Showing posts from March, 2018

A plastic coating

After my previous post about cutting down on plastic I got lots of comments and messages from various sources letting me know what others have done to reduce their single-use plastic waste. Interestingly I was led away into a world of well-being and general caring for oneself. All I did was look for a bamboo toothbrush and I found these amazing toothpastes that are really good for you and only use 5 ingredients. I'm going to try some out and when I have I'll let you know what they were like. For now I'm still trying the bamboo toothbrushes and so far I'm not convinced. I'm giving them a fair trial but I'm slightly disappointed with the ones I got to start with. I'll do a full review another time but my first impression of one type was that it was a bamboo toothbrush wrapped in plastic packaging!

The bathroom seems a complicated place as when you look almost everything is plastic or encased in plastic. I had a trip to my local Lush and it was very educational…


Sometimes life is easy,

Sometimes life is hard.

Sometimes you feel empty and lonely,

Sometimes you feel so unbelievably loved.

Sometimes life can get in the way of spending time with the ones you love.

Sometime you feel close to everyone,

Sometimes loves ones are so far.

Sometimes the faces you love can make you sad,

Sometimes the faces you love are the only ones who make you smile.

Sometimes pain can envelop you,

Sometimes you can walk carefree.

Some days you can walk amongst the daisies, other days in the snow.

Sometimes it's all too much,

Sometimes the wine helps.

Sometimes someone says you have courage and it takes you a while to believe that it's true.

Sometimes you don't stop to appreciate the view.

Sometimes no one can help you but you.

But most days it's mostly ok. People express love, are fed and happy, are proud of each other and hugs abound.

Sometimes life is beautiful, not exciting perhaps, but beautiful and sometimes it's just beautiful to you.

Ditching the plastic

One of my aims for this year is to reduce our plastic usage as a family. I have been thinking on it for some time and just watching the final episode of Blue Planet 2 clinched it for me. As a race we humans use too much plastic and we have become so used to it that we don't even think of it anymore.

Plastic is everywhere! From toothbrushes to food packages. From DVD cases to picture frames. From plant pots to toilet seats. From baby bottles to toys. It's even making crochet hooks. I understand why: it's versatile. It can be any colour, it lasts for ages and is waterproof. It can be different thicknesses and have different flexibility depending on what you need. It can be big or small. I can understand why we've become so dependent on plastic as a material. But you know all this. You can see it for yourself. Hell, let's be honest, you're probably reading this on a smart phone or tablet and there's a high probability that that device has a plastic cover on it.…