Category Archives: Not buying new

A summer summary…

Let’s get one thing clear, summer is not over! This is surely only a ‘halfway through summer summary’! My contributions to this blog are waning as we continue on our ‘not buying new’ path. Living this way has become normal, … Continue reading

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A little late or a lot early?

This old tea chest has been taking up space in our living room since well before Christmas, when it finally seemed like a suitable time to bring it in from the cold and wipe off the mould, dust, mud and … Continue reading

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weaving, hats and a bit of bother with braille

Just finished my second Saturday weaving¬†with wool¬†under the experienced tutelage of artist Sally Hampson (right), in the wonderfully atmospheric ‘Weaving Shed’ on Stroud High Street. More information on her work and courses at http://www.sva.org.uk/news/archive/2013/Weaving-shed.htm I’m weaving a sample that may … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013!

From a rather absent blogger! Things have been so busy the last 6 months that this blog has slipped somewhat. However 2013 should bring us more challenges to blog about, more changes and positive developments to chart. I’m starting off … Continue reading

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April 2012

Can you believe it, nearly a year has passed since our little boy was born? We are having a little family tea party as Rubio and I nearly share a birthday in May and it is a ‘big’ birthday for … Continue reading

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March 2012 Crafty Great Aunt Margaret

Meet Gabriella, Rubio’s guardian angel who watches over him at night! And to the right is Gabriella’s creator, Great Aunt Margaret. We had a lovely visit last week from Rubio’s grandmother nanny Joy and her sister Margaret, Rubio’s great-aunt. Margaret … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Another new year, another new year’s resolution… this time we have decided to further our non-new-stuff buying by trying, over the coming year, to let people know what and why we are doing this in the hope they might not … Continue reading

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