Hello?  How was your January?  Mine was pleasantly slow (with the exception of this last week, which has been manic!).  Lots of baking and cooking in the kitchen (it’s my favourite way to keep warm in winter!) with the radio cranked up high, and lots of leisurely walks in the ice and snow.  When you’re out walking with a three year old, walks are never going to be fast paced, right?  There are far too many frozen puddles, rocks, stones and sticks to look at for a start!  I’ve really enjoyed the cold and frosty start to this year.  Last year was sadly lacking in the white stuff (did you know 2014 was the hottest year recorded?  Ouch.) so we’ve been getting our fill of it this year for sure!

frozen grass

In blog news, I’ve reduced from posting blog posts about three times a week to twice a week now (although you might get three if I’ve been super organised!).  It’s much more manageable and realistic.  I also redesigned the blog at the start of this month!  I hope the new design/layout is working for you – let me know if you’ve got any comments or suggestions.

As well as redesigning the blog I also changed up how blog posts are emailed out to readers who sign up for the free email subscription service.  The emails are now sent out by Mailchimp which allows for a bit more flexibility than before.  So, if for example, you’d just like a weekly email with all of the Moral Fibres posts from that week, instead of a email every time there is a new post then let me know and I can set that up for you.  Psst: if you’d like to sign up for the email you can do so here:

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Here are some posts on the blog you might have missed:

how to make beeswax tealight candles

How to make beeswax candles

Kathryn Sillince shares her ethical style tips and inspirations, and tells us about the amazing clothes swapping parties she attends.

Jen Gale also shared her ethical style tips learned from a year of buying nothing new.  Could you go a year without buying anything new?

A roundup of the best (and worst!) fluoride free toothpastes out there.

braintree clothing review

A look into my ethical style

Putting your cheese in cardboard, and other tips you might not have heard of on how to make fresh food last longer

Perfect for marmalde making – a handy guide on how to sterilise jars

Fruit and vegetables in season in January

A little peek into our slow Christmas

I’ve been planning out our garden.

winter berries

And here are some good things I read on the internet this month:

Crafty?  Here’s a great list of where you can get your crafty supplies ethically.

A vegan jammy dodger recipe!

If my house looked as half as good as this I’d be a happy woman!

Honoured to be included in this list of 15 sustainable living blogs for the global citizen put together by the Good Trade.

Voting with your money – I concur with this wholeheartedly.

And from the Moral Fibres archives – some posts you might have missed:

A simple way to eat healthily.

Eco-friendly shampoos that are affordable too.

How to save £96 a year just at the touch of a button.

See you guys tomorrow for what’s in season in February!  I had a bit of a brainwave with this post, so stay tuned!

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