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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
    Work to live= not live to work
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    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 23rd Feb 12, 9:37 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 9:37 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 9:37 PM
    Thank you ctc! I love having the support and experience of you lot to call upon, and i love being able to laugh and cry about things with people who understand.
  • rhiwfield
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 9:45 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 9:45 PM
    CTC, congrats on the new thread!

    Here's to another 10,000 daydreams!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 23rd Feb 12, 10:25 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 10:25 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 10:25 PM
    Thanks, CTC. Only you could do it!

    Let's hope this is the thread where the dream becomes a reality for you too.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 23-02-2012 at 10:29 PM.
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  • Itismehonest
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 11:16 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 11:16 PM
    I happily second that

    Thanks CTC

    Alfie - We didn't wait for you to be away before we all moved home, honest
    Hope you find your way back soon!
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 23rd Feb 12, 11:19 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 11:19 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 11:19 PM
    We are not moving house with out alfie...we are laying the red carpet in advance of her arrival.
  • Itismehonest
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 11:28 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 12, 11:28 PM
    We are not moving house with out alfie...we are laying the red carpet in advance of her arrival.
    Originally posted by lostinrates
    Nice one.
  • plum22
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    • 24th Feb 12, 12:24 AM
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    • 24th Feb 12, 12:24 AM
    Venturing out of lurkdom to offer the suggestion that the climber seen in the hedge is the flame flower (Tropaeolum speciosum). Its a perennial member of the nasturtium family that likes its roots cool and moist.
  • Itismehonest
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    • 24th Feb 12, 12:36 AM
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    • 24th Feb 12, 12:36 AM
    Venturing out of lurkdom to offer the suggestion that the climber seen in the hedge is the flame flower (Tropaeolum speciosum). Its a perennial member of the nasturtium family that likes its roots cool and moist.
    Originally posted by plum22
    Thanks plum.
    Venture out more often, eh?
    (With that I'm off to put my roots down in my own bed - hopefully not cool & moist, though! Night all.)
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 24th Feb 12, 6:18 AM
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    Why do i feel as though i have lost something, its only a new flipping thread.

    I have learned a heck of alot from you guys...which is worth alot more than money on times....

    I have learned/realised we all have an ideal dream of where we would like to live etc, but in reality either due to money, location, or even the property not even existing ( well we do go ott in our dreams lol). I will never get my exact daydream property..so compramise is key...plus reality and realistic need to step in....

    There has been a good point made by Davesnave a while back, about the amount of land which is manageable, and also cost effecient... I think it came up in a conversation between davesnave and our rhiwie...which made me realise... for us maybe less is more... and in reality, maybe a little bit more realistic to reach...Plus.... older we are getting.... and not as fit as we used to be
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    • lucielle
    • By lucielle 24th Feb 12, 7:12 AM
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    A nice shiny new thread, I'll carry on hanging onto everyones coat tails. Keep dreaming.
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    • Lotus-eater
    • By Lotus-eater 24th Feb 12, 8:24 AM
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    I'm here, nothing useful to say atm
    Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 24th Feb 12, 8:47 AM
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    First weather report of the new thread!

    this morning i did critters in a light cardi ....and other clothes of course. It is unbelievably mild. I feel the itch to sow these annuals with a march sowing date today.
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 24th Feb 12, 8:53 AM
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    weather is a bit pants here... murkey, drizzle type rain

    free listing weekend on fleabay, so it looks as though they are doing 2 a month on average....

    what i have read on other threads, people are doing the listings on fleabay, but putting them to start on x day and x time ( so actually starting doing the listings on a friday), BUT when the free listing days arrive, they are then going into the listings and changing the listing time to start straightaway...so this saves some of the hassle of doing the listings one after the other etc, and the listings can finish on a certain time in the evening

    Do you know anywhere, where i can sell my body for medical research after i snuff it, but get paid now

    soooooooooooooooo close, but yet so far..
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    • Lotus-eater
    • By Lotus-eater 24th Feb 12, 8:53 AM
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    I did some tidying up of the garden yesterday in a T-shirt!

