The I Quit Blog Fiesta no.9

It’s the 9th edition of the I Quit Blog Fiesta and I’m still just as addicted to quitting as ever. There are the quits that I have been writing about as part of My Year of Eco Challenges shampoo, supermarkets, shopping, going plastic free and then there are the ones I haven’t yet.

Sustainable gift wrap course
I actually realised the other day that I haven’t drunk any alcohol for around two months (except a tiny amount each Friday night as part of the Jewish Kiddush ritual) and I don’t want to really.  I am going to a hen party soon though, so I might make an exception for that, although I also might not… 
I have also given up eating wheat – not religiously though. I did make an exception the other day because I was short on time and it was the quickest easiest option available but in general I haven’t been eating any wheat.  I decided to give it up because I suffer from IBS problems and I thought it might be contributing to them (also one of the reasons I have been avoiding alcohol).  Plus I started thinking about it after I Quit Blog Fiesta no.6 where I shared Jennifer from Slightly Hippie Housewife of Surburbia’s link about quitting smoking, her microwave, wheat and sugar…
I have found my local Chinese shop is a great place to find wheat free noodles (although sadly not plastic free, which is a battle for another day).  The other day I got some butternut squash noodles (they tasted a little wierd though).  They also sell rice noodles and buckwheat noodles and other noodles (depending on the week).  I bought some brown rice spaghetti from a health food shop which is also quite nice, but the Chinese shop was cheaper than the health food shop…
It’s not all about me this month, Team Pugh from A Year Without Supermarkets having finished one challenge decided to set themselves another one – to give up TV for a month! What a great challenge and such a good idea… (no I’m not giving up my tv – not at the moment anyway…)
Anyway that’s it for this month.

See you again next time!

If quitting has saved you money, was kinder to the environment and / or improved your health and you have written a recent blog post about it, then please send me the link in an email to by 25th November to be included in the next fiesta which will go live on the 1st January 2014 (ish).

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