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by Thurston Garden
Sun May 13, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying adjoining land - Legal costs ?
Replies: 5
Views: 8496

Re: Buying adjoining land - Legal costs ?

Sarah, don't dispair yet.... A good friend of mine was gifted a small piece of adjoining garden (about 10m by 10m). No solicitor was required, she downloaded the relevant title alteration forms from the Register, filled them in, accompanied with an OS base plan (the most costly part at £50ish) and s...
by Thurston Garden
Sun May 13, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: Should I get a freezer?

Good point Tony. Shopping is a very mild detour on the way home from work but even then I tend to go once a week. I would very much like to cycle there on a Saturday but the straw hoose is still demanding lots of my time. I will get back to it later this year I hope. Once I get a veg garden establis...
by Thurston Garden
Sun May 13, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Should I get a freezer?

Right, here's my dilemma! I have worked very hard to get my leccy consumption in the straw hoose down as low as possible. Last month's average was 1.6kWh/day. As the days lengthen, this will come down slightly more. The only permanently running item is my fridge which is new and an A+ model. I have ...
by Thurston Garden
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw bale - dangerously close!
Replies: 17
Views: 6767

Re: Straw bale - dangerously close!

Thanks chaps and chapesses! Very pleased but there's going to be a long list of jobs. I have just added to the list by buying 16 window blinds on the way home from work tonight. I have carefully laid them out at the correct window in the hope that the Blind Fairy will come tomorrow whilst im working...
by Thurston Garden
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw bale - dangerously close!
Replies: 17
Views: 6767

Re: Straw bale - dangerously close!

I have been missing for some time :oops: It's been a busy 9 months, but I am no longer trailer trash! Moved in just before Christmas (into an unfinished house but the frost on the inside of the caravan gort the better of me!) Still quite a few finishing jobs to be done, but photos here throughout th...
by Thurston Garden
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: What festival are you going to this year?
Replies: 24
Views: 4434

Re: What festival are you going to this year?

Bump for Cropredy - anyone else going?
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 17, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 7714

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

Ann it would be great if you could both come! The plan so far is to try and have folk on site for 8:30 on 28th. Let me ken if you are able to join us!
by Thurston Garden
Sun May 15, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

Nev I should have timed my build to coincide with the Wombat's World Ish Tour!

Will post some pics of the even so you can join in cyber-style.

TG
by Thurston Garden
Sun May 15, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Straw Bale volunteers

Opportunity to get involved in a straw bale house.

See thread in Green Building section here

Hope Mods will leave this 'duplication' thead :oops:
by Thurston Garden
Sun May 15, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 7714

Straw Bale volunteers

The house is almost ready for bales! :cheers: We are having a bale building day on 28th May. Location - near Melrose in the Borders. The plan is to have 4 bale teams, one on each corner, led by an experienced baler. Camping available if required. 20 min walk to the pub on Saturday night. If anyone i...
by Thurston Garden
Thu May 12, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Unlimited mobile internet?
Replies: 4
Views: 3788

Re: Unlimited mobile internet?

I managed to convince BT to put a phone line into the caravan. They run a line on the ground for about 100m from the nearest pole. It's temporary for this year.
by Thurston Garden
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: What festival are you going to this year?
Replies: 24
Views: 4434

Re: What festival are you going to this year?

Theres some grumblings about this years Cropredy line up on some forums. If the weather is good I will be very happy! I think a 3 day ticket is £90. Pretty good value imo. An I am a tight Jockaneese type person.
by Thurston Garden
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished wine too sweet
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Finished wine too sweet

Hehe Mike - I never got it tried. I might not get it tried tonight either as I have some trees to cut down tomorrow so better not do it with a hangover!

I will let you know the outcome though.
by Thurston Garden
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished wine too sweet
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Finished wine too sweet

:pukeright: Aaaarg! Never again!
by Thurston Garden
Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished wine too sweet
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Finished wine too sweet

MKG wrote:Suck it and see.Mike


Sounds like a plan. 15% you say? Steering gear failure tonight then :drunken:

Thanks Mike.

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