Holy crap, thanks everyone for the tips. But special thanks goes to the gracious benefactor who dropped two villager eggs on me whilst i was AFK. I heard the sound of someone telaporting away and found the solution in my inventory. At the time i thought it may have been Nefyoni, but someone else was asking about how the eggs worked out later ( i really should have written the name down). So not sure who deserves the credit but super-mega-rocket-powerd thanks to that person. We have brought a thriving village to alpha.