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sourdough bread

sourdough bread

Hello hello!  How’s it going?  We’re on Easter holiday mode here, so there’s a lot of juggling of childcare and work and life going on.  So far we’ve managed to make it work and it has been fun!  I’m taking a little time off next week from all things blogging so things will be a little quieter around here, but before I head off I’ve got ten things that I’ve read/seen this last fortnight that you might enjoy too.

1.  I wrote a post for The Huffington Post this week asking if ethical clothing is expensive or have we just lost our sense of perspective?

2.  Marie Kondo tells us to ditch joyless items, but where are we sending them?

3.  Inspiring.  A nine year old girl files a lawsuit against the Indian government for inaction against climate change.  I wish I was that clued up when I was nine.

4.  “Just be grateful for these moments. A crying baby is nothing compared to what’s to come”.  A really lovely article on parenting.  As a parent of a one year old and a five year old, life is hard and using the bathroom alone is something I haven’t experienced in a very long time, but this made me realise what’s ahead, and why I’m in the easy bit.

5.  “For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity until I found her“.  A fascinating story on racial justice.

6.  Fake science was used to justify badger culls?

7.  Most new mums in America get 12 weeks unpaid maternity leave.  American mothers are now turning to crowdfunding to allow them to have some maternity leave.  Heartbreaking.

8.  Our bread making goes through peaks and troughs.  Right now it’s in a trough.  Erin makes me want to get back on it with her post on making sourdough bread (and her photo of her beautiful bread at the top of this post).

9.  The 5% tampon tax is being used to fund anti-abortionists.

10.  All the heart eyes for this top*.

And three things from the Moral Fibres archive:

1.  Sell your crap, pay your debt, do what you love.

2.  A handy vegetable planting calendar.

3.  Got black bananas?  Try making pancakes.

Until next time!

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anna jones recipe

anna jones recipe

Hello hello!  Hope you’re having a good weekend!  Yesterday we had a busy day of allotmenting, rugby, squeezing in a bit of work, and attending a kids party. Today we have friends and their kids coming round for lunch today.  My partner has perfected the art of homemade pizza so guess what we’re serving?!

Just for fun I thought I’d drop in today with some interesting articles I’ve read lately:

1.  Conscious consumerism is a lie?

2.  When your greatest romance is a friendship.

3.  I loved this post on how to declutter your life (assuming you can afford to buy new possessions at any time).  It makes for such light relief – I don’t know about you but I am over the whole minimalism thing.  Just how many words can be written on throwing things away?

4.  I accidentally bought a giant pig – “she felt like a great addition to the house. We trained her like a puppy and took her to the vet after about a month. He took one look at her cropped tail and said, “I think you have a problem on your hands“”.

5.  This stuffed spaghetti squash is just what I’m hankering after right now.

6.  One company doing it right.

7.  When someone tells you “the climate is always changing”, show them this

8.  A media guide to undermining the NHS.

9.  If animals made albums – #13 and #15

10. Finally, pictured in the top photo, almond milk french toast from Anna Jones – yes please!

And to close, 3 things from the Moral Fibres archives that you might have forgotten about:

1.  How to grow snow pea shoots indoors

2.  My top suggestions for eco friendly cleaning supplies

3.  Best fluoride free toothpastes

Enjoy your Sunday!