The temptation is real

December 21, 2020
Do I have enough? It's about this time of the festive season that I feel the urge.The urge to just shoot out and get a few more things.A couple of extra stocking fillers for the kids, a few extra supplies for Christmas lunch, a spare box of Christmas crackers.It's so easy to...
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December hacks

December 21, 2020
December is picking up the pace.. So I'm coming back at ya with my second weekly tip of what I do to simplify December for the sake of my own wellbeing and the wellbeing of the planet. December hack #2 If you've followed me for a while, you'll know I have a weird fascinat...
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A lighter December

December 21, 2020
It's December and I can feel the shift. There's tangible things, like the massive spike in shopping and retail sales, and the estimated 30% increase in rubbish that we create over the summer holidays. And then there's the visceral change - the shift in mood, the slightl...
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You to the power of many...

September 17, 2020
Have you ever tried to stand backwards in a packed elevator? I did once, and it felt super weird and uncomfortable.As humans, our decisions and behaviours are frequently shaped by social norms. We look to those around us to inform our behaviours and decisions – it creates ...
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Lockdown beauty

September 17, 2020
If you run out of something during lockdown, or you just want to simplify things from an ingredients and waste perspective – here’s a few ideas to get you started.Edible beauty:I love the philosophy of only putting things on my skin that I would eat.I’m constantly amaz...
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Skip a trip

September 17, 2020
I’m normally a huge fan of making fewer trips to the supermarket.But after going through lockdown, I’ve become an even bigger fan.Any trip to the supermarket that I can avoid is a win on so many levels – it saves me time, saves me money and means less trips in the car....
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Christmas simplified

September 17, 2020
Both our consumption and our stress levels hit hit their peak at Christmas.I find that both ironic and mildly depressing.To fit with our philosophy of living with less, we’ve evolved our approach to Christmas over the past few years.I’m not going to say we’ve nailed it...
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Down to business

September 17, 2020
None of your business…I was speaking with a business recently about how to get their staff using reusable coffee cups.The company “green team” had purchased every employee their own cup, and yet alas very few were being used.We’re only human…A brilliant i...
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The new normal

September 17, 2020
Did you feel that???There’s been a shift.People are becoming more aware of the waste we’re creating and the need to do something about it.Everyone is already all over plastic bags, and straws seem to be the next big thing to avoid.Even the Queen has banned straws from al...
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Brace yourself

September 17, 2020
Don’t panic…Only 18 sleeps till the big guy will be squeezing through our heat pump.It’s the Christmas countdown and it’s easy to get caught up in the hype.I often have that last minute ‘have I got enough’ panic.Presents, food, you name it…. more is m...
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