Why I gave up cooking for my children
Thick sliced, white bread, lightly done so it's just sort of golden, with lots and lots of butter. And maybe strawberry jam? Lovely, thick carb-laden toast. With a cup of hot, strong tea. You'll have to excuse me; I'm just getting it out of my system, this steamy toast fantasy. Normally of course I wouldn't … Continue reading Zero carbs – or, where’s the toast?
Now that 9YO has provided her summary of our Lent challenge, I really ought to provide my own. So here goes: First of all, the money. Did we spend more or less by avoiding supermarkets? I'm not very good at keeping track of my finances at the best of times, but thankfully Husband is a … Continue reading A review of the last six weeks…
When Mum decided she was going to give up supermarket shopping, I thought she was only joking. And when she actually did give it up, I thought she was going mad and needed to see a doctor. But now I guess it is much easier than I thought it was going to be as specially … Continue reading An overall summary by a guest blogger
Finally got round to trying the local farmers market (http://headingleyfarmersmarket.com/) today, and this is what we bought: 2 loaves of fresh bread, some very strong cheese, apples, carrots, parsnips, onions, strawberries, mushrooms, apple juice and - best of all - EASTER CHOCOLATES!! Tempting as all the £1 Easter Egg offers in the supermarkets may be, … Continue reading Yum
One of my favourite books when I was younger was Nevil Shute's "A Town Like Alice". Almost none of the story is set in the eponymous Alice Springs in Australia, but to the central characters it represents the ideal small but prosperous town with good amenities and a strong community spirit. Growing up in a sprawling suburb on the … Continue reading A town like Reepham
I've not blogged for a while. Everything upside down here as we're getting various jobs done on the house. Having reached the conclusion that we're not going to be moving any time soon, we decided it was worth making the kind of improvements which won't add any value to the place but will make living … Continue reading Mid-term blues