When is £1 worth more than a pound?

When is £1 worth more than a pound? It sounds like the opening line of a cheesy joke, but actually £1 really can sometimes be worth more than it’s face value. Over the years the pound coin has been stamped with loads of different designs and some coins with errors on them or rare designs
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When is wasting stuff a good thing?

Trying to go zero waste is a great challenge to take on and a brilliant direction to head towards, but in real life actually creating absolutely zero waste is not achievable and I don’t think it is always desirable. In some circumstances waste can be a good thing. For example: Let your kids waste food.
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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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Feeling the strain…

I know that the best way to treat obstacles are as if they were stepping stones and I know that some of the best discoveries are made when I can’t do what I would usually do/ from making mistakes, but recently everything seems to be going wrong and I really feel like having a great
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A month of the Rubbish Diet!

My eco challenge for this month was to slim my bin (i.e. throw less away) by undertaking The Rubbish Diet.  I received four emails over the month and was quite pleased to see I was already doing most of the things they suggested.  We aren’t throwing much away, only needing to put our bin out
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 5!

  For anyone who hasn’t read about My Year of Eco Challenges before I have been setting myself a new challenge each month since September 2013 and so far I have pledged to continue each of my current challenges until the end of the challenge year. They include giving up shampoo, not shopping in supermarkets, buying nothing new
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Week 2 of giving…

Over the last week, I have constantly wondered what I can give each day and it hasn’t felt very easy.  I read an article about giving to strangers (can’t find it now) and it talked about giving smiles and compliments. Well I tried smiling at people when out and and about and first of all,
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I’ve decided to give it away!

Well Zero Waste Week came and went and in all honestly there wasn’t much zero about the waste in our household.  Meals were thrown on the floor, food went off and some of my experiments of making food I don’t usually cook didn’t work out that well e.g gluten free pizza and lentil burgers.  Some did
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Use it up tuna, runner bean and kohlrabi lasagna recipe!

I made this lasagna to use up the ingredients I had and to avoid food waste, but it was so good that I will definitely be making it again!  To remind myself and in case any of you guys want to have a go, this is how I did it: Ingredients: Tomato sauce  White sauce (you will
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What a lovely way to start the day and more on Zero Waste Week!

My parents moved house last year and when they left they dug up their fig tree and gave it to us.  My wonderful husband planted it in our garden and today for the first time I ate not one but two home grown figs!  Such a great way to start the day! In other news,
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