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In an effort to get some more posts and conversation going here I am going to give away some stuff to the best post in this U.K and Ireland forum. To kick us off will be a free gift code for the 'Building a Better World in Your Backyard - instead of being angry at bad guys eBook'

Rules:
My decision is final -Its my competition!
The closing date will be when I remember to close it.

So get posting!
 
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Ní labhraím focal Gaeilge. Níl a dhuine uasail, ní mise. Ach an uair seo ad ...

(Competition over)
 
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I'm from America. Posting for free stuff! Thank you!
 
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Is it only for people living in the UK / Ireland?

(you know, we here in the Netherlands love free stuff ... )
 
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I'm from Alabama, USA for free stuff
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I am going to give away some stuff to the best post in this U.K and Ireland forum



I think maybe Henry meant this to encourage posts that would start some conversations relevant to the U.K. and Ireland forum

...maybe even beginning whole new 'topics' to beef up the forum?
 
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read  Ala.
 
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This sounds like fun! I will give an apple to a person posting in this thread after this post.  So post something to make me happy so I feel the post deserves an apple.

The best new thread to the UK and Ireland forum get a piece of Pie


Here are some suggestions:

Why do you live in the UK?

Why do you like to visit the UK?

What is the most beautiful spot in the UK?

What is there to see when visiting Ireland?

What do you like about where you live?


Besides a apple and pie, you get a chance to win Henry's prize!

My Rules to get an Apple and Pie:
My decision is final since it is my competition!
The closing date will be when I remember to close it.

So get posting! BTW, I declare this post is not eligible to win Henry's prize!
 
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Hi Anne. My answers to your questions.

Why do you live in the UK?
I don't. I live in the Netherlands. I am born and raised in 'Holland' (the western part of the Netherlands).

Why do you like to visit the UK?
I saw on videos (about hiking and bicycle tours) the UK has such wonderful landscapes!

What is the most beautiful spot in the UK?
I don't know. I saw videos of beautiful spots in Wales, in the South and middle part of England and in Scotland. But of course I can only really know when visiting there.

What is there to see when visiting Ireland?
I was in Ireland, in 1977 or 1978. We landed in Cork and from there went to Donegal along the western coastline and then through the middle to Dublin and back. It was all beautiful, but personally I liked the South (the first part) most.

What do you like about where you live? I live in the eastern part of the Netherlands now. Here around the small town I live in there are very different natural landscapes, all withing bicycle riding distance. Forest, heather, wetlands and lakes. And I love it that this country is very 'bicycle minded'.
I heard that is the problem of the UK: no bicycle paths, small roads with cars going too fast and people (in the cars) who don't like bicycles riding on 'their' road.
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Is it only for people living in the UK / Ireland?

(you know, we here in the Netherlands love free stuff ... )



No its for anyone if its a digital give away (I am contemplating tangible items if this goes well). Just post it in this forum. Lets just point out the idea is to promote more discussion and eyeballs to this forum. So as of writing this, just posting a new thread would put you in the lead! Climate is similar to the Netherlands and the lattitude can be the same so you have an advantage for discussion there Inge.  
 
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I just realized my thread https://permies.com/t/147077/Stone-Walls-Aran-Triumph-Adaptability belongs in the 'UK and Ireland' forum...not looking for a prize, just tidying up.

We have very good friends who moved to Ireland a few years ago and do intend to visit them one day
 
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I'm in Missour, but I moved here from Utah. I Understand the UK is similar in its climate to Missouri, only it rains more there. But I also understand it's one usda zone higher than most of Missouri. Can anyone confirm?

I've been looking into the migration of the Anglo Saxons into Britain, that apparently they loved it there. Is it because things grow so well like they grow here? I'm interested in other perspectives.
 
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I live in Wales and I have to say it is just awesome !  One of the most amazing things about lockdown is that we all get to spend more being human beings, as opposed to being 'human doings'
I have seen just the most spectacular sights simply walking my dog. Amazing sunsets, stupendous examples of nature, and brilliant sunrises. And even now as Summer gives way to Autumn, the best is yet to come.
The change in the flora and fauna is just mind-blowing, and for some reason, better this year than ever. Maybe its the fact that theres little else on offer in terms of entertainment, but then maybe its just that our eyes didnt see it until they had to
 
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Henry Jabel wrote:In an effort to get some more posts and conversation going here I am going to give away some stuff to the best post in this U.K and Ireland forum. To kick us off will be a free gift code for the 'Building a Better World in Your Backyard - instead of being angry at bad guys eBook'

Rules:
My decision is final -Its my competition!
The closing date will be when I remember to close it.

