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

Category Archives: recycling

Fires -a -burning

I resolved recently to become good at lighting fires. Not a pyromaniac-al aim but a green one.  Time has passed and the fire is now a regular feature.  Bring on … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

Fire lighting 

Since I did my Forest Schools course in October I’ve been developing confidence with making fire.  Rather than doing this as a public  nuisance, I’ve been practicing with our wood … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 10 Comments

Chicken Run

The hens in our backyard have a chicken run that has a nesting box, floor space and perches. They’ve had it for about four years.  When we first got it … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Crochet Fun: A Stashbuster

A couple of months ago I wanted to make something. I’m always busy doing something but I’m always looking for something else. But there’s always criteria to my creations.  I … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

War on Waste

I was interested this week to watch a new BBC program.  It’s called Hugh’s War on Waste.  (He’s a TV chef turned environmental awareness campaigner. ) It was an interesting … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 15 Comments

Interesting Cup

Often when we are out and about we are faced with disposable cups and spoons etc.  I’m never convinced that they are a better option but it’s good to see … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Green Accomodation

I often complain about the way that hotels have green wash in their policies that pretend to care about the environment.  Finally I stayed somewhere recently that had a good … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sporting Rubbish

Have you ever been to a sports event? We recently saw a marathon in Malta which looked fun. However I was fairly unimpressed with the amount of discarded water bottles, … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 11 Comments

24 Hours in the Past

“Everything in the Victorian times was worth something” The TV has a handful of B listers who are busy being Victorian. It’s on the BBC.  Their job? Waste collectors. What … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bee holes and Batteries

A story of new life for an ugly thing. And a bee short cut.  What do you do with a car battery that the garage says is no longer any … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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