Hello! How are you? Feeling festive yet? I’m not entirely, but give it time and I’ll be there. I have a chunk of air drying clay that I want to sit down with tonight and make some festive bits and bobs for around the house, which I think will help. A bit of Christmas crafting never fails to help get you into the spirit, I always think. I’ve never worked with air drying clay before but how hard can it be?!
This week’s links:
1. Some good news to start with: ethical shopping in Britain continues to grow. The sales of ethical products have grown faster than those of ordinary products for the 14th year in a row. Good work!
2. Liam Gallagher has voiced a climate change Christmas advert and it’s as brilliant as it sounds.
3. I missed this at the time: last month pleas for help were found sewn into Zara clothing labels, claiming they haven’t been paid for making the merchandise . “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it,” the notes reportedly read.
4. What extinction looks like.
5. The world’s first flushable, biodegradable pregnancy test will launch next year, which is great news for the environment (no more single use plastic) and great news for women (greater discretion). I love this.
6. A fascinating book* for kids all about the words being lost from children’s lives. Who knew that such beautiful words, such as dandelion, otter, bramble and acorn are all being lost from childrens vernacular.
7. Jen shows you how to create a sustainable wardrobe without spending a penny.
8. Why older women will rule the world.
9. Santa, if you’re reading, I’ve been super good this year and would very very much like this absolute beauty.
10. Finally, it’s been incredibly icy this week (and only a smattering of snow, which promptly melted and created more ice) and this has been me trying to walk on the ice (it’s also perhaps the best sound I’ve ever heard, so make sure your volume is up!).
That’s it for this week, and indeed the year. I am taking a little break over the Christmas holidays to spend time with my family. It’s been a busy old year and I am hoping to recharge my batteries. I heard that Port and mince pies can help with that so I will have to test that theory out…!
Christmas also marks birthday season in our house – having one baby at Christmas time was bad timing, but to have two babies at Christmas was pretty darned foolish! My oldest turns six, and the littlest, well let’s just say the terrible twos await us. Fingers crossed it’s not so terrible – she already has a bit of an attitude. Everything is “nooooo” right now!
Do have a lovely Christmas and New Year, and thank you for reading Moral Fibres in 2017. It really does mean the world to me. And also, thank you so much for all your support over my forthcoming book – I can’t wait to share it with you in February! I also have some plans afoot for the blog in 2018 that I think you might like!
See you in the New Year!
PS: If you missed it, do catch up on my last Ten Things post from 10th December.