Happy Birthday Sustainable Living Project

I have been sorely neglecting my blogging – mostly because  the disruption to our water supply caused by the cold weather this winter paralyzed us.  We are back to normal now but it was a useful insight into how people manage without the world’s most precious resource on tap.  We had to resort to drinking and cooking with bottled water.  At one stage I threatened to buy paper plates, so fed up was I with smashing and melting ice for the purpose of washing up.  We had lots of meals at the pub instead! 

Now I’ve caught up with myself  I can settle back to blogging almost in time for Sustainable Living Project’s first birthday.  (It was Monday I think!)  To celebrate I’ve made an archive for my witterings and also I’ve added an extra page with some of my favourite photos. 

This time last year I could just about send an email, it was quite a learning curve setting this up – vertical in fact.  The best thing about blogging is that it has made us get on with things.  I loved getting better at using my camera, though shamefully still haven’t read the instructions.  We made progress with the slope and it was fantastic to eat my own sprouts and parsnips at Christmas.  We’ve met new people through our project, both on and off line.  The guys who turned up in canoes at our 350 off-road soup day inspired us to get hold of a canoe of our own - it had its first maiden voyage with all three of us this weekend and it’s going to be such fun.

Things don’t always work out the way you think they are going to.  During the summer I was visiting Granny Goo and was unable to write a post about what was going on here so instead chose to write a generic filler about how I use bicarbonate of soda to clean.  I didn’t think too carefully about it, I just bashed it out.  We were going to try and film Goldilocks’ volcano exploding but all you could see was shadows and me and Granny Goo could be heard yelling at each other to get out of the light!  All you got was a picture of the volcano in the end.  The funny thing was that the brain of Google, which moves in mysterious ways, decided that the whole world should be able to share my wisdom in cleaning with bicarbonate of soda.  That post gets way more traffic than any other!

While I’ve been busy doing my ‘water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink’ thing my spam queue has grown quite large.  I’ll delete it in a minute but first of all I’m going to copy the jokes left by the guy trying to sell viagra.  They are perfectly, Christmas cracker corny and I will recycle them into home made crackers next Christmas.  Here’s just a few:

How do you get holy water? Boil the hell out of it.

Why is the letter A like a flower? Because a Bee comes after it!

What do you call a crazy baker? A dough nut.

What did the Scotsman do when he couldn’t find a pair of pants? He kilt himself.

What did one wall say to the other wall? Meet you at the corner.

What do prisoners use to call each other? Cell phones.

Thank you Mr Viagra man, sorry I didn’t include a link!


And finally a pretty picture because it’s the SLP birthday and I can if I want to!  We went on a snowdrop walk this week, aren’t they fantastic? 

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5 comments to Happy Birthday Sustainable Living Project

  • Happy Birthday and wow yes those snowdrops really are fabulous!

  • goo

    Thank you Mrs DB!

  • Happy Blogiversary Goo, and long time no see, it’s good to see you back and blogging! This blog has been great from the start – funny, well written and informative, long may it thrive. I’m glad your bicarbonate of soda post is getting all the love it deserves, it’s interesting which things really take off isn’t it – you can never guess when you hit the publish button.

    Also glad to see your water problem had cleared up (is it me or does that read a bit… ahem… funny?), sounds like quite an ordeal especially with the winter we’ve had.

    And those snowdrops… spring really is coming, isn’t it? Hooray!

  • …forgot to lament that my spam queue is never as entertaining as yours, I only seem to attract counterfeit watch sellers. Not that I’m actually courting humorous spam, I hasten to add.

  • goo

    Thanks Bird. Even though we’re still getting snow I think we are on our way to spring and back to normality. I do get lots of boring spam aswell. I may even possibly miss Mr Viagra man once he moves on!

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