So get posting!



Am I right in assuming that it's not just posts in this thread, but also new threads (and posts in other threads) in this forum, right?
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:
Am I right in assuming that it's not just posts in this thread, but also new threads (and posts in other threads) in this forum, right?



Yes as the idea is to make this part of Permies better not just this thread. From an analytics point of view U.K and Ireland I would assume would be pretty high after the U.S perhaps even second? But because this sub forum was added not long ago it kind of gets ignored, and then no one posts in a quiet forum beacsuse they want there post read... and so this continues... ad infinitum. So it's an effort to try to change that.
 
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Who's your Doctor Who?



I think the thread ended pre-Whitaker. Sorry. Nope. I just checked. She's there too.
 
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Are very large posts allowed? ;)

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caber_toss
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Anne Miller wrote:

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This sounds like fun! I will give an apple to a person posting in this thread after this post.  So post something to make me happy so I feel the post deserves an apple.

The best new thread to the UK and Ireland forum get a piece of Pie



It's Scotland I want to visit and I don't know why. It's always called to me, which is kind of funny since I believe I photosynthesize in order to thrive (why I live in the US Southwest).  But Ireland, Wales, and England are where it seems to me the magical gardens grow. Green places that get actual rain (I've gotten approximately 3" of rain since last January and it's rather parched here right now). Flowers. Ferns. Mushrooms. Somehow in my mind Ireland and the UK are never humid, are always lush, and there are little winged beings hiding under leaves and petals that aren't biting insects.

Perhaps I should stay home so as to not risk disillusionment, but a girl can dream, can't she?
 
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T Melville, that post about Dr. Who would look really nice in the UK and Ireland forum and might earn some prizes, apples, or PIE.  All you need to do is hit the button on the top right that says "New TOPIC".

George Yacus, I liked your joke and that would look really nice in the UK and Ireland forum and might earn some prizes, apples, or PIE.  All you need to do is hit the button on the top right that says "New TOPIC". And just says something.

Lif Strand, that is a really nice post which would look really nice in the UK and Ireland forum and might earn some prizes, apples, or PIE.  All you need to do is hit the button on the top right that says "New TOPIC" then post it there.

I keep looking at that piece of PIE and I am getting hungry so if no one posts some new threads I just might have that PIE all to myself.
 
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George Yacus wrote:Are very large posts allowed? ;) . . .

Only if you don't say, “Cayber”.
We still have places less than ½mile from here with phone wires on telegraph poles. One snowy night >10 years ago I had the dubious privilege of knocking on somebody's door and telling him his landline phone no longer worked, and giving him half of the wire from the pole. It would have been a hazard to passing traffic had I left it in the street.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:T Melville, that post about Dr. Who would look really nice in the UK and Ireland forum and might earn some prizes, apples, or PIE.  All you need to do is hit the button on the top right that says "New TOPIC".



It was actually a link to an old thread, started by R Ranson, if I'm not mistaken. It's really not me starting a new discussion. I did just report it for possible inclusion in this forum. I think that can be done, though if it requires more discussion I'll need to take that over to meaninless drivel...
 
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T Melville, I moved the thread as you requested.

Still, it wouldn't hurt to start a new topic so you have a chance at that piece of PIE.

As of this morning, we have 6 new topics! Thanks for all the good work folks! Keep them coming!
 
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George Yacus wrote:Are very large posts allowed? ;)

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caber_toss



Caber Tossing is ALWAYS allowed.
 
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All apples and the PIE has been given!  Henry's contest is still going as far as I know.  I thought long and hard about how to pick the winner of the piece of PIE.  I thought about using the way we pick promotion winners, an apple poll, or asking members to pick their favorite.  In the end, I decided to pick the TOPIC with the most replies.  So we have a winner! This topic was the winner of the piece of PIE:  https://permies.com/t/148274/Bicycle-riding-UK-Ireland

 
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Anne Miller wrote:. . . . So we have a winner! . . .

Congratulations to Inge
 
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Thank you for rewarding my topic with PIE!
And thank you those who helped by replying!
 
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So I have decided I will be ending this round of the competition after a month. So after 8th Oct there will be a winner. After that there will be a new prize so keep posting new and interesting threads!
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