Zero Waste and a Sense of Unease

I have a half written blog post in my draft folder, and it’s been there for months. I keep revisiting it as I try to articulate my thoughts, and I never quite seem to get there. Having said that, I think it’s time to stop letting perfect be the enemy of done, and put the…

Where Has February Gone?

Seriously. Where? I know it’s a short month, but it has zoomed by in a blur of flu, work and attempts to keep up with my hobbies. I have read, it turns out, four books in February. Who knew!? Tracking in Goodreads is rather helpful!! Heads or Tails, Leslie Gordon The Improbability of Love, Hannah…

Plastic Fantastic: February Changes

So, now it’s February, it’s time for some new changes regarding my plastic use! I introduced some new things in January, and they’re going well. What next? Toiletries It’s taken me years to find a skincare regime that works for me, and honestly, abandoning that would not class as a small change. Particularly given that…

Plastic Fantastic: January Check In

So, I talked at the beginning of the month about some changes I wanted to make in January to help decrease my plastic consumption. The changes were relating to use of conventional deodorant, plastic shopping bags, and plastic packaged toilet paper. On the whole, this has actually been less of a challenge than I really…

Plastic Fantastic: January Changes

So, I talked about worrying about plastic in a post a while ago and, more recently, I made reducing my plastic usage one of the 18 things I’d like to do in 2018. The thing now, is to work out what that means for me. Where I will start, and how I will stop myself…

18 in 2018

I’ve been inspired by the Happier podcast, I have decided to put together a list of 18 things I’d like to do in 2018. I’ve had to work hard to not let my inner Calvinist make all these about meeting external expectations and working harder. I want them to be about making my life, and…

Plastic Fantastic: Getting Started

Lately I have been feeling uncomfortable about plastic. Admittedly, this is coming a little late to the party, but – to steal a line, I think, from The West Wing – let’s celebrate the fact that I showed up at all. It isn’t that I was unconcerned before. I recycled whatever I could within the…