Month: July 2018

Unicorn of eco doom
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Toys with feathers in are not a good vegan choice

I have just learnt something that I thought might be true – choosing toys and accessories with feathers in them is not a good idea if I’m trying to do my eco best. This has been on my mind for a couple of weeks when I noticed a unicorn pen I bought Joni had feathers […]

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Empty burger box
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Preach for the vegan food in Church

I may have reached ‘peak-pun’ with this title. And what a lovely place to be! Church is a new ‘barcade’ (I don’t know why but that word makes my toes curl all the way up to my knees) in Kelham Island and is very handily just 5 minutes walk away from where Andrew and me […]

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Plastic cup bin
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Back to Millhouses Park Cafe

On Sunday, my mum, the kids and me went to Millhouses Park – we got there at about 8.30am as children don’t like lie-ins, or sleeping much at all. Last time we went to the cafe here, I had an eco-shame spiral when I ordered a soya milkshake and it came in a plastic cup, […]

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Gusto's vegan cake
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Plastic cups Vs vegan cake at Gusto’s

Since making more of a conscious effort to make decisions that are better for the environment, I’ve noticed two things that keep coming up: – all milkshakes and smoothies in cafes are served in plastic cups, with plastic lids and plastic straws – it’s difficult to balance out this single use plastic with the environmental […]

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Oreos milk
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Bad biscuit decisions

Yesterday, on the way into work I popped into Poundland and bought some Oreos and Lotus Biscoff biscuits. Both are vegan and both are very mediocre biscuits. They’re are no Hobnob, but sadly the days of yummy, crunchy, chunky chocolate coated biscuits are over. They are both vegan but that’s where the eco benefits end. […]

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Lazy bread
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Cheating with quick bread

Ah, bread. The thing I love most in the world, even on a par with my husband and children. Bread is amazing. However, bread comes in plastic bags and a lot of it has palm oil in it. Both of which are a no-no now I’m trying to be an eco goddess. Giving up bread […]

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Nappies

Ditching the night nappies

I’ve been reading up on the horrors of nappies recently and come across such guilt-inducing gems like these: Disposable nappies take 500 years to decompose They need over 44 times more natural resources to make when compared to reusable nappies We have two children who wear disposable nappies, so that’s a lot of waste going […]

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Unwrapped vegan ice cream
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The highs and lows of an eco Bridlington trip

This weekend Joni and I went to Bridlington for the weekend to see my mum. We’re very lucky that my mum lives by the sea as, as everyone knows, kids love everything about the seaside. For reasons too irrelevant to go into in this post Joni and I went by train (eco-friendly tick there) and […]

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Veggies
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Big shop revisited

So, we tried ordering our weekly shop online to save money, food waste and buying stuff we don’t need in general. After 3 online shops we’ve decided to stop as I’m not organised enough to buy stuff before it runs out, so we ended up doing lots of mini shops for top up food. The […]

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Ham
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Ham

I feel so guilty I can’t even think of a good title or a bad pun for this post. I’ll just get it over with. I bought cheap ham from Heron Frozen Foods.     I have yet to find the balance between ‘I’m such a laidback vegan I buy meat for my kids and […]

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