Before I set off with my new year’s resolutions for 2018 it’s worth taking stock of how last year’s experiments went. I’ve always tried to live sustainably but it wasn’t until 2017 that i had the time and energy to invest in it. At first i was overwhelmed by the conflicting information out there and […]
Well I had, and am continuing to have, a wonderful Christmas. I’ve purposely done less preparing this year and it’s paid off in terms of lots of downtime to slob around the house in my pj’s eating lots of delicious cheese and chocolate and binge watching Christmas TV and movies. I am generally a very […]
Obviously the most sustainable gift would be one that doesn’t create any waste at all, like your time. Strangely this gift doesn’t go down very well with my kin. Next is the gift of experience. I’ve tried experience gifts over the years and they’ve been met with mixed feelings. Some have been tremendously well received while […]
I promise not to bombard you Chrimbo posts but realistically if you’re hoping to make some presents this year you’ll need to get moving and so here is some early inspiration to help get you organised. One bit of advice; don’t overload yourself with making handmade presents for everyone. Just pick one or two, otherwise […]
I love a good party, and to be honest I like the planning as much as the attending. My life doesn’t currently lend itself to night-time parties so we tend to invite people over to daytime treats instead. Not as often as I’d like as something always seems to get in the way, but I suppose that’s […]
I’m depressed. Just calculated my carbon footprint with Global Footprint Network and despite eating less meat, driving an electric car and working towards zero waste the app estimates that we’d need 3.6 earths if everyone lived like me. Eeek!
Trying to live more sustainably has meant saying goodbye to some of our favourite foodstuff, or at least seeing them less frequently. This has often been beneficial to our health, waistlines and pockets but it doesn’t make the farewell any easier. One of those things has been pies and pastry because I haven’t been able to […]
It happens all to often. We have the best of intentions and then life interrupts. We swore we’d start growing veg this year and never quite got around to it. Well it’s not too late so I’m setting you a challenge; before Hallowe’en plant some garlic. They’re super easy to grow and now is the perfect time to […]
Maybe it was that quirky TV sitcom from the seventies; The Good Life, that led to my hankering for a life of self-sufficiency. It’s a hankering that’s existed for the longest while and one I feed frequently with articles about growing your own fruit and veg, preserving it through the winter and stocking your own pantry with all manner of […]
When you start a new endeavour you typically need to invest a lot of time and money initially. But as time passes you become more accomplished and informed, and more efficient and affective, and more economical in how you spend your time and your money.