Let's see, what worked and what didn't?
Make all meals from scratch
This was the really significant change to our week, as I underwent my Great Bread Experiment. What a laugh! I baked several loaves of which about three weren't any good, but the birds enjoyed two and I've made breadcrumbs with the other.
Otherwise, I always cook from scratch anyway, except making my own pasta. Wasn't going there this time - not with a baby, lack of sleep, and flour issues. Bread baking was enough.
Oh, and I also made cookies.
Keep energy usage down
Turned off lights whenever possible. I wanted to live with lamps all week but Frugal Father wasn't keen on that one. And of course, we would have had to actually buy the lamp. We did use candles on a couple of occassions.
The nights are very cool here now but I restrained myself from turning up the heating.
No vacuuuming either, just the broom.
Already do this as much as possible. I kept forgetting to time the showers but we are very mindful of this anyway.
Walk as much as possible
We took one luxury trip of 10 minutes to the main town. Otherwise walked, walked, walked.
Rethink your entertainment
Well I can't attest to actually doing any thinking about it. But DIY Dad was good about turning off the TV unless he had something specific he really wanted to watch. A few gentle reminders (known as the Feminine Death Stare) we required.
Watch your wallet
No new purchases, but we did pop out for cake and coffee one evening. A luxury I know, but we both needed some time together away from the apartment, and I needed it after a hellmonth of sleep deprivation.
The Great Bread Experiment
I'm pleased to say that I finally found a suitable flour. It's more like an all purpose flour/plain flour, than a good strong bread flour, but the results are fine.
The focaccia was tasty, but just not focaccia in texture. So that will be an ongoing experiment. This one was a garlic and chilli one. mmmmmmm
Oh yeah, and if you're using a non-bread pan thingy, ermm... don't forget to oil it or something first.