We have a plan for next year, well ok it's my plan (thanks to Dottie Angel) but I have agreement from two children and one partner, the third child is too much the teenager but he may join in eventually. We are planning to attempt the Dottie Angel challenge to only buy hand crafted or second hand for our home and ourselves for the coming year.
and it has begun quite wonderfully with a typewriter from one of our many local charity shops. this has been a resounding success, with two children who previously would not put pen to paper without many threats sitting together all day typing a joint story.
and we also found some appropriately orange and yellow fabric that Annis and I intend to turn into a Dottie Angel style garland in the new year once the decorations come down.
I am really quite excited by the idea and will blog our progress on a relatively regular basis.