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What I don't have...but wish I did!

Post: # 104152Post ocailleagh
Mon May 19, 2008 7:30 pm

Ok, Gettingthere's post set me thinking. Are there things you wish you had, but don't for some reason?

For instance, I wish I had some kind of alternative source of electricity, such as solar panels. Unfortunately, I can't afford them, and as this is a council place and not somewhere I plan on staying, I think it would be pointless. Instead I settle for getting my supply from Ecotricity.

Or maybe there are things you've given up in a bid to be more 'Ish', but secretly wish you could have your cake and eat it.
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Post: # 104158Post Annpan
Mon May 19, 2008 7:37 pm

Water tight house :cry:
Solar hot water :cry:
Boiler for back of wood-burner :cry:
Insulation :cry: well we have some (thanks Ina :mrgreen:) but not nearly enough
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Post: # 104159Post eztiger
Mon May 19, 2008 7:41 pm

a smallholding :wink:

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Post: # 104173Post Green Aura
Mon May 19, 2008 8:29 pm

A wind turbine. Still no change in planning regs.
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Post: # 104174Post eccentric_emma
Mon May 19, 2008 8:45 pm

Some more sunshine! (so that i could have a decent solar dryer and a solar oven)
A greenhouse
A composting loo
And a cleaner!
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Post: # 104175Post lsm1066
Mon May 19, 2008 8:46 pm

Definitely insulation. Although our house is double glazed there is absolutely no insulation anywhere else in the house. All fine and dandy to stop the heat going out through the windows. It just goes through the ceiling instead!

And I'd love a reed bed water system and solar panels. And of course, a husband who cuts the grass when he's said he will. Anyone got one of those? Probably about as rare as a husband who knows what washing up is :)

Lynne

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Post: # 104180Post Helsbells
Mon May 19, 2008 9:26 pm

double glazing, its so draghty brrrrr.

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Post: # 104197Post the.fee.fairy
Tue May 20, 2008 12:19 am

My own house.
Solar power
Composting loo

Peace and quiet...

A job i really love.

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Post: # 104201Post ocailleagh
Tue May 20, 2008 2:16 am

Ok...I almost wish I hadn't asked this now, because its reminded me of loads of stuff I want! Anyone got any experience with money trees? :lol:
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Post: # 104203Post yugogypsy
Tue May 20, 2008 3:30 am

A bigger house, a truck, a Kitchen Aid mixer, insulation,double glazing,a double sink, a grey water filtering system AND a rainwater filtering system.

2 milk goats, 20 guinea fowl, a veal calf, a meat goat, 2 pigs and a place to get lots of salmon to smoke!

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No experience with money trees but if you plant a silver dollar plant in your garden its supposed to attract wealth! :lol:

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Post: # 104204Post ocailleagh
Tue May 20, 2008 3:50 am

Silver dollar plant? I've never heard of it, do you know the Latin name? Oh, wait, is it also known as honesty?

(Edited) I just googled, and yes, its honesty. I've actually always wanted to grow honesty, its beautiful but I've never seen the seeds anywhere. I'd rather not order them off the net, I've had several bad experiences with mail order plants and the like. Can anyone help?
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Post: # 104207Post yugogypsy
Tue May 20, 2008 4:13 am

And I HAVE seeds and can't send them to you because of customs laws-what an irony-look at the next Seedy Saturday or other seed swap-or post in the swap thread that you want some.

:cheers: Lois
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Post: # 104209Post Russian Doll
Tue May 20, 2008 5:29 am

a three bed house with a small garden

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Post: # 104212Post glenniedragon
Tue May 20, 2008 7:11 am

More land

Solar panels

More energy!

We don't do bad with what we've got but I'd love to have room for a donkey so I can rig up a cart/trap for running about longer distances without the car.

Thompson and Morgan do Honesty seeds, I saw some the other day


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Tue May 20, 2008 7:36 am

A lemon tree.
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