Our Wild Herb Garden

This past month (or more!) has been a busy one and I’ve been a tad guilty of doing exactly what this blog set out to prevent… rushing through my days without stopping to appreciate the small stuff… or even worse, the not so small but pretty amazing stuff! We’ve helped to fit out a newContinue reading “Our Wild Herb Garden”

A Wild Weekend

Over the past few years 1st June for me has marked the start of The Wildlife Trust’s ‘30 Days Wild‘ campaign. A project aimed at highlighting the benefits of spending time with nature and therefore encouraging more people to appreciate and protect the natural world around us. I have always been passionate about protecting ourContinue reading “A Wild Weekend”

Not just for Halloween!

Bats!!!  What first comes to mind when you see a picture of a bat?  Answers in the comments please! Is it vampires, caves and spooky stories?  Or an important and protected mammal which is a vital part of our native wildlife?  I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea but personally, I find them fascinating….Continue reading “Not just for Halloween!”

#ZeroWasteWeek

Late to the party I know, but this week has been the 10th anniversary of ‘Zero Waste Week’ so I thought I’d find out what it’s all about and also reflect on my own journey to reduce the amount of plastic our household throws away. Launched in 2008 by Rachelle Strauss, Zero Waste Week isContinue reading “#ZeroWasteWeek”

My War on Plastic

Now this is a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for a while, as the use of plastic is a real bug-bear of mine… I hate it but yet can’t seem to avoid it no matter how hard I try! Reducing and re-using waste materials has been the driving force behind our lifestyle and businessContinue reading “My War on Plastic”

Earth Hour – what will you do?

So how many of you will be turning your lights out this evening to support Earth Hour? In case you haven’t heard, Earth Hour is a global movement to show support for our planet and call for greater action on climate change.  It’s a simple concept – you turn your lights out for one hourContinue reading “Earth Hour – what will you do?”

#ShopEthical This Christmas

Love or hate it, there’s no escaping the fact that Christmas holidays will soon be upon us, and as a significant part of our business has been about ‘selling gifts’… it’s quite a critical time of year!  Despite this, and ironic though it may seem, on a personal level we’re not overly fond (to sayContinue reading “#ShopEthical This Christmas”

Our kind of paradise!

Until I discovered Shell Island, I’m afraid to say Wales was never on my wish-list of ‘places to visit’! It’s somewhat surprising therefore that not only have we returned every year since but the group of friends joining us seems to grow each year too! I’ve never really been one for holidaying in the sameContinue reading “Our kind of paradise!”