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Buyer Madness

This whole house-hunting campaign is getting to be a bit of drain. Not so much on my spirits; more just on my time. There are only so many spare hours in a day for filling in processing forms, hassling real estate agents for information, and waiting on hold for some bureaucrat in a council planning …

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Mobile Home Needs A Fix

A few years ago, I finally bought a motor home, having dreamed of owning one pretty much my entire adult life. It’s the best, but it’s also a lot of work. On top of everything that needs doing to maintain the average car, there’s a whole lot of extras to attend to. For example, the …

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Gone Bananas for Solar

My parents want to go off grid. This comes as a tiny bit of a surprise, given that they’ve never expressed any such sentiment before. On the other hand, they’ve always been full of surprises, so in that sense it’s not surprising at all. It seems that they were inspired to make this transition after …

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Boat Envy

My girlfriend, Emma, is off to some kind of meet-up of boating enthusiasts. She calls it a ‘mess-about’, which I don’t really understand – apparently it’s a reference to a book or something. I have to say, I find it impressive that she knows so much about boats – including how to put them together, …

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