Posted in August 2013

Clean Bin Project

I am very very VERY excited. In a couple of weeks time, there will be real live FILM STARS in Warminster. In fact, not just in Warminster. In our house!! The stars of the Clean Bin Project are coming to the UK, for a select series of screenings, culminating in a trip to the metropolis of Warminster. … Continue reading

Sorry Kids….

Sorry Kids….

Today is a pretty momentous day. For the world, and for future generations. Today is “Earth Overshoot Day”. The day that human resource demand exceeds nature’s budget. If we quantify the amount of resources that the planet can produce in one year, then today marks the point in the year, at which we have already … Continue reading

Back to School…

Or in BigSmall’s case, STARTING school-eeek! I was a little over-whelmed when I attended the parent’s evening at the end of last term and was presented with a very long list of Must Haves in terms of uniform, and posted on Facebook to the effect that it might prove difficult to Buy Nothing New and … Continue reading

Homemade Kids…

Homemade Kids…

I posted recently a Summer Reading List, of books about all things sustainable, and was contacted by a wonderful lady called Nicola Baird (who I met at the Ecover Message in our Bottle launch) about one of the books that she has written called Homemade Kids. And she very kindly sent me a copy! It … Continue reading

Is this the last…

Is this the last…

This could be a momentous post. This could be the last official present of My Make Do and Mend Year! If I haven’t forgotten anyone that is…. It’s another birthday party. For a little boy, who is going to be 4. I am an avid follower of the fabulous Hattie and her wonderful blog Free … Continue reading

Lovely Hubby Guest Post…

Hubby wrote this for me, un-asked. Some of it is a bit soppy, and made me a bit teary eyed, and I considered editing it out, but I am going to leave it, un-altered. Because he rocks. And you should all know that. I’ll admit it I took some persuading to jump on board. But … Continue reading

Re-boiling…

Re-boiling…

This is turning into a summer of jam. No bad thing. And I MUCH prefer it to making chutney, which involves far too much chopping for my liking, and then you have to wait before you can eat it. I am not good at waiting. So far, I have made: Gooseberry jam, which I may … Continue reading

Gnocchi

I am on a bit of a roll at the moment, making things that I have never made before, fearing them a little. So last week, I made Gnocchi. And guess what? It was super-easy. And fitted in with my requirement for pretty much all the meals I make, that they have to be makeable … Continue reading

Without the aid of a safety net…

Without the aid of a safety net…

I bought a dress at the weekend, for the princely sum of £4 from the flea market bit of the Frome Super Market. As a complete aside, the Frome Super Market is AMAZING. It started off as an Artisan Market up one of the quaint little streets in the artisan-y bit of the town and … Continue reading