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by Dorrens daughter
22 Oct 2020, 16:12
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: This coming year I fully intend.....
Replies: 14
Views: 17691

Re: This coming year I fully intend.....

Well I've just moved my summer clothes out of the wardrobe and put the winter ones in and I am shamed of myself I have far too much stuff , much to much to ever wear and it seems from a study of my washing basket that I only ever wear 1 per cent of the whole lot. So as soon as the charity shops are ...
by Dorrens daughter
19 Oct 2020, 15:55
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Off Grid Living
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Off Grid Living

Just another thought rightmove bg has a number of homes in various states in the north of the country on their own land from 2k no need for a caravan, plenty of land included to grow your own and live "off grid". Just if your thinking of it don't buy too close to the Danube because of flooding and m...
by Dorrens daughter
26 Apr 2020, 15:57
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Save money on hairdressing.
Replies: 11
Views: 4513

Re: Save money on hairdressing.

I gave up dyeing my hair about ten years ago am now the shade of grey that no hair dye could ever hope to match, no roots showing and proud to be grey.
by Dorrens daughter
18 Apr 2020, 13:53
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Mice
Replies: 19
Views: 24842

Re: Mice

Well a very late /overdue update when we returned to Bulgaria we where still mouse free so spent a lovely rodent free week, storing the logs in one of the outside rooms, chopping fire wood , moving furniture and sleeping in a warm cosy bedroom heated by a log burner. It was spring like during the da...
by Dorrens daughter
22 Mar 2020, 18:00
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Panic
Replies: 5
Views: 9953

Re: Panic

Truthfully yes Mo and if it wasn't for husbands elderly Mother I would have suggested that we cancelled our flight and stayed, there are less people living in Bulgaria than in London and village homes are ideal for self isolation. Each house is detached and standing in its own garden with a fence an...
by Dorrens daughter
20 Mar 2020, 17:25
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Paper Mache
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

Paper Mache

Decided that if this self isolation is to carry on for long, besides spending time on the allotment I'm going to try my hand at making and decorating a paper mache fruit bowl or two.
by Dorrens daughter
20 Mar 2020, 17:21
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Panic
Replies: 5
Views: 9953

Re: Panic

Which I find very sad, why use so called disposable nappies which hang around for ever and cost a fortune they where available when I had my second son but I never bothered with them. I make my own jam, marmalade, chutneys, pickles and wine so no issues with supply there, I have bread flour yeast, p...
by Dorrens daughter
20 Mar 2020, 16:16
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Panic
Replies: 5
Views: 9953

Panic

Looking at the panic and queues at our local supermarkets makes me glad that I was brought up by a Mother who grew up in times of rationing. Having "scanned" the lists of food to buy in, in the press I realised that I, although living on a pension had everything in that was suggested on th...
by Dorrens daughter
26 Feb 2020, 17:31
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: This coming year I fully intend.....
Replies: 14
Views: 17691

Re: This coming year I fully intend.....

I've heard that a number of Brits living in Turkey have successfully relocated to Bulgaria, one of the families said that they were in heaven because they could get pork!! The Black Sea will be cold at this time of the year but going by the current weather so is Blackpool swimming in season in Bulga...
by Dorrens daughter
25 Feb 2020, 17:57
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Mice
Replies: 19
Views: 24842

Re: Mice

We appear to have sorted our Bulgarian mouse problem when we were there a coup of weeks ago. A combination of ready mix cement, wire pan scrubbers and broken tiles, we stuffed the holes with pan scrubbers and tiles then back filled with ready mixed cement, then we went into the adjoining summer room...
by Dorrens daughter
25 Feb 2020, 17:49
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: This coming year I fully intend.....
Replies: 14
Views: 17691

Re: This coming year I fully intend.....

Oh and council tax is £32 per year which covers weekly bin collections and street lighting, there's no TV licence fee, broadband unlimited for £125 a year and cheap water and electric, beer bought in the local shop is £1.15 for two litres. But best of all is the peace and quiet.
by Dorrens daughter
25 Feb 2020, 17:35
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: This coming year I fully intend.....
Replies: 14
Views: 17691

Re: This coming year I fully intend.....

Let me assure you Michael, believe it or not Bulgaria, at least the bit where we have our house is considerable warmer and dryer than it is here "up north " in the UK, here its 3c feels like 1c and snowing, in our Bulgarian village which is two hours ahead its 11c feels like 9c and partly ...
by Dorrens daughter
23 Feb 2020, 16:37
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: This coming year I fully intend.....
Replies: 14
Views: 17691

Re: This coming year I fully intend.....

So we returned from Bulgaria last Monday to discover a another leak in the bathroom ceiling coming from the flat above which took the housing department over a week to fix, as this is the third leak in as many months hopefully they've managed to stop it now. Anyway the big throw out has re-commenced...
by Dorrens daughter
05 Feb 2020, 17:23
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Winterlapping
Replies: 6
Views: 5820

Re: Winterlapping

I too wore a liberty bodice, now living in a mainly unheated high rise flat I layer my clothes and sometimes wrap a throw around me at this time of year. When in Bulgaria I do the same but this will be our first trip back with the house having wood burners having lived with coal fires in the past I ...
by Dorrens daughter
04 Feb 2020, 18:39
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: New year new me?
Replies: 8
Views: 15287

Re: New year new me?

Still offloading 20years worth of "stuff" with lots more to go.