Monday, 3 July 2017

Simple living meets Anglesey Allsorts



Whilst wandering around at Saturdays car boot I instantly recognised a few familiar faces. It was Vicky and Paul from here  http://angleseyallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/
They were down our way visiting family and as they are sellers they thought they would do a few boot sales at the same time. I am in contact with Vicky through other media platforms, but this was the first time I met her, I introduced myself and we had a lovely chat. I thought I would mention this as I know a lot of you followed her blog, which I have to say was always a favourite of mine.


On a totally different subject I found this article online http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/real-good-life-mums-frugal-10647274

What an inspiration to us all, I think we all need to be a bit more mindful about what we are throwing away, and need to think more about recycling and reusing. I must admit I wouldn't go that far but I do try my best.

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  1. I miss Anglesey all sorts blog and seeing all the interesting things they found in house clearences. Maybe she will write again one day

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    1. I do as well Sue, I follow her on Instagram, but I don't think we will see her back in blog land, they are just too busy.

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  2. That was nice Marlene to meet a blogworld friend.

    A very inspirational story there-x-

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  3. It's brilliant meeting a blog friend in real life. One of mine came to our wedding with her family, it made my day! x

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    1. It is isn't it, how lovely for you x

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    1. It was she did say she mentioned being in my area on Instagram but I haven't been on there much lately so missed the message, but luckily I spotted her xx

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  5. How wonderful for you both. I must admit to missing the car boot sales a little but the views here and the lifestyle make up for it. I must admit to been impressed by the article I cannot imagine putting my bin out every 2 years, that is amazing.

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    1. I would miss the car boots but I would swap for your views and lifestyle any day. Our wheelie bin use to be full to the top, but now it is two smaller size black bin bags a fortnight sometimes even less than that.

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  6. Nice to meet blog chums in real life.

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    1. It is I don't think many would recognise me though I am shy when it comes to photos on the blog, there are a couple here somewhere not many.

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  7. Thanks for posting a link to that article. What an interesting read, and nice to read something positive for once!! :)

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    1. It makes a change from doom and gloom doesn't it.

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  8. I also enjoyed reading Anglesey allsorts blog and wish she would come back, but from what you say it doesn't sound very promising. On the up side it sounds like business must be good as they are so busy so that's good to hear.

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    1. I think many find it easier and less time consuming to use other media platforms, I like Instagram but although blogger can be time consuming I will always do it, I love it.

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  9. Great story Marlene thanks for sharing, I'm sure we could all learn form her. I do get annoyed with packaging there is far too much on lots of things. I recently read about a woman who striped all her shopping of the packaging at the checkout and left it behind because her council had changed the refuse and recycling collections. I've obviously missed out on a good blog by the sounds of things.

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    1. Good for her, I think some councils need a kick up the butt as they won't take this and they won't take that, you can see how some people can't be bothered with recycling.

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  10. That was a really interesting link to that frugal woman, Marlene. She has made frugality a lifestyle, and good luck to her. But while we are all making efforts in our own ways to reduce packaging, are the supermarkets doing enough? I think not. For a start, so many use black plastic which can't be re-cycled (well, not in our area.) Why not use clear plastic instead which can be re-cycled? Well, the answer obviously is that food doesn't look as good in clear plastic, black sets it off a treat, so they use black! Until there is legislation in place which forces manufacturers to reduce packaging waste, what we, the consumers, are doing is but a drop in the ocean. I'm not saying we shouldn't bother, but really, all this re-cycling has to start at the top, when things are actually produced.
    And while I say that, food has to be safely packaged, too. There is no easy solution to it all.
    Margaret P
    www.margaretpowling.com

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  11. You are so right, I totally agree with you Margaret.

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  12. I miss Anglesey Allsorts too!

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    1. I am reading the archives.

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    2. Good idea! Pleased to hear all is well though!

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    3. Yes that's what's important isn't it.

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    4. Do you have the instagram link? Thanks

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    5. Just search for graig_trading and you will find Vicky.

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