101 indulgences, mostly of the "ish" variety

101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Re: 101 indulgences, mostly of the "ish" variety

Post: #136370 LBR
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:13 pm

40. Writing letters the old-fashioned way, enjoying being slow about dipping the pen, thinking kind thoughts of the person who'll receive the letter, and having an all-round nice time.

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Re: 101 indulgences, mostly of the "ish" variety

Post: #137506 tiggy
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:22 pm

skip and bin raiding.
eating tasty home cooked food
sleeping on the setee with the cat
drinking homebrew round the campfire with my friends
making usefull things out of junk

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Re: 101 indulgences, mostly of the "ish" variety

Post: #137507 Green Aura
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:35 pm

Virtually every aspect of my new life in the "slow lane"

- cooking (rather than chucking something together quickly after work!)
- baking
- eating at the dining table instead of collapsing in front of the TV
- not having take-aways (the nearest's 40-miles away - I thought it was 70 but discovered there's one in Lairg).
- planning and tending my veg garden
- planning to expand it this year
- my polytunnel
- chatting to my new neighbours/ friends
- chatting to my new ish friends
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Re: 101 indulgences, mostly of the "ish" variety

Post: #140739 theabsinthefairy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:20 pm

All those things that I never did in my previous life that I adore now

-going out on a frozen morning to chop wood for the fire
-going out on a sunny morning to collect up dry deadfall for kindling
-making a big bowlful of handmade crisps and handmade dip perfect for those evenings when we sit and play cards or a board game and laugh together as a family
-planning and creating a three course dinner with apertives for when we have friends over
-chasing chickens and ducks home after they have wandered off too far AGAIN
-harvesting
-making things - all sorts of things - that I see in the shops or online and think I like but can't afford to buy.
-taking time to play with the cats and the dog


and my current favourite (although it is not really the season)
- that first cup of coffee in the morning, outside watching the sun come up, or while watching my horse eat her hay breakfast, or while the chickens scrape about at my feet.

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Re: 101 indulgences, mostly of the "ish" variety

Post: #140751 Elizabeth
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:45 pm

64. Preping the home and baking for when my husband comes home from being away (that will be Sat week)
65. Eating home made gooey chocolate puds
66. Reading in bed a good novel just before falling asleep
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