My updated plan of action!

In my last post I mentioned that I had pretty much wasted a whole year of working towards my long term goals, except for the losing weight one.  I am going to have to get serious about these plans or I will be back here next year making more lame excuses about why I still haven’t made any progress.  I will tell you, briefly, what my plans are for the coming year and in later posts I will flesh these out and update you on the progress.

There are a few projects here that I want to work on

  • I want to get an old car and convert it to electric, it will be used for all local journeys as I think it will have a maximum range of about 35-40 miles
  • I want to install solar heating panels
  • I want to install solar pv panels
  • I want to improve on the reclycling of our waste, both in terms of rubbish and water

Again I have a few things I want to concentrate on

  • I want to lose more weight, somewhere in the region of another 3.5 to 4 stone, taking me down to about 15 stone.
  • I want to exercise more, both cardiovascular and weight bearing.
  • I would love to be able to reduce some of the medication I have to take every day

Residual Income

  • The plan here is to develop several income streams that I will be able to use to supplement my normal income and then develop it to the point where it will replace my normal income
  • To be able to replace my normal income with my residual income and also to reduce the risk, I will first have to eliminate all of the debt I have and then also start to drive down the outstanding Mortgage.
  • With the reduction of payments to debts and bills, reduction in fuel bills due to the solar and pv panels and also the electric car I think we will be able to live on £15,000 per year or less, when I work this out more precisly I will report back on it

Zero Cost Living

  • I have already mentioned the solar and pv panels, and also the electric car
  • I will be aiming to generate £15,000+ per year on auto-pilot
  • I will also be looking to produce some of our own food, I’ll be starting this year in our little veg patch
  • I will also be investigating a project I have for starting a willow coppice allotment to produce firewood for burning in a wood burning stove.

That should all keep me busy for a while 🙂






It’s all about me

So this is my first post on this blog, and too be honest this is a bit of a weird experience for me.  It’s not often that I would be writting a blog post about me or about something I have done or am going to do, or about something I am interested in.

Normally when I put a blog post online it is in one of my business websites, and so would be focused primarilly on selling something to someone or trying to make money in one of several other ways.  Now thats not to say that I will not try to make any money on this blog, I probably will but it will not be the main aim of the site.

So what is the blog going to be about then???  Basically me and what I am doing and what I am interested in, I am not writting this blog for you – the reader, I am writting it for me – the author.  There will be all sorts of subjects, I have put a rough list below;

  • Health, in general and also more specifically mine in particular
  • Weight Loss
  • Gardening
  • Construction Projects
  • The environment
  • Electric and low energy vehicles
  • Solar Energy
  • Zero Cost Lifestyle
  • Financial Independance

There will of course be other, random stuff that dosn’t fit into any of these categories.  I’m not going to explain any of this stuff just now, I’ll get to it later.

Before I go I just want to mention comments, for now I will allow comments on the blogs but they will be strictly moderated, so please if your comment isn’t relevant please don’t waste your time and mine as it will get marked as spam.

Bye for now