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”

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”

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”

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!!”

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”

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. 

Purrrfect……the cat is living sustainably too!

When doing our carbon footprint score with World Wildlife Fund one of the factors that scored against us was having an animal, in our case Suki the cat. At first, I didn’t really understand why this was the case. However after giving this some thought we realised that we were feeding the cat with unrecycleableContinue reading “Purrrfect……the cat is living sustainably too!”