I've been loving root veggies and my slow cooker in November. I have been to the supermarket but managed to spend a tiny £25.30 in total, everything else this month has been bought from local independent shops.
I made the effort to visit the bakers and the butchers today and we enjoyed a tasty breakfast sandwich this morning, followed by tasty roast pork for dinner.
Nearly six months of buying all my food from local independent retailers.
20 weeks of shopping locally and supporting independent businesses
I’m a bit late writing this as yesterday we travelled to Spain, we left home at 4am on Sunday morning, which left us feeling pretty disorientated for the rest of the day. I woke this morning to a beautiful sunny day, I feel very blessed to have this wonderful bolt-hole in the sun and pinch … Continue reading Week 17
Wow, four months in and I’m still shopping locally for all my food! Unfortunately, I had to go to a supermarket this week; we needed boring stuff like toothbrushes, bleach, washing up liquid, cleaning cloths etc. And because we have the builders here now for the next few months I bought a big box of … Continue reading Week 16
This week started with the amazing Lichfield Food Festival, over 60,000 people visited our little city over the bank holiday weekend. We had a fab time on the Monday and came home with a bag full of goodies, although that did mean we ended up eating scotch eggs for breakfast, pork pies for lunch and … Continue reading Week 15
So far it’s been a beautiful bank holiday weekend, I hope you are all enjoying it as much as me. it’s been a busy weekend which started on Friday with a lovely sunny brunch at Faro to celebrate my friends birthday earlier in the week. We then travelled up to friends in Leeds for the … Continue reading Week 14
I finally managed to make it to an Indian supermarket this week, I ended up in Walsall at Johal Supermarket, the main reason was that they had parking!! But I was impressed by the range of products on sale and will definitely be there again soon. I managed to buy loads of dry and tinned … Continue reading Week 13
Although I don’t think I would have admitted it even to myself three months ago, when I set myself this challenge, I needed to find something to distract me and give my mind something else to focus on other than the fact that I was in the middle of selling my shares in my family … Continue reading Day 90 – the end of the challenge?