Day 1: Turkish Flatbreads

For Day 1 of #100DaysNoTV we chose an activity that we could do together with our boys. We’re a bread loving family and the boys adore putting on their aprons and getting involved in the kitchen.

Flatbreads in their simplest, unleavened, form have been a food staple for at least 10,000 years. Techniques gradually grew more sophisticated and it’s believed that the Egyptians were the first people to understand how to incorporate yeast, around 5,000 years ago. Bread was incredibly important to ancient civilisations. It was often used as currency and even accompanied the dead as grave goods for the afterlife.

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#100DaysNoTV: An intro

Hello! You’re reading my first blog post and that makes me very happy on so many levels. #100DaysNoTV has been a little seed in my mind for a while now. But, you know how it is. Life has ways of halting progress and, I have to admit, ‘procrastinate’ should have been my middle name… Although – hopefully – not any longer! 

So, what is #100DaysNoTV?

After realising that we were spending quite a bit of time in front of the television in the evenings, my husband and I resolved to find better ways to use our time. We cancelled our TV subscription and started to write a list of things that we’d like to try for the first time, as well as things we enjoy and would like to do more regularly.

Rob and I quickly developed the #100DaysNoTV concept. Put very simply, the idea behind this blog is to come up with 100 varied activities and every week (when possible!) select a new one to do, then blog about the experience. (Edit: in retrospect, ‘every week’ was a little ambitious 😉 )

What is on the list?

Happily, we ended up with a blend of creative, hands-on activities; relaxing, fun ways to unwind; and a number of more involved mini-projects.

Most will be a single day or evening activity, but some will take days or even weeks to complete. Rob and I will do many of them together and on occasion we will involve our two children. I will introduce you to some of my friends along the way too, when we do the activities that they have inspired me to try.

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