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by katymac
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Regarding sushi
Replies: 4
Views: 3828

Re: Regarding sushi

Seconded, thirded, absolutely. Susana - people love the lemonade and hot chocolate, and the sense of your support, which encourages everyone, is undiminished. Many thanks.
by katymac
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Sound team
Topic: Acoustics action group
Replies: 10
Views: 9216

Re: Acoustics action group

All good thoughts and points. That fire-retardant spray stuff should help prevent the egg boxes and any textiles turning into fuel. Sure it's not very environmentally friendly, but then neither are fires, and we are definitely obliged to try really hard not to set the tenement ablaze. I would like t...
by katymac
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: new forest needs
Replies: 8
Views: 5139

Re: new forest needs

Forest is back, there was even a parade, and already we have had music, coffee and letter writing at Lauriston Place. There's plenty to do to finish the building and make the most of our new home - if you have some spare time please come in and help with building work, sign up for kitchen shifts, an...
by katymac
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: new forest needs
Replies: 8
Views: 5139

Re: new forest needs

The plan for tomorrow: some serious tidying up and cleaning. There will also be plumbing, electrical work and some joinery going on, before the 6.45 parade from Bristo place, to launch the new Forest with the last Exploding Car beer. See you there x
by katymac
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: new forest
Replies: 0
Views: 5539

new forest

Hey there building thread. Hopefully you know we have a new building. The door is open now if you are willing and able to help out with the work of building the new Forest. We are planning to be able to serve you coffee this Friday evening. Things will be a little rough round the edges, but we could...
by katymac
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: new forest needs
Replies: 8
Views: 5139

Re: new forest needs

We also need lots of help with cleaning, painting, lifting and tidying in the next 2 days. If you can help out, please bring your scruffy clothes along with your good self to the new place - we have a meeting each day 5pm ish if you want to find out more about what's happening, otherwise come in any...
by katymac
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Forest Action Team Minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 5808

Re: Forest Action Team Minutes

We're on the corner of Lauriston Place and Brougham street - windows are all covered in cleaning goop, but look for Victor's artwork on the pavement. Door is open, please come in if you don't mind getting dusty.
by katymac
Mon May 14, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Visual Arts and Crafts review - open call
Replies: 0
Views: 2100

Visual Arts and Crafts review - open call

Hey there, Artists, makers, crafters and other interested and interesting people may wish to respond to the Creative Scotland Open Call for responses to their review of the Visual Arts and Crafts 'sector' in Scotland http://www.creativescotland.com/about/sector-reviews/visual-arts-crafts-review They...
by katymac
Wed May 18, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: printer problems
Replies: 26
Views: 16911

Re: printer problems

In case you haven't yet discovered - I brought in the printer, it's in the office in a bag, which can also be adopted by The Forest if useful
Kx
by katymac
Wed May 11, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: printer problems
Replies: 26
Views: 16911

Re: printer problems

Ooops, sorry I completely forgot to do this. I've now tripped over it so often I've stopped noticing it. Will try to remember this weekend.
by katymac
Wed May 04, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: printer problems
Replies: 26
Views: 16911

Re: printer problems

It's all yours. I'll try to bring it in on Sunday. Kx
by katymac
Wed May 04, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week - stall packing list
Replies: 20
Views: 10607

Re: voluntary arts week - stall packing list

Ah, sorry, can't make the meeting unless it's after about 6pm - but go ahead, I will go along with whatever you decide! I can come to The Forest after work on Friday (so probably from about 4pm) to get things together - is that going to be any good? Alba, looks like we have two tables together - eac...
by katymac
Mon May 02, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week - stall packing list
Replies: 20
Views: 10607

Re: voluntary arts week - stall packing list

- pens
- scissors
- Sellotape
by katymac
Mon May 02, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week - stall packing list
Replies: 20
Views: 10607

voluntary arts week - stall packing list

Forest goes out! We're at the Voluntary Arts Week event on Saturday 7th, 11-4 in Festival Square (Lothian Road). I love a list, and think we should have one of everything we need to take next Saturday. Please indulge me... Please post below everything you need for your part of the stall, plus any id...
by katymac
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: issue to follow up from Saturday 23 April gig in cafe
Replies: 14
Views: 9312

Re: issue to follow up from Saturday 23 April gig in cafe

Thanks for responses and to Martin for looking into this - I thought these were settled points; we only got into it with that guy and his friends because we thought thems were the rules. I have no strong feelings on either point, but I know I don't want to be getting into arguments I don't need to b...
by katymac
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: printer problems
Replies: 26
Views: 16911

Re: printer problems

Hey there people who print, and maintain the printers,

What am I doing with this spare deskjet printer I have? Is it useful to Forest? If not, it's going on Freegle real soon...

