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  Topic: Somerset Green Drinks
Tracey Smith

Replies: 0
Views: 1225
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 07 5:27 pm   Subject: Somerset Green Drinks
Hi all,

Just a shortie to let you know it's Somerset Green Drinks tomorrow, Thursday 21st June.

"What's Green Drinks then?" I hear you cry - well, it's just a bit of a jolly for those who love ...
  Topic: It's time for the 3rd National Downshifting Week and 'SSS'..
Tracey Smith

Replies: 0
Views: 1473
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 07 9:23 am   Subject: It's time for the 3rd National Downshifting Week and 'SSS'..
Hi All,

Just a shortie to let you know, we are coming around to the 3rd National Downshifting Week, which will be held between Saturday 21st and Friday 27th April 2007.

I have also declared th ...
  Topic: National downshifting week
Tracey Smith

Replies: 6
Views: 2670
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 06 9:32 pm   Subject: 5 live
I think I am doing something with 5 Live, but haven't got a time yet.

UK stuff - tomorrow morning BBC 3 Counties, Oneword Friday or Saturday), BBC Radio Ulster on Saturday morning, Radio 2 Sunday.. ...
  Topic: National downshifting week
Tracey Smith

Replies: 6
Views: 2670
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 06 9:17 pm   Subject: the week's going well...
Hi all,

NDW is going really well and I have spoken to some great people who are actively taking life down a gear.

I am doing a breakfast radio thing tomorrow and have a 6.30am start! b ...
  Topic: National downshifting week
Tracey Smith

Replies: 6
Views: 2670
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 06 6:53 pm   Subject: am ere
Hi ladies - thanks for that - yes, I am still here and trying harder than ever to hold onto the work/life/chocolate balance...



I am indeed in sunny Dorset and there is a nice pink sky out t ...
  Topic: TV- name of downsizer programme? (cable/satellite only)
Tracey Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 2563
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 05 1:53 pm   Subject: I think I know the one...
...did he have a goat too and was really in at the sharp end of learning, as in, he didn't have a clue

If it's the same one, I think it was a 6 month project or thereabouts, so see how he ...
  Topic: River Cottage Charity Auction
Tracey Smith

Replies: 0
Views: 2738
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 05 8:28 am   Subject: River Cottage Charity Auction
Has Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the River Cottage programmes inspired you to seek out a different life?

One where you are closer to and happier understanding, the source of your food?

Own, o ...
  Topic: I hope this is more in-keeping with site policies
Tracey Smith

Replies: 48
Views: 29019
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 04 12:29 pm   Subject: I hope this is more in-keeping with site policies
Bear in mind, it is harder to kill "Touloula Jane" than it is to do "That fat one over there"...
  Topic: What can you get for say 200,000
Tracey Smith

Replies: 30
Views: 23546
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Wed Nov 03, 04 7:18 pm   Subject: What can you get for say 200,000
Wombat - The weather here is tends to be a little kinder than in some of the other regions. The Lot et Garonne has it's own micro-climate so I'm told and as you approach this area from the flatlands ...
  Topic: Learning before you leap - courses for downsizers-to-be?
Tracey Smith

Replies: 16
Views: 12034
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Tue Nov 02, 04 1:41 pm   Subject: Learning before you leap - courses for downsizers-to-be?
Yes, the practical skills are great to build on. We did lime pointing, small wall building, explaining plumbing and the fosse, that sort of thing.

Electrics can be a nightmare over here, so it i ...
  Topic: Downshifting to France
Tracey Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 4653
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 04 2:05 pm   Subject: Downshifting to France
I confess, I also found it far easier to learn it here, 'on my feet'.

Being plonked in with a good handful of essential phrases was brilliant for me. I prefered to talk to the locals and ...
  Topic: What can you get for say 200,000
Tracey Smith

Replies: 30
Views: 23546
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 04 1:38 pm   Subject: What can you get for say 200,000
I had reasonable schoolgirl French and just got cracking with it once we decided to move over. We had friends who moved to France 18 months before with their young family and had settled in well.

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  Topic: Downshifting abroad? Take a look at The Language Show
Tracey Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 4294
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 04 1:23 pm   Subject: Downshifting abroad? Take a look at The Language Show
Excellent!

The TEFL courses are gaining popularity and I am sure you will find lots of info there.

I will be hanging around on the French Magazine stand and talking on Saturday afternoon.

...
  Topic: Downshifting to France
Tracey Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 4653
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 04 1:19 pm   Subject: Downshifting to France
Hi Jema,

You are dead right there!

A good handle on the language is the most important thing - do take a look at The Language Show post as well.

It irritates me beyond belief to find peo ...
  Topic: Learning before you leap - courses for downsizers-to-be?
Tracey Smith

Replies: 16
Views: 12034
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Mon Nov 01, 04 1:14 pm   Subject: Learning before you leap - courses for downsizers-to-be?
Do take a look at John Seymour's site who recently passed away (cant find address sorry) - I am not sure of the plans for further courses (which I believe were in Ireland), but his book on self-suffic ...
 
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