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The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.

Category Archives: environment


I keep wondering how I do it. The blog needs content and I need to share the crazy things we do. New ideas need to keep coming in order to … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 9 Comments

Experience over Things

We’ve got plenty of stuff. We even did a declutter month in February which barely scrapped the surface.  So one thin I really like is gifts that involve participation rather … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 7 Comments

Homemade Bug Spray

Officially it’s not allowed to make your own treatments for bugs and problems on your allotment.  (So I’m not advocating that anyone tries this on their plants.) Black Fly on … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 12 Comments

One plum tree: the verdict

The One plum tree got its name originally three years ago.  For obvious reasons.  It only bore one plum.  It was like the nut tree I had a little nut … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 18 Comments

Verging on the rediculous

I n my journey to work each day at the moment, I see poppies and swathes of long grasses, yellow and blue meadow flowers. Bees and insects abound. There are … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 8 Comments


Jeannie Baker’s book window, is simple and smart. It’s got thirteen images and no words  I think it’s one of the most powerful environmental books that I’ve ever ‘read’. Her … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Follow a tree: June 2015

The ornamental cherry tree peaks too early. In March she was awash with beautiful blooms like a peacock showing off her fine plumage.  People come by in droves to take … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 7 Comments


There are many paradoxes in our little world. I got to thinking about one recently.  Last year in Australia a new shark ‘policy’ was instigated by their government.  In response … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Clean Linen, my foot!

  Can’t believe my eyes!  This air freshener claims to produce the smell of clean linen? Eh? Surely clean linen smells like ‘clean linen’. And artificial canned air freshener smells … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Upside Down World

I’ve recognized that the world is going mad for a long time now. But it struck me recently that it’s completely barmy. I was traveling, as you do. I went … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 10 Comments

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