Sustainable Ethical Candles

Pinpoints of light shining out from the blackness of early nights is one of my favourite sights during winter. There is something primeval about the need to illuminate our environs, it lifts the spirit and is a great source of joy for me. Nowadays such a vision is typically created with fairy lights but we’ve […]

Sustainable Ethical Gifts

So for those of us who haven’t yet moved to a gift-free Christmas here’s the third in my series of posts on sustainable ethical gifts. The list includes items made from existing materials, low or package-free items or gadgets to extend the life of stuff. If none of these float your boat there are more […]

Sustainable Ethical Toys – Updated 5th Dec 2018

First and foremost I want to apologise in advance for the forthcoming series of ‘shopping’ blog posts that will be entering your inbox over the next few weeks. As much as I hate the consumerism that has become synonymous with Christmas I can’t ignore it. So acknowledging defeat I’ve decided that the best option might […]

Handmade Toys & Gifts

Halloween is over so I’m feeling kinda safe about writing a Christmas post now. It may seem weeks off (7 and a bit to be exact) but if you’re hoping to make a few gifts this year you’ll need to get your skates on.  I don’t buy gifts for anyone outside of my immediate family […]