Collect it instead

So we’ve seen in the past year that online shopping has increased exponentially, mainly due to the pandemic. While this is convenient for lots of people, the increase in deliveries direct to homes is a massive problem in terms of carbon emissions. Companies like DPD, UPS and even Amazon are making plans to reduce this […]

SHARE Oxford A Library Of Things

I sometimes look around my apartment and think what is all this stuff that I have? Items that I rarely use. But, if I get rid of it, will I need it again? The reason I bring this up is because it’s so easy to buy things. Most of the time we’ll buy new. However, […]

My new hoodie

Nearly 10 years ago we went to the Isle of Wight for a weekend break. On the first day, once we dropped our bags off at our b & b, we thought we’d go for a drive. Without realising we’d driven around the whole island in about 2 hours. One of the places we passed […]

A poem

I recently attended my first zoom meeting. It was with Extinction Rebellion Oxford. It was so good to interact with others who want to see changes happen. A day later I began writing this poem. My eldest son, who is now 10, was learning about acrostic poems in school a couple of years or so […]

My five eco solutions

Although the What Planet Are We On podcast season has ended, I found that they have posted a bonus episode all about the presenter’s 10 favourite solutions. They’ve also posted the list online here. Victoria and Matt chose 5 each in the episode. So I thought I’d give you my own list based on my […]

LiveCoco Toothbrush heads

(Note: This post contains affiliate links, which could result in me earning a commission from any clicks and purchases). I’ve been using an electric toothbrush for a few years now. Usually I’d buy a 4 pack of replacement brush heads, which lasts me around a year. I came across these some time in 2020 and […]

Climate Change Podcasts

I first got into podcasts a couple of years ago. Mainly I’m into Joe Rogan orAdam Buxton. There’re both very experienced and usually have interesting guests on. I never miss Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review as I love the movies. There’s also Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, which I look forward to every Monday after discovering […]

Wittenham Clumps, Oxfordshire

First, apologies to all for the lack of posts. Like most people, it’s been a busy holiday period. Two days ago we ventured out to a place near Didcot called Wittenham Clumps. It was our first time and we had to drive forty minutes to get there. It was so worth it though, the views […]

Buy everything used

These days it’s so easy to buy anything you need or want. There are so many different ways to do it too, such as online, click and collect , and good old fashioned retail. Most likely you’ll opt for brand new. However, everything I’ve just mentioned does usually have a big impact on the environment. […]

New beginnings…

I switched to shaving cream around five years ago. Currently I am using Taylor of Bond Street Coconut Shaving Cream. I still had a tube of gel for quick backup but also gave this up when it ran out, about 6 months ago. I use an old wooden bowl and a shaving brush to create […]

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