Hi all. It’s been a while since my last post, but the daily routine of life in a very busy family, and with my back playing up more than usual this week, it’s been a struggle. I have spent more time in bed and then when I have been up and about, I have been trying to catch up as much as my back will allow, very frustrating!!
I have been trying to live more of a 40’s lifestyle recently, as I have been realising how much I am living the modern way, but wishing I wasn’t. Relying on computers, modern technology etc, isn’t the way I want to live, and although I would love to live in a 40’s house, I don’t, and I can’t because I live with a very modern family, who all rely on their modern gadgets. I just hate the way the kids can’t manage without their phones for 5 minutes!!! I feel that most stress in this house is down to the modern way of life, especially when computers don’t work or phones have no signal (this happens a lot on a remote island)
So, everytime I do something, I ask myself whether I really need to do this the modern way, whether I can manage without, and whether I can do an old fashioned way. For example, this week, I wanted to reduce our shopping bill. Unfortunately, living on an island means we can’t shop in a Tesco or Asda and get the value ranges, so our shopping bill will always be more than the mainland, but, I am sure there are things we don’t really need. After all we eat well in wartime and were a healthy nation, even though there was nothing in the shops. So, I went to the cash machine in my co-op, and got the cash out first before shopping. Knowing I was paying by cash made me think harder about whether we really needed something or not. I’m sure by paying with a bit of plastic we think less about what we put in the trolley. I find I am good at buying meats etc, as there are always some foods on the reduced section, but, it’s the snacks etc we buy to much of, some things are so tempting, especially if you are hungry!!
I will let you know how we get on.
Everything thrift shop.
Doesn’t look anything like the picture.
Oh boy, was this coffee cake yummy!!!