How possible is plastic free shopping?

Last year, David Attenborough’s Blue Planet shocked us all with the extent of the problem of plastic in our seas. It is time to take action and reduce the amount of plastic and packaging that comes into the house. But how possible is plastic free shopping for the average person? Steps to plastic free shopping We use a traditional milkman so our milk and juice comes in glass bottles that are recycled. We also get […]


New Year, New Resolutions, New Things!

The social whirl that is December is over, New Year celebrated and now it’s time to look forward to all the new things the year ahead may bring. I like making resolutions whatever form they take. Over the years there are regular features in my list like “must exercise more”, “healthy eating” and “make more time for craft activities”. The “what” would often appear on the list but very often it was not broken down […]


I love it when the Christmas decorations go up

When the Christmas decorations go up, I feel that the house comes into its own. I enjoy the run up to Christmas and the busy whirl of socialising family and friends, carol concerts, dinners and parties but in between it all, it’s good to get some time at home relaxing in front of the fire. Each year I decorate the fireplace with a swag and fairy lights, occasionally ringing the changes with new ribbon. ┬áIt […]

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Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas Presents

When it comes to gift wrapping presents I’ve bought for people, especially at this time of year, it’s good time to reflect on how fortunate you are to have family and friends around. Life is definitely richer for having them in our lives. Once I have chosen the presents, it is on to the wrapping.  If I leave myself plenty of time, I enjoy this bit!  With music on in the background and candles lit, […]