weekend links

weekend links

Weekend Links

Hello, how have you been?  It’s been a busy few weeks here: nothing like a nice relaxing weekend full of toddler birthday parties ahead of to rest and revive me, right?!  If you’re up to something a bit more relaxing this weekend then let me know in the comments so I can live vicariously through you!

Here are some weekend links for your reading pleasure:

It’s been a few years since I last swam in the sea, but after seeing this I’m feeling a tiny bit sick when  think about all those mouthfuls of seawater I’ve probably swallowed over the course of my life!

Can’t stop thinking about this tiny house that Andrew and Gabriella Morrison built and live in.  I think it’s amazing!

I feel like I eat the same things every morning so I’ve been looking for some healthy breakfast alternatives.  I think this berry bircher recipe from A Girl Called Jack might hit the spot.

Let’s be honest, some environmental news can be a bit dry or depressing.  So I really enjoyed this light-hearted and amusing look at reducing carrier bag usage by Craig Shattner:

IF you’re reading on a mobile or via email subscription then here’s the link here.

An incredibly polite elephant.

I’ve started reading this book* by John Jackson on smallholding – so far so good!  “You don’t know what you can do until you try to do it” is such a good motto for life!

From the archives – what to sow in your garden or allotment in May; how cooking can change your life; and now the sun is making an appearance – a guide to eco-friendly sunscreen.

Don’t forget to enter the Cred Jewellery giveaway – it’s only open until Wednesday!

That’s it – enjoy your bank holiday weekend and see you next week!


Image by Ennor.

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weekend links

Weekend Links

Happy Easter weekend everyone!  Hands up if you’re reading this whilst munching on some chocolate!  I know I am whilst writing this!

I’ve got some good links for you this week:

I had to check the date on this to make sure it wasn’t an April Fool’s post – James Dyson is designing a giant vacuum on a boat to help clear the oceans of rubbish.  Yup, you read that right, a giant marine hoover that’s going to suck junk out of the sea.  I don’t know, on one hand I think it’s great that someone’s trying to do something about marine pollution, but on the other I can’t help but feel sad that we’re having to resort to technology to clear our seas, rather than simply changing our behaviour.  What do you think?

I’ve been watching Hope, a short film (15 mins) which looks a the plight of the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and the people fighting for the survival of the gorillas.  Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it’s a really great watch – sad, inspiring and uplifting all at the same time.  If you have time to watch it all, here’s the trailer.

A mini-interview with me on Prime Location’s blog.

For ethical fashion fans – a list of 30 ethical fashion blogs from around the world.  Moral Fibres is on there – thank you so much Ceri!

This interactive piece on the Bangladeshi fashion industry is very powerful.

Is it a myth that sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) causes cancer?

Batten down the hatches – El Niño may be on it’s way this year!  El Niño is a natural occurrence, but scientists think it’s happening more regularly since CO2 emissions started increasing.

Fashion Revolution Day is happening on Thursday.  Here’s how you can get involved.

Bargains ahoy in the Frank & Faith ethical sale!

From the Moral Fibres archive: a  fun and easy Easter craft that can be done with kids, and a simple trick to tell if eggs are off or not (the non-chocolate variety of course!).  If you’re all egged out and are planning a spot of gardening over the bank holiday weekend then here’s how you can attract bees to your garden (the bees will be eggstatic if you carry out some of these tips!) ; and if you’re planning on getting crafty then here are some great DIYs for repurposing old clothes to get cracking on with!  I like puns, what can I say…!

That’s it from me – that’s all yolks!  See you next week (when I promise I’ll be pun free!) and enjoy your bank holiday weekend!  Oh, and thanks to everyone who took part in my reader survey.  I’m currently going through the responses and will share them with you shortly!

Image from woodleywonderworks.