Archive For: Refuse

raw chocolate

raw chocolate

In my determination to reduce our waste I am reducing what we buy and looking at ways to reproduce products at home.  So today I made chocolate.  Well, I might as well practice on something I eat a lot of! I  have a school friend Sarah Wheeler  who set up Pure Melt Chocolate in Mulumbimby.  ... Read More
 
people who care

people who care

The trip is drawing to a close.  Only ten days to go.  Am seriously considering how to emigrate, on my own if necessary. Things I love about Australia: The weather The weather The weather…. Everyone is so friendly.  I have no idea how Londoners (and I can say that as I was born and brought ... Read More
 
on the final leg

on the final leg

Back inside again today.  Which shows piss poor planning as it is a lovely day and perfect for clearing out the outbuildings; which we opted to do in the cold and rain. Having taken another carload of books to Amina we had a look at the heaving bookcases in the Gin Gan and started all ... Read More
 

first steps

I’ve had a tremendous response to my announcement about going plastic free.  Thank you very much.  However, it is rather daunting, perhaps I should have kept quiet and then my failures (I am not so naïve as to think there will be none) will not be so public.  So striking whilst the iron is hot, ... Read More
 
stop

stop

The Singers are 15 next week.  We will be flying to Turkey on their birthday and they are none too pleased.  Not least when they discovered that the Boss has paid extra for two seats with extra leg room because he is fed up of sitting on planes with his knees roughly the same height ... Read More
 

no

When I was a student in the eighties and used my own shopping bags, refusing the plastic bags at the check out  I got some rather odd looks.  But now it is commonplace.  It is almost looked down upon to request a plastic bag.  I have yet to get non food retailers to accept my ... Read More