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 … Continue reading Lessons learned about Christmas tree shopping
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 as sustainable as possible this year: Christmas tree and decorations We always have a debate every year about whether to buy a fake one (Jane) in the sales or get a real one (Mark). After some research it seems going for the real thing is the … Continue reading A sustainable Christmas
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
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 and supermarket bags abound! However all is not lost as the French have made it much easier for us – public recycling bins on every street corner, compostible bags for the fruit and veg in the supermarket, 100% recycled shopping bags “sac vert” and reusable cups on … Continue reading Vive la France!
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 … Continue reading Thinking about our waste
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 … Continue reading Welcome to our new residents – William and friends