An Eco Thrifty Update!

Some of our garden harvest last month!
The summer was really busy, with our trip to France and a lovely medieval day out and then September was full throttle! It kicked off with Zero Waste Week, quickly followed by the Shomos and then the MAD Blog Awards! The same weekend as the MAD Blog Awards, I went to a fancy dress party (for adults) and created a batgirl outfit out of some stuff we already had with a bit of embellishment!

I didn’t win anything at the MAD Blog Awards, but thank you to everyone who voted for me and for your support! Since all that madness, I have been taking things a bit easy, but have been getting addicted to Instagram , posting about being batgirl for the day, our annual visit to our local pick your own farm where we got a years supply of onions for about £9, a few homegrown salad pictures and that kind of thing – take a look at my Instagram feed and you will see! I decided to plait some of the onions and absolutely love having my kitchen filled with plaited onions and garlic (we grew the garlic in our garden and harvested it recently too)! We have also been lent a hedgehog tunnel again, which I need to put out in the garden!

Greenmatch recently included me in their list of top environmental influencers which was nice of them – go and check out the list – I found some new blogs to read on there!

I have been trying to write a book for a very long time, but this time I am actually getting somewhere with it – woohoo, which is why it’s been a bit quiet on the blog, as I’m trying to focus on the book!
Over to you lovely readers – what eco friendly thrifty activities have you been up to recently?


  1. I'll have to look into the onion storage. I wonder what else can be stored without need for fridge or freezer?

    We have had a bountiful harvest of runner beans, tomatoes, herbs and raspberries. Next year we'll go for even more – and I want to get some chickens in the New Year. I have also been figuring out a better way to dry washing when the weather is inclement, rather than resorting to the tumble dryer. I now have two clothes horses and a sturdy clothes rail where I hang things directly onto hangers.

  2. Zoe

    I want to learn how to store squashes, but I think it is a bit more complicated than onions! Your harvest sounds yummy and chickens sound exciting!

  3. Congratulations on being the Top Environment Influencers, you've indeed influenced people like me in becoming environmentally friendly and conscious. Good luck with your new book – it is long overdue.

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