Tuesday, 2 September 2014

#zerowasteweek tips- Yogurt pots

Hi all
I have been feeling very poorly the past few days so although I am still taking part in #zerowasteweek I haven't been up to blogging about it, Will be doing a better post tomorrow. 
We are very lucky here our council takes lots of recycling, but the one thing they don't take that bugs me is yogurt pots. My son loves his yogurts and fromage frais and binning them is such a waste. We reuse these as paint pots, planters for seeds, but I have a little collection at the minute and was just wondering if any of you has any idea's for what else I can use them for??

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Monday, 1 September 2014

#Zerowasteweek starts today

Good morning all
Have you made your pledge?
I have and am ready to go my bin is empty and will stay that way, what is the one thing you are going to do this week? Don't forget my competition there may be more than one prize I have been shopping and bought a few lovely items. 

#Zerowasteweek starts here
Look out for more about my week and don't forget to pledge if you haven't already @ zerowasteweek

Thursday, 28 August 2014

#Zerowasteweek Competition time

As you all know I am taking part in #Zerowasteweek and I thought I would run a competition connected to this. This competition will run until 21st of September with winner being announced the following week (Mr Fussy's first full week at school).
So  far the prize is a mystery I will reveal all soon but it will be Jewelry related.
I would love to see your creative ways of reducing your waste, I would like to see your pledge for Zero waste week . Surprise me! 
This is open to the UK only. I would love to see photo's etc. Winner will be picked at random using rafflecopter. 
Also don't forget to sign up here zerowasteweek.co.uk

You can leave comments here with your pictures etc, or post on my facebook page and leave me a link to that post here. Thanks and Good luck 

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Friday, 22 August 2014

#Zerowasteweek 1st-7th September

Just want to keep getting the message out there about #Zerowasteweek as I think it is a great cause and really want to raise awareness. We already recycle but guess you get lazy not looking into what else we can do to reduce waste and probably recycle more.
Please just take some time to look at the website and make a pledge even a small one is important and helps get the message out there. Check out the website zerowasteweek

Make your pledge today here

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

#Zerowasteweek is coming soon

As I told you guys yesterday I have made a pledge for #Zerowasteweek will you?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Zero Waste Week

I am happy to tell you all that I have made a pledge for Zero Waste Week, I am pledging to throw nothing away all week, I am going to recycle everything. Watch out for some interesting projects that week and our efforts to bin nothing. My bin is gonna stay empty all week.
Check out the Zero waste  website  here and let me know if you are planning to join in.
We try really hard all the time to recycle and not bin much, we upcycle and are very careful with what we waste. But not putting anything in the bin for the week will be a huge challange which I am looking forward to. It is also the last week of the school holidays so should be fun.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A very sad day

When I heard the news this morning about Robin Williams, I felt extremely sad, isn't it strange to feel such empathy for someone I never met but was a part of my life. I loved his films and remember Mork and Mindy well, I loved that show and loved him in every part he played.
Reading some news reports today am extremely sad to hear he may have committed Suicide, I have suffered with depression myself but have never been that low, but have helped many people who have. I have had many friends and family over my life that have suffered terribly with depression some who have tried to take their own lives. Depression is not spoken about enough and can be swept under the carpet by some families. A recent conversation with my own Nan who thought taking anti-depressants wasn't necessary and people should just get on with it, depression is all in their head, now she is not ignorant just the way her mother brought her up but I wish my own Father had taken his anti-depressants instead of turning to drink to cope with the pain he was suffering- something none of us could help him through and psychologists were useless to him well the ones he met where. I am afraid he was diagnosed with Cancer before we could find the right person for him the drink won and then the Cancer took him away. He suffered for so many years anyway I have totally gone off point.
My heart goes out to Robin Williams Family I can not imagine their pain, I am sure they have so many questions that will be left unanswered until they all meet again.
RIP Robin Williams you were an amazing person, actor and you will bring us all laughter for years- Thank you.

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