Back before lockdown, when I was still working in an office on a regular basis, I was really pleased to discover one day that a crisp packet recycling collection box had appeared in the office kitchen (that’s chip packet to those who speak American English!). I started happily collecting packets from home and bringing them… Continue reading I wish I’d know this before about recycling…
I wrote a while back about how I hoped people’s travel behaviours – both locally and on a global scale – would change in the post-pandemic world. This is the first in a short series of posts to reflect on those hopes and on my own travel actions and aspirations. Many cyclists, walkers and urban… Continue reading Deepest disappointment and glimmers of hope…
Here’s the promised recipe for my Crunchy Nut Bites. Super simple to make with just 5 ingredients, and as tasty as honey nut cornflakes themselves, it’s a corker of a sweet snack: give it a try! This play on the popular cereal tastes like the real deal but cleverly combines natural ingredients to create a… Continue reading Recipe: Tasty 5-Ingredient Crunchy Nut Bites
I posted a while back about my very modest progress in the world of growing my own veg this year, and have achieved so much more since then I barely know where to start! My biggest challenge was being unsure whether I had the space to plant very much: whilst we have access to a… Continue reading Container Gardening: steps to self-sufficiency!
I love making my own tasty, clean and eco-friendly sweet snacks, which is both healthier for me and reduces the amount of packaging I have to buy and dispose of! I’ve enjoyed experimenting with some fun energy ball flavours these last couple of weeks… Let me know if you’d like to see recipes and be… Continue reading Making my own snacks to save on waste!
When it comes to making eco-friendly choices, I find household items are one of the most challenging things. So many of the basic things we use in daily life – like toiletries and cleaning products – generate a lot of plastic waste and other environmental issues. From growing natural sponges to recyclable toothpaste tubes, slowly… Continue reading Introducing my favourite eco-friendly household items
I love using home-grown ingredients and the satisfaction that comes from that little bit of self-sufficiency. It’s too early for any fruit and veggies yet but my herbs are going strong and I wanted to share with you my summer hummus recipe that’s perfect for this time of year. Hummus is my go-to lunch item… Continue reading Summer Hummus with Garden Herbs
One positive thing I hope will emanate from the COVID-19 pandemic is an increased propensity for people to travel conscientiously. I’ve written elsewhere about some of the benefits I see being generated by the situation, one of them being environmental improvements. It has been encouraging to see miraculous improvements in air quality, most strikingly northern… Continue reading Moving forward from COVID: How I hope travel habits will change
I was astounded when I discovered, maybe a couple of years ago now, that teabags contain plastic. Once I knew, it seemed obvious – of course they’d disintegrate if they were just paper – but I was shocked at the time. I was also somewhat disturbed by this fact, given the amount of tea that… Continue reading A Top Tip for Tea-Drinking Types
From food shopping to date nights, here’s how the e-bike has changed my life forever… I once heard of an argument between a couple of friends when one of them had bought an e-bike. A protagonist reprimanded the buyer for ‘cheating’ on the bike by having pedal assistance. This is a common critique of the… Continue reading How the e-cargo-bike as a second vehicle has transformed my life
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