We're no different. Except fortunately, none of us desperately need to lose weight.
|Everyday Life On A Shoestring says |
regular wading through puddles and streams
helps maintain a healthy weight!
No, we're planning to take part in Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Slim Your Bin project. Based on Karen Cannard's Rubbish Diet, the project is an 8 week programme designed to reduce waste and save money. Each week there will be a different focus, such as bathroom waste, food waste or decluttering. There will be events, newsletters, and the opportunity to follow the progress of the households involved. You'll be hearing more about it here in the weeks to come.
The saving money aspect of the Slim Your Bin project is particularly appealing to us this year as it looks increasingly likely that Husband will be subject to a Slim Your Job project too, run by his employer (except they call it 'restructuring' or even possibly 'redundancy').
|Which way will 2013 take us?|
To offset a reduced income or loss of one income altogether, in common with lots of you, we're watching every penny, saving all that we can, and plotting various ideas for generating alternative sources of income. This includes reducing our outgoings even more, and looking forward to our own Slim Your Mortgage project, when our mistimed 5 year fixed-at-a-silly-rate, pre-recession deal comes to an end later this year.
So if you've ever wondered where the 'shoestring' element of this blog title comes in, it should be present this year more than ever. But hopefully still with a good dose of everyday life and simple things thrown in too.
|Chinese lantern flowers at Long Dean, 2 Jan 2013|
And to return to the theme of healthy living, we're all intending to keep healthy and active, and to stay positive, so expect lots more healthy food and good old Wiltshire fresh air! And maybe the odd cake (only to use up the food waste, right?!) too.
|Bybrook Valley, 2 Jan 2013|