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weekend links

weekend links

Weekend Links

Have you had a good week?  We got snow (a tiny bit) this week for the first time this winter – it was fun while it lasted!  I’ve also been busy in the kitchen – some fruits of my labour are up on the blog next week.   In the mean time here are some links to things I’ve found interesting lately:

A shocking article on the real cost of tea.

Flamingos gather in the shape of a flamingo!

Enter the Moral Fibres ethical fashion competition to win £100 of ethical clothing! [NOW CLOSED]

This guacamole sounds right up my street!

Thug Kitchen is one of my favourite vegan food blogs.  Although the language is a little fruity in case you’re easily offended!

An amazing £15 off when you spend £50 at People Tree and free UK delivery this weekend (£5 to rest of world)!  Use discount code SPRING50 at the checkout before 23:59 on Monday 17th February.  Full priced items only.

Olympians call to the world to act on climate change.

Would the reintroduction of beavers help prevent flooding in some parts of the country?

 

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An American shop and restauarant is set to sell out of date food – revolutionary!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