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Going Solo

Going Solo

If you read my last post you’ll know that I’ve been getting into the Wild Camping thing this year. I’ve gone on a few UK trips with my siblings, I’ve trekked and camped along Norwegian fjords with friends, and I’ve met new pals sleeping under […]

Sleeping Wild: A Night Out in the Lakes

Sleeping Wild: A Night Out in the Lakes

  Ten hours at the office desk on a hot summer’s day. Instagram snaps of friends adventuring in Bolivia. The Pound Sterling 20% more disappointing vs. every other currency since Brexit. It was probably a combination of these three factors that saw me morosely prod […]

Week 4: One Month Plastic-Free Complete!

Week 4: One Month Plastic-Free Complete!

A massive thank you to everybody who has donated to my plastic-free challenge this month! I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends, family and work colleagues, as well as the support I’ve received from so many who agree our plastic problem has […]

Week 3: Ten Easy Steps To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

Week 3: Ten Easy Steps To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

  I have just completed my 3rd week of my month-long plastic-free challenge and I am so touched by the generosity of my friends, family and others in supporting my campaign for the Marine Conservation Society. I have now raised £431 and am so close […]

Week 2: Plastic-Free Cleaning & The Circular Economy

Week 2: Plastic-Free Cleaning & The Circular Economy

Some plastic-free household goodies! The pills are toothpaste btw, not what you were thinking… I am now just over halfway through my month-long challenge to give up single-use plastics this June. I can’t believe how quickly it has gone, and more excitingly, how many solutions I’ve […]

Week 1: The Plastic-Free Food Shop

Week 1: The Plastic-Free Food Shop

  I am now one whole week into my month-long challenge to give up single-use plastics this June. Thank you so much to those who have donated to the Marine Conservation Society, the incredible charity I am raising money and awareness for. And thank you […]

My Zero-Plastic Challenge!

My Zero-Plastic Challenge!

This June, I’m challenging myself to give up single-use plastics for 30 days to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society!   Disposable plastic has become almost unavoidable in 21st Century Britain. We wrap our fresh fruit and veg in it, we transport water hundreds […]

Review: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Review: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

In school we are taught about history very much with the perspective of hindsight. Our collective memory is conveniently broken down into broad but neat bundles of time. Dynasties, monarchies, philosophies, discoveries… all labelled with their own “-ism” to aid sleepy school-age memories and tidy […]

On plastic pebbles, micro pollution and going zero waste

On plastic pebbles, micro pollution and going zero waste

  Plastic is hard to recycle, does not decompose and is energy-intensive to produce. Why, then, is it the main material used for disposable packaging and other single-use purposes? This week’s Snippets post was inspired by a rather eye-opening experience I recently had whilst volunteering […]

Why We All Need To Be Polymaths

Why We All Need To Be Polymaths

Polymath (n.) ˈpɒlɪmaθ | A person of great and varied learning Throughout school and university, I worked a variety of summer jobs, from NHS admin work, to teaching, to legal work experience, and even the territorial army. I didn’t know what I wanted to do but I […]