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Post by freebird on 20th October 2011, 1:13 pm

I've been doing 'shall I, shan't I' for a few weeks now, reading forum posts. Well here I am, officially in Greater London, though old enough to think of it still as Surrey. Always wanted to be out in the sticks, but life has dictated otherwise, and I reckon I'm here to stay, in suburbia, with a six-lane main road right outside my front door.

I'm a maker and doer, of all sorts, from jams and preserves, to homemade bug hibernation boxes, hand-made books, cards - a professional calligrapher for 20 years until life went wrong in 2000. Retrained since, and now work as a gas engineer. Being self-employed, I am finding that I can start to bring the calligraphy back into my life in the times when work is slack.

I don't do waste. It distresses me immensely. I can't subscribe to the throw-away society, and get frustrated when there appear to be no other options open to me. Been trying to keep things simple for a long time now, but harmonious living is something that requires work, application and a measure of determination. It can be very easy to fall back on the 'cheap 'n' easy'.

Well I guess that's enough to be going on with. Looking forward to getting to know y'all.
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Post by Jaded Green on 20th October 2011, 2:06 pm

Welcome. How nice to meet you.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here
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Post by Dandelion on 20th October 2011, 5:51 pm

Hello freebird - glad you said hello!

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Post by polgara on 20th October 2011, 6:23 pm

Welcome from me, look forward to hearing more about your crafting. fleurs

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 20th October 2011, 6:32 pm

Glad to meet you. I'm sure you've got a wealth of information to share. Looking forward to the conversations.
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Post by RuthG on 21st October 2011, 7:35 pm

Hi Freebird and welcome welcomeparty
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Post by flute on 22nd October 2011, 3:19 pm

Hi! Nice to meet you! I hope to see you around some of our other threads. hippy1

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Post by Lakshmi on 23rd October 2011, 11:22 pm

oh, hello, freebird!
I totally understand your feelings about waste. Got rid of my housemate for that very reason. My blood pressure has gone back down now that I don't get to see how she wastes wastes wastes...
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Post by Lottie on 24th October 2011, 11:56 am

Hiya freebird, lovely to meet you Very Happy

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Post by MrsC on 24th October 2011, 3:04 pm

Hello freebird and a big welcome from me too!

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Post by Sparhawk on 24th October 2011, 3:42 pm

& a delayed Hi from me too...

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