Spiced Pudding “No Egg-Nog” Recipe (Vegan) – Ethical Advent Day 14

For a quick festive treat, that doesn’t take forever to make or loads of fancy ingredients, why not try this vegan eggnog with a festive tea twist. I’ve chosen to infuse the plant milk with the gorgeous Spiced Pudding tea from Leaves of the World. Ingredients 200ml Coconut Milk (tinned) 200ml Plant Milk of choice…

Christmas Happiness – Ethical Advent Day 13

Today I have a real treat for you, and a first for Monsoon of Random. Poetry! Written by good friend and phenomenal poet, Sophie Sparham. Sophie is a performance poet and writer from Derby.  Her first poetry book ‘Please Mind The Gap’ is a wonderful collection of witty, socially conscious and modern poems, with a…

Christmas Luxury from Ksoni – Ethical Advent Day 12

You may remember a couple of months ago, I shared an article about the wonderful ethical, eco-conscious brand Ksoni. They make the most exhilarating, aromatherapy rich shampoo, conditioner and body wash in several divine scents. The extra bonus is that they are all packaged in gorgeous tins – no plastic in site. I thought I…

Vegan Christmas Hampers & Zero Waste Gifts – Ethical Advent Day 11

Today, I’m welcoming back the wonderful Rebecca Hardy of What Rebecca Blogs to share her experiences of Lincoln based e-shop, La French Maison. Over to Rebecca… La French Maison is a Lincoln based e-shop selling all things eco-friendly created by French artisans. The shop was started by Jessica Sanchez, who moved to the UK 12…

Shelter Big Walk – Fighting Homelessness – Ethical Advent Day 10

Christmas might feel a bit different to usual for many of us. However, for thousands of people struggling with homelessness, Christmas will bring little comfort, whilst we are tucked up in our warm homes. Many people struggling with bad housing and homelessness have already endured the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic without a safe place to live….

Conscious Jewellery Gifting – Ethical Advent Day 9

Recently I introduced you to “Wolf & Gypsy” – a fantastic ethical brand, offering stunning jewellery pieces produced with conflict free gemstones. This is a perfect ethical gift this Christmas, so that you can be sure that no harm was caused in producing that smile when your friend or loved one opens their present on…

Zero Waste Christmas Wrapping Tips – Ethical Advent Day 8

My absolute favourite way to be eco-friendly (and also save money) at Christmas has to be getting inventive with wrapping presents. Once you get hooked on this, you’ll have so much fun and won’t want to go back to boring old wrapping paper! Here are the ways I like to save wrapping paper and have…

Zero Waste Tea & Giveaway – Ethical Advent Day 7

Tea. Most of us love tea. How do you drink yours, green, black, loose or in tea bags? Regardless of the type or style, I prefer mine to come without a side of plastic. In fact, I’d prefer mine to be completely zero waste – naked as the day it was picked from the tree….

Vegan Christmas Cake Recipe – Ethical Advent Day 5

Today I am sharing a real treat, and one I hope will serve you well, whether or not you like Christmas Cake! I’d like to introduce you to my good friend and blogger, Emilia, who shares the most delicious vegan foods and recipes on her website, Emi’s Good Eating. Emilia has very kindly allowed me…