Second Hand September – Reduce Your Fashion Footprint

Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. Fast fashion is unsustainable – filling up our landfill, polluting or waterways and putting pressure on those who make our clothes under unacceptable conditions. But don’t worry there’s something you can do to help.  Join Second Hand September and pledge to stop buying new clothes…

Sustainable & Ethical Beauty

I just love it went you find a new brand that are so perfectly aligned with your ideals. An important part of my daily life is being able to choose ethical, sustainable products which do not cause harm to any living being. Amaranthine is one of those brands – producing natural skincare and beauty products,…

Make a Brew with Totem Tea

As many of you know by now, I am a total tea addict. With an entire wall of tea stacked shelves, my husband wonders will there ever be a gap appear, or will I just keep stuffing one more bag or one more box in, until in a jenga-like fashion, it all collapses and one…

National Refill Day – Save Resources, Save Cash!

As we become more aware of the toxic levels of waste that are polluting our planet and our oceans, a really simple way to cut down on plastic bottles and packaging is to use refill options where possible. These are now available in many zero waste stores for food and drink, refill stations for toiletries…

Challenge Yourself to Ditch Single Use Plastic for One Day!

Could you go 24 hours without purchasing or using any single use plastic – including coffee cups, water bottles, food packaging, straws or bags? Single use plastic is a huge threat to our environment and oceans, and you can help reduce this impact. It’s easy to think that one person can’t make a difference, but…

International Women’s Day – Why Balance is Better

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while focusing world attention on areas which still need improvement, and calling for action to accelerate gender parity. On this day, we look back at the Suffragette movement, where women before us fought for the right to work. To the…

World Thinking Day

It’s been a long time since I was a Girl Guide and as it’s World Thinking Day, I wanted to pay my respects for the work that Girl Guides and Girl Scouts carry out to make a difference in their local communities and for raising awareness on a global scale. In 1926, Girl Guide and…

My Experiences with CBD Oil for Anxiety

Cannabidiol – or CBD – oil has been popping up all over the place lately, and whilst many people are actively using it to help manage pain and anxiety, there are lots of misunderstandings and confusions about the oil, what it actually contains and what it does. As a recent, but now regular, convert to…

Veganuary Special… Busting Vegan Myths

It’s almost the end of Veganuary, and I hope it’s been going well for all of you taking part, and that all of you are staying vegan. Perhaps you’ve spent the month being asked questions from concerned friends and family members, who think that you might not be getting enough protein, or nutrients… or flavour…

Santa’s Brandy Cake Brownies Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

It’s the time of year for baking tasty treats – and scoffing them all in front of the fire! So, how about trying out my super simple recipe for tea infused, chocolate rich brownies. They are totally vegan and gluten free, and wonderfully indulgent. You’ll be in for a real treat, and it doesn’t make…