the world according to the curiously-inclined & the easily fascinated

Month: May 2017

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 […]