Conscious Christmas Gift Cards – Ethical Advent Day 22

Today is for all of those last minute shoppers amongst us. You know who you are, and I am not judging. Life can be busy. Christmas creeps up on us. And with this strange year, it’s hardly surprising that we’ve been thinking of other things. The deadline for delivery may have passed, but there’s still…

Stay Safe this Christmas – Ethical Advent Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of my Ethical Advent series 2020. Today is far from the normal Christmas message I’d be sending out, but then 2020 has been far from a normal year! In light of the pandemic, and various restrictions here and around the world, many of us will be spending Christmas in a different…

Vegan Christmas Stuffing Recipe – Ethical Advent Day 19

As we’re getting closer to Christmas Day, I’m dreaming about my husband’s home-made vegan stuffing. It’s his favourite part of the meal, and I can totally understand why. You can use any brand or type of vegan sausages (as long as you remove the skin if they have it) and it also works with gluten…

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…