GET Christmas All Wrapped Up and Ready Now?

Online Christmas Looks like a lot of this Christmas is going to have to be more online than ever. Not just Christmas shopping but potentially Christmas get togethers will be online. One thing we can do is to make our Christmas as environmentally friendly as possible. Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping How about starting by looking […]

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How, When and Where Can You Recycle Recyclable Packaging?

Tell Me How, Where and When – Please! My local council has recently changed its recycling scheme. Formerly, we were provided with thin plastic orange bags into which we could place all our recycling: paper, card, plastic, wrapping paper (no glitter), yoghurt pots, plastic trays of all denominations, shredded paper, plastic bags etc etc. When […]

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Can You Make Money From Your Art on Teepublic?

T shirt and shorts

What is Teepublic? Teepublic is another of those apparel companies which feature artwork from designers and they specialise in T shirts. Is That All? No – they have a range of clothing: T shirts in different sizes, hoodies, baby onesies, phone covers, face masks, notebooks – you know the sort of thing. Anything Else? Oh, […]

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Will the Borrowbox App Make You Happy?

Back to reading Guess how may books I’ve read since we went into lockdown at the end of March? 0 Yes, that’s right – I have read ZERO books! A big fat ZERO! Obviously, my trips to the library came to a sudden halt…. but I have books on my bookshelves which I thought I […]

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Will Biodegradable Teabags Make The Perfect Cup of Tea?

Some Teabags Are More Biodegradable Than Others I was pleasantly surprised when I reached for a pack of my favourite teabags in the supermarket the other week. It stated that the teabags were now completely biodegradable. Until last year I had always imagined that teabags were made out of paper and were fully biodegradable, although […]

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Should You Use a Crystal Rock Deodorant?

What’s All the Stink About? There’s a lot of information about the dangers of deodorants/anti-perspirants around. The question is – are they harmful to your health? Well, I’ve read a lot of scary stories about the safety of deodorants and anti-perspirants but, like so much in life, there doesn’t seem to be any firm evidence […]

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why not try a natural sunscreen?

Really? I have an idea that there may not be a truly natural or eco friendly sunscreen – but I’ve had a look at some that claim to be more eco-friendly than others. But First Remember the main points of caring for your body in the sun: Avoid sitting in the sun when it is […]

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Covid – a disaster for us and the environment

A Disaster All Round Covid is a disaster for our physical health, our mental health, our lives, the economy but also it’s a BIG disaster for the environment. The coronavirus pandemic has stopped our efforts to reduce plastic use in its tracks. We were making progress with supermarkets stopping/reducing their distribution of carrier bags. They […]

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BEST Gardening Gadgets

Gardening is good for you – it’s official There’s nothing like getting out in the garden to improve your mood and your health. Here’s a few of my favourite ‘must-have’ best gardening tools and gadgets to help you keep your garden looking its best! Garden Kneeler Seat Everyone needs a kneeler seat and this one […]

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Great gifts for vegans

What do you get for the vegan in your life? More and more of us have a vegan in our life! So let’s have a look at a few vegan themed cards and gifts …. Vegan Party Happy Birthday Card Party Like A Vegan Happy Birthday Card. Features a cartoon of two little vegan sheep […]

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