some of my 'skills' might come in handy but will definately expose the eternal student in me !!
I'm a qualified dental nurse.
I'm a qualified vet nurse.
I'm a qualified dog groomer and have diplomas in dog breeding and basic genetics ( very basic)
I'm a qualified dog show judge for bull terriers.
I have a certificate in child development from the Open University but that was because they dont do animal courses !!
One that will probably help most on this forum is that I'm also a qualified psychiatric nurse !!
Takes one to know one...
Don't dream it, BE it....
Am looking forward to welcoming Sunny Clucker to Woodbridge Suffolk!!!!!
Have a few skills I could share know quiet a bit about various animals Dogs Parrots Chinchillas Ferrets and Hens seeing as I currently have all of these!! Also know a lot about Gardening very good at making Compost Jam and Chutney Maker aswell
I am an expert at unhealthy eating lol
[center]A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?[/center]
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