With a little help from your friends

Imagine a world where there is no such thing as waste. How can you give the things we buy new life rather than dumping them in landfill (or worse still, letting them wind up in the ocean)? There are three solutions commonly used by companies at present: recycling.. downcycling, upcycling. Despite their best intentions all …

Clarity

Epiphany. It’s one of my favourite words and its always a buzz to experience. There is nothing like clarity for bringing forth change and quietening the mind. This morning’s realisation came curtsy of Thursday morning yoga class. It was one of those classes where the practice exactly matched what I needed. A gentle, slow moving …

Anything is possible

This morning I feel like anything is possible. That’s probably because I have been up early as the sun is rising. Everything is still asleep, children, husband, cats, dog, chickens and rabbits are all silent. I have got to practice yoga facing the hills and mountains enjoying the way they appear out of the dark …

Mud

So there’s a lot of mud, yards of rolled up turf and we’ve not even finished removing the grass yet. It’s safe to safe I am having a panic. Not a full scale panic, just the creeping kind where you stand back look at what there is still to do and wonder if you should …

Hedgerows, Rewilding and shifting baseline syndrome

“As a species, we immediately forget what is lost and only see what exists right here, right now as the new normal.” Mary Reynolds I read this relatively recently on the We are the Ark website begun by Mary Reynolds. Mary describes herself as a reformed landscape designer. It’s an interesting turn of phrase. We …

Shampoo, tins and the plastic dilemma

There is something very appealing about tiny, smooth metal tins; I am not sure why they please me so much, maybe because you can’t see what’s inside them and like Alice, I feel compelled to open them and try out their contents. These particular tins contain shampoo and conditioner bars of lurid blue and creamy …

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