Monthly Archives: January 2013

permaculture 1: observe and interact

I explained a couple of weeks ago that I was going to try writing about the twelve permaculture principles this year, one each month. I’ve been putting this first post off because it turns out (surprise surprise) it’s harder to … Continue reading

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friday frolics (and screen-free sunday)

Yesterday was the second of my newly-free Fridays. I spent the morning on a train coming home from our work’s not-Christmas night out (I hadn’t been out all night, I promise!), and in the afternoon braved the arctic conditions to … Continue reading

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frugal friday – being an insurance tart

(These chicken shaped ginger biscuits have nothing to do with this post at all, I just made them the next day and they were far more cheerful than a picture of my grumpy face while sorting the insurance out). A … Continue reading

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bread adventures

Last year I got an unexpected Christmas bonus from work, and spent it on a breadmaker. Our cheap one had broken, but I’d never really got the hang of it anyway. Peter could make a decent loaf, but mine always … Continue reading

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friday frolics

Today marks the end of my first official three day weekend. Strangely, working a four day week feels so much shorter than working five days. This glorious state of affairs will continue until at least October, and I’m already nicely … Continue reading

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frugal friday – saving £2 coins

I’m joining in with Robyn again today for her Frugal Friday series. Why not pop over and have a look what she’s saying? Today I want to show you my £2 coin collection. I love collecting £2 coins. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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living by permaculture principles

I love the start of a new year. I always see it as an opportunity to step back and take a look at my life. What’s working? What isn’t working? What needs to change? Last year I wrote about my conscious … Continue reading

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a cosy shawl for christmas

Last year, my sister made me a shawl. I wear it all the time, and every time I go out someone says ‘ooh, I love your shawl!’ Which is exactly what my mum said when my sister gave it to … Continue reading

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frugal friday – project piggy bank

Joining in with Robyn’s frugal friday series again today – she’s got a guest post today, why not pop over and see what she’s talking about! I like thinking about tea, and cake, and flowers and adventures and pottering and … Continue reading

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2013 – a year of buttling

(Isn’t he great? He’s a rubber duck shaped tea strainer, given to me by my sister, and he makes drinking tea even more fun than it already was!) We’ve decided our word for 2013 is going to be ‘buttling‘ (yes, … Continue reading

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