Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Live Below the Line 2014

  Many of you will remember in 2013 when I and our three little boys took part in Live Below the Line.  The challenge was to eat and drink for £1 per day per head for 5 days.  We found it a revealing and interesting experience, and one which still shapes how we shop and […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Live Below the Line – Behind the Scenes

                          During Live Below the Line one of my friends sent me a web-link, wherein the BBC had published an article about how it was possible to live healthily on £1 a day;  this concept was utterly berated in the web article. […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 5 – And suddenly it’s all over! – Live Below the Line

All meals have been eaten, all drinks drunk, the boys have been full of energy but slept really well all week, and we still have £0.07 in the purse.  It’s been an awesome experience on so many levels.  I’ve lost weight but have been full of energy, I’ve saved a fortune on food shopping for […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 4 – In Praise of Tinned Produce – Live Below the Line

I had a rather interesting comment from a friend today, who has not been as close as some to the preparation for this challenge.  Having asked what sort of things we’ve been eating, the question was asked, “ Oh, have you not had any fruit then?”  My response was of course, yes, just not fresh.  The […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on May 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 3 – Hmmm……….Live Below the Line

Wednesdays are always quite an active day for the Whiten boys, as it’s PE and swimming lessons (and of course school) for the eldest, pre-school and swimming lessons for the middle one, and a busy morning for mummy and the baby gardening.  This was the first morning my tummy had rumbled, and I did notice […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 2 – Live Below the Line

Day 2 of Live Below the Line has been successfully completed! Although I was ready for my breakfast, I think it was more because this challenge has been so much on my mind for weeks all I am thinking about is food, rather than because I was overly hungry.  I and the three boys all […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

Day 1 – Live Below the Line

Day 1 of Live Below the Line is complete, and no tummies are rumbling, although I did have a wobble about 4.30pm so decided it was time to make the evening meal! Today was meatballs and pasta day.  I based the meatballs recipe on my usual, but DRASTICALLY stripped, as you can surmise!   Instead of […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

How much is £20 worth? Live Below the Line

So the shops have been hit, the £20 note has been broken, and there’s a few quid still in the purse for the “renewals” later in the week. My eldest son (5 years old) has never been SO excited to see a pile of shopping as I laid it out to photograph, and then we […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Life (and shopping!) is all about choices – Live Below the Line

In preparing the menus for our Live Below the Line challenge, I have learnt a lot about myself and my shopping psyche.  Having 3 small children I visit the supermarket probably 2 or 3 times a week to buy bread & milk, although I can often spend a minimum of £15-20 a visit. “What on […]

Posted by Wendy Whiten on March 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Live Below the Line

D. G. Controls Ltd has always been run according to the highest ethical and moral values, and is well-aware of its wider social accountability; to use the correct terminology, its “Corporate & Social Responsibility” or CSR. Being a long-established business, but even more so in this present economic climate, the company is also well-aware of […]