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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 23rd Feb 12, 9:35 PM
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    Daydream thread continues.....
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 9:35 PM
    Daydream thread continues..... 23rd Feb 12 at 9:35 PM
    ok the daydream thread got past the 10;000 posts, sooooooooo we have now got a new thread.

    When i started the thread nearly 3 years ago, i honestly didnt think it would have lasted this long, i thought i might have been the only mad one.

    but we have become a nice little community on the daydream challenge thread.

    some of us still dreaming, some of use have got the dream ( or a nightmare, depending on how you look at it).

    here is a link to the original thread

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1544047
    daydream fund total ..........not enough....lol...
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    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 9th Dec 12, 7:01 PM
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    do you mean i eat what i like at home but veggie if im out wiv im....
    Originally posted by alfie 1
    Sorry,I was thinking ahead and marrying you off or shacking you up.

    I mean when you cook for him eat veggie, eat veggie when he cooks for you...when neither of you would have to cook twice then eat what you each want.
    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 9th Dec 12, 7:10 PM
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    alfie 1
    Sorry,I was thinking ahead and marrying you off or shacking you up.

    I mean when you cook for him eat veggie, eat veggie when he cooks for you...when neither of you would have to cook twice then eat what you each want.
    Originally posted by lostinrates
    i SO have an image of you saying that...

    you are funny.....wanna be a bridesmaid ?

    big frothy pink dress....

    the day i get married is the day you WILL wear that...
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 9th Dec 12, 7:29 PM
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    COOLTRIKERCHICK
    Alfie.... he should respect that you eat meat, like you respect that he doesnt...

    does he not eat meat, because he doesnt like meat, or because of animal welfare etc?

    If you stop eating meat infront of him etc, then you could be making a rod for you own back, and it would be more awkward in the future if you really do want to eat meat..

    oooo and Dai said, if he doesnt eat meat, them bomb him out now


    Take care.... and just drink plenty of warm drinks...


    took pics of 2 piggie no names, will post them later
    daydream fund total ..........not enough....lol...
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 9th Dec 12, 7:37 PM
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    alfie 1
    Alfie.... he should respect that you eat meat, like you respect that he doesnt...

    does he not eat meat, because he doesnt like meat, or because of animal welfare etc?

    If you stop eating meat infront of him etc, then you could be making a rod for you own back, and it would be more awkward in the future if you really do want to eat meat..

    oooo and Dai said, if he doesnt eat meat, them bomb him out now


    Take care.... and just drink plenty of warm drinks...


    took pics of 2 piggie no names, will post them later
    Originally posted by COOLTRIKERCHICK

    oh i love you lot.....

    any new fella i find would never past muster with you ....
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 9th Dec 12, 8:04 PM
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    Alfie.... he should respect that you eat meat, like you respect that he doesnt...

    does he not eat meat, because he doesnt like meat, or because of animal welfare etc?

    If you stop eating meat infront of him etc, then you could be making a rod for you own back, and it would be more awkward in the future if you really do want to eat meat..

    oooo and Dai said, if he doesnt eat meat, them bomb him out now


    Take care.... and just drink plenty of warm drinks...


    took pics of 2 piggie no names, will post them later
    Originally posted by COOLTRIKERCHICK

    I think if it mattered to him and the relationship were good it would be worth accepting it was no meat households, so long as meat were on the menu out of the house...e.g. When buying bacon but ties at bath and west or at dinner parties.

    I think it depends on what's important to one, and I personally would not give up meat properly again ( been there done that) but, say dh wanted to go veg, I would deal with it.

    If you know it's the status quo from day one then I could deal with it.


    I would probably struggle with the hypocrisy of eating animal products like milk which IMO can be the crueler industry...but we could poke each other about that sort of thing if we wanted I suppose.
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 9th Dec 12, 8:11 PM
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    I'm trying desperately to follow things but failing. I'm getting confused between holey welly boots, long johns, weather stations and alfie's love life....

    I've got two toddlers who won't sleep. Might be something to do with all the sugar they ate at the birthday party this afternoon. I've tried for an hour and a half and have thrown in the towel and dad's taken over... One twin is screaming "I WANT MUMMY!!!"

    Life in a caravan is not fun this evening....
    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 9th Dec 12, 8:31 PM
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    Rummer
    I'm trying desperately to follow things but failing. I'm getting confused between holey welly boots, long johns, weather stations and alfie's love life....

    I've got two toddlers who won't sleep. Might be something to do with all the sugar they ate at the birthday party this afternoon. I've tried for an hour and a half and have thrown in the towel and dad's taken over... One twin is screaming "I WANT MUMMY!!!"

    Life in a caravan is not fun this evening....
    Originally posted by rozeepozee
    I recommend ear plugs and wine
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 9th Dec 12, 8:43 PM
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    Aldi's Fleurie it is! Thanks for reminding me. OH has worn earplugs permanently since the twins were born.
    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 9th Dec 12, 9:06 PM
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    After spending time in the garden I have changed some of my plans around, again . It frustrates me being so indecisive as I normally know exactly what I want to do but when it comes to the garden I keep changing my mind. There are just so many decisions to make and I don't want to invest a lot of time money and effort and get it wrong.

