So………. The end of 2013 is nigh!
What a wonderful year it’s been. We’ve had such a fantastic time doing our Year Without Supermarkets and we are grateful for all of your support. We could do a review of the year but somehow we feel more excited to look forward rather than back.
As you all know we finished our no supermarket challenge nearly two months ago and have perhaps even shocked ourselves by the fact that we still haven’t been into a supermarket. We can now safely say this is a way of life for us. However after much careful thought and two months of pondering what we could do next we are finally ready to share it with you our loyal readers. May we firstly apologise as somehow we feel a little like you have been in a blog holding pen, waiting for us to come up with something new and exciting. Well after much thought we think we have.
Believe us we have racked our brains for an all singing all dancing challenge and nothing seemed to come and then it smacked us in the face like a wet Sainsbury’s bag. Giving up supermarkets has changed our shopping habits and as a consequence changed our lives for the better. It’s helped us to see the ‘ordinary miracles’. So we thought that in 2014 our challenge would be to apply non supermarket logic to the rest of our lives. This means lots of changes and challenges big and small that will ultimately keep us on this path which seems to be enabling us to be happy. We guess in many ways its a leap of faith that decluttering our lives like we have decluttered our shopping bags will enable us to be even more happy with what we have. This is quite possibly making no sense at all but we hope you will stick with us for the next part of the journey.
So…….. what does this journey include?
Well lots of mini series about all sorts of things to essentially make our lives simpler and even more lovely. We plan to start with a spot of decluttering, some more kindness challenges, of course recipes and crafts with the odd thoughtful thought. Basically we are carrying on with what we do best which is just being Team Pugh, the supermarket free family who believe that kindness and contentment are the roads to ultimate happiness. We’d love you to come along for the ride and we hope along the way to continue to entertain you and maybe even share some thoughtful thoughts that might just change things for you too.
So welcome to 2014 and what we are calling ‘Our Year with Less’ and ‘Our Second Year Without Supermarkets’.
Oh and keeping watching this space for new and exciting things to come who knows you might even need to visit us at a different web address?
PS – No supermarkets were visited during the making of this blog in 2013, long may this continue.
PPS – Happy New Year!