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!
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 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
When going vegan or cutting down on dairy, the pizza issue is a big one for many, including me. Let me be clear: I LOVE PIZZA. Truly, madly, deeply. I could eat it every day. I am edging ever closer to 100% veganism but pizza is an on-going stumbling block for me. So when I … More Better Pizza – Pizza Express
Afternoon tea is one of my favourite treats. Basically I’m a sucker for any meal which involves eating little bits of lots of different things. Since going veggie however, I have been, on the whole, unimpressed with what’s on offer (I’m looking at you ChinChin – very disappointing). Sandwich choices have been uninspiring and I’ve … More Better afternoon tea – Earthcake
Bit of a different type of post today but I just wanted to share something I did over the weekend. ‘Foraging’ has become pretty trendy of late. While I love the idea of picking edible bits and bobs, the word foraging, with its hipster connotations, makes me wince a bit. However, on Saturday I decided … More Better cooking – wild garlic
Burger restaurants in Bristol are like rats in London; you’re never more than 20 feet away from one. Talk of rats probably isn’t the best way to begin a restaurant review but the fact remains that burgers are very much a ‘thing’ in this city. In my past life as a meat-eater I loved burgers. … More Better Burgers – The Burger Joint