Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

I love the way that New Year' brings a fresh start for everybody. It can be a second, or third, chance to start again. I don't like making resolutions but always strive to try harder at what I do and improve a little. I love the first, clean page on a notebook and that is exactly how I feel about the beginning of a new year. (I started this post a day or so ago but some how it got deleted - arggghh -  so here I am again! Breathe.

I read an article about a couple who have shopped supermarket-free for a whole year, here is their blog. They are using local produce and supporting local suppliers and making from scratch with the ingredients they buy instead of buying what they need. I like the idea of this very much and so today I bought all of my fruit and veg for the week from a local greengrocer, the same one where I bought my cheap chutney tomatoes, I am waiting to find out if I can have my milk delivered, yesterday I made bread which I proved on the top of our wood-burner in the living room and today made four wholemeal pizza bases, complete with tomato paste and cheese, to go in the freezer instead of buying them. I love the idea of having bacon or sausage sandwiches with good door step bread slices for breakfast. Wish me luck and I hope to share some more of my exploits here with you.

I am also beginning the new year with a new magazine subscription that I have been absolutely dying to get. I have mentioned Pretty Nostalgic magazine before but if you are new to my blog check it out here. It is a wonderful magazine with a vintage feel which celebrates all things brilliantly British, gives you a guide to sustainable living and how to make do and mend. I love it! I also subscribe to Country Living magazine and these two just fuel my dream, but hopefully one day a reality, of wandering around in my apron and wellies feeding by chickens on a small holding with my husband somewhere in the Lake District.

Having issues with Blogger so better post this now before it disappears!

Catch ya later and thanks for stopping by. xx


  1. Happy New Year Louise, wishing you every success in all your new year pledges and creativity - hoping it will be a fantastic year for all of us xx

  2. Hey Mary, back at cha! Was thinking of you today but not time to sit and message. Same to your re: your creative projects. Got a feeling 2014 is going to be a good year.xx


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