My daughter said to me the other day “I want to live more like you used to. I want to be less digitalised and not always be on my ipod or on the computer.” Specifially actually she was talking to me about the lost art of letter writing and asked if I could show her… Read More 10 reasons to get your kids outdoors!
I watched a documentary this week aptly entitled “What a Waste” about how in the UK alone we throw away almost 7 million tons of food each year. I had actually read this headline previously in the newspaper following a campaign run by the Government called Wrap (Waste & Resources Action Programme) which revealed the extent… Read More Waste Not Want Not!
I have been using “green” household cleaning products for a couple of years now. This was a gradual process of replacing previously used products as and when they ran out and in the meantime searching for reasonably priced products that were kinder to the environment but also to my pocket! To be honest I’ve only… Read More Greener Cleaning: the “whys” and the “how-tos”
Looks horrible doesn’t it? All that waste just dumped on landfill. I think the more you “get into” recycling the more preoccupied you get with this mental image of what you throw away ending up just laying there rotting (or not rotting as the case may be) on landfill. I know this is the case for… Read More Some thoughts on waste and our ‘throw-away’ society
I am somewhat anal when it comes to recycling and very proud of it too as it’s one small thing that we can all easily do that when lumped all together will make a big difference. Take a moment to read through the above table of decomposition and I challenge you not to be a… Read More Every little helps….(aka recycle, recycle, recycle!!)
This week I started reading The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone and I can barely put into words how gripped I am by this book. Truth is it’s the first book I haven’t been able to put down in a long time and I LOVE to buy books – I just don’t have the time (or rather… Read More Living the Kind Life – finding your inner vegan
When I was in my late-teens to early twenties I was a sun-worshipper extraordinaire! I was of the “20 minutes on the front, 20 minutes on the back” brigade and one summer I even remember oiling myself up with Hawaiian Tropic – something like factor 2!! The horror! But I think we were all doing… Read More Sun safety: the greener way