weekend links

weekend links

Ten Things

four leaf clover

four leaf clover

Hey!   What a week it’s been here!  We’ve had accidents (notice the pluralisation there) (the youngest), we’ve had illness (the eldest), we’ve had emergency dental surgery (me), internet abuse (me).  Pretty much the works.  It was my birthday this week, but I feel like instead of gaining a year I’ve gained 10 instead, and I’m pretty sure my grey hair count has doubled this week alone!  So if you have emailed me and haven’t had a response yet then this is why!  Life!

One positive was that the nice people at sent me some lovely Elephant Gin to try out.  I cracked it open on my birthday and enjoyed a couple of glasses.  As well as being really tasty, 15% of all profits go to foundations fighting the illegal ivory trade.  Gin with a conscience!  If you like gin then this is definitely one to try with lots of ice and a slice of lime.  Very smooth, it goes down well, and I found it especially tasty at the end of a hard week!

elephant gin

On to the links:

1.  On board with this climate change campaign 100% – “solving climate change starts with the belief that we can”.

2.  How cycling could save the NHS.

3.  It’s a good week to be vegan.  Baileys have announced they are making a vegan Baileys!  And Pizza Hut are trialling vegan cheese.  And some clever people have come up with vegan hard boiled eggs.  This is all on top of the news that Ben & Jerry’s are making a vegan ice cream.

4.  This Daily Mash post on mooncups cracked me up.

5.  This has to be the saddest seahorse you’ve ever seen.

6.  There are climate change support groups in America.

7.  “Why are you littering?”.  This made me laugh so hard.

8.  This is an interesting concept – get free access to gigs when you hand in a broken electrical item.

9.  This 8 year old girl is the future.  Her mum is pretty awesome too.

10.  The clean eaters favourite, the cold pressed juice, hides a dirty secret.

Finally, three things from the Moral Fibres archive:

1. Is it getting hot in here?

2. It’s blackberry season!  (Someday I’ll find the time to update these old photos to something better!)

3. It’s also elderberry season!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if you happen to stumble upon a four leaf clover then be sure to send it my way!


weekend links

Ten Things

Eco blog

Eco blog

Hiya!  Good week?  This one went quick, don’t you think?  We lit our woodburning stove this week for the first time since spring, and have officially said bye to summer.  We’re on full on autumn mode now and I’m even contemplating buying a slow cooker* (this one is just £25 and has good reviews) as I’m currently craving hearty dinners like stews and chillis.   Do you have a slow cooker?  Do you love it?  Any recommendations for vegetarian/vegan slow cooker recipes before I make the plunge?

On to the links:

1.  Why Paris will be the first car-free metropolis. “The city’s parking spaces will become bike or scooter paths, café terraces or playgrounds” and it sounds heavenly.

2.  Scientists can calculate just how much climate change individual oil companies are responsible for – one-quarter of global warming can be traced to emissions from fewer than two-dozen companies.

3.  An important thing to remember – humans aren’t detached from nature.

4.  The problem with mason jars.  Nothing is safe.  Nothing.

5.  12 one-hour things you can do that will make the world a better place.  So many sweet ideas.  Top of my list: make a wiggly bag.

6.  Disco soup!

7.  Scientists have created cotton that glows and is magnetic, with no genetic engineering required – just sugar.  Clothes just got hi-tech!

8.  The funniest museum spat.

9.. The Festival of Thrift is on next weekend and looks pretty good!

10.  Finally, one tray vegetarian dinners.  Yes please.

PS: there is 20% off at Gudrun Sjõdén right now with code GSWEBB20 in honour of their 20th birthday.

From the Moral Fibres archives, three things you might have missed:

Zero waste crisps.

Food that magically regrows.

Handy resources to help you shop more ethically.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!