Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

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SolarJohn
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Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260488Post SolarJohn
Tue May 15, 2012 10:19 am

Hi everyone :)

My names John and I'm currently living in Essex with my wife and daughter. Spending lots of time preparing for living full time in my motorhome with my family and will hopefully be mostly self sufficient - certainly energy wise at least (in the process of installing solar panels on the roof). It's a bit of an adventure, but we hope it's going to be a lifestyle we love.

Looking forward to getting some selfsufficientish tips from you guys!

Cheers,
John

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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260502Post Mustardseedmama
Tue May 15, 2012 1:15 pm

Good morning and hello!
What if you're wrong? What if there's more? What if there's hope you never dreamed of hoping for?
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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260514Post battybird
Tue May 15, 2012 2:31 pm

Hi John & welcome :wave:
Where in Europe are you planning to settle?
The cockerel makes the noise, the hen produces the goods!! anon

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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260535Post Milims
Tue May 15, 2012 7:19 pm

Hi there 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!
Edward Monkton


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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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260694Post MuddyWitch
Thu May 17, 2012 11:09 am

Welcome to ISH :flower:

Is it just me or are an awful lot of us leaving Blightie?

MW
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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260885Post okra
Sat May 19, 2012 9:27 am

Good luck and happy ishing

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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260889Post Rosendula
Sat May 19, 2012 10:51 am

Hi John :wave:
Rosey xx

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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260892Post SolarJohn
Sat May 19, 2012 11:48 am

Thanks all for the warm welcome :wave:

@Battybird - we'll be roving around mostly, but hoping to spend the winter in the Algarve. Need sunshine.... lol

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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260941Post Millymollymandy
Sun May 20, 2012 12:22 pm

Hi and welcome!
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Re: Hi from Essex - soon to be Europe

Post: # 260994Post wolfhazel
Mon May 21, 2012 11:31 am

Hi,

Sounds fantastic! Especially the Algarve bit! Pangs of jealousy there. I live in the Midlands where sunshine doesn't exist at the moment lol!

Welcome, I'm a new member myself and I'm already loving this forum there's lots of lovely tips and tricks to learn!
I have started a blog about my own eco journey which includes tips and recommendations which I have tried out myself.
It can be found at http://www.ecojourney.blog.com

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