Do We Waste More In December?

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As we hurtle (I have never used the word 'hurtle' before at the blog!) toward December, and the festive period, my mind is consumed with food. And as it's Food Waste Friday, I thought it timely to have a debate on food consumption at this time of year. Historically Christmas has been (and is) an abundant time. [...]

Going With The Flow (Of Life)

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Some weeks it just goes quiet here at the blog. I'm in awe of bloggers who can stick to a steady schedule. My hobby blog is a 'nice to do' not a 'must do' - which undoubtedly is why I love being here so much, it is never a chore, and my decision to keep it [...]

Divine Intervention Or Just Clumsiness?

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**The first part of this post, you are about to read, was started last Friday morning: Original title - How To Start Shopping Naked: It's way too obvious to start this post with a pun. So I won't. If you are reading this, I'm guessing you know what naked shopping is? Again I'll resist the temptation [...]

Starting To Make Simple Christmas Gifts

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There's no long lead into this post explaining my reasons for why I am making a large proportion of this years Christmas gifts. I'm hoping, as a regular reader, you've got the measure of where I'm at with Christmas consumerism :) (there'll be links to further reading on my philosophy at the end of this [...]

Make This Life A Wonderful Adventure

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There is no doubt I'm a hippy at heart. And I do like to spread peace and love. Stay with me. I had planned to complete the aborted post from Friday about 'Naked Shopping'. 72 hours ago the towel was thrown in after unforeseen (and undoubtedly) karmic circumstances prevented me from using my laptop - that story I will [...]

The True Cost Of Christmas

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The true cost of Christmas may actually be temporary insanity. For me. For many. I haven't felt quite myself since last Friday, when against my better judgement I relented and agreed to an impromptu shopping trip. I should have known better, many stores had just received the start of their Christmas stock. Let me explain... [...]

Can Carrot Soup Help You See In The Dark?

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It was recently suggested that I have my eyes tested. It's becoming quite common for me to enthusiastically wave at someone in the street to discover they aren't who I thought they were. So far I haven't gotten into any awkward situations, but it's only a matter of time. Going to the opticians isn't something I would [...]

Slow Cooker Tomato Chilli and Lentil Soup Recipe

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It's that time of year when my thoughts start to turn to chutney and soups, one pot comfort food with hearty harvest ingredients. Rather than looking for inspiration by googling 'tomato soup', I decided instead to look back at my own blog - and found a recipe written over 5 years ago now. Sometimes I [...]

Spend The Autumn & Winter Months With Simply Being Mum

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I'm sat here typing with a blanket around my shoulders, and increasingly cold toes, with a vague threat of frostbite lingering in my mind. Okay so maybe I'm exaggerating, it's not that cold. Not frostbite temperatures, but there is a definite chill in the air, which is a stark reminder that autumn is definitely here [...]

The UK’s First Food Waste Supermarket

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In a world where all news seems to be bad news and it's constantly reported on screen and in the newspapers, it was a breath of fresh air to see this headline appear on my Facebook timeline yesterday: Britain's first food waste supermarket opened this week, in a West Yorkshire market town called Pudsey. The 'anti-supermarket' [...]