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”

Holidays, Sustainability and Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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 from the forest……you get the picture! As with all of life there is compromise soContinue reading “Holidays, Sustainability and Blackpool Pleasure Beach”

The Sustainable Dinner party

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 a sustainable dinner party. I didn’t know what I’d let myself in for! So I’mContinue reading “The Sustainable Dinner party”

Vive la France!

As dedicated sustainability bloggers holidays don’t stop our drive to be more eco friendly….. or so we thought. Being in a foreign country in a caravan we cannot be quite as prepared as at home, then we quite frankly completely forget – well we are after all on holiday – takeaway cups, plastic straws andContinue reading “Vive la France!”

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”

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”