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Plastic Free July – Day Six – A Trip to Chatsworth

How’s this for perspective? If the people who built Chatsworth House 332 years ago got a little thirsty and cracked open a plastic bottle of water, those water bottles would still be around today. Obviously they didn’t have plastic bottles then, simpler times meant the workers probably just drank water straight from a stream. But […]

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How eco-friendly are wellies?

Every year I get caught out by the winter weather. Despite having the experience of thirty-something winters, I’m still surprised when it snows. There’s been multiple occasions when I’ve ventured out in Converse trainers in a snow storm or on ice and fallen (literally) victim to their flimsy soles. Not this year though. This Christmas […]

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Grow your own

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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