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JayneC
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Other people can keep the glittering prizes; I'd rather see sunshine dancing on a dew-laden cobweb, or glinting on the ripples in the river.

Here here, thriftwizard!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: New Member Reply with quote

Hello,

My name is Wendy, my partner and I moved into our home last July......We have around 3 acres of land, mostly rushes and rocks at the moment, no mains electric, gas or sewage, what water we have is undrinkable. The views are worth millions, house, although unfinished, is a dream. Our aim is to be as self sufficient as possible, work from home selling hand crafted furniture and crafts and most importantly, enjoy whats around us!
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wendy Woo? Is that you? Helloooooooo... see you again soon, was hoping you'd find your way on here to share your words of wisdom.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Wendy - I can't imagine having no mains electric etc.... do you have running water for baths etc and what do you do for a cuppa?   Do you have a turbine and solar panels?

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm intrigued  I'm looking forward to hearing more.    The sign you made Nyk is fabulous, do you have a website where we can look at your hand crafted goodies ( sorry.. more questions )
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

Hello Frugaldom Highness tis indeed me, woo, or just plain old Wendy - well, rather young Wendy to be exact............ Say nowt!!
Tad 16 - Love questions and talking about our wee but n' ben in the hills....... " do you have running water for baths etc and what do you do for a cuppa?   Do you have a turbine and solar panels?" We have water for baths and the washing machine, but quality not good enough for tea, which is a shame as I drink tea for Scotland! We fill a container at a local garage, well 13 miles away, which is for cooking and cuppas. Not ideal as we were caught out last winter..... No turbine and no solar panels - we have a 5kw diesel generator that we only run for a few hours each evening, toooooo expensive at 80p per litre, that runs our washing machine, heats the water and charges up our solitary battery. We are, in the near future, setting up some sort of Hydro system, but work commitments and the lack of money is keeping us from making progress......
"do you have a website where we can look at your hand crafted goodies?" I am in the process of setting one up. Our workshed is almost complete and will be the hub of industry, hopefully within the month, will post a link as we progress......
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wendy, would you mind if I tagged you and Tad on Facebook, you'll recognise the name when you see it and you're bound to meet one another this summer at some point, even if it's me dragging her to your place while she's visiting here?
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will catch up with FB later on..... already wasted hours b*ggering about and achieving not a lot..... need to give myself a good talking to  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: New Members Start Here, Thank You. Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I'm Christina, I work as a technical author in London and live out west in the suburbs. In 2-3 years my housemates and I plan to move back/immigrate to Australia (I was born in London but grew up in NZ and one of my housemates is from Oz). We are planning to buy some semi-rural land on the east coast and self-build so I am gearing up to learn necessary skills, and as life has got even more expensive recently, also how to be frugal (no easy task!). I look forward to getting advice and inspiration from you all.  

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Christina, welcome to Frugaldom and all the very best with your future plans - they sound very exciting! Have a look about the forum and feel free to join us in the daily thread if you have any questions or just to get to 'know' a few of the regulars here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Thorngrove

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: New member Reply with quote

Hi
After weeks of looking, I have finally joined.
I'm a 51 year old woman living in Bedfordshire with 3 mad dogs and 9 chickens .
In 3 years time my DH will finish work and we will lose over half our income. So I need all the help I can get to save money,but still enjoy life.
So please any help would be great. As i sure need it !!!  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome Newstart!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to frugaldom, New start, I hope this is the new start you're looking for to succeed in your preparations for drop in income. We're all rich in our own ways, just not in the financial sense, so join our merry bandwagon and have fun getting into the frugal lane.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome New Start, you will be very happy here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Many thanks for your welcome.
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hello here


thank you give us a stage to say what we want to say ,to write what we like to do .  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome.
This is a amazing place and I hope you will enjoy yourself on this bandwagon and save lot of money.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there, I'm Pippa, I live in rural Dorset, try to be as self reliant as possible, currently de-cluttering in a really big way, thank heavens for Freecycle.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pippa, welcome to Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I'm Leizal and I've found my way here somehow via Google!

My SO and I are looking at buying our first home (in a few months, are still living with his parents for the time being) and, having just done a mock budget, are GOBSMACKED at how expensive it is to run a home with mortgage and everything else. Being the natural-ish chef of the two of us, I'll be seizing control of meals and the grocery budget (roughly 200 a month and always looking to make that cheaper) and really need to learn how to be thrifty. It's never been my strong point or his!

Will be posting here and there but am a very good lurker and not a good poster

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