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by Hippyboy
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 78031

Hi Karenm , I'm not a fan of aircon , and like you like woodburners which I use in the village cottage I'm currently living in , backed up electric heating when neccessary . However , I'm trying to renovate an old house in VT which currently has no heating (although I've had the chimneys rebuilt) or...
by Hippyboy
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 78031

Well as its been chucking it down with rain all day and I've got the flu , I've spent most of my time researching air-source heat pumps , with fairly mixed results . Karenm had previously posted some links (which of course can lead to other links) and with a bit of googling you can end up even more ...
by Hippyboy
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Is the pound set to make a comeback against the Euro?
Replies: 151
Views: 55692

I was planning on a bank tranfer to BG sometime in 2012 , so 2.50 plus would be great . I imagine that the Swiss Franc is still a pretty safe bet , so if people are going for pounds maybe they know something ; upwards and onwards ! Tim .
by Hippyboy
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoking CANNABIS in Bulgaria. What is the law
Replies: 40
Views: 25986

Well smokers of the Woodstock generation certainly gained a reputation for rebelling , particularly against the Vietnam War , but I suppose generally they've been a bit quieter since then ; probably it's more that governments are afraid that they might rebel , or at least subvert 'soceity' . It is e...
by Hippyboy
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Holidays and Hotels in Bulgaria
Topic: When does Sunny Beach 'open'.
Replies: 22
Views: 22815

Yeah Charieboy , I was down at Irakli beach for July morning last year , very clean compared to most Bulgarian beaches , and a couple of bar/restaurants ; good vibes . The campsite there doesn't have any trees unfortunately ,so like most people we free camped in the woods behind the beach ; there is...
by Hippyboy
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoking CANNABIS in Bulgaria. What is the law
Replies: 40
Views: 25986

Oh yeah banjo , I can't imagine why you think that !!! But as it goes I think its frowned upon , but not very seriously ; unless you get done for it . There are teenagers in my village that openly smoke and sell 'weed' , and the local 'bobby' is well aware , and does nothing about it ; in fact I wou...
by Hippyboy
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Holidays and Hotels in Bulgaria
Topic: When does Sunny Beach 'open'.
Replies: 22
Views: 22815

I like to party , but I don't need or want a concrete jungle to it in . A beach and a good sound system will do it for me . Tim .
by Hippyboy
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: Scheduled Flights From The UK to Bulgaria
Replies: 168
Views: 100342

Bulgaria Air , Heathrow-Sofia are not the cheapest , but do include 20kg checked baggage in the price , and tube into London is much cheaper than train , so for me can be a good deal . Tim
by Hippyboy
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Property Buying/Selling Advice
Topic: Gostilitsa house for sale. Anyone know it?
Replies: 25
Views: 7525

I spose as modern houses go it looks alright , personally I'm usually after places that are at least a 100 years old , although i have considered building an 'Earthship' . Whatever takes your fancy I guess .
by Hippyboy
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How To Write Your Bulgarian Address?
Replies: 16
Views: 23335

Iagree with you MW , it cannot and should not be assumed that all expats are some unified group . I've been given registered mail before , that was supposed to be signed for ; naturally i delivered it , but that is pushing trust to the limit . Tim .

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