Sunday Roundup Twenty one

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sunday roundup twenty one
Howdy folks. We’ve reached the end of another week. You have until Friday to get your entries in to win a signed copy of Tracey Smith’s Book Of Rubbish Ideas by entering our competition.
I began the week with a bit of a gloat over my busy weekend. Find out what I was up to that made me feel like Ma Larkin herself.

We continued with a ‘zero food waste’ theme this week. Find out what we had in our fridge that needed using up.

Maisie, one of our regular contributors bought my attention to National Baking week. While I was reading up on it I found details of a blogger bake off. No idea what I’m talking about? Find out here.

On Thursday I dusted off my soapbox and had a bit of a rant about Christmas. At the same time we ploughed head first into convenience and created some waste for the landfill. Find out what happened.

We finished the week with a trip to the recycling centre where good news was to be found by all. Find out what new facilities we discovered this week.

Remember to look out for this month’s dustbin demon amongst your own rubbish and join in with our monthly challenge. It will all change in November, so we hope to see more of you on board with your own challenges!

Remember to add your thoughts to our latest discussions;Β  we love hearing what you have to say.

That’s it from us. Thank you for being here, for sharing our adventures with us, telling us about yours and have a great Sunday!


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  1. Tracey Smith says:

    Hiya missus,

    I cannot wait to see what top ideas have won the Book of Rubbish Ideas!

    Good luck all – get your last minute entries in!


  2. Am I allowed to play ladies? I know I’ve already got the book (and says gleefully…which is signed by the lovely Tracey)…but I’m thinking Christmas presents and all that. And after Mrs G’s rant, I’ll add a top tip for Christmas. If you’re planning your presents, think less is more. Think small presents = less wrapping paper and cheaper postage. Books are nice and flat, earrings are tiny and chocolate bars are easy to post. You never know, if you follow the plan, you’ll be able to get away with one roll of wrapping paper for all of your presents.

    And on the subject of wrapping paper, if you need to buy it, don’t fall in the trap of getting Christmas print wrapping. If you go for parcel paper you can decorate it yourself, or choose general wrapping paper instead. Even if it’s got a glint of silver or gold, it still can be used all year round. πŸ˜€ xxx

  3. Tracey Smith says:

    ….I’ll let you play missus!!! LOLOL…

  4. Di Hickman says:

    What a weekend we had! I got lots of gardening done, but mostly we discussed some potential changes here at home. Nothing final yet, but it’s possible I may be joining the work force again with a ‘real’ job! Not sure how I feel about that yet. On the one hand excited, on the other, YIKES!

    Had another casualty on the food front, 1/2 block of tofu. I did try the eggplant parmesan I froze 2 weeks ago and it was fine so that’s going to be good idea for the future. I have a tub of Aloo Gobi in the freezer to use too, so must defrost that for this week and see how that fares defrosted.

  5. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Tracey; it’s been SUCH a popular comp; loads of entries and some fabby suggestions πŸ™‚ It’s going to be a tough call to pick a winner.

    Blimey Mrs A – some fabby ideas there too. One roll of paper for all the pressies, now there’s a thought. I’m aiming to only use paper I have salvaged from other years πŸ˜‰

    Wowee, Di – there’s been some serious soul searching going on in your part of the world. Tofu freezes doesn’t it? Perhaps next time you could freeze some of it. Good to hear about the eggplant parmesan (which sounds yummy btw); I have never cooked with aubergine; I’m scared of it turning slimey. How do you cook it?

  6. Tracey Smith says:

    Hey missus – glad I’m not in your sustainable shoes love!


    Love and respect,

  7. Di Hickman says:

    Hahah want to know the weird thing? I actually froze the tofu, then took it out as I WAS going to use it. Unfortunately not soon enough! *sigh*
    Eggplant parmesan is fried for a few minutes then baked.

    And yes definitely soul searching right now. Decisions decisions!

  8. Mrs Green says:

    Oh dear Di – I’ve done that on a few occasions too. Good luck with the decision about work.

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