    The PSB don't seem to have liked this warm winter at all and aren't looking very happy. But the weeds are starting to grow in earnest. Some haven't even stopped since last summer.

    I need some advice about the rats infesting the greenhouse, I haven't been able to trap them all and poison doesn't work on these ones. I've tried everything and the ones left are too wily to be caught.
    I'd prefer to kill them all while they are in the GH, as it's a safe place to set any sort of trap.

    I've got a live trap and a few snap traps, no baits seem to work anymore, they'll eat the same stuff on the ground next to a trap, but not in it. I don't know what to do tbh...
    Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 24th Feb 12, 9:05 AM
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    I did some tidying up of the garden yesterday in a T-shirt!

    The PSB don't seem to have liked this warm winter at all and aren't looking very happy. But the weeds are starting to grow in earnest. Some haven't even stopped since last summer.

    I need some advice about the rats infesting the greenhouse, I haven't been able to trap them all and poison doesn't work on these ones. I've tried everything and the ones left are too wily to be caught.
    I'd prefer to kill them all while they are in the GH, as it's a safe place to set any sort of trap.

    I've got a live trap and a few snap traps, no baits seem to work anymore, they'll eat the same stuff on the ground next to a trap, but not in it. I don't know what to do tbh...
    Originally posted by Lotus-eater
    Sounds as though you have super rats....

    we found we would put loads of traps down, maybe catch a few, and then the others would get wise to them, we just sit in our caravan ( as it overlooks some of their regular visiting places) and pop them with the air guns...

    we move the traps around, and also change the diff type of food we put in them, ranging from chocolate, bacon, tinned dog food, etc...

    I think they become amune to rat posion, so you have too try diff ones ...have your agri merchant got super strength posion?

    would un-cooked rice make them seriously ill? (by expanding in the stomach) so then they would be an easier target to shot?

    sorry if this sounds awfull, but you get to a point where its no joke, and you need to try anything just to get rid of them....

    we havent seen any for a while now, but i am sure as soon as they start disturbing the waste ground again ( when they start building the supermarket) we will get over-run again
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    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 24th Feb 12, 9:12 AM
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    I am very, very seriously considering a terrier. I have no hatred for rats in their own right. Just not where their presense has health implications for me and mine, and feed stores etc.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Feb 12, 9:26 AM
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    We don't have much experience of rats, and none since moving here. They must be about, but whether it's the cats or a lack of interesting stuff for them, they aren't a bother at the buildings end of things. It helps that the old agricultural barns around are now being used by builders and similar.

    TBH, rats are one reason why I'm still a bit wary about having pigs. When there were pigs here, I'm told there were rats; lots of them.

    I know there's a certain person not a million miles from here having rat bother ATM.....and he's blaming someone who feeds the birds. It isn't me, and I haven't, but all this is very useful stuff to know.

    I guess he'd not like pigs either....

    CTC, my 'puter is playing up and I can't download Adobe stuff this morning, so please bear with me. I will try to reply to your PM later. It depends if a re-start will fix it. Must get a new one!
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    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 24th Feb 12, 10:03 AM
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    We only had rodents return here this winter davesnave. Chickens are a huge draw for rodents. With the feral cats...at least two left, and my cats and very little food left down its a huge shame. But...we have loads of barns, and stacked hay for a nice warm home, water to drink, and inevitably stuff to eat...so in is to some degree inevitable, not least with the farm yard next door too.

    I think that our place was empty for a while had meant pickings were sli so they stayed where there was more happening.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Feb 12, 10:04 AM
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    There has been a good point made by Davesnave a while back, about the amount of land which is manageable, and also cost effecient... I think it came up in a conversation between davesnave and our rhiwie...which made me realise... for us maybe less is more... and in reality, maybe a little bit more realistic to reach...Plus.... older we are getting.... and not as fit as we used to be
    Originally posted by COOLTRIKERCHICK
    Yes, I feel that's right. Properties with under an acre put the larger animals out of the equation, which reflects in reduced asking prices. That's a good start. Those beasts certainly cost the purchase stage.

    How many folk settle for a crummy house to compensate?

    I won't answer that!
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