Monday, 9 August 2010



For a while now i have been storing all sorts of food in cloth bags. I really believe in this as a way of life and try to encourage all who make or buy quality bread to do the same as the plastic bags will still contain chemicals of some sort. Of coarse you are also using something that can be reused as well. I held a stall at our local street market and sold a few of these bags but I also sell them at the farm shop as well.



Recently I have also been giving gifts in bags as well and it occurred to me this morning while pondering that the idea of a gift bag going from one family to another on the present giving circle is a really fun idea. I would almost go as far as to encourage people to sew or write on the bag to see where it's journey goes.



It upsets me how money is spent on packaging and wrapping and it all goes in the bin, i mean think of Christmas wrapping it doesn't always get recycled. Anyway I would encourage you to re think the times when you use plastic or paper and think of an alternative that will last longer or use what you already own.






Over at http://madebyjoel.blogspot.com/ he uses old magazine's to wrap presents and it looks great.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010




Finally we have got to the stage where a holiday is actually a holiday. I can promise you this it has been a long time coming. Nap times and fractious sleep patterns has ruined many trips away. This year though we have enjoyed not one but two great weeks away and it was actually restful. We could take the kids to the beach and they would happily find there own entertainment. They are also getting old enough to put on wet suits and bob up and down on the sea. I actually braved the sea this year although i looked like a complete nob in my wet suit. We have discovered Wales this year and keep falling in love with it. This past week we ventured up north a little more and the scenery was stunning, it reminded me so much of America with the mountains and endless pine tree's, i sure do miss those views. The one thing that strikes me with Wales is even in the peak season the beaches are empty so we didn't have to keep ours eyes constantly on the babies.


we only had one rainy day in which we visited a cave which was also a dinosaur park. The tunnels inside went on and on and around all over i was totally confused. There was a beautiful cathedral inside one of them that really was as big and they played this great music inside. You can actually get married in there if you want to.


So it's thumbs up for Wales....go explore!!



This isn't a great pic but you get the idea of the size of these animals.