, thinking carefully about food and planning menus for lunches and dinners for a week ahead. This further encouraged us on our journey into self-sufficiency, embracing 'off-grid' thinking and towards cutting down our dependency on supermarkets. A major leap forwards for us was getting chickens three years back. We endured the crank hippy "Good Life" jibes, but for us it was about research, being more informed, living in a smarter less dependent way. I think it helped with managing and repurposing our funds better.
Having reached that 'certain' age that everyone else seems to be arriving at it is noticeable that my eating habits are changing, that is a lot less
The good lady already plans meals carefully, so we are both hoping that we will begin to rethink how and what we eat and end up with an even healthier diet! While 'the boy' takes over my mantle of house-dustbin...
I've changed my mind about watering! I appear to have a Hawes constantly in my hand
Not a Keeley Hawes then, I'm assuming. "Fire up the Quattro!"
May be I'm on the wrong track...
I've reinstated the hose for watering our home-based mini allotment. The outside tap is located by the front door, so trekking back and forth through the house with cans was becoming a right chore. On our actual allotment, it's not too bad now as the council have put a new dip tank in near to our plot.
I'm afraid I've reached that certain age too. My colleagues at work are mostly of that certain age too. Our jokes, popular culture quotes and references have the effect of tumble weed on those in the office who are a couple of decades younger. The talk is of tablets, diets, faddy fasting regimes and gym visits. I refuse to succumb to the faddy diets and gyms, but unfortunately I've got to keep taking the tablets. I can't face eating large amounts, so it's smaller amounts of healthy food more often now. And it's 'pedals of fury' and good honest outdoor work on the allotment or in the garden, instead of the gym.
As time seems to be increasingly tight and funds need to be stretched, we usually plan out 2-3 days of meals, doing something that will make a dinner/supper, then packed lunches for the next couple of days. The trick is varying the serving suggestions so you don't get bored by the 3rd day.
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Wanted: 26.8mm Orange or Zoom seatpost and Onza RCR 160 Bar Ends (preferably both polished silver). Oh, and an end to 'The Struggle'.