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Is disorganisation the real reason for plastic waste?

In my case, yes. I have very good intentions. I want to grow all my food from scratch, then make delicious meals from it that I take to work every day. I want to only ever drink tap water from my reusable bottle. I want to avoid ever buying convenience food when I’m out and […]

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The world’s biggest (and creepiest) allotment

In an attempt to save money, help the environment and smugly share our home grown produce with our friends, Andrew and I have decided to go full Tom and Barbara and rent an allotment. Some of the best memories I have of my Dad are helping him out on his allotment, round the corner from […]

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Bamboo drink
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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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Unknown vegetable
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UFV – Unidentified frying vegetable

The best thing about getting a veg box delivered every week is that we’ve no idea what we’re going to get. Other than the weekly staples of potatoes and carrots, we get given a range of UK grown veggies that, sometimes, I don’t even recognise. This arrived last week:   I thought it was a […]

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How bad is beeswax?

Turns out, pretty bad! Well there’s a suprise. I suffer from eczema flare ups that have seen so bad in the past I’ve had to take antidepressants to cope with the constant itching and sleeplessness and, well, outright despair. Skin Salvation from Pure Potions got rid of the eczema on my face literally overnight. I’ve […]

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Stones and rosemary
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Remembering loved ones without destroying the environment

One thing I’ve noticed since starting this blog is that when I think something might not be eco friendly, it usually isn’t. This isn’t down to my amazing intuition though, I think it’s because most things we do as humans aren’t that good for the environment. Sadly, this also includes dying. This weekend, Andrew, my […]

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End of the worls
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Am I really doing my eco best? Earth Overshoot Day says no

I’ve been getting the guilts recently as I feel I could be doing much more. Not buying Joni strawberries because they come in plastic cartons feels like a good thing to do (for the environment, not for Joni). But really, is that going to make any difference? Well, today, 1st August 2018, is Earth Overshoot […]

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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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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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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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