I'm joining Christine at Slow Living Essentials as she hosts our bloggy records of our achievements in June. Click on the button below to see what others have been doing.
And how could I forget! I had to perfect a mulled wine to serve our guests. The temperature was only eleven degrees on the big day so the warm wine was a hit. I ran a practice batch at home and loved the results. The house smelled beautiful and it was deliciously warming!
Plastic Free July firmly in my mind, I was very conscious of not producing too much plastic waste. Plastic Free July starts today and I'm really looking forward to the challenge this year. I encourage all of you to take part. It is just a personal challenge but really gets you thinking. By preparing party food in advance and by choosing a menu around ingredients that I already had on hand, I was able to feed many people without creating too much rubbish. I did buy several packs of those disposable takeaway type of containers, a packet of paper straws, a packet of paper napkins (plastic wrapped of course) and three packets of pastry which created plastic waste. I'm sure there was more rubbish that I've forgotten to mention but all in all I was very happy with our efforts.
|I enlisted the children to help label home made drinks|
|terrible photo but just to give you the idea|
Enhance - I was on the receiving end of this category as many friends pitched in to make our celebration a success. Friends and family cooked dishes, set up a kids play area, helped on the night and one even brewed some beer! Thank you everyone!
Coursera course about... (you guessed it) changing the world. I do enjoy a small challenge!! Lol
Enjoy - I've enjoyed family, friendship, rain and bitter weather which served to emphasise the cosiness and comfort of our home!