Plastic Free July: Grocery shopping

As we're over a week into Plastic Free July I thought I'd give a quick update on how it's going, with a focus on grocery shopping... One of my biggest plastic gripes is food packaging. Many a time I've gone grocery shopping and spent just as long putting the shopping away as putting the plastic … Continue reading Plastic Free July: Grocery shopping

Top 10 Tips to Save Water This Summer

We've been having some great weather in the UK over the past few months (definitely not complaining!), however the lack of rainfall is putting pressure on our water supplies. This morning, while walking Barney, I noticed just how low the water levels are at Severn Trent's Staunton Harold Reservoir as well as how dry and … Continue reading Top 10 Tips to Save Water This Summer

Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Ahead of Plastic Free July me and my Mam were discussing what will be our biggest challenges. One thing that cropped up was buying milk. I then remembered reading an article months ago about how milkmen and women are on the rise in London because of people demanding less plastic. From that point my Mam … Continue reading Bringing Back the Milkman/Woman

Nottingham: Sustainable City Guide

As a regular frequenter and fan of Nottingham (the city not the football team, just to be clear) I was hardly surprised to find them featured in Pebble Mags guide to sustainable cities. I was pleased to see some of my favourite places in Nottingham on the guide as well as some new places for me to … Continue reading Nottingham: Sustainable City Guide

Brilliant Brighton

"Fantastic expectations, amazing revelations." Ian Brown's F.E.A.R lyrics (featured on the road-trip playlist en-route to Brighton on Thursday morning) brilliantly sum-up my 48 hours in the beautiful city. Fantastic expectations - Months ago I booked a cool Airbnb (check out the decor!) right next to The Level park in Brighton as a celebration for Rob finishing … Continue reading Brilliant Brighton

Zero Waste Wonders

You've all heard me harping on and on about plastic pollution and it seems some of our efforts to reduce the amount of plastic we use are finally paying off! A recent study by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has found that the number of plastic bags on the seabeds surrounding the … Continue reading Zero Waste Wonders

Mams Day: Ethical Gift Guide

MEMO for those of you that may have forgotten; Mother's Day is just two weeks away. Here are some ideas on what to get those important women (Mam, Auntie, Gran, Mum, Grandma, Mommy, Mother, Sister, Neighbour, Great Aunt... whoever it is) in your life. How about a candle from the Recycled Candle Company - Made from … Continue reading Mams Day: Ethical Gift Guide