MrC and I (MrsC) live in the North East (UK) with our 3 gorgeous children Miss K (8.5 going on 16), Master N (8O year old Dr who fan trapped in a 7 year olds body) and little Miss E (3.5 and slightly sticky).
|Miss K, Master N and little miss E|
We’re beginning our second year completely debt free, which we’re really proud of. We have NO credit cards, NO HP, NO loans, NO accounts or account cards and definitely NO buy now pay later.
We decided a few years ago to seriously downsize and learn to live within our means after our first and last experience with a bailiff.
Two years of drastic downsizing made us realise how little of our previous life we really needed to live and/ or be happy.
2011 we decided to take it one step further than frugality. It started with one of those after Sunday lunch conversations…..”would people today be better off on the ration diet of ww2″.
Ask anyone from that time and they were healthier then. It may also save us some much needed £££ to take a holiday next year (2013).
So… we now plan our shops, stick to a ration and try and keep to budget for food each week. We walk when we can (instead of buses, taxis and car etc) and generally are trying to keep more active. Even the kids are watching less television. This is great because we all get to spend more time together.
We’re not particularly 1940’s enthusiasts… we’re not going to swap our hard earned mod cons for an outdoor loo, NO CHANCE. We have an interest in the ww2 period but it doesn’t really move further than the discovery channel and some ration book recipes ((so far))
The Experiment is to see whether or not rationing people today would be viable…. would it save you money? Would you be healthier?
We want to prove that with a little preparation and organisation you don’t have to spend a fortune to feed yourselves and stay healthy. You also don’t have to bin dive for your meals (unless that’s your thing) #NotJudging.