Top 10 Toys & Games That Stand The Test of Time

Our children are now 10, 7 and 5. I’ve been trying to declutter the children’s bedrooms lately and it made me think about the toys and equipment they’ve played with most during their childhood so far. I think we could have coped with just ten sets of toys and equipment. What’s more, most of these…

Zero Waste Lunch – Top 10 Tips

We’ve been through a gradual process to eliminate waste from our packed lunches. As we first became more aware of our plastic consumption, I would wash and reuse every plastic bag as many times as possible before throwing it ‘away’. Then I bought brown paper bags in bulk online and used those for sandwiches, snacks…

Labelling My Diet – Conscious Eating

If there’s one thing guaranteed to ignite debate in a zero waste Facebook group, it’s the topic of diet. I don’t think anyone can deny that a plant-based diet is better for the environment, but not everyone is ready for full-blown veganism. Furthermore, everyone’s dietary needs and lifestyle situations are different. A young, singleton in…

The Joy of Easter Egg Competitions

It’s that time of year again. I’ve boiled about a dozen eggs, the kitchen table has been commandeered and tensions are running high. Yes, it’s the traditional Easter egg competition. I can just about cope with World Book Day costumes, but Easter egg competitions finish me off. This year there was a double whammy. Not…

Inspiring Others

Nothing makes me happier than knowing that our own eco living journey has inspired others. Just after Christmas, our middle child’s best friend’s mum (are you following me?) told me all the changes she’d made since reading my blog and following my Facebook page. These included changing her cleaning products, switching liquid soap to bar…

Making Better Decisions

This is my first blog post of 2017! I don’t think I’ve ever blogged this late into the start of a new year before. My blogging mojo has gone astray, but I’ve been determined not to panic. It’s happened before and it always comes back. I find it’s important not to force it, otherwise my…

The Zero Waster’s Travel Companion Is Here!

Back in spring an idea was floating about the Zero Waste Bloggers Network about putting together a travel guide. Volunteers were called for. I volunteered, as did many others. Six months later, the Zero Waster’s Travel Companion is here and available to buy. That’s the short story. Here’s the longer version… The idea behind the…