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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Why becoming a zero waste, vegan, minimalist is not the solution to all our problems all of the time

Wouldn’t it be great if we stopped destroying the rainforests, the plastic from the seas was removed and no more was ever added again, endangered species were no longer endangered and climate change was halted? So many of us are really hoping and praying that these things will happen, that we haven’t already gone too
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Week 2 of the #stillgood decluttering challenge!

Last week was the start of the #stillgood decluttering challenge and the plan was to declutter our drinks cupboards, work out what was #stillgood, what had to go and what needed using up! Did you take part? How did it go for you? I found three very out of date drinks including a carton of orange juice,
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Take the #stillgood decluttering challenge!

When was the last time you had a good rummage around your food and drink supplies to see what needs using up and what needs to go? This month I am setting you the challenge of having a good clear out and working out what is #stillgood! Hopefully the challenge will save you some money,
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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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10 alternative uses for old toiletry, shaver and makeup bags

Even if you have never bought a make up or toiletry bag in your life, it is difficult to avoid them because so many people give bags filled with toiletries as gifts. I have a drawer full of toiletry bags, many of which have sat there for years doing nothing because they were too big
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10 ways to say goodbye to the January blues!

Are you feeling a bit blue? Well if you are, you are not alone – it’s that time of year. Today is Blue Monday – a day randomly labelled the most depressing in January. It might be made up, but lots of people do suffer from the January blues. So before you decide to h*ll
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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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Intelligent or remote heating controls – what’s the point?

Remote heating controls are all the rage at the minute, with Nest now available in the UK, Tado having been around for a little while and British Gas’s Hive being pushed really hard on the radio and TV as well as a growing number of lesser known alternatives. So what’s the point of an internet connected heating
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