By my own admission I tend to avoid the news like the plague. I don’t read newspapers, I don’t watch the news on TV and while I often see “headlines” on the internet I don’t tend to read the news stories, however, it has been impossible to avoid hearing about the alarming news concerning climate change and how… Read More Climate change: what can I do to help?
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
A few months back my daughter came home with a tiny broad bean plant she’d planted at school. They had planted it in some soil inside a pot fashioned out of newspaper – very ingenious. We placed it on our kitchen window sill (a nice sunny spot) and kind of just left it, or rather,… Read More How does your garden grow?
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!!)
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
I shock myself at my ignorance sometimes. I feel like I spent the first 36 years of my life wandering around the planet with my eyes and ears closed. Putting food into my mouth without stopping to think about where it came from or how it got there other than that I’d bought it nicely shrink-wrapped… Read More Organic meat: what’s the beef?