Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Launch of Greenlaces

My sister and I are very similar yet amazingly different too. Our similarities lie in our eccentricities, our ability to find joy in small things, our passion for the things that interest us, and our need to eat regulary or risk going vacant.

Eleanor is a fantastic cook, and also amazing at living well on a tight budget. She never bats an eylid if 15 people turn up unannounced, feeding them magnificently as if she had been preparing it all morning.

I like to think that I have similar talents when it comes to making stuff, and a similar passion for turning something ordinary into something better, and having fun along the way.

I thought that Eleanor and I should write a book based on our passions, a book based around a shared goal of living cheaply and living sustainably. Many of the concepts we both employ are green and cheap, such as recyling stuff in new ways, or making the effort to go out to find free food like elderberries or wild garlic.

Our book would be full of ideas for 21st century home life, including recipes, food tips and ideas, crafts and decorating ideas, all falling under the umbrella of living green and living cheap.

We discussed this idea and in the end decided to tackle the project in installments. And what better way than to make our installments available as we go along. Hmm... sounds a bit like a blog!

And so our new blog Greenlaces was born. It is less than a week old, but check it out here. We are just warming up, so check back in a while!


Blogger Primrose Hill said...

Loving the new blog girls - great idea!

L x

2:54 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Eating and being thrifty - my two favourite things, so I have duly subscribed to this blog. And you have a post about making pastry, which is currently at the top of my list of skills I need to learn this year. Well done team etc etc.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Liv said...

I LOVE your new blog. It is really really cheery and heartwarming. The hot water bottle covers are so fab! I might dig out my hottle bottle and make one myself. I am also going to try the baked potatoes with dahl very soon. Yay!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Tony Ruscoe said...

You've got another subscriber here too. I want to try that dahl and baked potatoes dish.

I'd like to see some recipes with other beans and pulses too. As a serious carnivore, I think I need to start cutting meat out of some meals (especially since I'm slowly moving to buying organic meats which are more expensive and all that) and just using vegetables can get boring...

Anyway, the new blog is great. And if you'd not told me that your sister was co-writing it with you, I'd never have guessed. Your writing styles are pretty much exactly the same... which is definitely a good thing! :-)

10:14 PM  

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