1. Don’t save it for best
2. Use it up
This one, is related to my third and final resolution, so let’s fast forward to that one, and come back to this one afterwards …
3. Go on a sabbatical
Tim and I have been together 14 years, so for 14 years we have been talking about synchronising our contracts to end at the same time, so we can go travelling. Well, it’s finally happening! Our contracts are both ending at the end of June 2017, so the sabbatical is becoming a reality. If all goes according to plan, we’ll leave in July 2017 and be away for about 7 months. Plans are really changing by the hour at the moment, but I will be blogging about it in the coming weeks and months.
back to 2. Use it up
My friend Lisa says that, if there is a war, she’s going to come at live at ours, because our food cupboards are so well stocked, we could last a whole war without needing extra supplies! So, if we’re going to be away from July, it gives us 6 months to make a proper dent in the grocery cupboard.
But not only that, I have a cupboard full of other things, like: bin liners that I bought, but which were the wrong size, bits at the bottom of travel sized cosmetics that I think I will use in future, but next time I just take out a new, full one. A drinks cupboard filled with strange drinks from far flung places.
- Maize Rice (Samp); and
- Barley (which I bought specifically for a recipe, but only used about a third of the container)
Next week I am planning to see what I can use the Chapatti flour for….