Monthly Archives: August 2013

simple

simple

At the beginning of this journey I was like most new converts an evangelist and an extremist.  There are some who would say I still am (most notably the teenagers who are, I suspect, stockpiling plastic as I type).  How ever I have clearly mellowed for yesterday I did something that I would never have ... Read More
 

diving off the pedestal

Usually when we come back from holiday we have about 48 hours, at most, before the girls have to be back at school.  We have a hundredweight of washing to do, last minute school panics and the dogs to pick up from the kennels.  Consequently I plan to within an inch of everyone’s lives.  I ... Read More
 

bonkers

My children often tell me that I am the most immature mother they know.  It is meant kindly and whilst possibly not a direct compliment I know that given the choice between dead normal and me, they will probably opt for me (although that could be more to do with my open wallet policy…..)  It ... Read More
 
leftovers

leftovers

Leftovers have played a large role in my life.  Perhaps because my parents had the war fresh in their minds they ensured that no food ever went to waste.  There were times when I would open the fridge door and stare at rows of little bowls of tiny amounts of food and despair, but on ... Read More
 

panic

I don’t do regrets.  I can’t see the point in looking back and getting upset about something that has already been and gone.  Today I am going to make an exception. Why on earth did I go public about trying to go plastic free.  The more observant readers will notice the introduction of a new ... Read More
 
penny bun

penny bun

It has been raining, it is now warm and a little muggy.  The time of year when a girl’s thoughts turn to fungi.  After a couple of false starts things looked up a bit when we collected plenty of jelly ear and milk caps.  The former are a bit of an acquired taste and I ... Read More
 

the door that wouldn’t close

There has been so much to gather and harvest and bring in to the house that I have neglected taking stuff out of it. Every single guide to decluttering will tell you that it is vital that you get the stuff out of the house AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Otherwise there is a risk that ... Read More