It's hard to be sustainable all the time. I'm always conscious of reducing my food waste (one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted every year), I prefer travelling by train (when travelling was a thing I could do), and I take care of and love the clothes I have rather than keep… Continue reading Upcycling

Day 294 – Planted a Tree

Whether you've seen the latest David Attenborough documentary on Netflix or not, the fact that the natural world is suffering is inescapable. Climate change is a real and immediate threat – the wildfires in Australia and the US this year have been catastrophic – and it's not going away. There is a global target of… Continue reading Day 294 – Planted a Tree

Day 244 – Beeswax Wraps

At the beginning of this year, I made the intention of reducing my plastic use and my carbon-footprint in general. I reduced my wardrobe down to 33 items, haven't bought any new clothes so far (both things I am still happily doing), and try to reduce food waste wherever possible. Plastic is, unfortunately, unavoidable most… Continue reading Day 244 – Beeswax Wraps

Day 111 – Made Zhug

Zhug does not have the most appetising name and I'm not even 100% sure how to pronounce it, but it has been on my 'to make' list for a long time. Zhug (or zhoug) is a spicy green sauce from Yemen and is normally used over meats and vegetables. I love Middle Eastern food perhaps… Continue reading Day 111 – Made Zhug

Day 76 – Air Freshener

Since I made my (very useful) natural cleaner with leftover citrus peels, I've kept an ever-growing stash in the freezer. I like to eliminate as much food waste as I can (I also keep vegetable offcuts to make vegetable stock), but with everything going on, I was running out of space in my freezer. The… Continue reading Day 76 – Air Freshener

Day 47 – Marmalade

The old saying goes that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, this weekend life gave me oranges, so I made marmalade. A few weeks ago I tried the Too Good To Go app, and have had nothing but good results saving food from being wasted since. Yesterday I noticed my local organic supermarket… Continue reading Day 47 – Marmalade

Day 41 – Balms and lotions

After last weeks plans to make lip balm went awry, my friend came over today and we decided to finally give it a try. When I was researching how to make the lip balms, I realised that we could also make lotion bars (a solid bar of lotion that melts into the skin, nourishing the… Continue reading Day 41 – Balms and lotions

Day 33 – Lampshade cover

A lazy, rainy Sunday is a perfect time for making something. Lucky for me, I have a whole list of new things to make, top of the list being to make a cover for the lamp I got from the flea market a few weeks ago. The lamp in case you didn't catch it. I… Continue reading Day 33 – Lampshade cover

Day 31 – Natural cleaner

Yesterday I mentioned about food waste, and what I'm trying to do to reduce it in my house. It's not easy and I'm certainly no angel, but I reckon it's better to do something when I can rather than nothing at all. So today, I used my leftover citrus bits (orange rinds, squeezed lemon halves,… Continue reading Day 31 – Natural cleaner

Day 30 – Too Good To Go

In my on-going efforts to be more sustainable, one big focus for me this year is to produce less food waste. I make a meal plan and shopping list every week, use the freezer to save most things, and turn my stale bread into breadcrumbs, but I can, like many people, be guilty of finding… Continue reading Day 30 – Too Good To Go