Valentines resolutions 2015

Happy belated Valentines Day everyone! I hope it was an enjoyable day for you all.  In my household Valentines Day really wasn’t a big deal.  We gave each other cards with nice messages and then had dinner together after the kids were in bed (we don’t often do that) and that was our Valentines Day.
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2013 – An Eco Thrifty Year in pictures (and words)!

Last year I decided to replace New Years Resolutions with New Years Reflections. You can read my reflections from last year here.  Instead of focusing on the things I haven’t done (which are many), I wanted to take a moment to remember and appreciate the things I have done during the year. This year I have
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Seasons greetings and brussels sprouts toothpicks to you all!

To all my readers out there that have been celebrating today, I hope you had a very happy Christmas!  For all those that think it isn’t their holiday this article gives an interesting take on the subject… The brussels sprouts on the stem (as pictured above) went down very well at my family lunch today. Afterwards not
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How to have an eco-friendly inexpensive Christmas!

Ok so I don’t really celebrate Christmas, but I have seen loads of ideas (plus have a few of my own) for how to have an eco friendly and inexpensive Christmas so I thought I would share them here: Advent calendars I’m guessing by now most people have already sorted out their advent calendars, but if you
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Why is my blog so not Christmassy?

Well if you are a regular reader of my blog, you might know that I am Jewish.  At the moment I am celebrating the festival of Chanukah – happy Chanukah to everyone! Some Jewish people do celebrate Christmas (or Christmakah – a combination between Christmas and Chanukah). Although it might not be a Jewish festival
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What a great haul!

This half term I’ve booked in playdate after playdate – a great way to keep the kids entertained in the holidays.  Today I met up with a school mum and we had a lovely day – the kids played, we chatted, perfect!  We went back to hers for a yummy lunch and while we were
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My gift giving / receiving plan is starting to work!

Last year around this time of year I wrote a series of blog posts about changing the future of gift giving. I decided instead of just giving gifts, I would give good feelings, good times, secondhand or homemade items and help and support to loved ones and friends rather than a whole load of new stuff destined to
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You only ever need to buy horseradish once!

Every year around Easter time is the Jewish festival of Passover and a time when Jews go hunting for horseradish. It is needed as part of a traditional meal remembering the Jewish exodus from Egypt. Several years ago, I bought some horseradish at Passover time.  Then I got given some more.  I had two massive
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My Passover Meal Plan!

Pesach is coming!  This year it starts on the 25th March and ends on 2nd April.  I’ve decided to be ultra organised and plan out our meals for the duration of the festival.  During Passover Jewish people avoid eating grains and products made from them e.g. bread, rice and pasta for example.  Some also avoid eating
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