weekend links

weekend links

Ten Things

link roundup post

link roundup postHello!  Have you had a good week?  I’ve had a bit of a busy one, so I’m relishing in having a quiet weekend with nothing really planned except for a bit of writing and a bit of allotment pottering.  I’m sitting writing this post whilst the rain pitter patters on my window, with a cup of tea at my side and some Beach House on.  My youngest is having a nap, and my eldest is reading, and it’s not a bad way to spend a quiet Saturday.  If I can fit a nap for myself in later then all the better: it’s that kind of day!

If you’re in a lazing around kind of mood too, then here are some good things I read this week, that you might like:

1. If you read one thing this weekend make it this article.  A beautifully written but terribly sad true story about slavery in 20th century America that I couldn’t put down.

2. Trees can talk to each other and recognise their offspring?

3. So helpful – cruelty free logos explained.

4.  Related – ethical clothing parlance explained.

5.  Tesla just announced solar roof tiles, with an ‘infinity’ warranty, which they say are cheaper than conventional roof tiles.  I have to say they are pretty cool.  I’ll certainly be following along with interest.

6.  Trouble sleeping?  Maybe you just need to go on a weekend camping trip?

7.  Forgotten cycle paths – rediscovered and in need of support.

8. Anna Jones does vegetarian food so well.  I am planning on making this delicious looking jersey royal and tomato bake this week.

9.  This article had me out of nowhere wanting to open up my own shop…!

10.  As it’s coming up to wedding season, I thought this was an interesting read on wedding gifts.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


weekend links

Ten Things

seventies orange camper van

seventies orange camper van

Hello hello!  How have you been?  I’ve been ogling this seventies camper van I spotted on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street earlier this week.  It almost makes me want to dust off my drivers licence and take off on adventures.  Almost!  Apart  from ogling camper vans I have been exploring east coast beaches, trying to fix up our garden, and watching the Eurovision song contest.  I’m not embarrassed to admit I’ve watched it every year since I don’t know when – it’s definitely my guilty pleasure!  We were rooting for Croatia this year!

On to the links!

1. To celebrate Green People’s 20th anniversary of selling lovely organic and natural skincare, and the launch of their special edition Rose Damask lipstick* (a lovely nude shade) I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram this week to win £50 to spend online at Green People*.  To enter head this way!

2. Australia’s first rescued food supermarket opened, offering customers to pay what they can for food.

3.  Ethical shopping is nearly impossible?  An interesting read.

4.  UK salad ends the vegetable crisis – proving the case for reducing our reliance on foreign imports.

5.  Love this image so much.

6.  The myth of closed loop manufacturing.

7.  Fascinating – scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic.

8.  Speaking of the number 8, you have 8 days left to register to vote in the General Election.  Registering only takes 5 minutes and ensures you have your say.

9.  This couple wear matching outfits every single day and it’s incredibly sweet.

10.  Finally, a heads up!  It’s currently 25% off at one of my ethical favourites – People Tree* – with code WFTD25 until midnight tonight!  I am coveting this top* and this top*.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!