Category Archives: Good for the environment

Grand challenges: Food for Thought

Over the last week, I’ve been beavering away at another online course through FutureLearn. In contrast to the recent ones on growing, this one is about eating. Or rather sustainable food. There are many questions I would like answered regarding … Continue reading

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Not iced coffee this time

Last night, Storm Diana blew my prized rosemary out of its pot, so the beleaguered plant is now getting hot in the kitchen. It is one of those plants which seems to suffer indoors (well, so do I, so I … Continue reading

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Giving in for five-a-day

Over the holidays, we were talking about making improvements to our diet. One of the areas to work on is by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables we eat. It would be wonderful if the garden could produce enough … Continue reading

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Elderberries

Until this year, I had had no idea that there were elders in my vicinity, otherwise I would have foraged from them sooner. But on Monday, I took myself off with my foraging basket and made my way to the … Continue reading

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Prestatyn beach

After sinking up to my ankles in mud on Conwy beach on Monday evening – much to the amusement of a few locals watching – I thought better of having a morning by the sea in this location come Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Saving in various ways

Yesterday, we took a bus along my route to work in order to investigate various outlets which I had viewed on my journeys to and from. One of these outlets was a secondhand furniture store, where I found a picnic … Continue reading

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A long way for a butternut squash

I’d had grand plans of stocking up on French shoes, clothes, sunglasses while we were in Saint-Malo on Tuesday. However, when I saw the prices, I decided against. Since my personal motivation for travelling just under 1000km (one way) for … Continue reading

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