The Sunporch - welcome to Creative Living
What's it all about, then?
Hello and welcome to our forum; in here for aims and guidelines, how the forum works, etc.
Nov 2 08 12:20 PM
Introduce yourself here......
Tell us a bit about yourself, who you are, what you like, your hopes and dreams..........
Mar 29 13 5:34 PM
Keep up to date with Creative Living news in here - new features, notification of any down-times, ask any questions, point out glaring errors.........
Oct 18 12 7:31 AM
The creative home
Oct 8 12 10:13 AM
Keeping it seasonal
In here for seasonal chores and reminders to keep us on our toes
Oct 16 15 6:33 PM
The sweeter side of kitchen craft, in here for all baked deliciousness
In here for pickles, jams, cheesemaking, preserving, meat processing etc - fill up those shelves!
Does what it says on the label!
Oct 23 12 8:58 AM
What do you keep - chickens, cats, dogs, bees, sheep? Tell us about them in here
In here for everything to do with water - in the garden, the house, nature, everywhere; tips on storing, collecting efficient usage, ponds, etc. No life without it...........
Food for free
In here for foraging, hunting, fishing, plants and funghi - what's in your basket?
Sep 10 12 6:41 PM
Go wild in the kitchen
What do you do with your foraged goodies? Share your recipes in here
Aug 26 12 12:13 PM
In what ways could you consider yourself and/or your family to be radical on the homemaking/home life/housewife/home life front? What do you do that's different? How do people react when you tell them? What radical (to most people) ways would you like to incorporate into your home life?
In here now for all celebrations of whatever persuasion. Any excuse for a feast and a knees-up!
In here for all Christmas shennanigans - usual suspects in charge lol Enjoy
The Home Front
A lot of us here are very interested in WW2 history - how they lived at home during those uncertain times; what they ate;what they wore;how they kept themselves amused; how did they cope? There was a lot of very sage advice back then, and we would do well to follow a lot of it these days - so, why don't we have a go? Ofcourse we are not under the enormous pressures and dangers they were in, but I'm sure we can all benefit from trying out the frugal lessons and make do and mend. Feel free to dip in and out as you choose - you don't have to do it all.
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In here will go the How to....... articles, formerly Masterclasses. The idea is for someone with knowledge and experience to lead interested others in trying out new things - cooking, crafts, etc. Plenty of room for comments, pictures from everyone. Please keep all the related threads under one heading, though, to make it easier to find in the future.
Sep 9 13 5:03 PM
Many a mickle...........
........maks a muckle; look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.......whatever your favourite expression for it, we all like to be frugal for a variety of reasons. This is where aliwood holds court, so over to her........
Oct 17 12 1:14 PM
In here for all details of current Forum swaps; progress, problems, hitches and glitches;suggestions and feedback and pictures.
The creative mind
Need to find the answer to something? Just curious? Got a crossword to finish? Ask in here - someone will know............
Sep 12 12 5:08 PM
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Feb 14 13 11:09 AM
In here for spinning, felting, weaving, dyeing etc - general wool gatherings!
Cardmaking and papercrafts
All things paper in here - cards, handmade paper, etc
The family tree
Who's researching theirs? How are you getting on? Useful links, requests for info, etc in here
Poetry deserves its very own Forum here at The Creative Mind, so post your favourites here - ones that strike a chord, mean something special to you, make you laugh, make you cry, your own poetry, whatever.
Nov 17 15 1:15 PM
In here for all budding authors - fact, fiction, poetry, prose, all sorts. Please read the sticky and feel free to join in .
The zen zone
Hints and tips on rest and relaxation, peace and quiet............
Feb 6 14 11:17 AM
Apr 22 14 7:57 AM
Addressing the challenges presented by Peak Oil and Climate Change
In here for all talk, advice, pictures etc of non-electic or other non-powered equipment, tools, etc. In these uncertain times, our power supplies as we know them may not always be around. What are the alternatives?
Got some green news to share?
Let us know of any campaigns going on
Got something to swap or give away? Pop it in here - someone will help you declutter yourself.............
Wild about Britain
In here for what's out and about around you - flora, fauna, news on the countryside, in the town, etc.
Pop in here to tell us what you're looking for - someone will come across it some day !
What campagins are important to you? Garner support in here!
Beat the big boys at their own game! Here is the Creative Living seed bank; if you have any spare seed, home saved, or spare from old/heritage/rare/heirloom/unusual varieties, get in contact with MrsL who will take care of them in the CL seedbank, for sharing out to those who would like them, to grow on and save seed of their own for future distribution.
Charity begins at Creative Living
We all love charity shops........!! In here for anything to do with them- bargains found, something you would like to raffle for your favourite charity, bouquets or brickbats for those you frequent.........
Which ones do you support - tell us more about them in here and give them some free publicity - contact details and links welcome.
Events, radio, television, links etc to help us in our quest for a creative life
In here for all the special words that CL forumers have coined............
Seen a great film recently? Seen a terrible one? What's your favourite type of film? In here for musings on the silver screen....