5000 apples, a million carrots and a bananas amount of bananas!

Buying in bulk can be a great way to save on money and packaging and there is a fruit and veg wholesaler not that far from me – TG Fruits which I have always intended to go and check out. I wanted to find out if shopping there was a cost effective and practical way to
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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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Plastic Diary days 8 to 13 – no use crying over spilled milk!

I have been known to get emotional over wasted food before (read more here), but this time I managed to keep it together 🙂  This milk got spilled on day 12 of Plastic Free July and is part of a longer milk and now bread related saga…  I started buying milk in glass bottles from
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Peaking too soon and going in the wrong direction

Plastic Free July is just around the corner and right now I’m feeling particularly unenthusiastic about the whole thing (don’t worry though, I’m writing this blog post to cheer myself up about it, as I will feel better once I’ve written about it 🙂 ) A few weeks ago I was in a totally different
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It was such hard work, but would I do it again???

The answer to that question is most likely yes I would, but there are definitely some lessons to be learned for next time.  What was it that I did though? Not content with trying to slow down fashion and preparing for plastic free July (as well as all my other challenges), I decided that it
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 9 and an update

I have already announced my 9th challenge and this time it doesn’t start until the beginning of June.  Just to recap, in case you missed it, the next challenge is to slow down fashion!  I plan to try and create an outfit which is ‘in fashion’, but I don’t plan to buy anything. I am
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Introducing Catchbox!

I have recently signed up to a great local scheme called Catchbox (see their site here). Catchbox is a ‘not for profit, community run co-op’ which connects local fisherman with the people who want to buy the fish they have caught.  You have to pay in advance for a season (which lasts 12 weeks) and can
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The I Quit Blog Fiesta no.12 – oops I nearly forgot!

This month I am running a little late with my I Quit Blog Fiesta, but here it is – better late than never! Two inspirational ladies are taking on two challenges this month and I had to write about both of them. Westywrites is just about to embark on going Supermarket Free for Lent and
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The I Quit Blog Fiesta no. 11

  I’ve made it to the 11th I Quit Blog Fiesta after a little bit of a wobble last month (read more here)! This month it is a party for 3, plus all you lovely readers out there. Westywrites has set herself the challenge of preparing to go single use plastic free for Plastic Free
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