Could You Go Plastic Free For a Week? {The Family Sustainability Challenge}

Would you ever consider taking part in a family sustainability challenge? There’s such a buzz around ‘sustainability’ at the moment, isn’t there? Everything from banning single use plastics, to reducing meat production; saving energy to recycling. It seems to be everywhere you look.  I think we humans are starting to become increasingly more aware of …

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Home Etc #153 | August Edition {Creating an Indoor Salad Garden}

Welcome to the August edition of Home Etc! After a glorious week in the wilds of Dorset, I’m back home and trying to navigate work with parenting duties, as the boys are enjoying their first summer holiday off school. And this is literally the summer that keeps on giving isn’t it? Apart from a minor …

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Snow, The Beast of The East and Seasonal Affective Disorder

This is the longest, coldest season I can ever remember. Just as I think we’re turning a corner — and spring tries to make an appearance — the cold bites back and we’re in the throes of winter once more. I thought we’d seen the last of the ‘Beast of The East’ but more snow …

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240 weeks and 6 days | Autumn Colour in the Garden

We went back to my mum and dad’s a couple of weekend’s ago. It was my friend’s 40th birthday and we left the boys with my parents overnight and went up to the Wirral; footloose and fancy free. The next day we were not *quite* as chipper. Mr D had the hangover from hell and …

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Home Etc 156 | November Edition {and a garden makeover}

It’s the penultimate link up of 2018 — the last one before silly season — and I anticipate that there *may* be some Christmas related posts coming your way very soon!! But for now, I’m sharing last week’s favourite post — a garden makeover. I wanted to look back to the summer. To blue skies …

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Through the Looking Glass | Decorating with a garden mirror

Our garden has been amazing over the last few weeks. I’ve never seen so many blooms on the rose plants before and the alliums that we planted last year have been flowering for the first time. I’ve spoken about our garden many times on the blog. It’s a decent size — not too big, not …

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