Does going zero waste mean you can’t have fun?

Holidays, ‘special’ days like Christmas, New Years Eve, Halloween, festivals, parties, sports events and more can be the cause of a lot of waste. For people who try really hard most of the year not to produce waste they can be a bit of a nightmare. Added to that there is often a lot of
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Brighton Fashion Week went all the way with sustainable fashion!

It was Brighton Fashion Week last weekend and every single event had sustainability at it’s core. There were talks, upcycling workshops, debates, a competition to see who could create the best piece of clothing out of rubbish, catwalks and a clothes swap. I would have loved to go to all the events, but I couldn’t
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Mmm a nice relaxing bath of cucumbers and courgettes!

Raised beds are a great way to grow vegetables. They keep everything growing where it is meant to be, are easy to maintain and slow the slugs down (a bit). A few years ago my husband made some for our kitchen garden and I asked myself the question of whether it was cost effective to
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Introducing Caspar the friendly tent and how to get camping equipment for free!

We got this beautiful French 70’s tent from Freecycle (labelled Tentes Caspar) a while ago and had a lovely time camping in it over the weekend with a big group of families from my kids’s school.  We had a rather more modern tent which we used last year camping but it was very cosy with
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Sad news and 11 handbags

My grandma died recently. She was 90 when she died and she was an absolute inspiration to me.  She was happily married for over 60 years and lived to see three of her great grandchildren. She lived at home looking after herself almost until the end and she was a loyal friend with a couple
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Why You are in the Pocket of Big Recycling

I don’t usually publish guest posts on my blog, but I found this one really interesting.  I have the mantra ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ (in that order) at the back of my mind, but I generally think in terms of the options available to me i.e. what I can do at home. This article got me
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I’ve lost count…

I’m on day 17 of the Minimalism Game (read more here) and I’m really starting to see the benefits.  I had a good clear out of one of my kitchen cupboards recently and it was so satisfying.  It was overflowing with things I have been saving for recycling and things that I hardly ever use.  Now
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I just couldn’t resist…

You know me – always up for a challenge!  Well you would have thought that having bought nothing for myself for 10 (now 11) months and trying to give things away daily for 9 months there shouldn’t be much that I have left to get rid of.  However surprisingly I have loads of stuff that should really
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Purple cauliflowers and a water pistol!

Since finishing my year of eco challenges, I still haven’t stepped foot in a supermarket and when I did my food shopping the other day I found two quite unexpected things at my local grocers – purple cauliflowers and a water pistol! I’ve never seen either of these things there before and in the spirit
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The end of My Year of Eco Challenges!!!

My Year of Eco Challenges has come to an end!!!  It’s been an amazing year, full of adventures, changed habits and money saved. I’ve pushed myself to the limits in some ways and still have so much more to do in others. My year would not have been what it was without the support of
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