I haven't been on here for a long time, so first of all hi and how are you all doing?
With Toddy's permission I'd like to suggest a meet at this location:
This wee charity is restoring the croft between Threipmuir and Harlaw reservoirs near Balerno...
As you may know I've finall taken the plunge and am going s4elf employed as a gardener. At some point, probably next year, I'll be taking my chainsaw ticket for work clearing storm damage in the winter.
In the mean time I'm tempted to buy a battery operated one (I've heard the Stihls...
It's been a while.
I'm looking for a good spot to go wild camping with Seraph without the bairn for our anniversary (no snickering at the back please).
Seraph is a well used to wild camping and we'd like somewhere round Perthshire. Any ideas welcome. PM me if you don't want to give...
It's been a while since I've been on here so first of all 'happy new year'.
I am going start my own gardening business (the first steps are my new years resolution). I know the trade well enough bar getting a few tickets (probably something fairly lucrative like dry stane dyking), I have...
My work is based in this estate, I've no connection with these guys though. I thought some of you might be interested, it seems quite cheap for 2 days tuition.
I don't want to brag but I'm going to.
I've just been trawling the charity shops in St Andrews (a higher class of charity shop) and scored myself a Swanndri tweed jacket for £20. :) It even fits my streaky rasher type frame.
Have any of you lot blagged a deal this weekend?
I was emailed this info from another forum (Bhodi project). It looks very interesting and could be a viable way to get folk into the woods from marginalised urban areas without the associated problems.
What do you think?
My new job is going to put me in a location and environment where a kilt will feel an appropriate item for day to day outdoor use.
My recent weight gain (to an almighty 13.5 stone at 6'6'') puts me just beyond the point where my legs would look like string dangling out the bottom of a kilt...
I've already got some decent boots boots (Hoggs for work and Patagonia for mooching about) but I need/ want a decent pair of shoes for cycling/ walking trails/ going to the pub.
I'm interested in something like this:
The only problem is...
(Mods: I'm sorry if this seems inappropriate but in these hard times potentially getting work for a member doesn't seem so bad).
I'm moving from my current job as farm manager at the Cyrenians to move into an even more beautiful place in the country and manage a smallholding there...
We're moving to a smaller house with my new job. The savings we'll make will make it easy enough to buy a decent laptop so I could do with a wee bit of advice please.
1) Are Lenovo laptops any good? Does anybody have any experience with them?
2) Does XP mode in Windows7 do what it says on...
I am leaving one organic farm to go and work another even more gorgeous market garden (www.pillars.co.uk)
If you think you have what it takes - you will find details of the job I am leaving here:
It's a fantastic place and deserves...
So we're doubtless going to take the baby out camping in the woods this year, in Scotland - that means there'll be midgies.
Do any of you have experience in keeping the dreaded midge off of little ones?
My wife, my daughter (6 months old) and I are planning a holiday in Cornwall in April. It's probably a bit early to be taking a baby camping but I wondered if any Cornwall natives could reccomend nice B and B's around the Tamar Valley or in Bude?
The vision is somewhere close to a...