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... Continue Reading →
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 buy... Continue Reading →
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 is! Mark keeps complaining the fridge is empty and it is definitely emptier from the... Continue Reading →
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 their... Continue Reading →
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.
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 to... Continue Reading →
It seems the another sustainable thing to do, according to our carbon footprint, is to get a 100% green electricity supplier. I thought I would wait until our Co-op deal ended in May but then I got annoyed as Co-op were advertising £100 off flights to use them! Anyway went on U-Switch and found Bulb... Continue Reading →