Spirit of British Invention…

Posted by Dunc on Apr 13, 2011 in News

What’s this!? Two posts in as many days? I know! Shocking.

Well this is just a mere scrap. A thought for the day if you like.

A quick trip to that well known search engine brought to my attention that today, 13th April 2011, celebrates 240 years since the birth of the pioneering British inventor and engineer, Richard Trevithick. Famous for many things, but probably most notable for his work on steam engines and boilers. He built the first full-scale working railway engne. On 21 February 1804, the world’s first locomotive-hauled railway journey took place as Trevithick’s unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. God only knows what he must make of the state of the railways these days. He must be turning in his grave! If you are stuck on a train today…raise your paper cup of exceedingly overpriced and under quality coffee in his honour. ttfn.

:)

 

Ding ding…all change…

Posted by Dunc on Apr 12, 2011 in News, Stuff

Well well! What a monumental loss of focus we have had on this very blog. For that we are eternally sorry :)

In all honestly it’s been a world of change for us. No longer do we brave the murky grey skies of Manchester (although the city is strangely missed), as two of the team moved out into the Peak District countryside and the other two of us have moved down to Nottingham. New jobs, new homes and new places to visit.

Although, this little website has unfortunately been neglected, I have very much been keeping tabs on the plethora of British Made craft and produce to emerge over the last year or so. Read more…

 

Carry On Britain on a budget

Posted by Lou on Aug 26, 2009 in Carry On Britain on a budget, News

The recession has hit Carry on Britain!

Two weeks ago I lost my job, well I took voluntary redundancy, to pursue my career as a freelance designer (shameless plug alert! lovelittle). Anyway, this forced us to re-evaluate our lifestyle on a grand scale. No more going out for dinner, no more trips to the coast and no more deli counters with their fancy cheeses and stuffed olives. It’s back to basics for Carry on Britain but our ethics and beliefs  wildstar platinum will not change. Throughout our journey I will be looking for healthy, cheap, British food and I will document our journey here. Just check the menu bar for Carry on Britain on a budget for regular updates.

 

I didn’t forget about you. I’ve been too busy making snowmen

Posted by Lou on Feb 16, 2009 in News, Skincare

bob

Its been ages since I’ve posted.

I feel I have neglected my duties.

So…lots to write about.

1st lets talk skincare.

LIZ EARLE. If you’re like me and you’re basically allergic to everything (I’m atopic apparently), skincare can become a boring lifeless chore. Well, that was until Liz Earle came along. I can’t stress enough how wonderful the Cleanse and Polish is and when you wash it off with a muslin cloth you feel so clean.

OK skincare is over, lets talk food (that didn’t take long). I know, I’m becoming really sad. I’ve found heaven is when I get home and I can dive into my cookbooks and plan out dinners. I’ve been so happy with Abel and Cole – the parsnips have seriously rocked my world. I love how the man turns up in his van every Wednesday at 9.30am, I love rituals!

Unfortunately this week I’ve been away so I haven’t been able to make the Easy Carrot and Coriander Soup but Covent Garden Soups have been a nice change.

So far we have stuck to buying British really well. After watching the Great British food fight all of our meat is Organic free range and British. All of our fruit and veg is from Able and Cole, of which most is sourced from Britain. We are obsessed with potato and rosemary bread from Barbakan and I’ll never eat a yogurt that isn’t from Longley farm again.

I will point out that I’ve not become a mad Daily Mail reader just yet, even though they do have excellent celebrity gossip online.

All in all, a month and a half in, we have saved money because we aren’t lured by rubbish in supermarkets and I’ve lost weight because we aren’t eating out all the time and our food is more wholesome.

 

Come on Alan! Sugar knows what’s good for us…

Posted by Dunc on Jan 15, 2009 in News

Alan Sugar says we should all Buy British. I agree.

So I was in the local shop today, buying my bag of ‘BEST OF BRITISH’ Premium Potatoes. 2kg for 99p – not bad – but not quite as good as 2kg for 23p in Tesco the other week (gotta love them yellow and black discount stickers). OK, so they were very nearly out of date and I shouldn’t have bought so many bags coz we now have enough frozen mash in the freezer to last till the next millenium, but I just can’t resist a Great British Bargain east inflatables blog!

Anyway, I digress…I spotted today’s Mirror while buying my spuds, and couldn’t help notice that Alan Sugar is joining the fight to get us out of this crunchy mess we seem to have gotten into. “Where possible – BUY BRITISH” says Sir Alan. Good Lad…

Easier said than done though ain’t it mate! We can but try though eh!

Want to know more? Look in the Mirror…

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