The Wartime Housewife

Belles start to the ‘new term’ opened with a wonderful talk at our September Monthly Meeting.  We were fortunate to have guest speaker and author Biff Raven-Hill visit our members and introduce us to The Wartime Wife.  Based on her own personal experiences Biff related how having had to be brought up by her Grandmother she had learnt the ways of how to keep house in the ways that a woman would have experience during the 2nd World War.  Reminiscing in the ways of the past she showed us that, even though the world has moved on, the knowledge of previous generations has not necessarily been passed on, causing a lack in the present generation of how to survive without the technology that we rely on today!

Obviously an extremely able and experienced raconteur, Biff kept us thoroughly entertained throughout making us laugh out loud in many places.  We even ended with a ‘guess the use’ quiz for various war time household utensils and appliances – which kept us all pondering!

All her discoveries and tips have been published in her book of the same name and can be purchased on Amazon:

The Wartime Housewife will bring old fashioned values and skills to our very modern world! In this book she shares recipes, tips on budgeting, repairing things, mending, scavenging; ideas for the school holidays and outings; gardening and diy; sewing and craft, and anything else that may prove useful to you in your daily lives. The Wartime Housewife knows only too well what it is like to manage on a tight budget and, by following her way, you too can learn to make the very best of what you have, as well as seeing the value in what is around you and making the most of it. Keep calm and carry on!

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