Don’t let wasps ruin your lunch!

Wasps are not the most popular buzzy creatures out there. They have a pretty terrible reputation for ruining alfresco summer meals and some are killing honey bees, but wasps are not always annoying and they are not all villains. In fact they are actually really beneficial in gardens.  If you garden, wasps are among your
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3 alternatives to ladles and scoops you probably already own!

We used to have a plastic ladle but in a drive to rid my kitchen of plastic I replaced it with a metal ladle. I used the ladle for scooping porridge out of our bulk bought sack of porridge to top up a tupperware container and for serving soup, stews and sauces.  Our metal ladle
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A brilliant and simple trick to make the cutlery holder in your dishwasher live longer!

We’ve had our dishwasher for several years and over that time the plastic cutlery holder has developed a few holes. I try to always put knives and forks in pointy ends up to stop them from damaging the base, but something must have gone wrong somewhere! I found it so annoying trying not to use
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How to eat an entire squash or pumpkin with nothing wasted!

The season of gourds, ghouls, pumpkins, squashes and ghosts is upon us and there is so much you can do with these colourful fruits other than carving scary faces into them  (I want to call them vegetables, but apparently they are technically fruits) There are loads of recipes out there for how to use them
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Zero Waste Week 2016 Day 4!

It’s day four of Zero Waste Week and I have to report some food went to waste today dun dun duh! Breakfast was ok – we had the usual porridge and banana with the banana peels going in the compost. A friend dropped off some eggs mid morning – I run a group where we
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Zero Waste Week 2016 Day 3

It’s day 3 of zero waste week 2016, the theme being food waste this year!  Last night I got invited to host #MondayMoneyUK by Andy from @UKMoneybloggers on Twitter. It was the busiest hour on Twitter I’ve ever experienced, but it was fun – thanks to Andy for organising it! I asked 5 questions along
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Eurocamp La Pointe St Gilles campsite – a green review!

Picture provided by Eurocamp Eurocamp recently sent my family and I to review La Pointe St Gilles Campsite in the beautiful beach resort of Benodet. Whilst I was there I wanted to find out how the environment is taken into consideration on site, so I asked a lot of questions! What I thought they did well: The
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Beautiful Benodet in Brittany!

Have you ever been to Brittany or thought about going on holiday there?  I have to admit I hadn’t until Eurocamp got in touch recently asking me if myself and my family wanted to take a trip to review the Green Key awarded La Pointe St. Gilles Campsite in Benodet this summer. Having now spent a
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Wildlife in our garden and easy ways to help your local wildlife!

My reasons for being eco-friendly mainly centre around wanting a healthy and happy future for myself and generations to come and my way of approaching it so far has mainly involved thinking about reducing the rubbish my household produces, trying to source sustainable products and trying to make the most of everything I have. I’ve
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5 years of Eco Thrifty Living!

This day 5 years ago Eco Thrifty Living was born! I’m feeling very Victor Meldrew about the whole thing i.e. ‘I can’t believe it’ and I know it is a total cliche, but I really can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 5 years now. I can believe it because obviously I knew I’ve been doing
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