Wednesday, 26 August 2009

TLBG Wednesday


I have decided that we throw away far too many plastic milk bottles...
so I am returning to the old fashioned glass milk bottle that will be re-used
you can order all your milk online, and they even tell you your milkman's name...
You give them you card details and they invoice you once a month and take the payment from your account 3 days later....
I will give it a go and see how it works out financially, plus they do all manner of food items

I realise that we will end up drinking less milk, and perhaps we all need to cut back on our excessive consumption and enjoy eating and drinking less....

savour our meals and eat healthily is something that I am aiming for in this household

gotta go, its unusual for me to keep it short and sweet!
but I have an appointment with the accountant! ouch!

x Alex

20 comments:

Rachel said...

Good for you! I've also changed how we buy our milk but we've gone for bags (glass bottles are dearer and we need to keep an eye on those pennies!). I've just posted about it on TLBG. I'll be interested to see how it works out for you though. Thanks again for joining in!
Rachel x

clarabelle said...

FANTASTIC - thank you for the link. We have just moved - and I have been thinking about finding a Milkman for a while....will go take a look right away.
Take Care
Clare
x

Mandy said...

Mmmmm that has got me thinking. Perhaps I should change to getting the milk delivered. Will certainly look at the website. Thank you for letting us know about it x

Pomona said...

I changed to milk delivery from Riverford for the same reason - their milk is the only one that doesn't bring my daughter out in a itchy rash and it comes in waxed paper cartons which make fantastic fire starters! It is delivered once a week, I put half in the fridge and half in the freezer to be defrosted as needed.

Pomona x

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love your idea, it makes sense to keep using the glass bottles, but I have yet to find a milk man around us who provides organic milk, so i'm afraid I have to buy the cartons. I drink organic because I have had breast cancer and the Organic does not have hormones in it ( I don't do hormones anymore!) Good Idea though. Thanks for following my blog too!!
Suzie. xx

JuliaB said...

Hi Alex. Great post. Glass milk bottles seem the best option these days. x

Menopausal musing said...

Here you are at the forefront.... in a very quiet but determined way..... good for you. More power to your elbow..... :O) x

Melanie said...

We always used to have our milk delivered when I was a child, I think everyone did, but that has fizzled out in recent times, so I think it is great that you are continueing this tradition. I like to buy my milk in glass bottles from the supermarket when I can, they make lovely vases, very old fashioned looking. xxxxx

mollycupcakes said...

I always think that there is nothing nicer than having milk form the milkman to your door. We started it again a few months ago and wouldn't go back to buying it from the supermarkets.
We did still get it in plastic bottle but have now asked for only glass because even though we where recycling them all you just never know do you if they really do get to the right place and turned back into something useful.
Well done you honey.
Thanks for the comment on my post, i know what you mean about flaming landlords but fingers crossed when she goes in, she'll just be as happy as the letting agents where to see how clean and fresh we'd left it.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Catherine x

saraeden said...

Thank you for the heating wishes hun and i am hoping yours gets sorted soon ! I am glad its nearly done though because now we have a lovely energy saving boiler and fire ... yay !!


Sara x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Alex
Pleased to hear you are keeping the milkman employed! We've been having milkman milk for a couple of years and we love the fact that the milk is there in the morning waiting for us! And, as you say, being able to wash and return the bottles helps to make us feel 'that little bit greener' too. Good luck with the accountant!
Denise x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Ooh! Just read some of the other comments - so in case it helps anyone, we get our organic milk from the milk and more milkman which you mentioned in the post - it is wonderful organic milk!

Elise said...

Hello, really wanted to leave a comment for you because your blog is so beautiful. Time flies when you're having fun and I've really enjoyed reading your interesting posts. Your pictures are brilliant too. Thank you for sharing them and have a great weekend - best wishes....

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I tried that but unfortunately our local milkman does not sell goat's milk which is what our household has to have for allergy reasons. I would prefer to support local milkman than the supermarket but no choice unfortunately! Good for you though, it would be nice if more could do that.
Take care
Isabelle x

Snippety Gibbet said...

Oh how clever! I don't know that we have anything like that around here. And what a great bonus to have those glass bottles! jan

sweetmyrtle said...

great post... i have been thinking about returning to glass milk bottles so your link has come at the perfect time.... so thank you x

The sewing room said...

Well done on your green posts you are making me stop and think twice oh and by the way there is an award for you on my blog hugs Pat.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Hello, I am so inspired by your posts, so please come over to my blog and pick up an award. I made it myself for all the blogs I really love. Its on my top sidebar for you to copy, if you would like to keep it! Suzie :)

saraeden said...

Thanks Alex x

Sara x

Elenka said...

Ha! That's the way I grew up. I remember that grey milk box in the front of the house and how milk would magically appear there. Those were the days.