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How to have a fabulous and eco friendly Christmas

How to have a fabulous and eco friendly Christmas

Have a wonderful and eco friendly Christmas! It’s been a challenging year in 2021, and we are all looking forward to some well deserved holiday time over Christmas and summer. As well as having a fabulous time with family and friends, we can also do 

Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Save money, find cool treasures, and reduce waste – so much to love about second hand shopping. Resisting the urge to buy so many new ‘things’ Every little thing that we use and that we throw away in our lives has a footprint on the 

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Plastic is part of our everyday life. It’s only been since the 1960s that plastic has been in wide use, yet now it’s hard to avoid. There are hidden plastics in many surprising household items. As a material, plastic makes many things in modern life 

What are more eco friendly alternatives to cling film?

What are more eco friendly alternatives to cling film?

Try these 5 reusable alternatives to cling film Alternatives to cling film Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens. It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling film usually gets thrown in the rubbish bin, so 

Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden this Spring

Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden this Spring

Get out in the garden this spring, and grow some useful flowers and veges. It’s satisfying, saves money, and reduces packaging if you can grow even a few flowers and vegetables at home. In spring, the soil in the garden starts to warm up, and 

Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Take up the Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge and make a few small changes to your buying habits… Are you taking part in the Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge? Everyone is at different places in their relationship with plastic products and packaging. Maybe it feels 

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Store and preserve any excess fruit and vegetables, to use in months when there isn’t as much to harvest from your garden. Storing your harvest is a great way to deal with surplus vegetables, for use in the months when there isn’t so much growing 

Pumpkin Soup recipe, easy slow cooker method

Pumpkin Soup recipe, easy slow cooker method

A delicious and easy pumpkin soup, made in the slow cooker This autumn, I was lucky to get a harvest of five pumpkins, from a plant that self seeded in the compost bin. Must have been happy there, as the pumpkins are huge! Pumpkin soup 

How to live a lower waste life – the basics

How to live a lower waste life – the basics

Here are 12 ways to live with less rubbish, and move towards a Low Waste lifestyle Living a lower waste life doesn’t mean giving up all your favorite treats and luxuries. It just means taking a more conscious approach to what you buy, and thinking 

Zucchini Recipes: 2 delicious and easy recipes for you to try

Zucchini Recipes: 2 delicious and easy recipes for you to try

Use up all those zucchini from your garden with these two easy and tasty recipes. It’s the time of year when the garden is overflowing with zucchini. I planted five plants this summer, which are producing 2-3 zucchini a week. So we have a LOT of