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Courgette Sex and Happy Endings

Courgette Sex and Happy Endings

By | July 24, 2012 at 9:19 am | No comments

After months of waiting and surviving high winds and blown over greenhouses, we finally starting seeing the fruits of our labour. Or should that be vegetables of our labour. One morning I looked out the window to discover a bright yellow flower bobbing itself head among my...

Posted in: Gardening

Worms Round III. This Time It’s Personal.

Worms Round III. This Time It’s Personal.

By | July 20, 2012 at 10:20 am | 2 comments

So it looks like I might not be cut out for life as a worm owner. After my first disastrous attempt where I manage to over feed them all and bury them in piles of molding food, I have now managed to drown the new batch in their own poo. It all sounds a bit like a Saw movie...

Posted in: Featurettes

Old Clothes Don’t Go to Heaven. They go to Milton Keynes

Old Clothes Don’t Go to Heaven. They go to Milton Keynes

By | June 25, 2012 at 11:18 am | 2 comments

Like most of us, I've been giving my unwanted clothes and books to charity shops for years. While I've always dreamed that my cast offs have been bought, worn and loved by someone new, the reality is that not everything donated gets sold. I've often wondered where the bags...

Posted in: Featurettes

A Trip to Paris to Steal a Sustainable Idea

By | March 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm | No comments

After being together for almost 2 and a half years, my boyfriend W and I finally took our first proper holiday together last month. For four wonderful days we went to Paris. We took the Eurostar over (or should that be under?) from London, and stayed in a great little...

Posted in: Featurettes, Mindful Lifestyle

Worms: Round II

By | February 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm | No comments

So my foray into the world of wormeries didn't go quite to plan. In my over-excitment I grossly overfed them in the first few weeks. Bewildered by the vast amount of food being heaped on them they panicked and buried themselves into the soil, refusing to eat a thing...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Cress: A Rare Vegetable that Grows in the Dead of Winter

By | January 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm | No comments

For Christmas, W and I amassed quite a haul of stuff to make our balcony more exciting. From a wormery to a bird feeder, to a beautiful box of seeds and tips from Allotinabox. I even got a can with a sunflower seed in it. Eating locally just got a whole lot more...

Posted in: Food, Mindful Lifestyle

Thirty New Pets Through the Mail

Thirty New Pets Through the Mail

By | January 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments

[gallery link="file" columns="6"] Yesterday I received about 30 new pets through the mail (but shhh, don't tell my landlord). 30 pets might sound excessive to you but they don't take up that much space. I keep them in a plastic tub on my balcony and I'll...

Posted in: DIY, Mindful Lifestyle

Old jeans + Old Jeans = New Jeans

By | January 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm | One comment

I thought I would share a little all-consuming activity I did over the holidays. My favourite pair of jeans have always been just slightly too short for comfortable wearing with anything that isn't an ankle height boot. Luckily for me, the fashion at the moment is...

Posted in: DIY, Mindful Lifestyle, Responsible Fashion

Compact Condo

By | January 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm | No comments

Photo by Telstar Logistics via flickr Bigger is not necessarily better. At least when it comes to houses. This year in America the average house size has decreased slightly. Most likely due to the (*sigh*) "Current Economic Climate" and other money issues. But possibly...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Upcycled Wooden Christmas Tree

By | December 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm | No comments

This year is my boyfriend and I's first year in a flat by ourselves and so, in true girly style,  I was excited about our Christmas decorations. Due to space restraints, anything big was definitely out the question. Anything store bought was also off the table. During a...

Posted in: DIY, Featurettes, Mindful Lifestyle

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