Archive for September, 2008

Welcome to day five of our zero waste week

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Welcome to day five of our zero waste week

I can’t believe we are on day five already. I have to admit, the first couple of days were a bit intense and by Wednesday I had had enough. Not of what we were doing, because as Mr green said yesterday, this is becoming a way of life for us. But it was the knowledge […]

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Celebrating a winner and other ramblings

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Celebrating a winner and other ramblings

Well today was almost uneventful! No near misses with scary things in the post and nothing found its way into our home that needed creative thinking! We went to our farm shop this morning where everything is sold loose. We take back our own box and paper bags for refilling and we can buy exactly […]

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Mr Green makes a zero waste meal

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Mr Green makes a zero waste meal

We can’t help but notice that Mrs. Green has been pretty busy this week, what with zero waste preparations in the kitchen at home and following all the media activities. Is she looking tired and haggard? is she flagging in a corner, exhausted hungry and dreaming of normality again? Have we as a family ‘bitten […]

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We ate the sun for breakfast

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We ate the sun for breakfast

Well, I mean, what is this weather all about? We had rain solidly last night and it’s still raining now. A stout, environmentalist, concerned-about-emissions friend said to me the other day “If I had a few hundred quid, I’d board a plane to Crete just to get some sun”. I think many of us are […]

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Uh oh – an item for landfill?

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Uh oh – an item for landfill?

I’m sure many of you will not have slept last night with the excitement of what Little Miss Green bought home with her yesterday after her day out. I reminded her before she went to think about packaging, but hey she’s only seven; I wasn’t expecting miracles. Especially as many adults don’t know what can […]

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And on to tea

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And on to tea

Little Miss Green is growing up – it’s official. This evening she started BROWNIES ladies and gentlemen. How about that? I do have to tell a warm and fuzzy story after our ‘near miss’ with the mail this morning. I bought the uniform from a friend of mine about 6 weeks ago and this story […]

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Oh no! Something for the landfill?

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Oh no! Something for the landfill?

With all the best plans in the world, you never know when something unexpected is going to happen. This morning it did! We’re on day three of our zero waste challenge and so far everything has worked out beautifully; until this morning when the post arrived. Find out what entered into the landfill this morning. […]

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A celebratory breakfast for Little Miss Green

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A celebratory breakfast for Little Miss Green

After the shock of a rather spicy curry for breakfast yesterday, I played fair this morning by making one of Little Miss Green’s favourite treats –  rice pudding. Oh the comfort on a grey, cloudy morning. Now if you think I’m some kind of Ma Larkin who gets up at the crack of dawn and […]

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