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Magic Mint Sauce #makeyourownmonday

One of the easiest things to grow in our garden is mint. When my parents gave us a mint plant, they strongly advised us to keep the mint in its pot to prevent it taking over the garden. I now understand

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Elderflower Cordial #makeyourownmonday

Something that I’ve wanted to make for several years is Elderflower cordial. My family all love it (it’s fondly known as ‘flower juice’) and it’s one of the more chemical-free

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How to holiday sustainably with young children (to a friend’s house)

Holidaying, children and sustainably are not normally 3 words you would see together in a sentence. Nevertheless, we went a holidaying, with Eldest (3) and Youngest (1) with a great desire to do so in

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Homemade Hummus #makeyourownmonday

Today is our first ever #makeyourownmonday so I wanted to celebrate in style with some hummus. Like it or loathe it, I have never found it in the shops apart from in a plastic tub. Plastic is not an option

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How to save money by making your own Fakeaway Pizza!

We have decided recently that although we love a good takeaway, it’s much better, quicker and easier, to make our own. Takeaways almost always involve an unnecessary amount of disposable plastic

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How to reduce your plastic footprint whilst in hospital

Recently, we had the immense privilege of an overnight stay in hospital with Youngest. We took Youngest in to hospital with breathing difficulties, always a scary time with a tiny (20 months old). I was

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Superb soapnuts to wash your washing with

As part of our foray into living a more sustainable life, I decided to take the plunge and give Soapnuts a whirl. Since this particular plunge only cost £14.99 for a bag that potentially will last us

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Homemade Oatcakes

We’re on a quest to replace some of our favourite processed, plastic-packaging food with homemade. Two of the items I’ve found difficult to replace are oatcakes (well, we live in Scotland!)

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Beautiful bulk bins and bulk buying food – in Scotland?

Recently, we’ve been doing a bit of research. I’ve wanted to find somewhere in Scotland that sells loose produce in bins. The idea behind this is that you take your own container, fill it up,

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Going green doesn’t have to cost the earth

Looking at some of my posts, it might be easy to think that going green means buying loads of new stuff. The truth is, you really don’t have to. In fact, more often than not, going green is about

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