This week our shop was done between three locations Faringdon, Lechlade and Da’s garden!
Faringdon yielded some cheese from Rob the cheese, a yews milk chedder and a smoked cheese! Delicious! Then it was flour and fresh yeast from our lovely baker Lil! A trip to Lechlade on the way to Da and Mammars provided lots of fruit and vegetables and then…… Da’s garden provided a box full of extra fruit and vegetables (and yet more apples) – there is a slight chance we will turn into apples very soon)!!!!!!!!!
We got home and realised that we had mostly returned from hunting and gathering with fruit and vegetables, oh well a healthy week it is then! Followed by pudding of 1000 ways with apples! The shop was also healthy on our pocket as well weighing in at just £14.75! Once again this confirms to us the expense in shopping comes from buying products. And of course free food helps too!
As we have so much free food we have been keeping an eye on freecycle for an extra freezer (with no success :()! Now freecycle is a great idea but we’ve felt a tad frustrated with it lately. We’ve tried to give a few things away and despite the items being good quality and erm free the people who have replied have let us down on collection, been well known for asking for EVERY item we offer (which is quite a lot) and…… our favourite a email from a rather rude lady saying she’d only be able to take our ‘free’ item if we would deliver, it was a little more rude than that – needless to say she didn’t get the item!
This want,want, want, take, take, take attitude has saddened us a little as we’re not sure this is the spirit of freecycle. In the past we have given some things to some really fab folk and have been DELIGHTED with some of the items we have been given. It seems as with lots of things in life good things get abused and lost! We guess what we’re trying to say is…… ermmmm, we’re not sure, we’re just ranting! Maybe we ate too many apples!!!!
What’s your best freecycle give or take? Anyone else feeling despondent with it? Anyone else suffering from appleitis?
Happy Thursday everyone!