Sunday, 14 August 2016
Freebie And Bargain Of The Week
Not much to report this week. I bought this Country Living Modern Rustic magazine from the charity shop for 50p, cover price £9.99! Blimey.
When we were in Burnley we nipped into Tesco to use the loo and I took the opportunity to grab a copy of the free magazine. We don't usually shop there, so I don't get the magazine very often.
I was really conscious of waste yesterday, we ate our picnic in the car, although I did see a couple of flasks in use at half time so I might take the coffee in with us next week. When I looked around there was so much plastic in use it was amazing, I've been to loads of big events but this was the first time I'd really thought about it - chip cartons, tea and coffee cups, soft drink cups, chocolate wrappers. I think the only recyclable things were plastic pop bottles and the foil tray from the pies - not that most people are going to take those things home to shove into their recycling obviously. I'm not judging anyone, I've had many drinks and snacks at gigs and games before, I just noticed how near impossible it was to be zero waste at an event like this, unless you take your own drink with you, or of course do without.
Part of the reason we chose the seats we did is that I love the view, the hills and the houses all lined up. I confess I did feel more than a twinge yesterday and didn't really want to come back to the Fylde, but we made our choice and here we are. Maybe we'll wander back some day.