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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