The do’s and don’ts of assembling a DIY thermal/ heat retention cooker.

Note: I have added an affiliate link in this post, which is marked with an asterix. This is the third in a series of posts about saucepans and slow cooker alternatives (read post 1 here and post 2 here). I have been trying to work out if I can slow cook food without the help of any special
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Can I earn £10,000 in a year without getting a job?

I love my life.  I enjoy being able to be around for my kids whenever they need me.  I also like being able to spend the time when they are at school doing the things I need to do to run the house and the things I want to do like writing this blog or
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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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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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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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Interview with Polythene Pam of Plastic Is Rubbish!

Throughout July I tried really hard to give up single use plastic, but it wasn’t easy as so many things contain plastic. Although I struggled, it was great to know that I wasn’t doing it alone and I was really inspired by other UK bloggers going plastic free too. Polythene Pam is one of those
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A weeks worth of rubbish!

Zero Waste Week 2014 ran from 1st September to 7th September and I pledged to throw nothing away during the week.  I didn’t want to make life too difficult though so I carried on as normal, but kept any rubbish that I would have thrown away. I haven’t had time to blog about what happened
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Back to blogging and houseswapping tales!

It seems like forever since I last blogged, but it has only been four weeks! I have really enjoyed my break from blogging and the summer holidays have been great. We have had lots of play dates, visited family and we did our first house swap! We went and stayed in a house in the
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Plastic diary – Days 4 to 7 of Plastic Free July

My plastic free diary continues.  If you missed days 1 to 3 catch up with them here! Day 4 – Friday Today’s successes: No single use plastics used or thrown away by me today (not counting the hairbrush prong)- yippee! I did a very nearly plastic free shop (except for cucumbers).  I bought salmon from
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