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Ten Things – 15th October 2017

blog round up post

blog round up post

Hey!   How’s it going?  We have had some early starts and late nights this week, so are all feeling the need for a nice quiet weekend to relax and recharge our batteries.  I am not particularly crafty but I have some macrame to finish and some air drying clay to play with, and that’s as busy as it’s going to get!  Last of the great rock and rollers over here!

This weekend’s links:

1.  How do high street brands talk about sustainability?  This was an interesting read from the Good Shopping Guide – “As high street brands increasingly get better at the ethical stuff they are faced with the dilemma remains of how best to talk about it… Whistles and Fat Face are right up there in the 80 percentiles, and even H&M and New Look sit side-by-side with the adventurer lover’s favourite Patagonia. But are these brands shouting about it? Not really“.

2.  I am intrigued to try banana skin curry.

3.  This map shows all of London’s rivers, minus the city, and it’s truly fascinating.

4.  Looking to have a green Hallow e’en?  This guide has you covered.

5.  Pret a Manger is to sell reusable bottles of water, and install refill stations, alongside bottles of water, in order to understand if customers will choose to refill a bottle rather than buying a a new plastic bottle.

6.  Related: four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem.

7.  Rather intrigued by wooden nails.  Also, don’t they look pretty?

8.  More bad news for the bees this week.

9. Frustrations with vegan fashion.  The case for vegan fashion isn’t so clear cut.

10.  Will you be wearing kelp any time soon?

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


PS: In case you missed it, do catch up on 8th October’s Ten Things.

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Ten Things – 8th October 2017

link round up blog post

link round up blog post

Hey!  Nice to see you again!  Have you had a good week?  We had a fun day yesterday of going to our local country park, doing a spot of cycling, and then watching this week’s Grand Designs.  Did you see it?  I really really loved the house, but man alive, London prices are RIDICULOUS!

I have lots of great links for you this week:

1.  Why does ethical fashion cost more?

2.  I didn’t know that Pukka Tea has been bought over by Unilever.  This piece highlights what this means to your tea.

3.  What can we learn from Dr Jane Goodall?  It involves whiskey, a lax attitude to germs, nature and audiobooks.  I like to think Jane and I would get along just swimmingly!

4.  I haven’t flown in years, but sometimes flights are unavoidable.  If you need to fly, are there ways to make your flight greener?  The New York Times thinks so.

5.  The Scottish Government banned fracking in Scotland this week and we are over the moon! #renewablesforlife

6.  Have you heard of Slow Fashion October?  I have only just stumbled upon it and will be following along with interest.

7.  Life goals.

8.  These nature inspired cakes are something else.  Can we talk about the solar system cake for just one second?!  Mind blowing!

9.  This week I found out that quite a few Homebase stores around the country have free cargo bikes, that customers can borrow to transport bulky purchases home.  Whilst the article states the bikes are in England only, I found out that the Craigleith store in Edinburgh has one. Such a clever idea – top marks to Homebase!

10. And finally, how the clouds got their names.   I am forever fascinated by this kind of thing.

And from the Moral Fibres archive, three things you might have missed:

What’s in season in October?

Make your own scouring powder.

Ethical men’s underwear.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


PS: In case you missed it, then do catch up with the 1st October Ten Things post.