Monthly Archives: June 2014

Shopping plastic free, or trying to!

After my plastic audit I decided to make more of a conscious effort to avoid plastics in my shopping today. I didn’t get to plastic free but I did make some changes for the better. Here’s how I did Vegetables … Continue reading

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How much energy does your home use when it is sleeping?

Lindsay at Treading My Own Path recently published a brilliant article on how the energy consumption of her fridge compared to the energy use of an average person in several African nations (based on IEA data from 2010). The fridge … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July – a quick audit and it’s not looking good in our house

Inspired by Pam at PlasticisRubbish and Westywrites, I thought I would do a quick audit of my day to see how often I use single use plastics and just how hard it would be to go plastic free in July. … Continue reading

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Homemade cleaners that really work – the ultimate challenge

I’ve been using natural homemade cleaners for years but admit to reaching for the chemicals for the really tough jobs thinking that my homemade stuff might just not cut it. But I was wrong! I didn’t set out to find … Continue reading

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Five simple tips to reduce food waste

Maybe it’s the stereotypical mean Scot in me but I hate to waste things that could be put to a better use, especially when it comes to food. According to Love Food Hate Waste, households in the UK throw away … Continue reading

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Challenge: Buy No New Clothes or Toiletries in 2014

I can easily kid myself on that I don’t buy or spend alot. But at the moment it’s not really true. Working in an industrial estate used to be a great way to curb spending – the shops were miles … Continue reading

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Shortening sleeves on a waterproof jacket

I’ve had this waterproof jacket for years but it rarely gets worn because the sleeves are so long. If I wear it walking and it rains I end up with soggy wrists as the sleeves start off turned up and … Continue reading

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