It’s increasingly difficult sometimes to have this ‘sustainable’ life when your other half can be such a snob. On Saturday he bought our sister-in-law’s birthday present – now – obviously buying a ‘new’ gift went against ‘my’ principles – however he refused to purchase something used or handmade – then when he went to look for wrapping paper I said ‘We have newspaper at home – use that’ – he refused.
Does anyone else come up against problems when trying to live ‘second-hand’ with their partners?
I’m not going to force him into my way of thinking – afterall he should want to come to that place in his own way. I once picked him up a shirt at a jumble sale for 20p – he’s never worn it however much he said that he ‘did’ like it! ha ha. He has nothing against reading second-hand books, or buying second-hand dvds and cds, however when it comes to textiles (ie: clothes) for some reason he is completely turned off. I will do it slowly – picking up awesome pieces that he loves then hopefully he will come around!
Today I start my internship – can’t wait. I’m full of cold but who cares? I’m also obviously looking forward to trawling the bargain charity shops while I’m there – naughty naughty! hee hee. It’s also right next to the famous Deptford Junk Market which again will be my downfall. This is a flea market with a difference, you literally are buying fleas! ha ha … of course I’m joking, however it’s a naughty place with naughty things that I end up buying because I think I can turn them into something. Generally I can’t however it’s a fantastic place to rummage. I’ll try to be good!