Tuesday, 30 January 2018


Welcome to my new follwer Babs.

Over the last few weeks I have done a lot of reading, watching dvd's & youtube videos, reading blogs based on wartime cookery, make do and mend, simplifying life, that sort of thing, and I have been totally inspired.

The wartime was a very hard time for everyone and people just had to make do with the food rations, housewives had to be very inventive and use their imagination to make the food go as far as possible. The government came up with the "Dig for Victory Campaign"  to encourage everyone to grow vegetables in the garden and on any spare bit of land which they could find.

These days we are just so used to having everything at hand with no limit.

So where is this going?

Well for us, due to my shopping habits we are extremely well stocked. I am a good shopper but I am a serious yellow sticker addict.

But we just have way to much and it is time to rotate and use up the stock. 
So I have decided to make do and use things up over the next few months.

But this going to go beyond that, I am just going to stop buying so much full stop and try and live much more simply.

Times are getting harder as prices continue to rise, in one way it is a good idea to stockpile some things you buy regularly when on special offer, but then there is always an offer somewhere isn't there.

So I am going to do a stock take and make note of just how much and what we have and then take it from there.

I am inspired to have a go at a bit of thrifty wartime cookery as well as concentrating more on real frugal food.

So I am going to see how long I can go without buying more food, apart from fresh fruit, veg, salad, milk.

I shall have to get a grip and not be tempted by any other yellow stickered items.

As we have no area to grow anymore now we have the aviary, I am still going to do some planting in pots, salads, tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, etc .

So I shall be back after the stock take which could take some time.