From thrifty cooking to simple DIY skills, from growing your own food to taking control of your career, we're giving away a 10-part series of glossy booklets free every day with The Independent for ten days from this Saturday.
Do you worry about the future? Do you doubt your ability to provide for yourself or your family? Do you feel helpless in the face of invisible but irresistible economic forces?
If so, it’s time to fight back. All may not be well, but much is still right with the world. The collapse of the boom economy marks the end of an era whose frenzied materialism had begun to many to seem oppressive and whose passing leaves room to rediscover a simpler way of living. It also offers a chance to reclaim control of your life, by learning some of the basic life skills that previous generations took for granted.
The booklets will follow the order below:
Saturday April 25th: Thrifty Cooking - Simple kitchen skills
Sunday April 26th: Grow your own - Vegetable garden series
Monday April 27th: Making and Mending - Sewing, knitting and darning
Tuesday April 28th: DIY Basics - Essential skills
Wednesday April 29th: Painting and decorating - More DIY basics
Thursday April 30th: Plumbing and wiring - Basic maintenance skills
Friday May 1st: Financial basics – Master your money
Saturday May 2nd: Recession-proof your career – Take control of your future
Sunday May 3rd: Staying in – Making your own entertainment
Monday May 4th: Going out – Good times that don’t cost the Earth
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