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Tue 11-Jan-11
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EmmaDThomas
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Hi Everyone!

This looks like a very nice community and I'm happy to be a part of it 🙂

I recently decided to set up my own little small holding in Portugal and am totally new to the whole thing! I have been working on yachts my whole life and decided it was time for a change!!

I'm looking forward to learning from you wonderful people and contributing anything of value that I learn.

Nice to meet you all!

Emma 🙂

http://www.emmathomas.ws

Keep up to date with my adventures on my blog! :-)

Tue 11-Jan-11
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Hi Emma, welcome and particularly so if you could send us some cheerful weather !!

I have only been on the Forum for a short while but the help and knowledge base here is really great and if you find it as helpful as I have and do then you are quids in.

 

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Tue 11-Jan-11
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Welcome, welcome Emma!  So glad you've joined in, we'll need to know all about you so fire away...big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Tue 11-Jan-11
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wave  Hi Emma and welcome to the Forum.  I am sure you will enjoy being here.  I'd like some nice weather too of you can spare it.

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Tue 11-Jan-11
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EmmaDThomas
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Oh Gosh you guys, I wish I had some good weather to send... kind of cloudy and cold today, have had the fire going all day! Soon as we get some, it's yours!

All about me?! Goodness... long story short... grew up in Devon, UK... left on a boat in '98... travelled and worked on boats as anything from deckhand, slave, chef, captain... decided I'd had enough and bought my property June last year... I'm 28 years old.

I plan (dream?!) is to grow veg, keep chickens, bees, horses, dogs, cats, sheep or goats (undecided).

Still in the process of setting it up and building fences etc... chicken run almost done... horse paddock almost done... vege patch cleared ready for whatever it needs next... herbs planted... bees arrive next month (a very nice local man is building me 3 hives)... lots of almost!! Have rescued 2 horses, 2 dogs and 1 cat... another cat came with the house and I already had a little dog.

Am totally off-grid - systems not all that different from a yacht!

 

http://www.emmathomas.ws

Keep up to date with my adventures on my blog! :-)

Tue 11-Jan-11
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I get the feeling that you have gone from being totally free to being tethered by land and animals.  We'd be agog to hear how things proceed for you " we are incurably nosey ( I mean, inquisitive of course¦).

I'll try that again!

Tue 11-Jan-11
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EmmaDThomas
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I certainly feel like there's a lot more to worry about - like I just entered 'real life' complete with responsibilities! surprised

It's funny really, I didn't really mean to buy a house, I was offered this place at a great price and 30 minutes later I'm making a bank transfer! It just felt like the right thing to do!

Thank you for the warm welcome... I'll be sticking around here sharing the highs and lows of it all (and probably begging for advice from time to time - eventually giving advice too!!) smile

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Tue 11-Jan-11
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You'd certainly have known if it was the wrong thing to do; it's all give and take here so please stick around.

I'll try that again!

Tue 11-Jan-11
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Ha ha TA, I just wondered what incuably meant:

incuably is not a word in English

incuably
could be a spelling mistake of incurably

incuably
is 8 letters long

incuably is not a palindrome

Using
all the letters in incuably would yield a minimum scrabble score
of: 15

 

There now - all the better for knowing that, ay?  big_laugh   big_laugh   big_laugh

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Tue 11-Jan-11
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Have a bit of time with nothing to do Val?wink

I'll try that again!

Tue 11-Jan-11
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waveHi Emma, and welcome.  I have fond memories of Portugal (just holidays) - especially the markets and the cakes!  I hope you settle in well and have enormous fun on your new venture.  Lots of hard work, but it will be worth it if you can make your dream happen.  I'm hoping to learn a bit about bees this year, so I'll be interested to hear how you get on.

Gone crazy. Back soon.

Wed 12-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Have a bit of time with nothing to do Val?wink


 

Don't know what you mean, TA .........   big_laugh  big_hug

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Wed 12-Jan-11
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Heather E said:

waveHi Emma, and welcome.  I have fond memories of Portugal (just holidays) - especially the markets and the cakes!  I hope you settle in well and have enormous fun on your new venture.  Lots of hard work, but it will be worth it if you can make your dream happen.  I'm hoping to learn a bit about bees this year, so I'll be interested to hear how you get on.


Hi Heather... Oh my yes the cakes.. they take a lot of resisiting!

Thank you, it will be an huge learning curve and I'm looking forward to the challenge... I was just talking to the shepheard who is walking 200 sheep around the countryside and passes by my place and he's giving me a lot of great tips.

Bees are of great interest to me and I can't wait to share my experiences with them. The 'bee man' from the market says next month is the best time to buy.

See you around!

http://www.emmathomas.ws

Keep up to date with my adventures on my blog! :-)

Wed 12-Jan-11
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Hi Emma

you sound as mad as a box of smiling frogs ,you will fit in well here .big_laugh

cant wait to hear about your animal collecting and plant murdering exploits .whistle

keep us informed .i think you could be on a par with scarecrow the way you are going ,i sincerely hope so ,it makes our boring existance seem a bit tame by comparison .

good luck Emma ,it sounds like you have an adventure ahead of you and we would love to be a part of it if you will let us .MOS wave

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Wed 12-Jan-11
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Hello for Oregon Emma!

Welcome, and please join in! I'd love to hear about Portugal, and your time on the boats/ships/things that float.

New perspectives always welcome, and no question too silly, because one of us have probably asked it all ready....big_laugh

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