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tattercoats



Joined: 24 Nov 2005
Posts: 433
Location: Wiltshire

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! Please do come along! I'll look forward to meeting you.

And thank you for the info onteh climate change group - I'll check that out. Sounds like my kind of people.

Thanks for making yourself known, Simon - that makes three of us at leats in this area (but the thread's been viewed so often that I'm sure we have invisibles out there - helllooo! We don't bite! Come out and play!)

See you there,

Tattercoats
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tattercoats



Joined: 24 Nov 2005
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Location: Wiltshire

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from the garden centre, Blooms. have my eye on the nice wicker sofa as a place to colonise for the meeting - at which, as far as I know, we will still be just three, unless our invisibles decide to delurk.

I'll be the one with the crochet and the John Seymour books and the teapot.

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LessOil



Joined: 24 Nov 2005
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Location: Swindon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tattercoats and Simon

This is LessOil back in the UK, I will see you both at 3pm on the 14th (and hopefully many more), I have yet to decide which peakoil / eco-frendly book I shall bring but I am sure others will spot the sofa and the books.

My experience with discussing this subject matter with a group is that different people like to concentrate on different aspects of planning for the future, and each person brings a different area of expertise to the discussion.

I have concentrated myself on collecting useful books for the future, and sorting out my life economically (for my sins I am interested in the personel financial/global economic aspects of peakoil), this has lead to a definate greening of my views on a future low carbon life-style, which I am planning for. I look foward to seeing how John Seymours many fantanstic books have effected Tattercoats plans for her new garden and are they working out in practice, plus food systems for the future, and I also look foward to Simons expertise on support for localization of food supply in swindon and practical measures we can all take to reduce our own effect on climate change.

I have also found on the map some good little routes to Blooms, the Garden Centre by bicycle, which do not include junction 16 of the M4.

See you all soon,

LessOil
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sbridewell



Joined: 22 Dec 2005
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Location: Swindon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:56 pm    Post subject: Post-meeting note Reply with quote

I got back across J16 safely (and it wasn't even very scary), so here's a couple of things to follow up.

Here's a map to Swindon Pulse, our wholefood shop: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=414690&Y=184400&A=Y&Z=1

It's run as a worker's co-operative, and they specialise in organics (including veg from Purton), all sorts of dried pulses and grains, and the sort of awkward things that veggies, vegans and people with special diets like to buy.

I've thought of a better thing to achieve by the next time we meet - cycling to work. I cycle during the summer and autumn, until we get a spell of weather bad enough to put me off (usually November or December), then I get a weekly bus pass, and another, and another to get me through the winter. I'm not great at switching back to the bike though - sometimes it's as late as June before I give up the bus pass addiction! So I'll aim to be a bike commuter again earlier in the year.
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tattercoats



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heya! It was good to meet up with you and LessOil. Ta for the info on the Pulse - I'll give it a go. Sounds good. Purton are my organic supplier, I know they do good stuff.

To match your cycling target, I'm going to try weaning myself off supermarket bread - I used to regularly bake, but haven't got fresh yeast since I moved here, unless I went to a major supermarket, which I'm not doing, but then I end up getting bread at Somerfield... well, I've started a sourdough culture instead, so I'll soon have no excuse at all.

Cheers,

Tattercoats
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