15 Free & Budget Gift Ideas for Teachers

Have you noticed how children have more and more teachers now? Your child may be in a pre-school or nursery where there are 6-8 teachers who all interact with your child. Even in an infants school, there could be up to 6 teachers and assistants. Having lots of staff is lovely for your children as … Continue reading 15 Free & Budget Gift Ideas for Teachers

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Upcycled Art and Sculptures

Earlier in the year, I visited Broomhill Sculpture Gardens having passed it quite by chance on the way to the beach whilst staying near Woolacombe for the weekend. This location is a great spot for photography, walking and general relaxation. There are hundreds of sculptures in various mediums but the upcycled ones strike a chord with me.  I … Continue reading Upcycled Art and Sculptures

10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste in Hotels, Cafes & Bars

I try to reduce my plastic and household waste as much as possible, but I find that when we go away on holiday, our throwaway society comes into force. It becomes even more evident when we vacation in the USA. I was astonished at how many single-use items are used in hospitality, so many items … Continue reading 10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste in Hotels, Cafes & Bars

Is Cheaper Pre-packed Food Creating More Plastic Waste?

Programmes like Blue Planet have massively raised awareness of the damage that plastic is causing to our environment, and the Summer campaign for a Plastic Free July saw 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 and … Continue reading Is Cheaper Pre-packed Food Creating More Plastic Waste?

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

Ecobricks – How to Reuse Your Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste

Earlier in the year, I came across this wonderful idea of making ecobricks* from plastic waste via a new UK Facebook group.  If you're clearing up after Christmas or starting to have a spring clean there is likely to be an abundance of excess packaging in many households, schools and businesses. I wanted to share … Continue reading Ecobricks – How to Reuse Your Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste

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