Is cheaper pre-packed food making us waste more plastic?

Programmes like Blue Planet have massively raised awareness of the damage that plastic is causing to our environment, and this month's campaign for a Plastic Free July has had many people make an effort to lessen their plastic usage.  If you’ve read any of my other blogs you will know that I’m a keen recycler … Continue reading Is cheaper pre-packed food making us waste more plastic?

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Mother Punk – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Art

Following on from my features of how to upcycle music memorabilia into art, I would like to share some of the wonderful upcycling creations from my friend Suzanne Reddington aka Mother Punk. Suzanne is artistic by nature and comes from a family of musicians and music lovers. She has shared many of her projects with … Continue reading Mother Punk – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Art

Children’s Books by Curly Tale Books Ltd #BookReview

Today I’m featuring 3 books from Curly Tale Books Ltd which is an independent children’s book publisher that was set up in 2013 by author Jayne Baldwin and author/illustrator Shalla Gray.  They also run their own bookshop in Galloway, South West Scotland, not far from Wigtown, that sells new and pre-loved children's books . They have an … Continue reading Children’s Books by Curly Tale Books Ltd #BookReview

The Happiness List by Annie Lyons #BookReview

This book is about 3 women from different generations who are all dealing with grief, betrayal, dissatisfaction or feelings of being taken for granted. The story is written with compassion and humour as you discover the backgrounds of the characters who all have an element of unhappiness in their life. The three sign up for … Continue reading The Happiness List by Annie Lyons #BookReview

Ecobricks – How to Reuse Your Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste at Christmas

Earlier in the year, I came across this wonderful idea of making ecobricks* from plastic waste via a new UK Facebook group.  We are approaching Christmas and there is likely to be an abundance of excess packaging in many households, schools and businesses. I wanted to share the idea with you all again, to show … Continue reading Ecobricks – How to Reuse Your Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste at Christmas

How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia

Music is a huge part of my life and I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my music memorabilia. One day I got to thinking, what sense is there in keeping it hidden away in a box or a cupboard?  So I decided to get creative with some of my old … Continue reading How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia

Orchid Hotel Bournemouth #HotelReview

We chose The Orchid Hotel  in Bournemouth as it was a great location in a quiet semi residential/hotel area, just a few mins walk from the beach and town with a free car park.  This boutique hotel was furnished and decorated to a high standard in a minimalist style exactly to my liking, with splashes of colour with … Continue reading Orchid Hotel Bournemouth #HotelReview