Posted in January 2013

The Rubbish Diet-Waste Watching….

The Rubbish Diet-Waste Watching….

Today saw the official start of Wilthsire Wildlife’s Rubbish Diet!! For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, Wiltshire Wildlife are running a Slim your Bin campaign for the start of 2013, encouraging the good householders of Wiltshire to “Watch their Waste” and try and reduce the amount of rubbish … Continue reading

Moonsand…

Moonsand…

We have made our own Moonsand! Those without Small people will be unimpressed by this, as would I have been until about a week ago, having never played with the stuff before. But it’s brilliant! And cheap! And very easy to make. Hurrah! This is what you need: 8 cups plain flour 1 cup baby … Continue reading

Screen free Sunday….

Screen free Sunday….

As some of you may know, last weekend, the lovely hubby challenged me to a whole day without Twitter, Facebook, checking the blog, looking at e-mails…. And the whole thought was really quite scary. And that was also really quite scary, and really quite sad. And it made me stop and think. A year ago, … Continue reading

Waste not, want not-recipe ideas #1

Waste not, want not-recipe ideas #1

In an effort to help stop food waste (original post is here), and encourage the good people of blog-land to eat up all their fruit and veg (yes, even the manky bits..) here is the first in my series of posts containing some ideas for what to do with all those flaccid (I can’t say … Continue reading

Proudly presenting…

Proudly presenting…

..my very first, unsupervised, solo, crocheted project… …the cushion cover… I have already blogged about it here and here, so you are probably all bored to death if it by now… But just in case you’re not, here is the pattern (from my mother-in-laws October 2012 edition of Candis magazine) It is a good one … Continue reading

Paper bricks

Paper bricks

We have an open fire in our living room. Which looks lovely. But is actually a pain in the bum. I say this like I’m the one who lays and lights the fires, and cleans it all out afterwards, but obviously I’m not. In our very traditional gender stereo-typing household, that is most definitely a … Continue reading

A Meal Plan Plan…

A Meal Plan Plan…

Following on from our successful and hugely enjoyable Gift Exchange with the lovely Pugh family over at A year without supermarkets, I have got together with my blog buddy, and new BFF Becksie, and we are collaborating again…! This time, it’s meal plans! I try and do a meal plan each week, just of evening meals, so … Continue reading

The cushion cover part 2…

The cushion cover part 2…

As a follow up to Hurray for crochet…I have now finished both sides of my crocheted cushion cover-yay! But the reverse sides looked like this I half heartedly tried to find out the proper way of finishing it-but the book I read said something about threading each end onto a needle and weaving it in, … Continue reading

Sometimes, blips are good…

Sometimes, blips are good…

You may recall I had a momentary blip. Or a bit of a rant. I wasn’t even going to publish it, I just needed to get it all off my chest, and out of my head, onto paper (or computer screen) but I’m so glad I did. The response has been so encouraging, and so … Continue reading

Sunday Pancakes

Sunday Pancakes

On a Sunday, we usually have something that involves a little less cooking for tea! I cant really remember how we fell into this, but we all really like it, and I especially like the break from cooking. We will often have scrambled eggs, or beans on toast, or our favourite-pancakes! These pancakes are the … Continue reading