Following on from my last post about plastic waste, I realised that reusable baby wipes were the next thing to get – after all, I’m already washing nappies so why not throw in the wipes while I’m at it? I decided to buy a starter kit from Cheeky Wipes which worked out great for me –…

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Reducing the plastic waste our household produces is something I started doing quite a few years back – originally with my eco-friendly cleaning business, because I was throwing away LOADS of plastic bottles. However, it’s really come into the public eye recently, and people are trying to step up their game in minimising the amount…

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A bit of a gap since my last post, but hey, it wasn’t two years this time… Anyway, Lots Of Things have been going on. The main one is baby-shaped and goes by the name of Aurora. She was born by C-section at only 34 weeks as I had PPROM and Placenta Previa, and the…

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The UK is currently sweltering. Even in the Lakes, which often manages to find the nearest raincloud, we are slowly melting away! With this in mind, my current office is South-facing. There is no blind on the window, and even a fan is doing not a great lot! I’m struggling to do two things in…

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Get Ready for World Oceans Day!  On June 8th 2014, people around the globe will be celebrating this year’s World Oceans Day – this year the theme is “Together we have the power to protect the ocean.” Hundreds of events are planned to help people get involved in solutions for a healthy ocean and society –…

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 runs from the 24th February until 9th March – this year, the aim is to make bananas fair with Foncho… Go over here to sign the petition and meet Foncho; a banana farmer (does that count as rhyming?) who is on a mission to ensure all farmers & workers get a fair…

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We’re hearing here, there and everywhere about the health benefits of starting the day with a virtuous smoothie, so here’s a quick and simple guide to making your own – all when there’s 5 minutes before you have to set off for work! Get a smoothie maker – I love Smoothie 2GO by Kenwood, as…

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September = ripe damsons. Ripe damsons = awesome gin in time for Christmas! I first had a go at this recipe in September 2010, and we cracked open the jar on Christmas Day. From what I can remember, it tasted rather nice. What you will need: Nice generous bowl of damsons (mine are straight off…

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We are rapidly hurtling towards the Autumn Equinox – this means that the daylight hours will soon equal the night ones. Much as I love Autumn, I feel rather gutted about this. If anyone wants to buy me a SAD lamp, I will love you forever.

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A quarter of UK consumers now say they would choose the environmentally friendly, ethical, organic or Fairtrade option when going shopping. Despite income struggles, those surveyed were three times more likely to shop ethical than in 2011 – even if the products they bought cost more than their un-friendly counterparts.

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