Home Page

Self Reliant   |  Living in Bulgaria   |  Bees & Beekeeping   |  Home Brew    |  Gud Life Shop

  My Attempt At Self Reliant Living

  Self Reliant Living Articles
  Useful Self Sufficent Links
  Talk to Us
  Living In Bulgaria
  June 2010
  July 2010
  August 2010
  Gud Life Forum with Photo Gallery
  Book reviews

  The best and worst books I've read!
  Reviews 28 July 2010






My Bees Have Died - 30 Sep 2010
  It has come to the end of a busy month for me, I have not posted on here as often as I would have liked and I am afraid that to end the month on a sad note. My busy bees who have been working their socks off all summer making me wax and honey have gone to the big hive in the sky!

As I am still a novice when it comes to bee keeping, it came as quite a shock. I have had several expert opinions from neighbours, it appears everyone here is an expert in hindsight! Opinions vary, from bee flu to the queen flying off and not being replaced. One thing is certain though before they departed they took all their honey with them. As it is the end of septmeber they will not be able to be replaced until swarming season next May, so I will have plenty of time to read up to make sure that it doesn't happen again.

The reason I have been so busy this month is not down self reliance either. I have been getting official documents done in Bulgaria so that I am 100% legal. I will still have to wait the normal 5 years for citizenship etc, but I now have the equivalent of a NI Number and can be employed etc I am also in the process of having my degree certificate made legal in Bulgaria, I can't wait until they get it translated as it comes from Swansea Uni and is half in Welsh!

This month is also the month of getting everything ready for winter, I have had the roof checked, the chimneys swept and am working my way through chopping a couple of ton of logs. The winter here is only a short one Jan & Feb are the only really cold months, but it really does get quite chilly. Last year we -15C during the day, just walking to shop and back (150m) and you would be all chattering teeth and what not.

I am also busy tidying up as the better half arrives in 2 days, and it is surprising how much mess a single man can make in 3 months without proper guidance from experts on house cleanliness!


Welcome to the 'Gud' Life, the home of self Reliant living on the internet. If you are interested in becoming more self reliant, or thinking of selling up and doing it for real you will find all you need to know right here. Written by someone who has done just that. Learn from my many mistakes

  A Quick Note On The Info Given On This Site

Dear All, the information on this website is given as is, I am not a solicitor, and believe the world would be a better place without them. If you follow the advice on this site, and use your common sense you will not come to any harm. I cannot and will not guarantee any of the information here, it is just based on my experience, and I am always willing to learn. Life after all is a learning experience. If you know of better or improved techniques please share them and I will update the site as neccessary. Enjoy and be happy. TGL 

  Storing & Preserving

  Storing & Preserving Home
  Beer & Wine

  Home Made Wine And Beer

  The Gud Life Shop

  Visit Our Shop of Homemade Beeswax Products

Search The Gud Life For An Article

Gud Life Search

English/Bulgarian/Turkish Translation Service Here


free counters



Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved DABG.EUlogo (51K)
Hosted for free by HOSTBG.EU

Talk to The Gud Life