Category Archives: Environment


Here in the west we think nothing of going to the toilet and pulling the chain/pushing the flush button. We now have dual flush loos, but we’re miles behind the 8 ball in the poop stakes…. Bet you’ve never thought … Continue reading

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A Shameless Plug

Anyone who follows this blog even on a very irregular basis will have noticed that I have been somewhat absent for the past couple of months.  During that time I’ve discovered that blogging and work don’t really mix….. certainly not … Continue reading

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How bad are bananas?

One of my Christmas reads has been Mike Berners-Lee’s How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything a riveting Christmas read if ever there was one…… I shit you not!  It’s absolutely fascinating and I’ve been looking for a book … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents for the Foodie Eco Warrior

I’ve seen these carousel things on other websites and loved them so I thought I’d look into making my own.  Watch out for more of them, I think I’ve become a woman possessed! ….  This is my wish list of … Continue reading

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A Society based on KINDNESS

I started this post yesterday and then a friend posted this film directed by Ian MacKenzie on Facebook:

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A balancing act

Life is so often a balancing act, so today, I went off to the woods with Hamish and my mate Jo to partake of some real Zen balancing.  We had a fabulous time and here are the results:     … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut, the environment and you

“Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent … Continue reading

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Bottled Water – Taking action

OK, so the other day I posted about getting bottled water banned from our village shops and creating great alternatives.  In the UK there is just no excuse for plastic bottles of water, in my view there is just no … Continue reading

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Bottled Water – Eco Rant

Bottled water companies are again apparently rallying against the anti-bottled-water campainers in the States.  The Huffington Post published an article on Thursday about the backlash against the companies’ claims that “Purified Water is not Tap Water“.  The gist of the … Continue reading

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Veggie Tagine

If you love hot food, this is a fabulous alternative to an Indian curry with very different flavours.  I tend to use ratatouille veg (peppers, courgettes, tomatoes, garlic, onions and aubergine) but you could use just about anything. If you … Continue reading

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