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 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.
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
I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid we had bread with pretty much every meal. Then along came the low-carb fad diets and my intake of bread was drastically reduced. In recent years, I’ve made my own bread: but honestly, it takes flipping ages, and usually by the time its proved, … Continue reading Good bread is my ultimate convenience food
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?