Review of Vintage Apple Crates

We have been sent a Vintage Apple Crate and asked for an honest review. Here’s what we thought…  We are always keen to work with and use products that have been recycled, upcycled and saved from landfill. How exciting to come across this company Vintage Apple Crates – who save wooden crates from the orchards and rebrand them with fun … Read More

5 Alternatives to Plastic Straws

In all the talk about reusable products and particularly the plastic straw debate I thought it might be useful to have a round up of what the options are.  In all things, it’s about finding what will work for your situation and how likely to are to use things. Making an investment in a longer lasting product is worthwhile if … Read More

September Impact Report

I’m very excited about the impact calculator I found this month… I love it on lots of levels. I like that it shows how small things have multiple impact – to families, the environment and our pockets. I also like that it is soooooo simple to use – why not give it a try? You can find it here at … Read More

Simplyfing Clothing

This is the second in our Quick Tips series for Simple September… you can catch up with the first post on Meal Planning here x There are two more posts planned over the next two weeks, but today we are thinking about how to simplfy our clothes – both kids and adults. We have been having a major sort out … Read More

Simplifying Meal Planning

As part of our Simplify September theme I’m going to run a series of Quick Tips on some of the ways we are moving towards a more frugal and low waste life… I’m going to start with one of my favourite subjects – Food! We have a one week e-course on this topic where you will get all the printables … Read More

August Impact Report

So this month we tried a new calculator to see how we fit in with the rest of the UK and the World… it was an interesting set of questions and I think it would have been more accurate but I didn’t add exact meter readings etc. This was from www.carbonindependent.org. We are below average, but still have a looonnnggg … Read More

Is Zero Waste a Real Thing?

We have come to the end of a wonderful Zero Waste Week, and if you joined in with our free e-course I really hope you enjoyed it. The Low Waste Living Facebook Group will continue so feel free to join there to hear about other projects and share ideas with like minded folk x. One of the reasons we created … Read More

July Impact Report

Well this is very late! It turns out going away over the end of a month and start of another doesn’t work well, I forgot to pay nursery and all sorts of the ‘end of the month’ things and then by the time we were home, I was distracted by four children and unexpected rain! Anyhoo – this month we … Read More

June Impact

Following on from last month, we tried a different way to look at our impact this month. I found a recycling calculator in the most unexpected place (that’s the power of internet searching!). Despite never having drunk cola, a famous brand had this interesting way to add in items  you have recycled, and calculates the power that could have generated. … Read More

Review of Rockford’s Rock Opera

What a fascinating experience it was to review this Ecological tale about Extinction for children… You can download the Apps from all the app stores, the first instalment is free and the next 3 parts are at a very low cost. We loved that it was all produced in the attic! We loved that children weren’t dumbed down to We … Read More