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Post by budburst12 on 11th July 2010, 10:30 am

I live with my husband and 4 month old daughter in Bonnie Shropshire, UK, an area where I grew up and never actually expected to stay for so long (I come from a rambling background and have relations all over), but after moving away for a few years, realised Shropshire is the place for me - rolling hills, near to Welsh mountains, lovely market towns, gorgeous little villages, local food aplenty and city life near enough if we fancy going to a big show or whatever.

Me and my husband moved back out to the countryside a couple of years ago and for both of us, it's been a step closer to our dream of a more simple life. I guess my environmental awakening began in my early 20s when I fell back in love with the countryside (having hankered after the city during my teens). I went off to uni in my mid 20s to study environmental science and... well all those lessons in biodiversity loss, climate change, agricultural pollution, resource depletion etc etc etc just shocked and appalled me into having to do something to fix this mess our lifestyles have created.

So I've spent my life since working for a climate change charity running educational projects, doing volunteer work for my local wildlife trust, getting involved with various local environmental groups and finally shifting more of my attention and time onto trying to make my own life fit my ideals more closely.

We live in an old barn conversion - not terribly sensible accomodation from an energy point of view as it's designed to keep cool! But we're gradually making improvements - wood burner went in a couple of months ago, new super efficient boilers went in last year and we're constantly topping up the insulation where we can. We're planning on trying to get a little passive solar going by putting in some large windows and sky lights to get more light in here and hopefully heat too. And we've got a couple of semi derelict brick barns out back that we're going to convert into a workshop and glass house. We own a smallish patch of old farmyard - big enough for lots of experimenting and to set up a wee smallholding. Including chickens, hooray!

So my main passion in life right now is my garden and our plans for this yard. I love growing veg and cooking up tasty delights for my husband, friends and family. And I'm determined to find a way to get this yard and the barns to pay for themselves - to feed us and to earn us some kind of income. Plans are emerging, but with a new baby, nothing is moving very quickly. Lots of time to let any plans settle for a while before jumping in.

Oh and other hobbies on the side - I sing and play guitar and am currently learning banjo. I used to do a lot of painting and keep meaning to get back to it. And I'm always up for learning new crafts, which for me is a winter occupation for when it's too hideous to go outside - I knit, have done a bit of crochet and wood turning (love it, can't wait to get that workshop set up so I can do more!)... Next thing will probably be sewing as we desperately need curtains for the nursery. But I have no idea what I'm doing there!

So I'm really pleased to have found this forum! I'm new to a lot of what I'm trying to do, and really keen to learn as much as I can - this looks like a great place to get lots of advice and to hear about how other people are going about living more simply... and where I can, I'm always up for helping people out too.


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Post by MrsC on 11th July 2010, 2:39 pm

Hi there Budburst and welcome to the forum!

Looking forward to hearing about what you get up to there in Shropshire. Feel free to pop into the tea room for a chat and a cuppa sometime.

Mrs C

My blog, Being Mrs C: http://www.beingmrsc.com
Mr C and my other project, UK Nature Blog: http://www.uknatureblog.com
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Post by budburst12 on 13th July 2010, 3:45 pm

Thanks Mrs C, will do!


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Post by Guest on 3rd August 2010, 10:04 am

seems like you may just up the road from me - I'm not far from Hereford and Hay. good to meet you


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