Nerissa's post brought up a good point. - Where to get stuff?
So here is a thought, I would like to compile a directory of suppliers for the things we need. This is a big kingdom and what works in germany doesn't always work in Italy or the UK for example. Maybe if we set up a directory of where to buy what and approximate price ranges we can help each other out.
So if you know of a good place to buy ( whatever) then tell me. Either in the comments field here or email me and I will start a where to buy listing on the blog.