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Post by Mrs Green on 17th January 2010, 8:20 am

Ahh, I posted in another forum before finding the introductions page.

I'm Rae, aka Mrs Green and live with my hubby and our 8 year old daughter in semi rural Gloucestershire. We grow a bit of our own food and a lot of horsetail, run a woodburner for fuel (although we've run out of wood at at £65 for a load which lasts a week I'm currently wearing a snow suit and feather jacket instead), I'm a struggling and reluctant needle and thread person, but I can knock up a feast from nothing Very Happy

Our passion is rubbish - reducing landfill waste to be precise. And we're the family featured on this thread. http://forum.homemadelife.com/wombling-crafting-f16/just-found-this-t230.htm

Hubby built some LED lights last summer and we're on our first winter of running them from a small solar panel - it doesn't function too well when covered in snow funnily enough and he recently converted a friends old shower into a tankless water heater for the kitchen, which has reduced the amount of times we need to use our electric immersion heater - yay!

I think that;s about it, oh, apart from my love of using herbs and essential oils to help with minor ailments for myself and family Smile

Great to be here - have a lovely Sunday
Rae x
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Post by polgara on 17th January 2010, 8:40 am

Welcome so glad you have joined us. Love your website/blog whatever it is. :flower:
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 17th January 2010, 9:07 am

Hi Rae, lovely to see you here :flower:

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 17th January 2010, 10:00 am

Hi Rae and family. Welcome! Very Happy

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Post by Adrian on 17th January 2010, 10:53 am

Welcome Rae

So glad to see you here

I look forward to reading more about your life

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Post by Green Rosie on 17th January 2010, 10:57 am

Hi Mrs Green and welcome from another newbie - I read your blog from time to time and also have a bit of a thing about rubbish. We are currently saving wine bottles to use in the floor of the gite as extra insulation. We need about 500 ore and I am thinking about spending a day camped out at a recycling point asking people for their empties. That should be fun to explain in French Shocked

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 17th January 2010, 11:08 am

500 empty wine bottles? Just need to have a forum lunch meeting and that should be easily resolved.

Hi Mrs G, good to see you.

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Post by Mrs Green on 17th January 2010, 2:25 pm

Goodness, there are lots of you around today Smile Thanks for the welcome and good luck with your floor insulation, Rosie. Have you seen 'Garbage Warrior'? It's a truly inspiring film about an architect who uses 'rubbish' to make beautiful houses from. He uses wine bottles a lot

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Post by vwalker99999 on 17th January 2010, 2:49 pm

Welcome Rae

You'll find I'm always 5 hours or so behind the rest...

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 3:32 pm

Hello Rae Very Happy Glad you could come and join us !

I posted a hello earlier, but it ( and another post?) seem to have disapeared into the aether......not my day for computers, obviously! as I had a blog post and a comment go AWOL earlier...

I am sure you will enjoy being a member, here...!

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Post by Sparhawk on 17th January 2010, 5:09 pm

Helloooo Mrs Green,

As you have probably seen from another post I have read your book, in between inconvienient work breaks that is...

Enjoy the forum...

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Post by MrsC on 17th January 2010, 5:42 pm

Hi Rae and welcome to the forum! :flower:

I saw you all featured in the press a few weeks ago and read it all with interest - good work you've done there!

Enjoy the forum!

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Post by Jaded Green on 17th January 2010, 5:48 pm

hallo Rae and welcome. I read the article about you with interest and will now go and look in the other thread!
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Post by windymiller on 19th January 2010, 8:54 am

Hello.

Some of the over 300 comments on your article are incredible, the ignorance of some people in this day and age is amazing. Such as there are many problems in this World today but trash isnt one of them!!
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Post by Chickadee on 19th January 2010, 11:25 am

Ahh, I feel like I know you already! I'm a fellow Gloucestershire dweller and reguarly read about you on the thisisgloucestershire website. You are very inspiring.

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