Pants! (Or more specifically, nappies)

This post is a special one, although it may not interest those of you who don’t have small children, because nappies is where I feel my eco journey began. I always felt guilty about the weekly sack of disposable nappies we got through when Toddler-monster […]

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Local Milk

We are lucky enough to live down the road from an organic dairy and we started ordering milk from them a couple of years ago when we moved house. I love the fact that the milkman/lady comes and we receive milk in recycled glass bottles, […]

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Spring Time Eats!

Over the last month or two I’ve been trying to design our weekly meal plans around more seasonal vegetables. I have focused mainly on the vegetables as a managable first step, but I’ve also cut down our fruit to simply apples, satsumas and bananas rather […]

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Slow Cooker Meals

18 months ago we decided to invest in solar panels. We were fortunate enough to be in a position to buy our panels outright which meant we got a pretty good deal with respect to selling electricity back to the grid. We receive a payment […]

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Grow your own herbs!

One of my aims is to reduce the amount of plastic packaging we use and I’m now finding myself continually looking round the house and trying to think of alternatives. I love using fresh herbs in cooking. We have mint, thyme, oregano and chives growing […]

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Make your own dishcloths!

Here’s a simple little project which sums up the essence of this blog; simple little changes which create little inconvenience but gradually make a difference. I now spend a fair bit of time looking at elements of our home life which use plastic and asking […]

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Seasonal Eating

I set myself a task of beginning to learn a little more about seasonal foods. Having had an allotment for a few years I have a rough feel for what’s ready when, but up until now I have to admit I haven’t applied it very […]

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Fruit and Vegetables

The first project I’d like to write about is a foodie one. Since the arrival of our munchkins we have embraced online supermarket deliveries. I adore the time this saves me and I do not at all miss having to drag small children round a […]

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