Category Archives: Good for the environment

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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Slate (and coffee cups)

Last year, at Old Sleningford Farm, we cleaned the slate nameplates for the apple trees in the forest garden. From that moment, I wanted to have slate nameplates for my own trees. Eighteen months later, I decided to put an advert … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Freegler

A couple of years ago, I broke down our sofa (donated by a neighbour) to make way for a piano. I tried to salvage as much as I could for repurposing, including the wadding, which I imagined using for cushions. … Continue reading

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Pea happy!

I was in half a mind not to go to the Fuel for Schools stall today as it can be a bit hit-and-miss – easy to pick up stuff we really wouldn’t normally buy and probably shouldn’t be eating. For … Continue reading

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Three for the price of one

Never in my life have I bought peat – not as pots or compost. I was therefore less than thrilled to see a gardening kit in my Christmas stocking which included such.  In general, I try to make sure I … Continue reading

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