In the summer of 1942, Britain was under attack both by sea and by air as the Battle of Britain began to heat up. Ration were cut back and it must have seemed like the war would go on forever. Fortunately for Rose, she can look forward to learning more about the potential romance between her sister Lily and a handsome Canadian.
An inucksuk I saw while out walking.
It’s summer time and the living is easy – or at least a little less expensive. I have been drawing on the abundance of nature to supplement our household budget. Continue reading
In June, H and I agreed to eat like it was 1942 and live on rations. Here is a look at how we kept ourselves feed. Continue reading
This month, we honour our foremothers by volunteering. During the war, women not only maintained their homes and feed their families with limited resources but they also took over the jobs previously done by men and worked long hours. Despite the many demands on their time, many still found time to engaged in volunteer activities.
Whoo Hoo. I made it all the way through the month of June eating like it’s 1942. And I lost 6 pounds. Yay me. Continue reading
Another week has passed and still the war goes on. Here is what I ate during my third week of eating like it was 1942. Continue reading
Sugar was one of the first things to be rationed during the war. The amounts allowed for each person varied from 12 to 8 ounces per week. To us in 2018, 1 cup of sugar seems like an impossibly small share. Continue reading