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Thoughts on Buy Nothing New month

I love this! A comment left by a stranger in cyber world has changed my thinking in an instant. This isn’t the first time someone has reached into my life and said exactly what I’ve needed to hear. I love how life is full of earth angels, don’t you?

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Present sense

This week I announced that I was joining in with a Buy Nothing New challenge for a month! November can be a bit of a dodgy time for this because I like to get my Christmas preparation done early.

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Buy Nothing Month; day five

Ok, well not quite according to plan at the moment! Little Miss Green has been ill with a nasty cough and raging temperature. The temperature I am happy to deal with and have yarrow in the house along with some essential oils for this. BUT, I had a real procrastination summer and didn’t make any…

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Days one and two of Buy Nothing Month

I had an interesting weekend with the Buy Nothing Month challenge. Saturday and Sunday were the 1st and 2nd day and I didn’t leave the house, which meant no shops! BUT I’m constantly plugged into the internet and we all know how easy and enjoyable a little 21st century digital shopping can be.

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Buy nothing new challenge

A while ago I thought I’d try a buy nothing challenge. To be honest I can’t remember how I got on, which probably means, not very well. Now Melissa over on the fabulous Green parent blog has reminded me that Buy Nothing Day is at the end of the this month and many people join…

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RSPB Feed the birds day

We’ve been feeding the birds more recently, and our garden is a hive of activity. Cattus Green is rapidly approaching 16 years and no longer provides a threat to our feathered friends, so they happily feed from the floor while she stretches out in the sun.

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Organic sandwiches to go!

It’s not often we buy a takeaway sandwich. I’ve often thought of them as a waste of money for crap food, which is anything but full of natural ingredients. And they are about as far removed from a self sufficient lifestyle as you can get. However, Last week I came across a company called Fresh!…

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