Posted in April 2014

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week #3

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week #3

Hello Wednesday! Today, for the Big Lunch Resourceful Week, it is all about Sharing and Sourcing for Free, and the lovely people at Project Dirt are joining in with their top tips on how to do this! If you haven’t come across it already, Project Dirt is a social network, that bills itself as a … Continue reading

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week #2

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week #2

Day 2 of the Big Lunch Resourceful Week. Today the focus is food, and the day is jam-packed (get it!) with ideas for Resourceful Munching at your Big Lunch (and any other time too…) The Big Lunch Blog, and the Start blog both have some fantastic tips, and a recipe a piece from the once … Continue reading

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week #1

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week #1

Happy Monday everyone, and welcome to The Big Lunch Resourceful Week! The Big Lunch and Start UK have teamed up to host a whole week of resourcefulness and sustainability to kick-off this year’s Big Lunch. I blogged last week about the launch event at the Eden Project, which happened yesterday. I was there with four other panellists, … Continue reading

#MakeDoandMendHour

Those of you on Twitter will be aware that there seems to be a Twitter hour for pretty much everything now-handmadehour, wiltshire (or insert other county) hour, etc etc. BUT by some glaring admission, no MakeDoandMendHour!! I decided that something needed to be done about this. So now, every Thursday from 8-9pm, sees me glued … Continue reading

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

Did you know today is Anzac Day? According to Wikipedia: “Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War” and “is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders … Continue reading

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week

The Big Lunch Resourceful Week

Have you heard of The Big Lunch? “The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. A Big Lunch can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in the garden or on the street, to a full blown street party with food, music and decoration that quite literally stops the traffic. … Continue reading

And then he was 3…

And then he was 3…

Crikey, SmallSmall is 3! How did that happen?! Even though the official Make Do and Mend Year has finished, we are still very much living by the ethos of it. So in keeping with that, SmallSmall had some ‘Pre-loved’ presents from the charity shop (and he was none the wiser!) Even my brother and his … Continue reading

A Fashion Revolution

The anniversary of the horrific factory collapse at Rana Plaza is fast approaching. On the 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed, and over 2500 people were injured when the building they were in, working long hours, for pennies, making cheap clothes for us, collapsed. And the people behind Fashion Revolution are saying Enough … Continue reading

Happy Days are Over…

Happy Days are Over…

Well, not the Happy Days themselves, but my 100 Happy Days Challenge! The theory was, that if you post a photo of something that has made you smile, every day, for 100 days, then you will be happier at the end. I am not sure I am. It did however make me more aware of … Continue reading

Less is More is Back!

Less is More is Back!

I blogged last year about Claire Lewis, an inspiration “eco-blogger” from Ireland, and her Less is More Challenge. Well, it’s back and ready to launch again for this year’s Earth Day (22nd April). Here is what Claire says on her blog about the Challenge and the reasons behind setting it up: “This challenge was born out … Continue reading