Toothpaste and Tea Leaves

Toothpaste and Tea Leaves

At the risk of sounding rather like a hygiene obsessed witch (!), this week’s triumphs have mostly been about the simplest of things – toothpaste and tea leaves. When I started trying to reduce the plastics that I throw away, I never thought that I would spend so much time contemplating toothpaste.  With so many … Continue reading

Clean as a new pin

Clean as a new pin

With the children back to school, it’s back to term time routine for me…. and unfortunately that post-summer holidays clean up is high on the agenda! Women apparently spend, on average, over 2 hours every day cleaning and doing laundry. At first glance, that stat seemed really quite depressing.  But on reading that in the … Continue reading

Magnetic Children

Magnetic Children

Children, no matter how young or old, seem to be ‘stuff magnets’.  It’s not necessarily that they are seeking the stuff out, but often it seeks them out.  We grown ups LOVE to give things to children, to share their natural enthusiasm for something different or new – and no matter how cheap, kids will always … Continue reading

Bubbles, Foam, Pluck and Polish

Bubbles, Foam, Pluck and Polish

Have you ever noticed how the ‘lifestyle’ adverts on the telly never have any plastic in them? This is particularly true of bathroom adverts – that is, the ads that are trying to sell us lovely bathrooms where we can relax and be pampered.  There are always glass bottle soap dispensers, wooden toothbrushes and not … Continue reading