Don’t panic love – I’m not throwing all the toys out of my pram – I’m talking periods.
And before you read any further, I warn you, this isn’t going to be like those laughable adverts that show menstrual products with blue liquid on them (who on earth thought that gem up), this posting is going to be fact-packed and will tell it like it is.
I’m talking belly cramp, backache, the ultimate nightmare of getting caughtshort, the irritation factor of VAT on sanitary wear, chemical intervention to give us whiter than white products, biodegradation in landfill and the ever rising costs of a box of your monthly whatsits! Continue reading “What a Bloody Nuisance!”
I am a huge fan of the Eco-Schools project and have been watching it go from strength to strength over the past few years.
I believe if we get our children into a confident green groove at an early age, they stand a good chance of stepping into adulthood with the right approach to sustainable living and they can also help to re-educate apathetic parents and whip them into shape!
I do love a good giggle to start my week and thought I’d break away from the norm (whatever the ‘norm’ is, that is) and share a few of my favourite rubbish cartoons with you instead. Continue reading “Mirth on Monday”
I was interviewed recently by esteemed journalist Laurel Ives on the subject of downshifting and the piece popped up today in the ‘Body and Soul’ section of ‘The Times‘.
The article was about another of my favourite subjects; downshifting. It’s entitled, ‘How to cope with life in overcrowded cities’ with the subtitle, ‘Daily life on our cramped little island is stressing us out, but there are plenty of ways to beat the crush’.
The story threw up some very interesting statistics that I immediately thought of in terms of the problems we face today with landfill sites and the ultimate disposal of our rubbish.
The article stated, ‘Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that population density in England is already almost double that of Germany and four times the figure for France. By 2056 our population will have grown from 60 million to 68 million – 1,349 people stuffed into every square mile.’
I’ve just returned from one of the most satisfying short-breaks I’ve ever had.
I didn’t go far, I didn’t spend much either and my carbon footprint almost had a halo on it.
I swapped houses with a great friend (who also has 3 children) and it was fab! No money changed hands, we had no faff or palaver with check in and out times, no flight to catch or be delayed with, we had a fridge and cupboards full of ‘normal’ food and there wasn’t a disposable sachet of shampoo or shower gel in sight and no individual tea-bags wrapped in bizarre paper overcoats either.
It really was ‘a home from home’ with all the comforts that come with it and the simple fact that it was a different set of walls to knock around in made it feel like a proper holiday.
Mr, Mrs and Little Miss Green are all passionate about the environment, so much so, they’ve breathed life into an inspirational website called ‘My Zero Waste’.
As well as entertaining and educating their readers about a wide range of rubbish flavoured topics, they are also gearing up for their ‘Zero Waste Pledge’. If you hop over there and add your support, you could win yourself an eco-goodie that’s actually worth having.