Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279472 Bonniegirl
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:21 pm

:wave: :wave: :cheers: :salute: Good to see some 'really' old'uns still here :D lmao
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279493 KathyLauren
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:33 am

Good to see some action here again.

My lifestyle has, unfortunately, become less self-sufficient in the last year. My wife was homesick for Nova Scotia, so we left the hippy heaven of Denman Island for rural Nova Scotia. No one around here is remotely hip; nothing is within walking distance. There are no bookstores, no coffee shops no theatre groups, nothing. Veggies are considered weird here, and organic veggies are off the weirdness scale. We are fortunate that we found a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) organic farmer, but her place is a half-hour round trip by car. We are pretty sure we are the only vegans in the entire county.

I was in serious need of a Selfsufficientish fix last year, being homesick for the island, but this forum was like a morgue. I haven't been checking regularly for a while, so this thread is a pleasant surprise.

Anyway, we are going to be moving again, to find a better community. Hopefully we can sell the house in a reasonable amount of time, without taking too much of a loss, and find a new place that is within biking distance of some amenities and like-minded people.

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279502 MKG
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:28 pm

Hi Keith - long time no hear :wave:

Good to see you're still alive and kicking.

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279505 grahamhobbs
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:22 pm

Well I made it in. Tried numerous times on my iPad to post a reply but nine times out of ten i would just go around in a loop, logging in, going back to the topic and trying to post a reply but immediately asked to loggin in again, very frustrating.

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279506 Green Aura
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:57 pm

Yup, I'm having similar problems. I haven't managed to log in successfully for weeks.

It says a lot for the forum that we all keep trying though, doesn't it.

Good to see a few more old names about. :grouphug:
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Post: #279513 Odsox
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:50 am

Hello Graham, nice to see you again.
I had exactly the same problem (log in, click on view post & straight back to log in) but for some unknown reason I'm now able to get in as I used to.
Hope that happens to you, and everyone else.
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279549 Thomzo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:44 pm

I've also been having problems with the iPad. I now tend to lurk anonymously unless I feel I have something useful to add in which case I either get the mac out or gaff about logging in all the time. Most of the time I don't have anything useful to add.
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279565 Uller
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:07 am

I've never been a very active member as I've always thought that I have far more to learn than to contribute. The forum problems of a few months ago put me off - so many problems trying to log in and then finding that most of the new posts were about forum problems so I gave up. But as others have said, it doesn't seem to be an issue now and the forum is gradually coming back to life.

I don't think I've ever done much of an introduction, but a quick update - gave up my corporate job in a commuter town in SE England about three years ago, spent the next 18 months travelling around Europe in an old banger of a motorhome, fell in love with Portugal, moved here in April 2013, bought a small stone barn and converted it to a small stone house (thanks to very competent builder). Gradually trying to turn our patch of clay soil into a productive garden, learning from scratch as we go but having a lot of fun doing it.

Looking forward to getting more involved as I am trying to put years of dreaming into practice.
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279566 tosca
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:22 am

Hi Uller, I slowed right down on here for the same reason, got fed up of trying to log in.

I had been reading your blog up until you stalled in December but I see I have some catching up to do while I am confined to the house making chutney. :thumbright:

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279593 Puddleduck
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:18 pm

Hi all, first time back in a while!!! Would have been earlier but been seriously busy, had another baby and still trying to adjust!! Have to admit my ishy lifestyle kind of went by the wayside but is back again because maternity pay sucks and need to grow food again!!

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279604 Gert
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:31 pm

Hi all

we are all really coming out of the woodwork , hope you are all well and happy. :wave:

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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279663 Millymollymandy
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:57 pm

Another one popping in to say hello :wave: and surprised to see some old names here like Ina!!

Still battling on with my veg patch but I give more space over to annual flowers now for my buggy friends. :flower:

Is Boboff still around?
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #279677 SusieGee
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:50 pm

Hello everyone :wave: I had a little tear in my eye when I saw all the old crowd back here! Veggie raised beds have gone here in Wales following more wet summers than I care to think about - but polytunnel is go! :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #280022 ina
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:47 pm

MKG wrote:
Ina!!!! :wave: :wave:

It's ages since I last saw your name. How's things? Where've you been? Watcha doing? Millions of questions :lol:

Mike


I'm quite chuffed to see somebody actually remembers me... :oops:

Oh well - I don't have a proper job now, that's my main news - nobody wants to employ a middle aged, fat woman... So I'm just trying to get through life somehow or other. Still in Aberdeenshire. Still one cat and too many courgette!

And of course I meant to log on more often now that I've been reminded of the existence of -ish - and guess what, I immediately forgot! Try again... Must catch up with everybody else.
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Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Post: #280024 ojay54
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:03 pm

Hello Graham,nice to hear from you.


Where's Boboff?


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