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 →

Kent and clothes shopping

Well what a fantastic summer - we have had a ball!! Perhaps not the most sustainable holidays ever but we spent the time with our amazing friends and family and giving and receiving a lot of love -ahhh! Our most recent trip to Kent was great and we stayed in the middle of nowhere of... Continue Reading →

The Sustainable Dinner party

Guest blog from Claire Turbutt: So the reason I’m writing this blog is that I invited Jane and Mark to a dinner party, I hadn’t chosen the theme at the time of the invite and Jane ‘convinced’ me to hold a sustainable dinner party. I didn’t know what I’d let myself in for! So I’m... Continue Reading →

Vive la France!

As dedicated sustainability bloggers holidays don’t stop our drive to be more eco friendly….. or so we thought. Being in a foreign country in a caravan we cannot be quite as prepared as at home, then we quite frankly completely forget – well we are after all on holiday – takeaway cups, plastic straws and... 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 →

Make do and mend

Another part of the sustainability story is making do with what you already have and mending it if possible. I always remember my Gran darning socks and clothes and she always had covers on the sofa to stop the arms and headrests getting worn. Maybe as things are becoming cheaper it is easier to buy... Continue Reading →

My day of shopping

Since starting our year we have often been asked "What exactly are you buying now?" "What is different?" So this blog is trying to explain where we are up to - we are not totally there yet - wherever there is! Mark keeps complaining the fridge is empty and it is definitely emptier from the... Continue Reading →

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