So here goes, I have never blogged before but you have to start somewhere.  This blog is really about keeping me honest in my attempt to go for 12 months without buying any stuff.  I will trace how I manage to reduce my consumption, where I fail, things I learn.

Why am I doing this?  well my cupboards and draws are full of stuff, my bookshelves are full of books, I have enough pens and notebooks to last me a lifetime, I own four tents, 3 sleeping bags, tens of pairs of shoes, it is obscene.  I love buying things online and I buy stuff without really thinking about it.  I would love to save some money doing this but more importantly I want to reduce my footprint on the world, and to be truthful I want to make some space in the house.