A sustainable Christmas

So coming up is the most expensive, stressful and indulgent time of year - you guessed it Christmas! I am not a great lover of Christmas however Mark and Samuel still believes in Father Christmas so I have no escape. These are some of the things we will be trying to do to be as... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Swaps

Throughout the last ten months we have been looking at ways to swap our everyday items for something more sustainable so this is a glimpse into what we have changed and what we haven't! Firstly keeping our bodies clean. We started using soap instead of shower gel and tried to get soap with no packaging... Continue Reading →

Bye bye wormery – hello petition

The wormery is no longer however I did find one lucky surviving worm who has been rehomed next to the wisteria. We are not beaten though! The reason we had to buy a wormery is that our local council in Plymouth doesn't collect food waste. Every other council in Devon does so why aren't we? So... Continue Reading →

Going grey – yikes!!

So this is officially the biggest challenge for me (Jane) to date - I am going to stop dying my hair and let the grey grow through. I know you must be shocked to know that I even dye my hair but I am afraid I have been a slave to the bottle for many... Continue Reading →

Lessons learned from our hols

We are just back after a week's holiday up North and in Somerset seeing lots of family and we probably had our worst time in terms of sustainability since we started the year. The holiday started off badly with both me and Mark being very under the weather and feeling sorry for ourselves - Samuel... Continue Reading →

Please tell me this tastes better than it looks!

I am not sure if this is a joke - is this brown ball thing actually a vegetable? It looks like a alien's brain - surely it has got to taste better than it looks - help us with some ideas! Also our oranges have shrunk....I think fruit and veg knowledge is clearly lacking. 

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