Friday, 24 June 2011

165 of 365


14th June: As part of Eco Week at school, The Children were encouraged to walk to and from school each day, to bring in a waste-free packed lunch, to recycle as much rubbish as possible, and to turn off lights and appliances that weren't being used (hence yesterday's detail photo! We filled in a diary each day of how many of the above they'd achieved to earn points for their team at school). We live at a distance from school which is walkable but only just, especially when The Children were younger, so we are in the habit of driving more than we should. Especially as 'only just' is relative.... On the days that I'm working I have too much to carry to be able to leave the car at home, but we made much more of an effort over this week to walk to and fro instead. It also made me really think about the amount of waste a packed lunch can generate, and to make some long-lasting changes to that! Anyway, this photo was taken as I walked through the park on my way home after taking The Children to school :)

PS The Children's team won :) And The Boy got the most points of anyone in his class, too!

Detail: Ours*


* The Parents-In-Law had been visiting over the weekend, so The Doctor and I slept on the sofas downstairs so they could have our bedroom. Lovely as it was to see them, it was nice to have our bed back again! Please ignore the creases, I never have seen the point in ironing bedding - or indeed anything else..... ;)

12 comments:

Mary B said...

Well done on the walking and especially well done to The Boy

I am 100% with you on the ironing bed linen (and anything else come to that) and I love the title to that photo

Amy said...

I am not a bedlinen ironer either ... I'm slack with that sort of stuff and figure that I iron enough clothing to more than make up for it!

Well done on the eco initiatives, we have similar things here through school, the junior eco-police get tough some days!

Jimjams said...

Congrats on the eco-winnings - and well done for saving electricity by not ironing bedding. I do iron pillow cases and hankies though - I'm good at them.

Alison said...

Well done to TB...and for your part in that! I iron as little as poss, and certainly NOT bedlinen!
Alison xx

Sian said...

Yes, it's the carrying that stops TSO walking - a bag, a PE bag, a hockey stick and a Home Economics bag all on one day?

JO SOWERBY said...

ironing............yuck, scrapbooking...........hurrah,
jo xxxxx

my personal ironing philosophy xxx

Beverly said...

I love that this generation is being raised wih such an awareness of the impact we have on the earth and that we as adults are changing our ways. Bravo for the program and your fam's part in the success. I grew up ironing pillowcases, my Daddy's handkercheves (s?), undershirts and boxers...I no longer iron those items.

Heather said...

Eeek!!!!! It never occured to me that some people don't iron their bed linen! I loathe & detest ironing but I LOVE going to bed when I know there is fresh ironed sheets waiting for me lol. Maybe if i didnt feel so stubborn about having to iron them i would actually change the bed more often!! Ha!! xx

angelfish said...

I'm absolutely with you on not ironing bedlinen. School shirts/blouses are about the only thing that gets done here!
Well done to The Boy:)

The Mann Fam said...

I'm with ya on the no ironing of sheets or most everything. We get the jersey sheets (the ones out of T-shirt material) and they always look good once they're stretched out over the mattress.

I've been wanting to do that same journaling just haven't found an already written article or page that will work easily enough for me. Great job.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

So funny. I was just thinking today about ironing pillow cases and my dad's handkerchiefs when I was a little girl. I laughed to myself thinking of Doug ever needing a hanky ironed!

Ginger said...

I've Never, nor likely will I Ever iron bed linen!