Firstly a huge thank you to everyone for their lovely comments yesterday, The Woman’s Own headline did indeed miss the essence of this journey but as we were discussing with Da, unless you have been on our journey with us it is indeed very hard to get your head around. Yes we have indeed saved money, lost weight and gone to extreme measures but essentially this journey (and going forward) is about having the freeness to chose that which is different. Having allowed ourselves to make this choice we have found many benefits one of which has been saving money. Don’t fear we aren’t upset we in fact find it amusing and if this is a way that the masses can understand our journey we are in fact delighted to be crowned ‘the UK’s biggest scrooges’ – do we get an award? Lets hope so.
Now back to reality – today Becksie was feeling tired and so Lizzie decided to have a needy clingy day (how do small children know exactly which days to do this?) – groan (parents of small people are we’re sure feeling this pain). So after doing what we had to do today(you know the sort of thing, jobs etc etc) we were in fact quite pleased to look in our advent calendar to find that today’s activity was to make special wrapping paper for the gifts Lizzie is giving to people. This could only mean one thing……….. Lizzie would demand to wear her ‘TUUOOO TUUOO’ and get busy with paint and ‘glit glit’.
Our homemade wrapping paper is now drying and we shall very soon (in about three days – some bits are extremely painty) wrap up Lizzie’s gifts. After doing this and a failed attempt at nap time (half an hour of Lizzie crying Mimmmmmy, Mimmmmmy from her cot) we decided to retire to the sofa for nap take two, together with hot water bottles and a ‘blank blank’. Very lovely, we spent an hour discussing our tree lights and counting – Lizzie currently likes to say ‘one, two, six niiiiinnnnnee’ – and listening to the VERY windy wind.
So onto today’s kindness activity, well today we must do something kind for you lovely people who read our blog. Now this isn’t in actual fact all that easy as…….. we aren’t quite as good as Father Christmas so visiting you all with gifts is out of the question (and we are the UK’s biggest scrooges don’t forget). We next considered doing a competition but……..we will have missed the Christmas post. So please accept this as our kindness to each and every one of you……….
Dear A Year Without Supermarkets Reader (that’s you)
Thank you so very much for reading our ramblings and for all the kindness and support you have shown us (even on the boring days). We want you to know that we appreciate the time you take out of your lives to read about our adventures – it means such a lot. We have been touched by your comments and feel like we have got to know some of you quite well. It is also so heart warming when some one new drops us a line and we love hearing about how this journey has touched your lives. We know that at the moment our ramblings may be a little off piste having finished our initial challenge but we are working hard to come up with new material, perhaps a new challenge whilst still continuing to support local independent shops and avoiding the supermarkets. We hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we’d love to hear what you get up to especially with your Christmas Dinner leftovers!
Thank you once again
With much love