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Sep. 25th, 2011 04:25 pm
juliet: Drawing of knitting needles and ball of yarn (knitting)
Anyone interested in about a jumper's worth of purple Rowan Linen Drape yarn? I know it's about a jumper's worth because it used to be a jumper before I ripped it all back. After the 3rd abortive attempt to construct it into something, I have concluded that I'm just not all that keen on it (either the feel or the colour or *something*) & should get rid of it to someone who might appreciate it.

Happy to post or to arrange delivery...
juliet: Me sat on the side of a mountain with my snowboard, all bundled up in boarding kit (snowboarding)
[personal profile] doop & I just spent a week in Les Arcs (somewhere in the Alps... not actually sure exactly where, but it took us about 5 hrs by train from Paris) throwing ourselves down mountains. Snowboarding is a very splendid thing, even if it did take me half the week to remember what the hell I was doing. Mountains lovely, injuries mostly moderately minor (though d did get to visit the doctor on day 1 after crocking his elbow).

Beastwatch: 4 penguins, 2 leopards, a koala, and a Jersey cow, all on skis; and Batman on a snowboard. (He waved at me, then fell over.)

Actual beastwatch: lots of tiny birds! And what looked a lot like hare tracks, but no actual visible hare.

ION: I am clearing out drawers again, & have a nice set of straight knitting needles, in a nice zip-up red case, that used to belong to my Mum. I never use straight needles, so really they ought to go to a better home. Anyone want them?

(While I'm at it: despite my best efforts to offload the lot on anyone who expressed even mild interest at my party, I still have a couple of copies of that book about Linux that I wrote to give away. Anyone want one? Happy to post.)
juliet: (recycle or die)
Anyone out there got any interest in a couple of carrier bags worth of miscellaneous indie 7"s? Mostly from the mid/late 90s. Some sufficiently obscure that I didn't actually remember buying them... Collect from Bermondsey; feel free to come and have a rummage although the more you take the better... Otherwise I guess it's Freecycle (not having much luck there atm, though) or the Greenwich MVE. I anticipate that I would make about £1.50 tops on the lot, unless "Welsh Bands Suck" by Teen Anthem has suddenly become collectible while I wasn't looking.

Anyway. Free records! Cup of tea and possibly even home-made biscuits for anyone who wants to come & take any of them away!
juliet: (bike fixed)
Currently there are on our balcony two (2) bikes which are surplus to requirements. Any takers?

One low-ish-end (£300 new a couple of years ago) Trek hybrid, suitable for someone around 5'7" to 5'11". FREE to a good home.
One Trek road-bike (red 1.5!), suitable for someone 6' or so. (I'm 5'10" and it's too big for me; someone a bit bigger than 6' could probably get away with it as well.) Cassette & crankset have been upgraded; front shifter is a little sticky but functional. This *may* have another taker, but please do say if you're interested. Cost around £300.

Both were when last looked at in working condition; I'm happy to undertake to check brakes/steering & pump the tyres up before they're collected (i.e. so that they'll be safe to ride away) but both (especially the hybrid) may need a little TLC to make them properly pleasant to ride. (I might be up for negotiating a fuller service in exchange for beer tokens :) ).

Collect from our place (Bermondsey) ASAP.
juliet: Head-shot of my dog, Finlay (finlay head)
We occasionally get free bones from the hippy organic butcher for Finlay, which he then only makes a very tiny dent in before we have to get rid of them. I was considering using them for stock to make some of his food with (rather than feeding him entirely on the commercial stuff, even the nice organic commercial stuff), but this would mean using one of OUR PANS to put MEAT in urgh urgh urgh[0]. So I wondered if anyone had a fairly heavy-bottomed pan that they don't actually use and/or want rid of? It is a long shot, I know.

[0] This is *marginally* irrational, b/c one of OUR PANS is the pressure cooker that used to belong to my parents, which has very definitely had meat cooked in it in the past. So I should really just get over myself.
juliet: (recycle or die)
I have a lava lamp (pink & purple, in working order) that I don't want any more. Any of you lot want it before I freecycle it?

(Also have a plastic two-dish dog bowl if anyone wants that, but I figure that's less likely. We had to buy bigger bowls for Finlay as he was bigger than we'd expected.)

Needs to be someone who can collect from here (Bermondsey), ideally in the reasonably near future.
juliet: (recycle)
Since I know there are a few other people on my FL who buy Liz Earle stuff - is anyone going to be putting an order in soon & wouldn't mind me adding a couple of things to it? I want to get travel-size cleanser & moisturiser, which I don't think they sell in John Lewis, & am reluctant to pay postage on just those.

Also: free glittery stuff in case people missed it yesterday.
juliet: (recycle)
Since I know there are a few other people on my FL who buy Liz Earle stuff - is anyone going to be putting an order in soon & wouldn't mind me adding a couple of things to it? I want to get travel-size cleanser & moisturiser, which I don't think they sell in John Lewis, & am reluctant to pay postage on just those.

Also: free glittery stuff in case people missed it yesterday.
juliet: (bike fixed)

Southwark Council subsidise a small quantity of free bike instruction for people who live/work in the borough. I checked, & they were happy to do an advanced observation-type lesson, so I thought I'd give it a go.

writeup )

For less experienced cyclists the lesson is usually a bit more structured - he said he'd spend more time on the basics and talking about road positioning. I'd definitely recommend it - even if you do roughly know what you're doing, it's good to have someone point out your bad habits and give you tips. I certainly benefitted from it.

juliet: (bike fixed)

Southwark Council subsidise a small quantity of free bike instruction for people who live/work in the borough. I checked, & they were happy to do an advanced observation-type lesson, so I thought I'd give it a go.

writeup )

For less experienced cyclists the lesson is usually a bit more structured - he said he'd spend more time on the basics and talking about road positioning. I'd definitely recommend it - even if you do roughly know what you're doing, it's good to have someone point out your bad habits and give you tips. I certainly benefitted from it.

juliet: Tiny baby shoot of rhubarb (baby rhubarb!)
I have half a carrier bag full of strawberry runners (extracted from the rhubarb patch in the allotment, which they were doing their very best to colonise, last week). Anyone want 'em? Can't guarantee that they'll thrive, especially since they've been in a carrier bag for a week, but stick them in compost, water, & find out. They were certainly thriving pretty bloody well in the allotment. Possible free strawberries!

(I already have 2 pots full...)
juliet: Tiny baby shoot of rhubarb (baby rhubarb!)
I have half a carrier bag full of strawberry runners (extracted from the rhubarb patch in the allotment, which they were doing their very best to colonise, last week). Anyone want 'em? Can't guarantee that they'll thrive, especially since they've been in a carrier bag for a week, but stick them in compost, water, & find out. They were certainly thriving pretty bloody well in the allotment. Possible free strawberries!

(I already have 2 pots full...)

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