Change the World Wednesday – 20th Nov

Got it right this week, CTWW on Wednesday, not Friday.

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My new non-stick saucepans

Small commented about my ‘FAIL’ stamp; the fail was not getting CTWW up on a Wednesday, which I normally do, only once before I missed and hit a Thursday.

The other aspect of the ‘FAIL’ was my new saucepans… non-stick, but aren’t they beautiful? That deep red burgundy look is so chic. Also, I like the glass lids, so you don’t need to keep lifting the lid to see what’s going on in there. While I succumbed to the non-stick, they are replacing aluminium pots, which I consider the greater evil when it comes to contamination, but then at my time of life memory loss can be explained easily; and sometimes it is most convenient…

I have been a little more than off-colour since Saturday night; I disagreed with something that ate me. But this morning, as I predicted in today’s early morning post, Farting with Confidence all is explained. The preceding posts explain why I have a new camera. The above photo was taken as an experiment. So, my week so far has been off-colour, but colourful…

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On with this week’s CTWW.

It brings with it some disturbing news.

Small is going to do her annual magic act and disappear until the 20th Jan.

Now, I know that Small works hard, and she has a life to lead; not like some of us old doddery folk who have the luxury of spending our lives at the keyboard. She, therefore deserves a rest. But she has set a good challenge.

What would you like to see on Reduce Footprints in 2014?

I’d like to know if there’s anything you’d like us to add, delete, or improve upon. How can we make CTWW better? Does Meet & Greet work for you? Do you find guest posts valuable and, if so, what topics would you like to see? Can we improve upon the Recipes, Reviews, and Special Offers pages? All suggestions are welcome so … the sky is the limit … consider this your “wish list” for a new Reduce Footprints blog!

bucket-list-picWow! A wish list. Now is that a Christmas wish list, or a Bucket list?

So we have to put our thinking caps on.

My initial thought is that Small does a pretty good job, her blog is cool, and she uses a great design.

I have been following Reduce Footprints since Adam was a cowboy and Moses played fullback for the Arabs, that’s a long time, since the beginning.

I have seen changes from the original, I have seen changes in the blog layout, I have seen changes in the content.

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Green thinking cap

Most of the content does it for me. I even read the vegan recipes, although I am a carnivore, they are of interest because of the other cap I wear, the Chef. I am not a fan of vege/vegan, although many dishes are exactly that.

Special offers, etc don’t do it for me. But then I am a stingy old crock, and I live in a part of the world that doesn’t have many of these products. I have no doubt there are many who would find such info useful.

There is also the fact that I haven’t embraced buying stuff on the net; I like shopping with real money, the thrill of the hunt, the capture, and dealing the final coup de gras by paying for your prize, then you walk out of the store with your trophy and a smug smile. I don’t consider that ‘shopping’, to me it’s more like therapy. It’s the feel good factor in life, a bit like digging in the garden and getting ones hands dirty. The internet, although I use the net a lot,  has made life too clinical, clean, sterilised; it has taken the adventure out of life.

If I had one criticism, it would be the lack of images. I have a golden rule, at least one image per post. I try to make the images used pertinent, or not (maybe humerous, satire) just to break the monotony of ‘just’ text. Having said that, I don’t find RF boring, far from it. I am much more eclectic in my content, whereas RF is more focused.

Over Small’s festive season hiatus, I will endeavour to make posts on a Wednesday, that have a CTWW flavour, I can’t bear the thought of no CTWW for two months, it would be like morning without coffee, it would be like vegetarian without lentils, it would be like Christmas without Santa; you just don’t do it.

3240.thank-youThank you Small for your company and all the hard work that you do during the year. Have a good break and come back refreshed.

Also all the referrals that I have had from RF, a BIG GREEN thank you too for your support, and I hope you also have a great festive season.

I am pressing my ‘thank you’ key.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by smallftprints on November 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Ahh … what a nice post, AV. Thank you! I appreciate your critique, too. Yes, images are my toughest challenge. I have a great camera but I just don’t seem to get to it … I will definitely try to improve on that score. I’m going to hit my “Thank You” button, as well … Thank you for your friendship and support. 🙂 I’ve learned a great deal from you and look forward to everything you have yet to share. Have a lovely holiday, AV!

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    • Small, just woke from my nap, what a nice comment to wake up to. I must agree with Ecogrrl’s comment on your post, M&G needs revamping. I am planning a holiday lunch out and if I don’t get a move on, I’ll miss out.

      AV

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  2. I agree with you, no Change the World Wednesday posts feels wrong. After reading your post and Small’s final thoughts from last week’s challenge I too will be posting something I hope will keep ctww in my readers thoughts till Small Footprints returns.

    I like the look of your pans but don’t think I would have been tempted to purchase them because of the non-stick surface. I had finally switched to all stainless steel when a few months later I moved and have no stove. 🙂 Shows you what happens when you do splurge on the good stuff, you have no use for it. 🙂

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    • >lsf, look forward to your posts. Stainless steel stuff here is so expensive. I know I was a bad boy getting non-stick, the devil made me do it. 🙂 I chose the lesser evil. The aluminium pots are all in the bottom cupboard, I’ll probably use them as planters.

      AV

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      • I avoid aluminum as well. I had no other use for the stainless steel pans so I passed them on to a family member so they could get rid of the non-stick.

        So do you have a devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other? 🙂

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    • It’s the devil who makes life an adventure… 🙂

      AV

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