The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:59 am

If you are passing through Trowbridge pop in for a cup of tea and see the tiny garden :)

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Post: # 51194Post Cheezy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:04 pm

Hi 3M,

It's the usual story works got in the way of real life :wink:

However I've just booked a days holiday for tomorrow and I'm down the lottie toiling over the nightmare I've landed myself.

Currently I'm digging to a fork and a half's depth and removing by hand every bit of couch grass , mares tail and thistle root I find.

I'm piling it up in a heap, which I think I'll take a picture of once I'm finished to put on here. You would not believe the amount of root!.

Also it's the Darlington Springthing Folk/Beer festival starting tonight,so I'm going to need a day off and plenty of fresh air tomorrow!.
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Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:12 pm

Rather you than me - mind you we did that 2 years ago. It does get easier afterwards, really!

I do like watching your avatar, so try to post more often, pretty please! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 51430Post diver
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:58 pm

Blimey, I haven't visited the site for ages but was an early member....well done and congratulations to both of you.

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Post: # 51474Post Millymollymandy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:07 am

Hi diver! How are you?

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Post: # 51633Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:40 am

diver wrote:Blimey, I haven't visited the site for ages but was an early member....well done and congratulations to both of you.
Hello again Diver, blimey was what said too when we got the deal :lol: Nice to see you on here again.
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Post: # 54065Post mithril
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:06 pm

Book!! Wow! Think I'll have to get one of those. :lol: Seriously though, well done! Look forward to any updates and hope you don't suffer writers block ever!
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Post: # 54201Post hedgewizard
Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:50 pm

By the way, has anyone warned you it takes about two years for royalties to start coming through, owing to the "negative balance" of your advance?

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Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:31 pm

hedgewizard wrote:By the way, has anyone warned you it takes about two years for royalties to start coming through, owing to the "negative balance" of your advance?
I had kind of worked that one out. Don't worry I am used to working the 9 to 5 to pay the bills.
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Post: # 54677Post hedgewizard
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:48 pm

Glad to here it - (I think) - it's something that surprises a few first time authors!

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Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:26 pm

I don't know anything about book publishing but I had friends in the music industry. They warned that you have to be careful of the record company deducting expenses out of your royalties. They send a limo to pick you up and take you to the recording studio and then they deduct it from your royalties.

I guess in this case, be careful if they send a coach and 4 :lol:
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Post: # 54690Post Andy Hamilton
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:06 pm

Thomzo wrote:I don't know anything about book publishing but I had friends in the music industry. They warned that you have to be careful of the record company deducting expenses out of your royalties. They send a limo to pick you up and take you to the recording studio and then they deduct it from your royalties.

I guess in this case, be careful if they send a coach and 4 :lol:
I don't think they would ever send us a limo :lol: Our agent will take out some expenses for photocopying and such, we tend to do everything via email so these costs are kept to a minimum and it is more environmentally friendly.

I was just talking to Dave about cash as it goes and we both agree that as we grow a lot of food it does not matter so much if money was to run out. Just have to make sure rent and bills are covered. My income for the last tax year was around £5000 so I am pretty used to being skint.
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Post: # 61676Post diver
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:01 pm

Hi, and thanks for saying "hello again". As one of the earlier members I am delighted to see the site continuing with it's success. I am now almost self sufficient in that I only eat what I grow ( I am veggie) and honey from my bees. I produce virtually no rubbish. I don't go to supermarkets and my house is on the market and I am going to buy a small holding.....not to sell anything but so that I can keep hens and goats.
Being self sufficientish is a lot of hard work so I rarely come on the site now but it is good to see it so successful.

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Post: # 61679Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:05 pm

diver wrote: my house is on the market and I am going to buy a small holding.....
Wow, that is a big step diver. I sincerely hope that it all works out for you, must be quite exciting at the moment.
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Post: # 61750Post Millymollymandy
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:03 am

Sounds great Diver - good luck for the future.

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