Quitting my Chapstick habit

So this may be a very odd thing to talk about and please don’t think I am being flippant but I was addicted to Chapstick. When I was a teenager I had really bad eczema and suffered from recurrent cold sores which was quite unsightly, especially once I got braces as well. When I was 15Continue reading “Quitting my Chapstick habit”

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”

New job for Mark – saving the planet (ish..)

Some of you have been asking what it is Mark is doing and where is he working. Well it is not hush hush, so not James Bond style, saving the world against Dr Evil or anything like that, but it is nearly as exciting. Mark now works as the Estates Director for Westcountry Schools Trust,Continue reading “New job for Mark – saving the planet (ish..)”

Consumerism – whose fault is it anyway?

It was with great sadness I read the news yesterday from the International Panel on Climate Change about how little time there is to prevent a global warming catastrophe. I read the recommendations which all centred around what we as individuals should be doing eg. eating less meat, walking instead of taking the car andContinue reading “Consumerism – whose fault is it anyway?”

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”