So thats it we’ve done it, we’ve lived for a year without supermarkets. What a wonderful journey! What a lot we’ve learned, how much we’ve changed!
Some exciting media attention.
Not a single supermarket entered.
Its been a blast! Of course in our cast and crew posts we didn’t mention all of you, our lovely readers. Thank you for taking up some of your time to read our ramblings, our recipes, our frustrations, our over emotional posts etc etc. Thank you for all of your comments and support and of course votes. It means a HUGE amount. We are often shocked that people have read about our journey as if we’re honest we thought we’d be mainly writing for our family and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
So……… £895 in hand we stand at the end of our journey, as our sat nav would say ‘you have reached your destination’. Only problem is we have learnt that its actually about the journey and not the destination! So we must go on a new journey but right now we are not sure what form this will take. We of course plan to spend the money we’ve saved on something more exciting than the gas bill – we aren’t yet sure but what ever it is we promise to eat some tasty things along the way.
Will we go back to the supermarkets? We guess this is the 64 million dollar question! Well we are not going to say never (except to the ‘new Faringdon Tesco‘ which ironically opens in a few days) but on the whole we plan to remain very much local shoppers. Having completed the challenge we think for us a supermarket trip will be a very very rare occasion if the need ever arises. However, fruit, veg, meat and bread are items we won’t buy from a supermarket as we have met the best bunch of suppliers.
Will we continue to blog? Well not daily thats for sure. Blogging everyday has been harder than going supermarket free but that also ironically seems like the greater achievement. There have been some days where producing a post has been an uphill struggle through golden syrup but there have been other days when the posts have pretty much written themselves and been a pleasure, these are the days we want to continue to blog. We make NO promise as to frequency but we do have a feeling it won’t be completely silent, but again we make no promises as it depends where our journey takes us next.
We will get this entire blog (comments and all) printed even if it costs about £850 or more as this blog really belongs to our darling daughter Lizzie. It is her record of a very special year we have spent. We hope when shes 90 and we are long gone she will enjoy feeling young again and seeing what we ate for tea on a wet Thursday in February. 90 year old Lizzie we want you to know how much we love you and how you made all this possible.
So that’s it so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu from our year without supermarkets. Its been a blast. For now we rest but watch this space for possible new journeys and adventures – as Safeway said when morphing into Morrisons ‘enjoy the change’.
Over and Out!