Month: June 2018

Rice and lentils
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Weston Park Museum

Evan had a hospital appointment this morning so afterwards Mum and I headed over to Weston Park Museum with the kids. We went to the cafe first and, as seems to be the norm for me now, I scanned the fridge for the least wasteful container for Joni to have a drink in. She wanted […]

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Sheffield
Trees

Saving a sapling in our street

Last year Sheffield City Council chopped down all but one of the mature trees on our road. Allegedly this was because they were diseased or damaging the kerb so badly that they had to be cut down. Obviously this is all a load of BS and the contractors Amey, cut them down so that they […]

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Cutting waste from cutting drinking

Since realising just how much we’d been spending on our monthly shopping, Andrew and I have been cutting down on drinking, as it seems like an easy thing to cut out to save significant cash. Although it’s primarily for financial reasons, drinking (especially on a week night) does not help with the never-ending tiredness of […]

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Pausa for thought on plastic cutlery

Ah, I love a bad pun. Pausa is the name of the cafe in our local Dunelm Mill. Me and the kids regularly go there with my mum (Nana) as there’s a lot of things to love about this cafe – the staff are lovely, the food and drink is reasonably priced and it’s a […]

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Cafe guilt

This morning we went to Millhouses Park Cafe for a drink as Grandad Neil was racing his miniature yacht on the boating lake. Getting takeout from cafes always has eco-guilt potential – plastic cups, plastic takeout coffee cup lids, plastic straws – choosing the least waste-producing beverage is always tricky. Today had added extra confusion […]

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Hummus

Hummus is a staple in our house: It’s vegan It’s cheap It’s tasty It’s versatile But, eating lots of hummus (at least one tub a week) means producing lots of plastic (at least 1 tub a week, or 54 tubs of non-biogegradable plastic a year). Hummus is easy to make so this week I’ve decided […]

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Big shop plastic

We’ve been trying to save money recently after we noticed that we were spending nearly £600 a month on food and household shopping. £600! This was shocking for many reasons: Myself and my husband are both vegan Our kids are fussy eaters who don’t eat much We don’t have any pets We make our lunch […]

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Toys

The Problem with Plastic Toys

I grew up in the 1980s in Bridlington, a North East seaside town full of amusements, tat shops and fish and chip shops. Amongst these seaside staples was Kirby’s Toyshop. Located on Chapel Street, a trip to this wonderful toy shop was a special event saved only for birthdays. The toys – Barbie, Lego, Sylvanian […]

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Plastic

Why I’m trying to do my eco best

I decided to start this blog as a way to deal with the ever-growing guilt I’ve been feeling about how, simply by being alive, I am damaging the earth. That paragraph sounds like something maudling 15 year old me would have written. But now I’m 37 and I have a house, a car, two children […]

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