I know that a small number of my readers (ok, almost all of them, but still a small number) have an email sent to them when I write a new post. I LOVE you for this, thank you. Can I ask one more favour please? When you get the email, would you mind reading the … Continue reading A Note to my Readers
We all try to be kind, don’t we? Or do we? I guess some people have the gift of kindness in their DNA but the mortals amongst have to make a bit of effort. A priest once said to me that being kind was a sign of believing in God because if you didn’t, you’d … Continue reading Kindness
Apologies for the layout of this post - the website has changed so that I would have to pay even more money to display pictures how I used to. I also can't put links in, but I think I have found a way around that. If you don’t like bathrooms look away now! I have … Continue reading Working Towards a Sustainable(ish) Bathroom
I was going to use the word ‘fashion’ in the heading of this post but then realised that you can’t get much further from fashion than my wardrobe! I wear clothes for years and don’t buy many new ones so I know very little about fashion. In Eco circles July is often referred to as … Continue reading Clothes and the Environment
Hi I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me in ages – I guess you both are managing without me and my opinions! Today I want to talk about water again. After the resolution in April 2019 we have tried really hard to keep our weekly water consumption below 2m3 and have been fairly successful, except … Continue reading The Water Resolution
To mis-quote Anne-Marie Bonneau “We don't need a handful of people being perfectly environmentally friendly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly" And I truly believe that. I’m probably preaching to the converted but I have put together a list of small changes we can all make which actually SAVE money. They are my … Continue reading Eco Tips to Save You Cash
I love my job. I work for St Peter's Hospice Because I am an administrator who covers for staff is several different departments, I get to work with nurses in different roles. The ones I assist the most are the Access Team. The team does what it says on the tin – helps those who … Continue reading St Peter’s Hospice Access Team
I need some help with this one! Having come up with eleven new but permanent resolutions, I’m really struggling to find a twelfth. Any suggestions gratefully received. We were going to cheat and say that we were buying a new cooker because ours was very inefficient but the truth is that is was at the … Continue reading December 2019 – Help!
Sorry I’m late with November’s resolution – I’ve been on holiday (just to make you both jealous) in Majorca and somehow couldn’t find the time! We discussed possible plans at the airport during our three-hour delay but I didn’t get as far as writing it up. So November’s resolution is To eat red meat a … Continue reading November 2019
So it’s time for October’s resolution already! Where is this year going? We’ve been wondering what to do about our car use. In an ideal world we would get rid of the car and travel by foot, bike and public transport. In short, we would BE MORE GRETA It’s not an ideal world and we … Continue reading October 2019 Resolution
We're quite pleased with how we have limited our water use since the water meter was installed. We have 23 weeks of data in order to establish whether we are hitting our target of no more than 2 cubic metres per week. As you can see from the chart, sometimes we make this. The … Continue reading How is the Water Use Going?