It isn’t a pretty sight...black tarp. My first instinct is to really dislike it. It’s an eyesore, it’s plastic (so not environmentally friendly), it has a habit of blowing away. Despite all this I have decided to utilise it on my veg plot and do an experiment with it. I have an area that has… Continue reading Black is the new Green
I am very excited to introduce the newest additions to our family...the chickens! I am a very proud poultry parent. We’ve wanted chickens for ages but it never seemed to be the right time. We talked about it lots. My daughter decided to start saving for one. She squirrelled her pocket money away until finally… Continue reading Here come the girls!
I currently find myself in a frantic whirlwind of carol concerts, nativity plays, pantomimes and Christmas jumper day! This time of year can get a little overwhelming for busy Mums, especially when you're trying to be green but also need convenience. Thankfully it is getting easier to have a sustainable Christmas. When I first started… Continue reading Christmas is coming
Now that Autumn is getting underway I have started to think about (shhhhh...) Christmas. I like to give people homemade presents and I really like to gift things that are made with home-grown produce. So, when my Mum handed me a huge bag of plums from the tree in her garden accompanied by a recipe… Continue reading Plum Gin
As the Summer Holidays draw to a close and the new school term looms I have developed a reflective mood. We've had a lovely Summer full of fun, adventure and learning. There have been a few tantrums (not just from the kids) but on the whole I'd say it's been a success. We spent the… Continue reading The Garden of Eden
We are getting some fantastic produce from the allotment right now. It's amazing to have a plate full of food you've grown yourself. But, we're getting LOTS of courgettes. Let's be honest; there are only so many courgettes you can eat. I've cooked them as many different ways as I can think of. I've given… Continue reading Eating Seasonally: Courgette Cake
Last week it was our son's fifth birthday party. He was having a tea party after school and I started planning party decorations. I wanted something fun and brightly coloured. But the more I looked the more I realised that everything on offer in the shops was plastic-based. Banners, balloons, party bags, even table cloths.… Continue reading Plastic Free Party