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Post: # 241096Post DrewShiel »

Greetings, people of Selfsufficientish!

My name is Drew; I live in Maynooth, Ireland, where my wife and I bought a house about three years ago. We're gradually doing up bits of it (or, in some cases, undoing strange things the previous owner did), and bringing the garden (big-ish for what's essentially a suburban house) gradually from its original state as all lawn to something more in the cottage-kitchen-garden style.

I work for a small online marketing consultancy company in Dublin, but I was raised in my father's carpentry shop, and grew up in a house where growing vegetables and keeping chickens (or goats, a cow, ferrets...) was pretty ordinary. So I'm not that far removed from the land. Our livestock currently consists of two cats.

I'm interested in growing vegetables and fruit (already under way), keeping chickens (soon, now), wild food, and indeed food culture in general, cooking, and the various bits of DIY and carpentry needed for the house and gardens. I blog a bit about those as the topics come up. I'm also interested in games, both online and offline, literature, sf and fantasy, economics, geography, geology, and, well... lots of things, really. Music-wise, I listen to metal (folk metal in particular), punk, classical and baroque (with a particular love of trumpet concertos), reggae, drum and bass, and ambient techno.

There are about a dozen threads in various places here that I want to respond to, so I reckoned I'd better get the introductory post in first.

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Post: # 241102Post MKG »

Hi Drew :wave:

Apart from your totally inexplicable interest in punk (I'll be getting stick for that :iconbiggrin: ) you'll fit in here like a dream.

Welcome to Ish and best of luck with your ex-lawn.

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Post: # 241105Post Milims »

Hi ther and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

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Post: # 241107Post Green Aura »

Hi Drew and welcome to Ish :wave: - as you can see you'll get plenty of vegetables and not much culture here( I'll sort you out later Mike!) :lol:

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Post: # 241207Post MuddyWitch »

Welcome to ISH :flower:

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Post: # 241214Post spider8 »

Hello and welcome Drew and best of luck with the house and garden :wave:
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Post: # 241217Post crazymaisey »

Hi there! Sounds like you will have so much to share! Looking forward to reading your posts Drew.
This is a great place to be!

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