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
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
Extinction Rebellion MarchActivism

Extinction Rebellion

The ‘green movement’ is known for its campaigns, marches and boycotts that have happened for years and years thanks to the dedicated efforts from organisations such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, plus many fiercely committed individuals. The rise in general awareness of environmental issues is most certainly apparent,…
didi
July 13, 2019
Style

Hair – Keeping it natural!

I consider myself lucky to have inherited thick and wavy hair from my family genes and have also always favoured the messy hair vibe. I have never owned hair straighteners or curling tongs or any other appliance to change the style of my hair, now this could be down to…
didi
July 2, 2019