Be Resourceful Day 7 – Discover it

‘Children in the UK spend an average of six and a half hours per day in front of a screen’ Childwise Due to where we live in the country we don’t have the option of walking to the shops, but we do try to do all our shopping in one journey. Today we...

Be Resourceful Day 6 – Fix it

‘23% of Electrical and Electronic items collected at Household Waste Recycling Centres are in full working order and could be repaired’ WRAP We are a household where many things get repaired. The children from an early age were saying ‘Daddy fix...

Be Resourceful Day 5 – Share it

‘80% of people say sharing makes them feel happy and 70% say they would share if they knew how’ We often get together with friends or at church for a ‘bring and share’ meal with different people bringing different dishes. It is an ideal time to...

Be Resourceful Day 4 – Grow it

‘Being immersed in a natural setting or even viewing a green space through a window can reduce stress and increase relaxation’ Garden Organic and Sustain We are very fortunate in that we live in rural Wiltshire, so see plenty of green spaces! Another great...

Be Resourceful day 3 – Value it

‘Around 30% of the clothing of a UK household has not been worn for at least a year.’ When our children were small, we had a box of small baby clothes (up to 6 months) that over 10 years must have been lent to at least 10 other children – why spend...

Be Resourceful Day 2 – Borrow it

Apparently power drills are used on average for only 11 to 22 minutes in their whole life! We all own lots of ‘stuff’ – how often you do use it? It may be a good idea to share some of it, so we don’t all need to buy and store something we only...