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gra_farmer

Nomad
Mar 29, 2016
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240
Kent
Wurkkos FC11 flashlight, complete with 18650 (decent one too) & charge cable is 20% off (£20) for next several hours.
Kind of the default recommendation for a budget light these days.

Wurkkos lights are made by Sofirn.

I have unfortunately lost my lovely light that I bought off a friend on the forum, saw this link in the 'I've found a bargain' thread and bought it with 7mins to spare....
 

Paul_B

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jul 14, 2008
4,655
699
Lancashire
A house with a garden. Plenty of trees too. Looks Like part of a little wood too with all the neighbour's gardens too. Got to wait until we move in and then probably spring to find out what's growing there.

Any good places to buy good but cheap wildlife cams? I reckon it'll have visitors, would be good to find out what before I work much on it.

PS not your usual bushcraft buy, eh?
 

Paul_B

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jul 14, 2008
4,655
699
Lancashire
Got an offer declined email today over the house. Blood pressure went right up. My tracker measures it so I've got proof. I then read it and realised it was our first offer. There was a second email accepting our final offer.

It seems the estate agents believe in a full, auditable communication trail. It still doesn't do my blood pressure any good. I'm late 40s, I'm into the heart attack age range. They shouldn't do that!!

Seriously, still coming down from cloud 99! I've got a plan on what we're doing to the house and garden. Is it too early? I've still got to provide evidence of funds and the survey, full mortgage agreement, cashing in savings, searches, contracts, fixtures and fittings list, etc. No! I'm not being too premature looking at tools, garden work schedules, house plans, etc. It's just being prepared. I used to be a scout and something other than knowledge of knots has stuck (to be fair I knew the knots and more before I was even a cub).

Just wondering, mattocks, pick or wrecking bar? Which is more useful for a garden? Need a wildlife cam or two, any good but cheap ones around other than on evil bay?
 

TeeDee

Full Member
Nov 6, 2008
6,310
733
46
Exeter
Got an offer declined email today over the house. Blood pressure went right up. My tracker measures it so I've got proof. I then read it and realised it was our first offer. There was a second email accepting our final offer.

It seems the estate agents believe in a full, auditable communication trail. It still doesn't do my blood pressure any good. I'm late 40s, I'm into the heart attack age range. They shouldn't do that!!

Seriously, still coming down from cloud 99! I've got a plan on what we're doing to the house and garden. Is it too early? I've still got to provide evidence of funds and the survey, full mortgage agreement, cashing in savings, searches, contracts, fixtures and fittings list, etc. No! I'm not being too premature looking at tools, garden work schedules, house plans, etc. It's just being prepared. I used to be a scout and something other than knowledge of knots has stuck (to be fair I knew the knots and more before I was even a cub).

Just wondering, mattocks, pick or wrecking bar? Which is more useful for a garden? Need a wildlife cam or two, any good but cheap ones around other than on evil bay?

I'd advise caution. Unless you're completely sure this house is yours , and from what you've said ref proving funds etc/ agreement - you sound like you yourself are little unsure??

I'd moderate my excitement - Nothing worse or damaging to ones mental health than creating a prefect mental image only to get it scuppered by an unseen element in reality.
 

Paul_B

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jul 14, 2008
4,655
699
Lancashire
No it's formality time with documentation and solicitors. Unless the survey or searches turn up something very unexpected it's a done deal. The vendor has agreed to take it off the market, not that it actually went live so it's very unlikely anyone new will find out about it to even get the chance to cut in on the deal. Vendor was very pleased apparently, replied to offer with a thumbs up smillie apparently.

If course we're hyper about it but we're both very sensible and know it's only fantasy planning until contracts are signed and exchanged. Currently about 10 weeks to get there round here right now. It's in n the next county which is an issue. The county isn't as well funded as ours so possibly searches will take longer. As well there's the COVID risk category to worry about. We're very high risk, they're low or high. As in category 1 or 2 but we're 3. We shouldn't be allowed to visit it until things change with those restrictions. We're hoping the house moving exception applies now so we can get to the house or the local estate agent branch that's dealing with it.