There’s something so sad about seeing a browning, lifeless Christmas tree hanging out a wheelie bin, piled up by the curb side or being squashed in a skip in the new year, don’t you think? So last Christmas I decided to rent my Christmas tree. Yes – rent! I enjoyed a real, living, happy Christmas … More Better Christmas – rent a tree!
I’ve noticed a lot of links popping up on Facebook recently for advent calendars. Most of them seem to be aimed at adults and go along the lines of “OMG you WON’T BELIEVE this amazing wine/cheese/gin/beer/makeup calendar!” You know the ones. They revolve around the idea that in the run up to Christmas we should … More Better Christmas – Alternative advent calendars
First off I must apologise for the distinct lack of blog posts in recent months. If I’m in the zone I can write thousands upon thousands of words on any subject of your choosing. However if I’m not I can barely write a shopping list. But I am gradually feeling more ‘bloggy’ and thought I’d … More Better Eating – Vegan tasting menu at The Faraway Tree Cafe
As a result of trying to live as sustainably and ‘zero-waste’ as possible, I have been choosing to spend my time and money on experiences rather than buying things I don’t need. I wanted to invest some time and money into learning a new skill and making something home-made, unique and meaningful for my house. … More Better experiences – Macramé workshop
The last day of July is upon us. How plastic free has it been for you? If you haven’t managed to make many changes, don’t despair! Believe it or not, you can take steps towards a life less plastic during any month – hurrah! So I thought I’d finish July and send you off into … More Better Sustainability – Plastic Free July: part 4, miscellaneous
As promised, here’s the third instalment of our Plastic Free July posts. This time we’re tackling the household haven of all things plastic – the bathroom. Below are a few tips on how to dramatically cut down on pesky polluting packaging. Switch shampoo – A recent clear-out of my bathroom unearthed about 5 different bottles … More Better Sustainability – Plastic Free July: part 3, bathroom
One of the key areas where waste is generated at home is the kitchen. This post will give you a few simple tips about how you can reduce this. No more paper towels. They are so commonplace nowadays it’s hard to remember life before kitchen roll. However, they’re totally unnecessary. They also come wrapped in … More Better Sustainability – Plastic Free July: part 2, kitchen