    It really is getting to crunch time now as we have been here for 5 years and the garden was meant to be laid out the way we wanted by now.
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 9th Dec 12, 9:32 PM
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    piggy pic and a video I managed to find out how to use it, but I Think I will keep my gob shut next time ( hate the sound of my voice)

    http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p241/biker81/?action=view&current=008_zps2dcfcf25.mp4

    daydream fund total ..........not enough....lol...
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    • alfie 1
    • By alfie 1 9th Dec 12, 9:44 PM
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    BRILLIANT CTC .......... what happy pigwignonames....



    yay ! james arthur won..... [x factor for those who dont watch it.. ]
  • rhiwfield
    CTC, Dai looks as happy as a pig in .....

    Sad to say that my Y-fronts only got to 2 bottles of merlot. Guess your pvc knickers will do rather better

    Ah well, DW feeling better and out today, think she behaved as she was missing her morning coffee and cake
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 9th Dec 12, 10:29 PM
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    Aww, da piggies look lovely.

    I so admire you CTC - you have really taken such a leap and embraced this new life.

    I have to remind myself that our situation is different and to try anything too full on with our young kids and our business commitments miles away would be ill advised, but I'd love to be able to see some livestock on the land, doing its thang. And providing free poo.
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 9th Dec 12, 10:42 PM
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    After spending time in the garden I have changed some of my plans around, again . It frustrates me being so indecisive as I normally know exactly what I want to do but when it comes to the garden I keep changing my mind. There are just so many decisions to make and I don't want to invest a lot of time money and effort and get it wrong.

    It really is getting to crunch time now as we have been here for 5 years and the garden was meant to be laid out the way we wanted by now.
    Originally posted by Rummer
    IMO the most succesful five year plans start with 99 percent of the time planning and clearing.

    I might have done things differently if only I had a little patience!!
    • rozeepozee
    • By rozeepozee 9th Dec 12, 10:47 PM
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    I'm sort of realising that creating your dreams is like yoga. You can't rush into it, or you might sprain something.
    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 9th Dec 12, 11:07 PM
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    I think my problem is I constantly feel as if I just don't know enough especially about the more challenging parts of my garden. I think I am just going to have to take a leap of faith and get on with it. The back garden will be fine it is the side bit that is perplexing.

    In my mind I see it as an allotment and I need to design it as such and just get working. If I make a mistake I will just have to learn from it.
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    • purple.sarah
    • By purple.sarah 10th Dec 12, 4:11 AM
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    Hi, I'd like to join this thread. My husband and I dream of owning our own farm one day and running it as a business as well as being more self sufficient. We're planning to start by renting a smallholding in July next year when our current tenancy expires.
    Last edited by purple.sarah; 10-12-2012 at 5:55 AM.
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    • Alexelisey
    • By Alexelisey 10th Dec 12, 6:45 AM
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    Hi, I'd like to join this thread. My husband and I dream of owning our own farm one day and running it as a business as well as being more self sufficient. We're planning to start by renting a smallholding in July next year when our current tenancy expires.
    Originally posted by purple.sarah
    I think that's a good way to start, get a toe in the water. You may find everything goes ok, or you may find you can't get on with it at all. Do you want to keep livestock? Any experience? Chickens are the easiest things to start with.

    The very best of luck to you Sarah! This is a wonderful thread, I think everyone has some experience in something relevant so have a good read and ask lots of questions.
    "...And if it don't feel good, what are you doing it for?" - Robbie Williams - 'Candy'
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 10th Dec 12, 7:32 AM
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    Hi Purple S. have you found a smallholding coming up for rent? as I know around here they are like gold dust, that was one of the options we were looking at too, and the one I did manage to find was such a high amount, by the time you worked every hour under the sun to pay the rent rates etc, there would be no time left to look after animals or do some gardening...( let alone have any energy left).

    We finally managed to buy our daydream place in march...on times ( well on alot of times) I have thought what the F'k have We done... as since then this year, things have not gone our way, etc... BUT then I think of all the years I have been on my !!! skint, crying myself to sleep, thinking I will never have my own farm/smallholding etc, and I just knuckled down and done baby steps to try and pay off debt and save....

    so looking back the poo year this year, is not in the same leaque ....

    If you dont manage to get a place next summer... keep going,,, dont get disheartened... there IS a perfect place out there with your name on it..... even if you have to save and buy it... but your farm is out there...


    Alfie....Rhiwie....yep hubby is like a pig in poo, when it comes to the pigs...If we could we would be with the piggies all day.


    ITSME.... long long ago did you have pigs? how many? for how long? what did you used to do with yours?
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 10th Dec 12, 9:34 AM
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    Hi, I'd like to join this thread. My husband and I dream of owning our own farm one day and running it as a business as well as being more self sufficient. We're planning to start by renting a smallholding in July next year when our current tenancy expires.
    Originally posted by purple.sarah
    Hello Sarah, always good to have new people here, as everyone has a different take on things and therefore something to contribute.

    If it's possible, renting would be a good first move, as unless you already have a very clear direction, there will be lessons best learned before committing huge amounts of hard cash.

    I'm not sure how many of us who have holdings, knowing what we know now, would have purchased the same one. Even in the last few years, things like the ability to generate electricity, or stay clear of flooding, have altered the balance in favour of some and away from others.

    I always wanted a place close to water.....
    “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” Chinese proverb.
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