Read That Thing

Over on www.less-stuff.co.uk today the focus is on how to declutter all those books and magazines you may have been collecting for that ‘interesting’ piece you want to keep, or in case you get the chance to read that story again. I came to a decision a few years ago that there are so many amazing new books in the … Read More

Find That Draft!

Welcome to our Countdown to Cosy month in collaboration with www.less-stuff.co.uk –  you can link up with their posts here too, as we have different views and experiences we’ll have different takes on the ideas we are sharing.  The aim of this month of ideas and inspiration is to get us ready for a healthy, frugal, sustainable and mindful Winter. … Read More

Endings and Beginnings

Our website has always been about our family and the changes and choices we’ve been making to help keep us on budget and to live sustainably. It’s been a real adventure and we were floating along with all the usual ups and downs of family life, we had the most amazing holiday this Summer and when we got home our … Read More

Waitrose Unpacked

I was so excited to hear that Waitrose were going to trial having a supermarket with unpackaged goods, encourgaging shoppers to bring their own containers for meat, fish, fruit, veg, salad, cereal, nuts, frozen items, wine and beer! I was even more excited when our good friends at Less-Stuff and I were asked to run some upcycling, recycling and zero … Read More

Summer School Holiday Checklist

I recently did a Facebook LIVE in our Free & Frugal Fun for Kids group (you’re welcome to join us!) about how I manage four kids at home for the Summer break. It’s the pinned post so you can take a look if it might help. There’s a checklist of things I suggest really help out, but of course you … Read More

Summer Impact

We’ve got a bit behind with this as life has been so incredibly busy lately – for the last few months we’ve had one thing after another to ‘challenge’ us… as we move towards another Summer School Break and I see time eeking away it’s a mixed bag of feelings, this year is going way too quick for me. So … Read More

How Can You Buy Electricals Ethically?

We are thrilled to have a Guest Post today from Plunc – a company that refurbish electronics, with some really useful tips for saving money and buying refurbished instead of new: 5 Things to Look Out for When Buying Refurbished Tech Electronics can be expensive. If you suffer from a tech addiction like myself, you would know that it can … Read More

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