Lessons learned about Christmas tree shopping

Note to self: A Christmas tree in a field looks much smaller than a Christmas tree in a front room! Yesterday we trotted off to Ashburton Christmas tree farm and it was fab! There were loads if different height trees and we found a lovely one. A lovely man cut it down and rammed itContinue reading “Lessons learned about Christmas tree shopping”

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 asContinue reading “A sustainable Christmas”

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 packagingContinue reading “Sustainable Swaps”

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 ofContinue reading “Kent and clothes shopping”

Holidays, Sustainability and Blackpool Pleasure Beach

When we started our year of living sustainably we had visions of our summer holiday being very environmentally friendly perhaps camping in a yurt and swimming in a nearby river, nutritious meals cooked on an open fire with foraged food from the forest……you get the picture! As with all of life there is compromise soContinue reading “Holidays, Sustainability and Blackpool Pleasure Beach”

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? SoContinue reading “Bye bye wormery – hello petition”

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’mContinue reading “The Sustainable Dinner party”

Local heroes

Sustainable wine tasting Last night we had a fab night wine tasting from a local organic vineyard owner – it was so much fun and really interesting for geeks like us. The owner and his wife, Eric and Petra Sage were so entertaining and the wine was so good too! They have been there forContinue reading “Local heroes”

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 andContinue reading “Vive la France!”

Moon cups – sustainable sanitary wear

Jane has very kindly allowed me to take over her blog for a bit to talk about the wonderful, and much under-discussed topic of periods – or more precisely, sanitary protection . She’s given me a few questions to start me off, so please put aside your squeamishness and your embarrassment for 5 minutes andContinue reading “Moon cups – sustainable sanitary wear”