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 … Continue reading Holidays, Sustainability and Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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 … Continue reading The Sustainable Dinner party
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 … Continue reading Updates from the Bullard family
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 … Continue reading Going grey – yikes!!
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 – Samuel was fit and healthy though! On a positive note Mark bought a new reusable coffee cup at Gloucester services but it went downhill from then on. He decided to present the cup to me in the cardboard wrapping, but when asked for the coffee it … Continue reading Lessons learned from our hols
Since starting our year we have often been asked “What exactly are you buying now?” “What is different?” So this blog is trying to explain where we are up to – we are not totally there yet – wherever there … Continue reading My day of shopping
It had to happen – we are now making our own bread! Mark and Samuel love bread so I found a second hand bread maker and managed to get it for £15 – bargain. Both the boys are really into … Continue reading The bread makers