Samuel Smiles’ Victorian classic Thrift is the jumping off point for my next sole-authored book. It will look at how the ‘making do and mending’ version of thrift became the ‘keep on spending’ (in a pound store for bargains) version of thrift in the post-Keynesian era. 170 more words
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I’ve had a game stab at making sock toys today. They look like deranged bunnies, but stuffed sock toy bunnies nonetheless.
This bright idea came about as I wondered whether, in my 2015 world of self-sufficiency, I really could go a year without buying the kids any toys. 515 more words
I’m sitting at my kitchen table watching the oven which, on a very low heat, is melting dark chocolate and lightly salted butter together into a deliciously heart-stopping cocktail. 1,193 more words