Tonight is one of those evenings at Team Pugh HQ (TPHQ) where our blog post will just not write itself. Ian is sat in the corner doing school(work) work and Becksie is sat inspirationless on the sofa trying to work out what to write.
Why is tonight’s post so difficult to write?Sometimes they just are. Part of the problem with blogging every day is that sometimes we just don’t have anything to say, whilst we have had busy days we have not necessarily done something that anyone else might find interesting, and occasionally we eat a batch cooked dinner from the freezer, which whilst very tasty does not make for a great recipe post!
So tonight’s post dilemma continues……………………….well as you hopefully know that whilst Becksie does the majority of the writing here Ian does chip in with posts. And so tonight to cheer up a somewhat blog-despondent Becksie he thought he would quickly write about the top 5 reasons he loves our Year Without Supermarkets!
1) We eat lovely fresh food, lovingly prepared by Becksie. Thankfully Café Pugh now only involves popping a batch cooked meal from the microwave into the freezer and making some veg, no serious cooking required!
2) Sometimes Becksie goes shopping in the week, but sometimes we take the time to go shopping as a family to local markets and shops at the weekend, as food is such an important part of our lives it is great to be able to buy it as a family.
3) We feel like we are more involved in, give back to and are more conscious of our local town and economy, which for a small market town with a struggling high street has to be a good thing.
4) We might spend a lot of time once Lizzie has gone to bed doing blogmin (blog admin) but it is actually quite enjoyable and is great to do together
5) Our YWS (year without supermarkets – acronym city tonight!) has opened up an amazing raft of opportunities and experiences, local and national press and radio, TV and awards that our regular little lives never involved us in!
6) As a bonus reason we have also saved a lot of money – £380+ so far – which always makes Ian happy.
And all of the above because one day Becksie came up with a crazy idea that we should give up supermarkets. Yes Ian thought it was a silly idea, yes Ian thought it would cost us a lot more money, yes Ian thought we would not be able to buy everything that we needed, yes Ian thought no one would be interested in reading a blog about it, yes Ian was very wrong. Once again he has learned that he should listen to Becksie, and Yes he has apologised and said she was right, and how to make it up to her? Perhaps writing a little blog post on a night when she has no inspiration and making her a nice cup of tea 🙂