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Eco To Go Reusable Rice Husk Coffee Cup Review

I’ve been on the lookout for a re-usable coffee cup for a while now. I work from home so I try to get out of the house for a walk every day. In the winter I’ll go to a coffee shop but when the sun is out I prefer to sit outside. Building on the success of giving up plastic …

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What to do with a veg box in April

Every week I get a vegetable box delivered and I find myself staring at it thinking, ‘what can I do with all this veg?’ To save myself the agony next year I’m writing down my ideas every month. It is turning into a seasonal food diary and the little bit of planning is saving me lots of stress. This is …

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Freebies that save you money – 7 Starters to Frugal Freedom

I’m usually pretty careful with my money but I do need to keep spending in check. It has been an expensive month with a new oven and the bathroom ceiling is leaking again so I need to be extra careful. Later this year I’ll be a part time student and my working hours will be reduced so now is a …

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Small, affordable changes to eat more local food #wheresmyfoodfrom

I’m taking part in the Live Happerley Challenge to know where all my food comes from for 7 days Today is the last day and I’m summing up all the useful stuff I found out. I’m on a tight food budget so changes have to be affordable. The past week has been full of surprises and I’m really happy to …

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March free wild food foraging #wheresmyfoodfrom

I’m taking part in the Live Happerley Challenge to know where all my food comes from. I’m doing it on a tight budget though and any free food is good food. It is early March and there is not much growing in my garden. The local parks are starting to grow a couple of very useful edible plants though. They …

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How to get bargains at the Farmers Market #wheresmyfoodfrom

I’m taking part in the Live Happerley Challenge to know where all my food comes from. Our local Farmers Market is guaranteed to have stalls that come within a certain radius of Bristol. It is on once a week, in the center of town and there are many delicious goodies. It is all top notch stuff and is often organic …

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Happerly 7 Day Know Your Food Origins Challenge

With the synchronicity of the internet that only the algorithms of social media can evoke, we were just talking about shopping locally in the Less-stuff Facebook group when this 7 day challenge came to my attention. Happerley is a new way of certifying food producers and suppliers that lets us consumers trace where it came from.  They are running a …

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How to Shop and Save – Guest post by VeryMummy

Do you shop online? The answer is most likely yes. So many people like you and I shop online, I mean let’s face it it’s so easy these days. No shopping bags to carry, coupons and voucher codes can be used for some online shops, no crowds, easy to return items, you can do it after a glass of wine …

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Winning at Winter – make it clutter free, frugal, thrifty and fun

I’ve been working on a gorgeous collaboration with upcycling expert Vicky Myers and the very clever Claire Lyons who is the frugal family expert. Between us we have come up with a solution to make winter fun, frugal and environmentally friendly too. It is a workbook full of things you can do to make four winter weeks much better. Winning …

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How to use up all those carrots!

Carrots are either in season or almost always available heavily reduced. It is hard to resist a kilo of good food for 20p so here are some ideas for using up all those carrots. This post was written with lots of help from Sarah, Laura, Rachel, Anna, Jacquie, Madeline, Christine, Bróna, Susan and Frances from the less-stuff Facebook group. Raw: …