Well it’s nearly been a week and already we miss blogging but it is also nice to not have the (self-created pressure) of daily blogs! Firstly we must say a HUGE thank you to everyone who sent us such lovely comments and emails. We were truly overwhelmed by your kindness and so touched by people saying they would miss our daily blogs. We are also thrilled that after reading what we consider our ramblings some folk have changed their shopping habits or also gone supermarket free! Wow! This gives us (and hopefully you) hope that you really can change the world from your living room!!
So what have we been up to? Have we been to a supermarket? Well…… We’ve been up to lots and…. no we haven’t been to a supermarket. We seem to have had a busy week and already we are unsure how for a whole year we managed to blog every single day! So what have we been busy doing? Becksie has been sewing and out and about doing her voluntary work and WI bits and pieces and of course looking after the smallest member of our team. Ian has had another busy week at work and Lizzie has been super busy being uber cute and amazing!
Whats really interesting is that Becksie who usually LOVES cooking has found it hard work this week – perhaps she is taking the blogging rest to include cooking! Despite that we have eaten lots of tasty meals which as requested by some readers we will list in a moment. We are amazed that people are interested in what we have for tea as we would imagine this to be uninteresting but…… here goes – sausage and mash with cabbage, carrots and sweetcorn, homemade leek and potato soup and homemade focaccia, , homemade meatballs (using some of Jane from Dews Meadow farm awesome pork and apple burgers) in an italian sauce (using our tomato sauce) with rice, fishcake and homemade chips and Lizzie’s favourite peeeeeeeeeereeaaasssss (always shouted) and last night a quick lamb tagine type thingy ma bob with spinach and sweetcorn rice. Tonight’s tea cooked by Ian…….. beans on toast!
Our shopping was done at Faringdon farmers market and the lovely Hare in the Woods deli. We did allow ourselves a trip to a local bargain shop where we bought beans and a few other tins and….., a box of Rice Krispies – to make….. Krispie cakes!!! Can not wait to do this! It was odd shopping there but we feel it still isn’t a supermarket and as we keep telling ourselves we have finished our year after all. So a total spend of £34.98 – don’t worry we had plenty of vegetables in stock already so have not gone vitamin deficient hehe.
We had a little article in the Oxford Mail yesterday which is exciting – we had a call to say the photographer was coming within the hour so we had to do an emergency tidy (you know ram stuff in cupboards type tidy) and at the last second change Lizzie out of the PJ and tutu combo she had been wearing since playing ballet with mummy in her bedroom. And then today a lovely lady called Katie knocked on the door to tell us we were on P33 of The Times! To say we were excited was an understatement – double triple eekk! We feel really proud of this achievement along with our features in other papers and of course on Radio 4 – all we need now is an interview on the Jeremy Vine show (this is Becksie’s dream – she loves Mr. Vine).
We have been thinking about whats next for us and so far nothing has struck as a ‘good’ idea (this is a dangerous time – we could decide on anything hehe) so we will for a while longer rest (our version of resting). We are hoping to share some recipes soon and perhaps a few more thoughtful thoughts so stay tuned and thank you once again for your support.