Give the Gift of Scent… Ethical Advent Day 18

Do you find it hard to focus on a task, or perhaps you’re lacking energy from zoom fatigue, or Christmas shopping. Maybe you need some help to calm down, or drift into the land of nod at night. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s help at hand – and it’s all natural. Our sense of smell…

Zero Waste Christmas Crackers – Ethical Advent Day 17

Crackers are great fun,  but for a moment of enjoyment, there’s an awful lot of waste. Here is my solution – my favourite Christmas decoration of all. Stunning, reusable metal crackers. Passed down through my family – I’m not sure for how long exactly – but they are the true zero waste item. Granted, they…

Vegan Feasting… Ethical Advent Day 16 (Guest Post)

Today, I’m delighted to share another post from Rebecca of What Rebecca Blogs. This week, she’s written about her local vegan recipe box delivery. It’s very localised, but hopefully you’ll be able to find something similar in your area. Recipe boxes are a very popular option for people choosing to have varied meals throughout the…

Take A Mindful Minute – Ethical Advent Day 15

Christmas can be super stressful, or at the very least an overwhelming list of things to do. To help keep yourself grounded and take back a little moment of peace, I’ve asked the fabulous Lynz B from The Balanced Yogi, to create a mindful meditation just for you, this festive season. Lynz offers a wonderful…

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…