Updates from the Bullard family

Well what a month – redundancy, death of the worms and more grey hair! Redundancy – We have had a bit of a shock this month as Mark has been made redundant – it was out of the blue and very unexpected so it has taken a bit of adjustment to say the least. SinceContinue reading “Updates from the Bullard family”

Thinking about our waste

After our visit to the Energy from Waste plant and learning about the waste hierarchy we have been thinking about what is out there to help us get better with our waste. So here goes… Reduce  Since we started our journey we have made a really good start at reducing the amount of plastic weContinue reading “Thinking about our waste”

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 manyContinue reading “Going grey – yikes!!”

Our visit to the Energy from Waste (EfW) plant

I had last Friday off work and my friend (also called Jane) suggested we have a spa day – yippee! However we also had the chance to go round the Energy from Waste plant in Devonport so after a little persuasion and the promise of lunch the two Janes went off to meet another JaneContinue reading “Our visit to the Energy from Waste (EfW) plant”

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 – SamuelContinue reading “Lessons learned from our hols”

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 buyContinue reading “Make do and mend”

Our local butchers has gone back to paper.

A lovely visit to our local butcher today and so pleased as they have gone back to greaseproof paper and paper bags! It is fantastic and shows that it can be done. Both Craig and Maria (pictured) who run Plympton Gribbles are really enthusiastic and although it take a little longer they say all theirContinue reading “Our local butchers has gone back to paper.”

Welcome to our new residents – William and friends

Today we welcomed William, Wilhema, Wanda, Woody and friends to our family – we have built them their own wing in an attractive recycled plastic box in a sheltered corner of the garden. Guessed what it is yet? – a wormery!! Yes we bought it new (I know!) but we couldn’t face making our ownContinue reading “Welcome to our new residents – William and friends”

Please tell me this tastes better than it looks!

I am not sure if this is a joke – is this brown ball thing actually a vegetable? It looks like a alien’s brain – surely it has got to taste better than it looks – help us with some ideas! Also our oranges have shrunk….I think fruit and veg knowledge is clearly lacking. 

Seriously….reusable toilet paper!

I have been reading lots of other sustainability blogs over the last few weeks and this may be the most challenging yet…..could we switch to reusable toilet paper or “family cloths”? There are a fair few sites and options out there but I do wonder whether using toilet paper really affects our carbon footprint toContinue reading “Seriously….reusable toilet paper!”