March 2019 Impact Report

KEEPING CLEAN! So, this year we are sharing items we are buying, making or changing each month. Last year we used a different calculator to measure our impact, so we are just changing things up to keep ourselves motivated and focused. By spreading the cost of items over the year it also helps us to slowly make changes that don’t … Read More

Schools Update!

Some of you will know that I believe very strongly that we need to educate and inspire CHILDREN to take better care of the planet and all it’s  inhabitants than previous generations have. Last year I wrote a school assembly called ’20 Ways for Kids to Save the World’.   I’m so delighted to say that it’s now available on … Read More

February 2019 Impact Report

Well, this month we introduced some new and wriggly members to our home… we got worms! This was intentional… I was so delighted to discover that The Urban Worm is actually a wonderful CIC based near us, I had to go and visit and made this video all about it. They are doing well so far… and you can read … Read More

January 2019 Impact Report

In 2018 we used a different calculator each month to see how we were doing, I feel we have now worked our way through most of them, so this year we are going to measure our impact in different ways. I will create a single list of all those calculators so you can take a look at your own progress … Read More

2018 Our Impact in Review

Impact Report 2018 I did a Facebook Live on our page as a chance to reflect on all the changes we had made over the year, it was one of our Just One Thing episodes and was mainly because it’s important to me that I’m very clear I’m doing all the things I’m asking you to do. Lots of people … Read More

November Impact Report

For November we focused on carbon emissions, with two cars this is an area we are really going to be paying more attention to in 2019. It’s always good to get a clear idea of your starting point, so i was thrilled to find this very detailed calculator. You can use this calculator yourself to check on your families carbon … Read More

How to Stay Frugal Focused at Christmas.

I made this infographic, just to keep myself focused on the long term goals, and to try and fend off the short term stress that is can become such a part of this time of year…

Why We’re Not Giving Our Kids Presents This Year… and why it’s ok.

So firstly, we LOVE Christmas here – this isn’t a Grinchy post. We love gifts and unwrapping and fun and surprises and wish lists. Over the years I have found, made, given and received some totally awesome and amazing things. One year I did a pregnancy test on Christmas morning, and put the positive test in Mr Frugals stocking – … Read More

5 Fast Fixers

I’m trying not to get swept away in the Black Friday thing, although I have checked my list of things I would be buying anyway to see if there is a deal I don’t feel will be available another time. I have a longer post all about how to manage shopping, deals and impulse buying here if you’d like to … Read More

October Impact Report

For October we found a more global carbon offset calculator, it’s actually aimed at businesses so if you want to find out how much carbon to offset after an event this is really clever. It’s often the case that although we may work inside large organisations we can still have an impact, and as companies feel more pressure and (hopefully) … Read More