The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
This is a curious situation. There’s two big supermarkets in our area.
One is called
And the other is called
The first has a new advertising campaign where a man in his garden proudly exploring his slightly strange vegetables is taken to the supermarket by a woman (his wife?) and shown all the standard size, shape ‘lovely’ vegetables there. Then he can throw away his trowel!
The second is doing a give away called ‘Start your own allotment!’
When you spend a certain amount you get free seed starter kits.
Isn’t that weird?
I know which one makes most sense to me. And they’ve given up their normal plastic toy give away.
Im not advertising either one but I was certainly entertained by their opposing ideas.
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...