September 15, 2008 by missmegany
I just spent an easy non-buying weekend up in London. I already said that my transportation wouldn’t count this time because I had planned for it ages ago, but it wasn’t too bad. I had to spend 4 quid each time I took the Underground (which sucks!) but only 18.50 for my train ticket because a woman gave me her ticket on the way up. I was really impressed by her generosity….. which I forgot to keep going when I bought a single instead of a return ticket (10p difference) so I didn’t have a way to give a ticket to someone else…. d’oh!
Other than my transportation, I didn’t spend a single penny! Of course, we stayed in this house for the retreat the whole time, apart from one trip to a pub. If we’d gone to some sustainable market where they sold cute wool and biodegradable plant pots or something, I might have caved in. The retreat itself was wonderful and got me really excited about doing this group. It was a weekend for local groups of WEN (Women’s Environmental Network, but it’s not as militant as it sounds…. most of the women weren’t even vegetarian!) I’m going to be starting up a group which will probably take a lot of my time.
I said earlier that I hope this will be easy. Actually, I kinda want this to be hard. I would like it to challenge me, to force me to change some of the silly little things I buy. Plus the blog will be more exciting if it’s hard.