Hello from the Essex Coast

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fran
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Hello from the Essex Coast

Post: # 181055Post fran »

Hi Everyone! :wave:
We got fed up with the rat race, working to pay the mortgage etc so we have decided to opt out. We have bought a large barge which we are doing up to live on. We intend to be as self sufficient as possible (wood burner, solid fuel Rayburn, solar power etc). We also have a lot of deck space, so will be growing as many vegetables and fruits as we possible can (until an allotment becomes available). We are based in Essex and will be looking for as much advice as possible, so please feel free to offer any useful tips/observations. Have followed the site for some time and have bought the book (where's the t-shirt!). Congratulations on such an interesting website and forum.
Fran :flower:
Working towards living the dream on a barge.

my blog about the barge: http://www.fran-bonnieofclyde.blogspot.com

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Re: Hello from the Essex Coast

Post: # 181064Post Green Aura »

Thanks Fran, glad you like it.

Welcome to Ish and season's greetings :wave: :santa:
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Post: # 181067Post Millymollymandy »

Hi Fran and welcome!
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Post: # 181069Post spitfire »

helo from california :sunny: and welcome :wave:
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Post: # 181075Post old tree man »

Hello :wave:
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Welcome!! :santa:
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Post: # 181282Post MKG »

Hi Fran - actually, we're all going to be intensely interested in your experiences of barge gardening :iconbiggrin:

Welcome to a very friendly world.

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fran
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Post: # 181338Post fran »

Thank you everyone for your welcomes. I would like to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to chatting to you all soon. :santa:
Working towards living the dream on a barge.

my blog about the barge: http://www.fran-bonnieofclyde.blogspot.com

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Post: # 181339Post Gert »

you too Fran, look forward to chatting more . :cheers: :santa:

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Post: # 181342Post Milims »

Hi and welcome :wave:
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And let us be kind
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It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: # 181433Post Sally Jane »

Hi Fran, and welcome from chilly West Cumbria. All the best for your new life afloat!
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Imagination compensates us for what we are not.
A sense of humour consoles us for what we are.
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Post: # 181446Post red »

welcome :flower:
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Post: # 182139Post MuddyWitch »

Welcome to ISH :flower:

Love the T-Shirt idea.....

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