The Damp Squib That Is 2022

My emergency break glass snack bag (which I hasten to add is formed entirely of yellow sticker purchases and cashback app freebies) has taken a serious battering this past month.  The more I think about eating better and starting to get out and start running again, the more I snack. I always have my snapping... Continue Reading →

I Think People Are In For A Shock

Phone-ins, more than ever these days, consist of those worried about the rising cost of living and a DJ whipping up additional anxiety by wheedling out the worst cases they can find to use as examples. But I do think too many people just don't understand the gravitas of the coming situation. Sometimes I wonder... Continue Reading →

Sustainability Has A Class Problem

Real sustainability is about cutting back, not buying new things. But sustainability was hijacked by big industry and environmental activism developed a class problem. 'Austerity Chic' is very much a thing created by people who wanted to make money out of it. Plastic covered veg will still cost you more than the loose version. Grand... Continue Reading →

Tiny Changes In 2022

Boy do I hate the winter. Shorter daylight hours mean less work and making the most of the natural daylight, now that I have cut back on using lights. And it's cold, but so far this year I have been able to keep on working. The heating is still set to its winter allowance (5pm... Continue Reading →

Vegetables As Desserts

One of the things I like about mostly shopping for yellow sticker items is the Russian roulette of meal preparation that comes with it. You never know what you're going to get. I am an adventurer in the kitchen and not afraid to mess about with ingredients or make swaps depending on what I have... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong With Going Without?

We live in a time where going without is seen as a bad thing. That you must be struggling or in poverty to make ends meet if you don't have everything at your fingertips. That everything from two weeks in the sun every year to the latest iPhone are viewed as a basic right, and... Continue Reading →

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