Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Interesting blog

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Seasonal and Frugal Shopping
Author 
 Message
Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34865
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 13 10:37 pm    Post subject: Interesting blog  Reply with quote    

http://britishfamily.co.uk/british-suppliers/wpbdm-category/british_food/

A family trying to buy only British products for a year.
They don't seem to have many suppliers yet.....

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19829
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 13 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It makes me realise that we are actually an odd lot on downsizer and what we understand about food and lots of other aspects of life is far more than a quite a lot of other (normal?) people. It's a pity, I want us to be the norm.

Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34865
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 13 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Indeed. I hope they make a go of it. I'm sure it will be a learning curve and maybe if it's publicised will help others.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4193
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 13 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting...but not the mindset I would have (do have?) about it? We'll see

Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34865
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 13 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Interesting...but not the mindset I would have (do have?) about it? We'll see


I think that's what makes it interesting.

john of wessex



Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 2088

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What if they want to buy a new car...................

My ex & I had an old shape Vauxhall Agila, it was like the UN under the bonnet!

cir3ngirl



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 4805
Location: Cirencester
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On news yesterday morning husband was trying to make a radio just incase their current one breaks then he might try making a mobile phone.

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great publicity for their new book - probably (old cynic that I am)

Bodrighy



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
Posts: 2157
Location: Near Devizes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not a good time to try it either. We are surrounded by market gardens but in the farmers market where they sell half their produce is imported as the crops have failed due to flooding.

Pete

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12457
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gawber wrote:
Great publicity for their new book - probably (old cynic that I am)


That's what I thought. There's another woman earning her living dribbling on about not buying stuff for her child for a year.

I'm wondering if there's a market for my fascinating experience of not buying things because I haven't got any money to spare?

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41568
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't see why not actually. I'd be more likely to buy it than stuff written by people who have a comfortable fall-back position. Of course if you sold enough copies you'd have money and I'm not sure that a sequel about how you spent it would work.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4193
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A news report last night gave me a similar feeling - it was about lack of mortgages (or rather, high deposits) affecting buyers, builders etc etc.
The potential first time buyer they spoke to "wanted to live a life, y'know, holidays and days out and stuff" instead of making sacrifices to save up.
Call me an old fart, but saving up is hard for a reason??

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12457
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 13 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Don't see why not actually. I'd be more likely to buy it than stuff written by people who have a comfortable fall-back position. Of course if you sold enough copies you'd have money and I'm not sure that a sequel about how you spent it would work.


Somebody once told me that I'd managed to make Milton Keynes sound interesting, so maybe I do have the potential to make not buying things sound interesting too .

Annemieke



Joined: 26 Feb 2013
Posts: 124
Location: Somerset UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 13 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All we own and wear comes from charity shops but I'm afraid I can't do without my 'naturally sweetened' Billy's biscuits from Holland ....

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Seasonal and Frugal Shopping All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com

<-- -->