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by Elizabeth
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I need to scream!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: I need to scream!!!

We have neighbours - there are 6 houses in the hamlet. Our house is the end of a row of three. The middle house is the old Chapel, ours is the school room and stables and the other end was the vergers cottage (they've had an extension). We queried the bill from the solicitors and we've had a letter ...
by Elizabeth
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I need to scream!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: I need to scream!!!

She did hold the house for a while and consulted us before putting it back on the market. We thought it only fair that she did as it may be months before we get another buyer! This is our lovely cottage - any buyers? We're only selling 'cause it has no garden! It worked really well for us, while we ...
by Elizabeth
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: hanging baskets
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: hanging baskets

Go to the woods and collect moss!!! :flower:
by Elizabeth
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I need to scream!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: I need to scream!!!

Sorry to hear your news, I'm sure it'll sort itself out - the market does seem to be picking up a little. Now you're here we hope you'll stay - we don't all have big gardens and live off grid - but a desire to be as Ish as we can in our given circumstances! Thanks GA! I'm growing as much fruit and ...
by Elizabeth
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I need to scream!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: I need to scream!!!

Elizabeth - scream! It'll get the stress out, if nothing else. When we were moving here, we had the removals firm ready, the ferry booked, we'd put the year's rent down on the house here in Ireland, the house was just about packed up..... On the Friday afternoon, we were on our way back across Irel...
by Elizabeth
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Private Message

And you too Elizabeth - just in case it was just the one PM which was a problem. Thanks MMM - I got your PM and managed to read the one I couldn't before - however I can only do this from the email notification and not by clicking on the message at the top of the page. I have tried to send you an e...
by Elizabeth
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I need to scream!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

I need to scream!!!

:angryfire: - :angryfire: - :angryfire: - :angryfire: - :angryfire: - :angryfire: - :angryfire: I joined this forum 'cause we were about to sell our cottage and buy a house with a small paddock, and although it needed loads of work I was really excited as it meant Me and hubby would be able to becom...
by Elizabeth
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Electricity Usage Club
Replies: 141
Views: 48154

Re: Electricity Usage Club

Have just put in this weeks reading - forgot last week. I also have a spreadsheet with the actual cost in £s. After some adjustments over the last couple of weeks we are now spending £10 less a week! This is also a reduction in carbon of around 63 kg CO2. In real terms a saving to me and a saving to...
by Elizabeth
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Private Message

Still having the problem.

I'm on IE.
by Elizabeth
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What is being self sufficient?
Replies: 15
Views: 2196

Re: What is being self sufficient?

Thanks for all your insights. Imagine a line, where one end represents a lifestyle where you work to earn the money to buy everything you need to live. At the other end, you have a lifestyle where you produce everything yourself - clothes, food, electricity, heating, transport, entertainment, etc......
by Elizabeth
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Stupid pets...
Replies: 30
Views: 2414

Re: Stupid pets...

Our Shackleton (collie X retriever) barks at the moon!
by Elizabeth
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What is being self sufficient?
Replies: 15
Views: 2196

What is being self sufficient?

I've been wondering what being self sufficient really is. I've read posts which talk about 'shades of green' and 'being not doing' green. Is it living off your own land and putting everthing you take from the land back into it? with nothing coming into the holding? i.e. no goods or money from the st...
by Elizabeth
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Eco dating
Replies: 46
Views: 4824

Re: Eco dating

Hey you could always move to Devon! and if people can only 'do' and not 'be' at least there is a greenness about them, maybe you could help them reach the 'be'. I thought it was about falling in love with a person and growing together (old, green whatever!). Not trying to find someone with your exac...