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Doly



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Best places to put a stall Reply with quote

I've been thinking of putting a stall about peak oil somewhere for a while. I'm just wondering about what the best place would be. I thought that it could be a good idea to put it close to a place where people are going to see a performance (like the Albert Hall), because people are going there, anyway, and possibly standing outside for a while. Do you think that would work?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a park in central London is a good possibilty - people aren't in so much of a rush.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PowerSwitchJames wrote:
I think a park in central London is a good possibilty - people aren't in so much of a rush.


Make sure it's not one of the Royal Parks... you'll get done!

In fact, most of central London is off limits for "hawking" unless you've got a permit from the local council. We got round that year ago with some sandwich boards that had a flap on the front that folded down loke a small table (technically you're not blocking the path because your wearing the table).


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mobbsey wrote:
We got round that year ago with some sandwich boards that had a flap on the front that folded down loke a small table (technically you're not blocking the path because your wearing the table).


I didn't understand how that works. Can you explain a bit more?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno, for some reason when you put the words sandwich boards and serious messages together I can't help thinking,

"Repent and be saved, the end of the world is neigh... (no.... I mean now...er nigh.. maybe)" wail, wail, wail.......

If you were successful and the popular press got a hold of what you were doing they could have a field day if they too thought along those lines; guess you'll need strong nerves, plenty of faith, a clear head and a little luck. Second thought, maybe we just need some good people around us.

Time will decide but in the meanwhile, good luck, not only with the idea but how you end up achieving it.

I was speaking to Mike Pepler on the phone last week (thanks for your words of wisdom by the way) and he told me how he was improving community relations by being involved in freecycle. Great idea IMO so i'm hoping to arrange a swapshop event locally with the help of a friend in the village, we're meeting up later this week.

Thanks for all the good ideas folks.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some friends together, all wear the same luminescent T-shirts with words to the effect of "ENERGY PRICES SURVEY", hold a lot of fliers and a clipboard, and look like you're taking a survey.

Do it in a shopping precinct, along a "gay" street filled with cafes, or outside the town hall.

Alternatively, do one at the Earthship. Any news on their Solar PV? ( http://www.greenbuildingforum.co.uk/forum/index2.php?DATEIN=tpc_lfvrcfbio_1157741725 )
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Doly



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandidoz wrote:
Get some friends together, all wear the same luminescent T-shirts with words to the effect of "ENERGY PRICES SURVEY", hold a lot of fliers and a clipboard, and look like you're taking a survey.


I like that idea. Might try it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: At a farmers' market? Reply with quote

How about at your local farmers' market? They are usually quite social places and should (?) attract a higher percentage of people receptive to the PO message.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following a weekend of depression (of course I'm lieing, it's with me all the time and I'm living with it like people with tinatus) I have followed Mikes lead and started a local exchange group.

I have spoken to a couple of friends who both want to get involved in a book swap. I know its not much of a gesture but it is

a Community based
b Encourages people who don't know each other to get together
c Promotes common interest
d Is good fun!
e Doesn't take up much time
f Might lead to further discussions as the group matures
g Has proved to me already that people will look in my window (and I am
now in process of making a series of posters on current events theme)
h ?


Will go and take a photo of my good work (showing off again) and post it in a minute.

Bye


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh one more thing, this swap does not rely on the computer for inclusion, although the list is typed and stored on one.



The words on the poster are

Book Swap

We have started a book swap. Anyone and everyone are welcome to join.
If you want to be involved please contact Pippa Taylor on 860352 to be added to our list.
If you want to read a book please contact the person offering it to arrange collection.
The books offered do not need to be returned.

I have already been approached by quite a few people who want to tell me about their books or say good idea. I wonder what will happen next....
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pippa this deserves a thread of its own! Well done you.

I've just joined readitswapit.co.uk although I realise that this is quite different to what you are doing.

Your idea sounds great. Good luck with it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sally,

Thanks for the encouragement.

I have been meaning to mention to you something you mentioned in a previous discussion? Embarassed Laughing

You talked about horses competing at top levels without shoes.

Have you gone barefoot yet?

Our pony is barefoot. I have found out some amazing things about barefoot farriery and why it's the way to go. Do you think the same?
I have decided for the short term (i.e the next 6 weeks) that I will keep shoes on my horse because I am determined to go hunting whilst I can afford it (both time and money) and that envolves much trotting on roads.

I to, like long distance riding, anything from 3 to 7 hours is perfect for me. Very Happy

I started long reining my two (one is Irish Draught X Thoroughbred the other Eriskay X Exmoor) but got depressed and disalusioned and haven't carried it through. The idea was to teach the two to plough.

Have now decided to start programme again tomorrow (can't today as have parents evening tonight) and then it will be dark.

How are you getting on with the driving thing?

Regards


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pippa wrote:
Sally,

You talked about horses competing at top levels without shoes.

Have you gone barefoot yet?

Pippa


Yes Pippa all of ours are bare now. Since Nov 05. We aren't exactly top level... but hey we have a lot of fun.

However for our long distance work we still use hoof boots. These have now paid for themselves in reduced shoeing bills, but at ?50 a piece or so new (I got many second hand) they aren't cheap. The trails we ride on here are all sharp stone, I believe in England bridle ways can be much better going than this. We don't have bridle ways at all.

I know of folk who successfully hunt barefoot. We hack on the roads bare, but it is a good idea to build up to this. One pony didn't notice shoe removal, another got feely quite quickly so proceed cautiously & be horse led in the transition.

We did a cross country at the week end with all the ponies bare & jumping happily. Rough ground included.

Good books inlude those by Pete Ramey and KC la Pierre

Try these sites too for more info.
http://www.barefoothorses.co.uk/
http://www.equinextion.com (Forum there.)
http://www.hoofrehab.com
http://www.enlightenedequitation.com (Forum there has a barefoot section.)

I now trim my own ponies/horses. I attended a 3 day course to help learn this and spent.... Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed quite some time on the internet learning stuff. The Equinextion site has loads of marked up photos in various threads.

Happy reading (prepare to become addicted!)

Sal

Ps Just read your post again - you've already done some reading by the sound of things. Oh and no I've done no more with the young mare regarding teaching her to pull.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just how off topic can we get??? Looking at the title I do wonder how we got here???? Smile Perhaps we should be moved to preparations! Trimming is a useful skill isn't it?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doly wrote:
Bandidoz wrote:
Get some friends together, all wear the same luminescent T-shirts with words to the effect of "ENERGY PRICES SURVEY", hold a lot of fliers and a clipboard, and look like you're taking a survey.


I like that idea. Might try it.

Hi Doly

Have you tried anything out recently?
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