So today is only the tenth day of our challenge but so far things are going swimmingly! We have eaten some fantastic food, have some great food in our fridge and freezer and have saved ourselves some money.
Our challenge is being made much easier by the amazing enthusiasm of other people. When we started we had much encouragement from our friends and family, but to be honest we thought they were just being nice. However not only do far more people than we expected keep reading our blog every day we are making great new friends on twitter.
We have been amazed at the level of enthusiasm for our project and astounded at people’s generosity! Our new twitter friends have offered to help us out with a variety of goods over the coming months;
Olives, a Pie and some Cheese from Open Air Foods (@OpenAirFoods) , an up and coming festival catering company
Amazingly word has spread and we are due to appear on BBC Radio Oxford tomorrow morning at 9.00 am on the Phil Gayle Breakfast show. Interested people can listen here! We will be talking on the radio to one of our other new friends, Mike, the manager of Roots of Oxford (@RootsofOxford) in Oxford, who supplies fruit and veg to Oxfordshire establishments and may be moving into other exciting ventures soon, watch this space………
Back in the real world we have all had a very busy day here, but have this evening sat down to a delicious meal made using the chicken thighs, mushrooms, onions and leeks we bought at the market this week. We also have acquired a pheasant (granddad Gray was cycling behind a car that hit it) and we have it hanging in the shed ready to pluck at the weekend!