Located in the Lao Cai region of North West Vietnam and bordering China, Sapa is a very pretty (almost Alpine-ish) mountain town. It's surrounded by lots of hill tribe villages, rice terraces and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. After spending one night in Hanoi we took a 10pm night bus to Sapa. We booked … Continue reading Vietnam: Trekking with Sapa O’Chau
I've used recycled toilet roll before, but despite being recycled it normally comes in plastic packaging and is often poor quality. At the start of Plastic Free July my Mam took a leap of faith and bulk ordered some toilet roll from Who Gives A Crap. It was a leap of faith as introducing more … Continue reading Loo Roll: Seriously… Who Gives A Crap?
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
I can't believe it has been a whole month since my last post. I really don't understand where March went and I really really can't comprehend that it is already April, which means that it is only 4 months and 27 days until I go travelling (not that I'm counting or anything...)! A few weeks … Continue reading Where did March go?
Last night I was aimlessly scrolling through Twitter, when a purple and white patterned teapot caught my eye... It turns out, I have this teapot (a hand-me-down from my parents when I moved out) and barely use it. So I messaged Marks & Spencers to let them know I had a lid and was happy to … Continue reading The Magic of Twitter
The most ethical gift of all is the gift of Nothing. Often we are given gifts that we do not need, nor want. The gift of nothing saves money, prevents waste (both gift and packaging wise) and puts more emphasis on having a good time, rather than a materialistic Christmas. If you have a large … Continue reading Christmas Gifts: 10 Ethical Ideas
This week has brought us the first frost of the year. I was shocked to wake up Monday morning and have to use my scraper for the car windscreen. Whilst I do love these fresh frosty mornings, it does prompt a thought for those who are sleeping rough on our streets. There is no national … Continue reading StreetLink