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…

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…

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…

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 Christmas Candles… Ethical Advent Day 3

At this time of year, there’s nothing like a good candle to make the room extra cosy, and they are very popular to gift for Christmas.   But are you aware of why you should choose choose plant based soya wax candles, instead of those made from paraffin?  There are a number of health and environmental…