At HomeFoodNews

Foraging for Wild Garlic

On one of our daily exercise breaks last week, my partner and I wandered down a country lane that we had previously left undiscovered and we came across a bounty of Wild Garlic. I am by no means a plant expert but i am learning quickly and I had already…
didi
April 13, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Guppy Friend- A better way to wash your clothes

I have already talked about the eco friendly products that I use instead of regular washing powder or detergent. Now I present to you another item that I use to improve the environmental impact of washing clothes. Please welcome the Guppy Friend. The Guppy Friend is an innovative product that…
didi
April 8, 2020
Activism

Rainbows as a message of hope during Covid-19

Amongst the utter chaos that the Coronavirus has bought to the global economy and our everyday lives, there are little glimmers of hope. Little visions of a better way of life. One of the positive outcomes of this nasty virus is the strengthening of communities. Neighbours are looking out for…
didi
April 2, 2020
At HomeGardening

Coronavirus- A revival in growing your own produce

In the developed world many of us have become accustomed to popping to the shops to satisfy our every whim or desire. On arriving at the supermarket or corner shop we are used to seeing selves brimming with fresh produce and all manner of packaged edible delights. The global Covid-19…
didi
March 30, 2020
At Home

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
Style

Sustainable product: Ksana Watches

My beloved Casio watch died shortly before Christmas 2019 after a long and happy life of around eight years. After several new batteries and repairs it really had come to the end of its usability. When my partner asked me what I would like for Christmas, I set him the…
didi
January 25, 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
Activism

Autumn Reflection

Where have I been since July you might ask?   Well my life got rather swallowed up by Extinction Rebellion/XR! Back in early July myself and two neighbours decided to set up an XR group in our town and we were pleased to see about 25 people at our first…
didi
January 3, 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