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weekend links

weekend links

Weekend Links

The last weekend links post went down really well with you lot so here I am again, rounding up some of the interesting things I’ve read, seen or heard this past fortnight:

Simon Reeve’s Tea Trail and Coffee Trail (both on BBC iPlayer) have been fascinating and compelling viewing, highlighting the industry behind our morning, afternoon and evening brews, and showing the importance of buying fairtrade tea and coffee.  Simon Reeve is a really great journalist – it could potentially be quite dry viewing but he keeps things at just the right level.

After buying margarine for as long as I can remember, we switched to using butter last year for the health benefits.  From this article in The Independent it seems like we’re not the only ones.

An ingenious DIY candle made from just mandarin skin and olive oil.

Cargo bikes, big on the continent, but could be big here with the introduction of electric cargo bikes.

Jai’s post on minimising the use of plastic in the bathroom is still an article that I go back to time and time again.

I’ve signed this Greenpeace petition against fracking in the UK.  If you’re against fracking too then do consider signing it and sharing with your friends.

An American shop and restauarant is set to sell out of date food – revolutionary!

Finally, what not to wear when you go down to the woods – I learned that wolves crave Chanel No. 5!  Who knew?!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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weekend links

It’s The Weekend!

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And we’re a bit more than halfway through January!  Hooray all round!

Today I thought I’d try out something a bit different and share with you some links of things I’ve read this week:

How to unshrink a woolly jumper

The UK’s first organic personal lubricant – the first to be certificed organic by the Soil Association.  So your bits can be organic too!

Had enough boiled sprouts for the season?  Think again, from the Moral Fibres archives – a deliciously different recipe for sprouts.

Concrete construction tubing turned into a hotel.

A fun DIY to bring new life to an old cardigan.

Bookmarked for when we finally move – a great UK based recycled paint company

Enjoy your weekend!  I’m thinking about writing these types of post every fortnight – yay or nay?

ps: I have some exciting reader giveways coming up in February to celebrate Moral Fibres’ first birthday!  Keep your eyes peeled!

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