Food Waste Friday / Call Me Irresponsible

Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.

FoodWasteFriday I started participating in October 2010 and have found, 4-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. Every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.

Kristen kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!

I could not resist linking to the lovely Mr Michael Bublé this morning.

(The embedded link didn’t work – so have removed! Playback not allowed on other websites – but you may be able to hop on over to YouTube and watch it there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANGWy_b_ovY )

Christmas has kicked in at Chez Wright. (I’ll be cracking open the Bublé next week – the start of December).

Why this track?

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Open House / I’m Christmas Shopping

Open house is a little early this week because tomorrow (Thursday) is my one and only Christmas shopping day this year.

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I’ll be out early. Literally hitting the town centre at 9am. It’s my one (self-imposed) opportunity to purchase anything non-handmade.

I’ve made my list, and checked it twice!

It’s not a huge list, as I’m sure you’d expect. And it consists of a lot of consumables, again – no surprises there!

Today’s open-house-post isn’t an in-depth explanation on how I do Christmas gifts (there is one to come) but I wanted to start the conversation.

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No Waste Tastes Great /I’m No Role Model

It’s easy to mistake those who blog, as experts on a subject.

I’m no expert, and I’m definitely no role model.

When I was interviewed by The Guardian earlier this year, I hope I conveyed that.

I’m a Mum, who is trying to improve her habits. particularly with regard reducing food waste by having a Friday routine. I’m also trying to reduce plastic waste from food packaging.

This is the honest truth of the matter:

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I have bad weeks. Very bad weeks. This is one of those weeks.

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Taking Christmas Off

Usually the day after Remembrance Sunday I start our Christmas preparations.

These preparations normally kick off with the making of the Christmas Chutney.

Not this year.

I love our family traditions. I’m a big believer in developing traditions and creating memories. But I’m also cautious of doing things ‘for the sake of it’ and am keen to prioritise quality family time.

The decision has been made to ‘take Christmas off’ this year.

Simply Being Mum Christmas Day 2013

Simply Being Mum Christmas Day 2013

Things I’m not doing:

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Food Waste Friday / Fail & Save

Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.

FoodWasteFriday I started participating in October 2010 and have found, 4-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. Every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.

Kristen kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
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In yesterdays post I talked about how I need to slow down.

I’m making errors daily. And missing things.

(I even missed that Kristen had posted Food Waste Friday on Tuesday – I rarely miss her posts!)

This week I’m also producing food waste:

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When satsumas start going mouldy, I need to try harder.

My food waste increases when I am busy. I take my eye of the ball. Or in this case, the satsuma.

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