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Category Archives: thrift

Hound dog coat

Visiting our friends in the holidays with their four hairless chihuahua, we learned that a jumper for these little fellas can cost £30. Now that’s a huge investment.  And they … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 5 Comments

That time of year again

It’s hard to buy normal things for the household at this time. There are queues and queues of people and lines and lines of traffic. Time and parking spaces are … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

War time Baking 

I’m not much inclined to cook. I can cook but I don’t. Now and again I have a reason to cook and then I get carried away.  This week I … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Crochet Fun: A Stashbuster

A couple of months ago I wanted to make something. I’m always busy doing something but I’m always looking for something else. But there’s always criteria to my creations.  I … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

Make Lotion bars

I’m trying to reduce the number of over manufactured products in my toilet bag.  I prefer not to have the plastic packaging, so much of which is rediculously over done. … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · 13 Comments

War on Waste

I was interested this week to watch a new BBC program.  It’s called Hugh’s War on Waste.  (He’s a TV chef turned environmental awareness campaigner. ) It was an interesting … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 15 Comments

Chocolate heaven

I mentioned the other day that I’d taken on a task that had been hanging around for years. Literally years.  The cobnuts from the two trees we planted in our … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Experience over Things

We’ve got plenty of stuff. We even did a declutter month in February which barely scrapped the surface.  So one thin I really like is gifts that involve participation rather … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 7 Comments

Put the Kettle on … Part 2

The easiest jam you’ll ever make. And probably the fastest.  Had to share the smart part of the process. It’s so colourful. In yesterday’s post we poured about a litre … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

24 Hours in the Past

“Everything in the Victorian times was worth something” The TV has a handful of B listers who are busy being Victorian. It’s on the BBC.  Their job? Waste collectors. What … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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