Do I go too far? Sometimes I wonder ….

I was brought up in a very thrifty sort of household - we never had much money when I was a child, so make do and mend was very much a way of life for our family.  These days of course, making do and mending is not just about thrift - we're all so much more aware of our impact on the environment, so … [Read more...]

It’s colder in than out!

Ooooh, it has been cold here today!  As my Mum used to say, "It's colder in than out!"  This is because the (very nice) builder has been here for the last few days knocking out parts of our chimney to make room for our woodburning stove.  This means he has had to have the door and windows open to … [Read more...]