My Zero Waste Week pledge

I made my Zero Waste Week pledge months ago but it seems particularly relevant now due to the recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Undoubtedly a worthy charitable cause, clearly a lot of fun, but a terrible waste of water. I was nominated and made a donation to the ALS Foundation, without wasting any water or adding to my utility bill.

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This month’s fluffy post

I thought I’d been really restrained this month. I definitely felt like I’d reined in my spending. But nevertheless, here I am at the end of the school holidays without a penny to my name.

On the plus side, I do have some lovely new cloth pads to show you. Which totally makes up for the bare food cupboards, yes

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Silent Sunday (31/8/2014)

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Spinach and ricotta cannelloni (serves 4-6)

I made my own cannelloni! I’m a bit impressed with myself!

I tried once before to make this dish. I bought the dried cannelloni tubes and the filling was a dryer mixture of mushrooms and butternut squash. It was a disaster. A big, faffy, messy disaster.

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Lucy’s List – August (week 3)

Six weeks with an extra pair of hands at home and no school run are starting to show. I’m feeling a bit … blurgh. Too many treats. Not enough exercise. BLURGH.

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From the veg patch: Spuds, glorious spuds!

We finally dug up the spuds yesterday and it was a bumper crop! They started flowering weeks ago but I’d been putting off harvesting until we’d used up the shop-bought potatoes in the fridge. Well we’re at the end of the summer holidays and the fridge is bare, along with the bank account! And this is where growing your own really is worthwhile. Even a couple of potato plants grown in a bucket could help to stretch out the meals through the long week before pay day.
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Night pads: How big is too big?

I do love a longer pad. Even when my period is almost finished and I need a thinner pad, I still prefer it to be around 11 or 12 inches for the daytime. Nights are a different matter altogether. I like BIG. I need to be comfy and I can’t be comfy with a short pad. Even if it’s a well-fitting pad, I can’t sleep unless I know I’m properly covered from front to back.
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