I choose this life!

Hello Dear Reader,

In the outside world, some people may be really busy preparing for Christmas. They may have spent the weekend shopping. This weekend has been about housework and preparing for school work. It may seem to some people that I’m somewhat tied to my home and that I’m either working at work or working at home. What ever I do, I’ve chosen to do it.

I was up early today, ironing and putting away laundry. I’ve worked most of the day in my office on school work. It’s my choice. I’ve had another day of not spending any money.

We had a very simple lunch ‘hog’s pudding’ with salad. Hog’s pudding is a large white sausage, made from pork and already cooked when you buy it. I’ve sliced it and dry fired in on a griddle pan. Served with preserved beetroot, stored red onions and some romaine lettuce, which was the ‘on offer’ salad of two for £1 this week. A spoon of coleslaw finished it off. A very simple meal today.

I was awake early and started another book, ‘Mister Teacher’ very much in the same vein a Gervaise Phinn and his tales from the classroom. I was drawn to this library book as the teacher wrote about his time teaching in a tiny village primary school, in the 70’s, which was when I went to a tiny village primary school. It’s as touching as it is funny. If you see it in your library, it’s well worth a read. I find I read more on these dark nights, when I go to bed earlier to beat off the cold.

The more I look at my life, the more I want it to be simple, with as little consumerism as possible. Simple, frugal and with less stuff!

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xx