Island Retreat

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Island Retreat

Post by diamond lil » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:04 am


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korolev
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Re: Island Retreat

Post by korolev » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:21 pm

That's exactly what I want and at a price I can afford.

Shame it's about 2000 miles north west of where I want to be...

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by jansman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:38 pm

korolev wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:21 pm
That's exactly what I want and at a price I can afford.

Shame it's about 2000 miles north west of where I want to be...
I thought that too :lol: Also , far too remote for Mrs J. if I am honest.
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Re: Island Retreat

Post by Le Mouse » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:15 pm

I love Orkney and that place looks fabulous! I had a whole 'I'm going to live in Orkney one day' phase until my sensible brain kicked in and went 'yes it's wonderful, but it's windy as heck all year round and dark for half of it!' I need to visit again, but this time in winter so I get a full picture.

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by Vitamin c » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:49 pm

Log burners
But
Not a tree in sight .
Amyl
And
The
Sniffers

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by jansman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:58 pm

Vitamin c wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:49 pm
Log burners
But
Not a tree in sight .
Indeed. I also thought that. Don’t they burn peat up in those parts?
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Re: Island Retreat

Post by Lemne » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:04 pm

I love that except for the bed in the lounge and the choked fire with the log burner.

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by Le Mouse » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:32 pm

jansman wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:58 pm
Indeed. I also thought that. Don’t they burn peat up in those parts?
I think it's the Hebrides with the peat. Orkney has a lot of sandstone - at one point they were building entire houses out of it, including the beds! I suspect firewood is 'imported' from the Scottish Mainland.

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by jansman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 pm

Le Mouse wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:32 pm
jansman wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:58 pm
Indeed. I also thought that. Don’t they burn peat up in those parts?
I think it's the Hebrides with the peat. Orkney has a lot of sandstone - at one point they were building entire houses out of it, including the beds! I suspect firewood is 'imported' from the Scottish Mainland.
Thanks for that information. So a wood burner would be unsustainable.
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Re: Island Retreat

Post by Le Mouse » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:19 pm

jansman wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 pm

Thanks for that information. So a wood burner would be unsustainable.
I totally tell a lie - Orkney does have peat!

https://www.aboutorkney.com/the-wey-hid ... t-cutting/

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