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Post by alice on 21st March 2010, 6:01 pm

Hello there Very Happy
I'm an English exile living on a small island in the Orkney archipelago.
Stumbled across your forum today, looking forward to *meeting* you all Very Happy

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Post by Adrian on 21st March 2010, 6:03 pm

Hello Alice, welcome.

Wow Orkney eh, I think you may win the prize for most northerly member.

So, what do you do all the way up there?

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Post by alice on 21st March 2010, 6:14 pm

I know, it's surprising isn't it - 59 degrees north.
We've been here nearly four years, we are renovating a traditional stone house and have about an acre of land. It's a tiny island, only about 100 households, and very much at the whim of the weather and the sea Wink

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Post by polgara on 21st March 2010, 6:54 pm

Lucky you, peace & quiet if a bit wild. Welcome I hope we hear more of your exploits soon.

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Post by Compostwoman on 21st March 2010, 8:25 pm

Welcome

Somewhere I have always wanted to go to but have not yet got around to ....

Will look forward to hearing how you garden etc that far north!

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Post by alice on 21st March 2010, 8:35 pm

Compostwoman wrote:

... how you garden etc that far north!

short season, short plants, heavy on the rhubarb Laughing

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Post by Sparhawk on 21st March 2010, 9:11 pm

Hi there... from "the tropics" well nearly...

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Post by Dandelion on 21st March 2010, 9:18 pm

Hello from Herefordshire Very Happy

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Post by Jaded Green on 21st March 2010, 9:31 pm

Hallo Alice. Welcome
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Post by Chilli-head on 21st March 2010, 9:35 pm

Hello ! I have fond memories of a visit to Orkney; definitely at the whim of the weather, but beautiful. So much so I almost proposed to Mrs C-H there but bottled out - still, got there in the end biglove
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Post by Guest on 21st March 2010, 9:45 pm

Hello up there! Gosh have to yell a bit...we are at 47deg north in France.

Is it all the Orkney islands that are looking to go self sufficient in power?


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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 22nd March 2010, 7:26 am

Nowt wrong with lots of rhubarb Very Happy

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Post by MrsC on 22nd March 2010, 7:34 am

Hello alice and welcome to the forum! :flower:

CW - I too have always wanted to visit Orkney - we could plan a trip together!

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Post by alice on 22nd March 2010, 7:37 am

AngelinaJellyBeana wrote:Nowt wrong with lots of rhubarb Very Happy


No indeed Laughing

Thank you for all your kind welcomes Smile

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Post by alice on 22nd March 2010, 1:06 pm

Zoe wrote:

Is it all the Orkney islands that are looking to go self sufficient in power?

It's a hot topic here, being particularly well blessed in the wind and wave department Laughing

But it's the isle of Westray that seems to be getting on with it.

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Post by polgara on 22nd March 2010, 3:34 pm

All I can say is don`t hold your breath. The Isle of Wight was going all eco with all sorts of things, but I do believe the latest carbon thingy showed we actually raised our emissions.

Also every time someone wants a wind whatsit the people complain & the planners say NO. I would rather have a wind turbine than the pylons that walk across the land, they are so ugly.

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 23rd March 2010, 7:41 pm

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Post by polgara on 23rd March 2010, 10:24 pm

Well it seems Westray won. Well done them.
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Post by Green Rosie on 25th March 2010, 10:44 am

Hello Alice- I go away for a couple of days and up pop a couple of names I know. Nice to see you here Very Happy

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Post by alice on 25th March 2010, 6:07 pm

Thank you all Very Happy
Hello Green Rosie Wink

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