weekend links

weekend links

Weekend Links

Hello, and happy weekend!  We’ve had sunshine most of this week and what a difference it makes!  Everyone seems to be walking around with a little spring in their step!  So, with a spring in my step, I’ve got some weekend links for you:

It’s been fantastic to see that Moral Fibres has had a few new readers lately – thanks for visiting!  Do have a look at the about page to find out more about the blog, and explore the archives using the drop-down category menus.  There are lots of ways to follow along too – such as TwitterFacebook and via e-mail – a free service where posts will be delivered straight to your inbox (you only get one email on a day when there is a new post  and I don’t share your details with anyone).

This gorgeous table (above) is made from an old door by Kim Werker.  You can see the full DIY on Kim’s blog – I’m now wishing I had an old door to hand!

My internet friend Mel is taking part in a Wear Your Wardrobe Challenge, whereby she’s not buying anything new (or secondhand).  It’s a great way to great re-acquainted with those clothes languishing in the back of your wardrobe and drawers.

The chickens transforming schools around the country.  I think this is such a great idea!

Jen from My Make Do and Mend Year shows you how to save energy when making your favourite hot beverage.  Note to self: invest in a good flask!

Foodcycle are an amazing UK charity who have the impressively use food waste to feed vulnerable people, provide training for the long term unemployed, and in the process help to build stronger communities.  I’m in awe!

From the Moral Fibres archive: how to stop junk mail and how to grow your own snow pea shoots (very tasty in stir-frys and salads!) for only a few pence.

It’s Earth Hour tonight – are you switching off at 8:30pm?

A staggering 1.4 million bananas are thrown away a day in the UK, so I enjoyed Save A Banana Day on the Guardian this week.  I learned some new banana recipes, such as this crazy but intriguing sounding cauliflower banana bundt cake!  And somewhat related to this learning experience –  apparently I’ve been peeling bananas all wrong my whole life.  Here’s how to peel a banana like a monkey!

Remember, if you’re in the UK then the clocks go forward tonight!

Finally, it’s the last chance to vote for Moral Fibres in the best eco blog category of the Prime Location blog awards!  Please vote here if you haven’t already done so – at the time of writing I’m in second place and the margins are so tight, so your vote really does matter! It does take only seconds.  Voting closes at midnight on Monday 31st March and then I promise I’ll be quiet about it! ;)

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Weekend Links

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It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote a weekend links post – apologies, it’s been a busy old time with viewing on our house.  Sadly no sale yet.  It’s my first time selling and after six months of the house being on the market I’m finding it incredibly frustrating, but trying to remain hopeful!  Hope you’ve all had good weeks!

Thanks to all of your amazing help this week, Moral Fibres is currently marginally in the lead in the best eco blog category!  Thank you so so much!  If you haven’t voted then please do – I’d really appreciate your help!  You’ve got until 31st March to cast your vote, here.

A new favourite food blog.

The average electric drill is used for 13 minutes in its entire lifetime – how does it make sense to buy something like that? It’s much more efficient to share it” – the ethos behind this borrowing shop in Berlin.   I’d love to see some of these set up in the UK.

This complex carbohydrates cartoon by illustrator Gemma Correll really made me giggle.

I’m keen to get out in the garden planting.  If you are too, here’s one from the Moral Fibres archives on what to sow in your garden in March.  We’ve decided to grow everything in pots this year so we can move our veggies if we ever do manage to move house this year!

Paris makes a bold move and bans 50% of cars on the road.  I can’t imagine this ever happening in the UK!

In response to severe drought, these Californian salmon are being transported to breeding grounds by truck.

Wrapping paper impregnated with seeds – what an extra special touch to any gift.

Have a lovely weekend folks – see you next week!


Main image by Paul Blakeman.