Sheffield

Plastic free deli
Climate change
Plastic

Plastic Free July – Day One

I’ve decided to go plastic free in July. Apparently this is a thing. I’d never heard about Plastic Free July until someone mentioned it to me a few weeks ago. Why July? Who knows, but it seems like perfect timing to me. I’ve reduced the amount of single use plastic I buy by quite a […]

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Transport

Easing the carbon guilt by walking to nursery

Andrew started working from home last week, to finally finish his Kickstarter-funded never-ending video game. This has meant that I’ve had to do the nursery run on my own. This involves getting the kids in the car, a not so simple task when we’re involved in complex, tear-inducing negotiations about car snacks and footwear, and […]

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Food
Sheffield
Sheffield cafes

Vegan brunch to munch at Forge Bakehouse

Forge Bakehouse on Abbeydale Road looks like a Pinterest interiors page: Terrariums – check Reclaimed wooden tables and chairs – check Bottles used as decoration – check Lightbulbs in metal cages – check It’s full of hip coffee house clichés but it works and it actually makes it a welcoming and comfortable place to eat. […]

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Lunchtime litter picking
Litter
Sheffield

Lunchtime litter picking round Kelham Island

I’ve worked in Neepsend, just near Kelham Island, for six years. We lived in a little flat in Kelham Island for three years and moved out in 2016. As well as being the most up and coming area of Sheffield, it’s also one of the most littered. Every day we walk past such delights as […]

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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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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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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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