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Coronavirus- Finding a new routine

The Coronavirus pandemic has plunged us all into strange and unprecedented times. I have found the developments over the last few weeks all-consuming and deeply concerning. There have been so many unknowns and it has made focusing on living a sustainable life quite challenging. This morning, like many others, I…
didi
March 25, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Plant based cleaning- Alternative to washing powder

I stopped using washing powder and fabric conditioner about three years ago. There were several reasons that I made this somewhat bold move. Initially I became curious about the chemical contents of common washing powders and detergents and their origins. Also, around this time, I became more and more aware…
didi
March 3, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Plant based cleaning- Alternative to plastic sponges

Did you know that most regular washing up sponges are made from synthetic and plastic fibres, and that each time you use a sponge those fibres are released straight into the water system? What can we do about this issue? As is often the case the natural world has an…
didi
January 21, 2020
At Home

Re-discovering my love for reading

After two years of intense studying for my MSc Sustainability I have recently rediscovered a love for reading for pleasure and intrigue as opposed to reading specified texts for academic purposes! Although I do definitely prefer reading factual books over fiction. It’s taken me a while to find my reading…
didi
July 28, 2019
The Natural Store, FalmouthAt HomeFood

Plant-based / vegan eating – A slow transition

For the first twenty-six years of my life I ate meat and dairy without a second thought, and I absolutely loved it. A good cheeseboard at Christmas and a barbequed sausage sandwich on the beach in the summer were things that I really looked forward to. When I spoke to…
didi
July 26, 2019
At HomeFood

My attitude to food

The way that I think about food is one of things that has changed the most along my sustainability journey. I have transitioned from a fully-fledged meat eater who would trawl the supermarket without a care in the world to a vegan who avoids supermarkets whenever possible! I think there…
didi
June 20, 2019