Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Second-hand Gifts

It might look like a lot of presents but the good news is that I only bought one of them brand new. (A rubber hockey ball.) Good quality, second-hand toys are so easy to find these days that it has now become my norm to try to find them used before I buy new. In …

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World Water Day

Water is life. I found out today that it was World Water Day yesterday and so I have just taken a few minutes this evening to refocus my mind on how I can help to protect and conserve this precious resource. The most simple thing that I realised that I hadn’t done yet was to …

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Don’t Wish-Cycle

Today is Global Recycling Day and so it has prompted me to finally try to find out the answer to my question as to if my frozen food cardboard boxes can be recycled even though they seem to be just a little bit greasy. Unfortunately, it appears that the answer is as I had thought …

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Cooking Oil

I got caught out with a new recipe the other day. I don’t usually deep-fry anything at home as it feels like such a waste of oil, however as I only realised that this was necessary once I had already started cooking I had no choice but to follow through (I have learnt not to …

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Recycling Drainer

How do you like my ‘new’ recycling drainer? I have been struggling for a long time now with trying to make sure that my empty food packaging is dry before I put it into my recycling bin. (Apparently this is important so as to not contaminate the other items.) I haven’t wanted to put the …

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Cake to avoid waste!

In the interests of avoiding food waste this week, I have had to find some new ways to use up the abundance of beetroot that we had received in our ODDBOX. (There is only so much soup we can eat.) I was therefore delighted to find that this Beetroot Orzotto went down a treat with …

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Repurpose

An old champagne bucket repurposed as an umbrella stand! As my hallway has been constantly getting wet and muddy these past few weeks, I have recently been on the hunt for a second-hand umbrella stand. Unfortunately, as I haven’t been able to find one in my local area as of yet, I have therefore had …

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Recipe Fail

“It’s disgusting!” declares my 6 year old. “It’s edible.” concedes his less dramatic older brother. I just had to laugh as I couldn’t deny the fact that the soup I had just served them for lunch was really not very nice. We haven’t had many inedible recipe experiments since trying to go Vegan last January …

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Second-hand Sledge

My youngest was most upset last year when it didn’t snow and he has been badgering me about it ever since! So today was a very happy day in our house. When it last snowed here back in 2019, I was unfortunately caught out and we didn’t have a sledge (nor could I get one …

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Advent Candle

The excitement levels in our house have noticeably gone up these last few days as our advent candle has gone down. In all honesty though, I think I might actually be the most excited as I can’t wait to see the boys’ faces as they unwrap their gifts tomorrow. I have to admit that I …

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