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Ten Things – 26th November 2017

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Hiya!  How have you been?  I missed a week last week.  Life!

What have you been up?  I have been up to all sorts.  All sorts.  I started this week by touring a nuclear power station for work purposes.  I’m not pro nuclear by any means, but it was incredibly fascinating to see the reactors, turbines, and control rooms.  Sadly I couldn’t take my phone in to get any photos so you’ll just have to take my word for it!

On to this weekend’s links:

1. H&M has been accused of incinerating 60 tons of recyclable garments in a Danish TV investigation.  H&M has refuted the claims.

2.  Don’t let perfection be the enemy – an enlightening TedX talk on zero waste from Lindsey Miles.

3.  Related: a petition to stop supermarkets selling raw fruit and vegetables in plastic packaging.

4.  One in six young people won’t wear an outfit again if it’s been seen on social media.  Is it hardly a surprise when the media call wearing the clothes in your wardrobe ‘recycling‘?  Filed under things that infuriate me.

5. Something useful to share this festive period – Give As You Live – where every time you shop online at your favourite stores you can raise free donations for the charity of your choice, at no cost to you.

6.  Handy life advice from an unexpected source!

7.  A new ethical fashion blog I’m following along with interest.

8.  I adore this community art project.  I’m wondering if my neighbours would object to me doing this to the side of my house!

9.  Related: I found the cutest bird boxes ever*.  Bonus: they are all for sale!

10.  Finally, it turns out Instagram is the worst social media for mental health.  A reminder that it’s ok to delete any apps or unfollow any accounts that don’t make you feel good.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  We are taking our kids to see Santa tomorrow.  I know, I know, it’s not even December yet, and yes I completely agree with your disdain, but somehow every weekend in our December is already accounted for (it’s birthday season, anniversary season, party season and every other season the month can throw at us).  I’m keeping my fingers crossed it all goes well – when you’re not quite two Santa can be a little scary!

And in case you missed it, catch up on the 12th November Ten Things post.


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Ten Things – 12th November 2017

findhorn foundation

findhorn foundation

Hello!  How are you on this fine Sunday?

We are just back from a week’s holiday up north, which was just the tonic I needed.  Nature walks, red squirrel spotting, tea and cake in some of my favourite cafes, fairy lochs, and trips up windswept snowy mountains.  One week of sheer bliss.

We also took a drive up to Findhorn to play on the beautiful bay there, and then to have a look at the eco houses at the Findhorn Foundation.  I have visited before, some 12 years ago as part of a field trip for uni, but it was nice to go back and have a look at our own pace.    Pictured above is the beautiful Universal Hall but I also snapped one of the amazing houses made from whisky barrels.

On to this week’s links:

1. “Almost everything we must do to solve climate change happens to solve something else” – an interesting read on why we need to replace angry climate change porn with a positive message.

2.  We might be reaching peak carbon pollution, which is good news for the environment.

3.  Nike are often lauded for their eco credentials, but they aren’t particularly ethical.  Here’s how Nike has stayed one step ahead of the taxman for the last decade.

4.  Fun, practical, eco friendly and free – how to make a liner for your compost caddy out of newspaper.

5.  A look into the UK’s first zero waste restaurant, in Brighton.

6.  Does renting clothes signal the end for our wardrobes?  Probably not, but it might encourage us to buy fewer clothes which is only a good thing!

7.  I’m showing my support for the introduction of a plastic bottle deposit return scheme across the UK.

8.  Some good news about clothes waste.

9.  Ever wondered what space sounds like?  Wonder no more, NASA has you covered (spoiler: it’s pretty spooky).

10.  It also turns out NASA are pretty good with pumpkins too.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


PS: If you missed it, do catch up with the 29th October Ten Things post.