Month: September 2018

Food
Plastic

Tesco – Fine purveyors of palm oil and plastic

I did an emergency run to Tesco this lunchtime as Andrew had been away all weekend so we hadn’t done the big shop. Both kids are in an eating mood at the moment (some days they only want to eat half a baked bean between them) so I needed something for their packed lunches. Trying […]

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Bamboo drink
Sheffield
Uncategorized

Making little eco changes makes a better day

Sometimes starting small is the only way. I have a vision where I email every food manufacturer in the UK and my persistence and hard-line questioning forces them to give up palm oil. Sadly, I am a working mum of two so while I do plan to do this, at the moment, I can’t. There […]

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Oreo scrumington
Food

Finding a balance, when everything is bad

As I’ve discovered since starting this blog – every lifestyle choice I make has some kind of negative impact on the environment. My aim is to make a choice that has the least impact, but why does this still make me feel so guilty? Today I have the afternoon off work so I booked a […]

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Dress up dolls
Toys

Christ!(mas) – shopping is starting already

I’ve always loved Christmas. The cheesy songs, the actual cheese (though not this year again, sadly), the presents, the sense of magic. What I don’t like about Christmas is the mass consumerism and the near-desperation of brands that go all out the make you buy more stuff. This year we’ve made a decision to have […]

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Bhaji burger
Food
Sheffield cafes

DINA Diner for dinner in Sheffield city centre

Today, Joni, Evan and I took the quarterly pilgrimage to Sheffield city centre to buy over-priced children’s shoes. We met Aunty Katie, as every mother knows, taking two toddlers shoe shopping solo is going to end in tears all round. After spending £34 on a pair of shoes that barely fit in my palm for […]

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Bamboo toothbrush
Plastic

The old bamboo toothbrush

I’ve always been very proud of my teeth. They’re straight and white with minimal effort on my part and, until recently, a trip to the dentist has been a smug delight for me. That all changed at a recent dentist appointment when the dentist told me I had a ‘sizeable cavity’ on one of my […]

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