Kx
by katymac
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: issue to follow up from Saturday 23 April gig in cafe
Replies: 14
Views: 9312

issue to follow up from Saturday 23 April gig in cafe

Morning all, Margarida and I would really appreciate it if someone would follow up what happened with the lead singer of the 3rd band who played last night (don't know his name - he called himself 'a poet from Burnley'). I would say he was dismissive of us when we told him (very politely, twice) tha...
by katymac
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week -volunteers needed!
Replies: 9
Views: 4351

Re: voluntary arts week -volunteers needed!

Hey there,

Sounds good. I can help put stalls up and 'be there' on 7 & 8 May.
Kx
by katymac
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Attempted new Forest website layout seeks comments
Replies: 3
Views: 4427

Re: Attempted new Forest website layout seeks comments

really like it - clear and striking
by katymac
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Playground Parade-proposal
Replies: 10
Views: 4962

Re: Playground Parade-proposal

This sounds beautiful Kata.
by katymac
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Hey all,

I know this is not the most pressing concern of the moment, but... here's a variation on the plain menu design, still plain, but transformed by Cornelia's amazing cat. If you like it, I will print it!

Still working on the other stuff discussed above.
by katymac
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: printer problems
Replies: 26
Views: 16911

Re: printer problems

Don't know if more and more printers will help, but... I have also just been given a printer, which means I have a HP Deskjet 840C going spare if it would be useful. It's not amazing quality, but perfectly fine for text. It kind-of works with Macs - not officially supported on the latest OS but I ma...
by katymac
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Volunteer Application Forms
Replies: 6
Views: 3624

Re: New Volunteer Application Forms

Very nice Margarida - good clear information. Just a couple of typos near the bottom: "... may affect YOU [should be: your] ability to volunteer", "If you GOT [should be: have] any questions"

Kx
by katymac
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Marketplace at Collective Gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 1713

Marketplace at Collective Gallery

Got this in an email from the Collective Gallery - some of you artists and crafters might be interested... Sunday Market Looking for the chance to sell your wares? Every Sunday between 17 April - 22 May, Collective will be hosting a Sunday Market in the gallery space. Each Sunday Market will have a ...
by katymac
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Anyone up for giving English lessons to our volunteers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Re: Anyone up for giving English lessons to our volunteers?

I would love to, but I don't think I have the time at the moment. Hope someone can help, but in the meantime, adults can often make good use of books and resources aimed at children (could be a good use of those children's books in the free shop!). Here are some websites that might be useful: this l...
by katymac
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: NEW COUCH!-check it out!
Replies: 28
Views: 17692

Re: NEW COUCH!-check it out!

(Having just talked about humane pest control in another thread...) I have some really horrible, non-humane, highly toxic, scarily effective insect spray left over from an issue with some fleas in my classroom last year ( not a metaphor for my pupils), which I hope I never have to use again. If the ...
by katymac
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: health and safety feedback - for the building
Replies: 33
Views: 21177

Re: health and safety feedback - for the building

I know! :( I was actually thinking of a non-lethal way to get rid of them. (call me a tree hugger) I think those plugs that create the electrical 'noise' http://www.pest-stop.co.uk/electronic-pest-control/33/pest-stop-2000/ have worked in my flat. They are quite expensive, and they do expire, but t...
by katymac
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: A Free Shop Topic
Replies: 16
Views: 12402

Re: A Free Shop Topic

by katymac
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: The fleeting cleanliness of our toilets
Replies: 13
Views: 9344

