Category Archives: Make do and mend

Upcycling with the WI

My sister has long been a member of the Women’s Institute but I had never thought of it as an organisation that would be of interest to me. That is, until one of the members of my Knit and Natter … Continue reading

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My loom

A couple of months ago, I reported that a friend had given me a sheep’s fleece so that I could make a chair mat similar to some she had made herself. And now I have the loom to do it. … Continue reading

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Seed Co-operative

Whilst reading the Permaculture Magazine this morning, I took note of an advertisement for a company that produces and sells organic and biodynamic seed. The company is based in Lincolnshire (UK). A little intrigued, I looked up Seed Co-operative on … Continue reading

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The jigsaw puzzle

I’d been trying in vain to hand over the shelves from my old fridge freezer through Freegle. However, one of the potential takers, if I hadn’t lived so far from them, had said they would have wanted the shelves to … Continue reading

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The wrong time of year for ratatouille 

I try to eat food in season. Or rather that has been the policy since I moved to my house and first came face-to-face with the seasonal supply of fruit and vegetables through my local organic farm. However, I was … Continue reading

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Getting to the bottom of matters 

Yesterday, we went on the hunt for a shed. Not only did it need to be a good quality shed, it needed to be delivered, carried through to my back garden and installed on a day I would be at … Continue reading

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All the Fs

In case anyone is inclined to think this post includes swearing, I’ll put your mind at rest: the only Fs involved are Fuel for Schools and Freegle. This morning, a text came from my daughter’s school explaining that there would … Continue reading

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