In May 2017 I set myself a 90 day challenge to buy all my food (eating in and out) from local independent retailers, at the end of the 90 days it had made such an impact on me that I committed to continuing supporting my local suppliers indefinitely. A year later I’m proud to confirm … Continue reading A year of shopping locally
It has been quite a challenging month trying to continue to shop local whilst not having a kitchen
February has been my first full month at home this year, after being lucky enough to have an amazing break over Christmas and New Year in Australia and New Zealand. The builders have pretty much gone, and the extensions almost finished, although work is due to start on the kitchen soon (not looking forward to … Continue reading February 2018 – shop local
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