Re: The fleeting cleanliness of our toilets

I also think it should be the end of kitchen shift (could be daytime shifts too, not to leave it all to the night shift). The trouble is after big events it's not just a case of the bins and basins - there's all sorts on the floor, the floors need mopped, toilets may need to be unblocked and the who...
by katymac
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: A Free Shop Topic
Replies: 16
Views: 12402

Re: A Free Shop Topic

I have to say I quite like the haphazard nature of the free shop, but keeping fire escapes clear is always a good thing, so loving your efforts to limit the clutter. However, I don't know that anyone can decide what is a bad book or an ugly piece of clothing. Would it be feasible instead to place a ...
by katymac
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: monthly programme
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

Re: monthly programme

Good idea, and if you're doing a weekly programme as well the last minute bookings still get a mention.

I think two colour digital printing is cheaper than full colour, so you could go for a slightly better grade of paper with a bit of colour.
by katymac
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

coffee cup and child are gone forever, I promise, in fact they never disgraced the cafe counter - banish them from your thoughts. I heard two ideas in the cafe yesterday, both of which I really like... Take the menu up to 4 pages (2 sides food, 2 sides drinks) with the previous text, but in a larger...
by katymac
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

falafel it shall be

this also has the new prices, think the other pdf was pre-VAT increase

still need to do a design with forest artist artwork - any of you visual artists want to get involved? (please)
kx
by katymac
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

No worries, here's the pdf v2. Print copies on their way... kx
by katymac
Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Very plain menu with updated prices - I will do print copies and bring them tomorrow if it's OK. I don't have a new price for 'extras', full pints of fruit juice, or corkage, so these haven't changed (but could - let me know ASAP). Kx
by katymac
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: NEW COUCH!-check it out!
Replies: 28
Views: 17692

Re: NEW COUCH!-check it out!

I like the dedicated hairy chair idea - a nice compromise if we ask to keep dogs off the sofas.
by katymac
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

It shall be done :wink:
by katymac
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

We won't manage a collaborative loved-by-all re-design by Monday, but we can come back to that. I can easily do an updated plain version, or presumably we can have an updated version of the existing design pretty easily too? What would you like?
Katy
by katymac
Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: please help with icky jobs
Replies: 8
Views: 3800

Re: please help with icky jobs

Yes, I think it will break fairly soon... the screws are not up to much, one of them is broken already and I think more will follow because they're being pulled a little each time the door closes. Definitely a temporary fix.
by katymac
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

The attached extremely plain menu is now sitting alongside the existing design in the cafe, as a temporary step. I still think the Forest menu should have art, humour and at least something to surprise/amuse/offend, all of which is missing from this design, but I think it does meet the clear print c...
by katymac
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: darkroom and workshop flood
Replies: 1
Views: 3258

darkroom and workshop flood

Hey there, The flood has been mopped up, and the floor mopped with bleach and then with the eucalyptus disinfectant. Still doesn't smell great, but not too bad. Another mop wouldn't go amiss. The workshop floor was such a mess there's probably bits I didn't get to. Didn't have to throw too much away...
by katymac
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: please help with icky jobs
Replies: 8
Views: 3800

Re: please help with icky jobs

Did someone do these today? If not, I can probably come tomorrow afternoon (depends if my own elusive plumber turns up and manages to fix the boiler in the morning). I have a drill but am very amateur with it - will bring it if it's still needed, but I need supervision. x
by katymac
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Oh wow, how efficient. Since that's all happening so soon, how about I just do a couple of copies of a plain version - 3 copies of the menu should be enough for the cafe until it's redesigned/updated.
by katymac
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

by the way: I didn't get copies of the draft redesign for the cafe yesterday because the place I went to had a broken printer, so no harm done there
by katymac
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Thanks all for constructive comments. I totally agree it's generic (sub-Conran - ha ha!) and has lost some spirit-of-Forest, and, while I'm fairly new and don't get the references, I understand the nicknames are loved. However, they are also bewildering for customers and newer vollies. Is Handsome J...
by katymac
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 28630

What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

The current menu design has obviously been a winner, as people seem to be taking them as souvenirs - we're down to two copies in the cafe, one of which has gone a funny colour. So we need more... There is a view that the current design is a bit wordy with very small print - hard for people to read -...

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