I have come to wonder, just as I did about the Filofax, then the Internet, how the world went round before Freecycling!
It is a fantastic way to move on Stuff which you might consider taking to the tip but which is really too good for it. We have sent beds, bedlinen, garden machinery and many other items off to new homes. The only rule is that all items are free. You can list things you want to shift and also ask for things you need. As it is rapidly taking off, you will get lots of emails if you join, but these can be fun, or you can request one list only per day, although you may then miss out on things, as items worth having go fast.
To find Freecycle, search Freecycle and then seek the UK link and then your local area. You can join several, if, eg like us, you are in a rural area. You will need to sign up to Yahoo.
Have fun and help keep things out of landfill.
The weather here is very variable at present - one day sunny, warm and bringing the birds out to consider nest sites, the next, wet, windy and cold.
We managed to find a gorgeous day last week to walk the coastal path from Port Isaac to Trebarwith and home. It was fantastic, a wonderful, scenic and strenuous walk. There were even more ups and downs than we expected, and we expected several! First spotting Michael House from afar was wonderful, and it was a very satisying thing to have done, having said we would since we arrived, three years ago! Hopefully it will inspire us to do lots of other long walks.
I run a vegetarian and vegan guest house in north Cornwall, with my long suffering husband Simon, who also has a tree and garden businees and often has to help here when he gets home! We love the contact with people the guest house brings and providing people with good food and a relaxing environment. I have just become vegan (Sept 2009) and am trying to link with lots of vegans to find out how to do it! I love making cards and painting, and felt making (hm, will have to rethink this to use soy and bamboo fibres eventaully) is my passion of the moment. Our animals are very important to us and tend to take over my blog. They have April 2009) been granted their own blog, in which Ted the cat will tell all the secrets we didn't wish to share and the dogs will talk about how lovely everything is!