Pretty good week on the clear out front. I sold an ikea kallax unit, eames style rocking chair, large rug and donated a floor lamp. I've also sold some clothes on eBay and donated the box above to our local charity shop. I think I'm about £100 up but someone is supposed to pay £99… Continue reading Discardia – 10
What exactly is the point of a magazine? I thought that a magazine was a way to learn about specific hobbies, like sewing or running, to keep up to date or read opinion pieces on interests like psychology today or new scientist. Now I don't read magazines often, but today I downloaded a copy of… Continue reading A small rant
Just some articles I've read this week you might enjoy! Conscious consumerism is a lie I went 200 days without shopping The good outfit challenge Can you shop the high street fairly?
If you haven't spotted this hashtag floating around instagram already, it's a campaign started by Livia Firth to ask yourself 'will I wear this item 30+ times' before buying. Will it last? Is it good quality? Does it 'fit' my style? 30 wears doesn't sound like a lot, but if you wear a pair of… Continue reading #30wears
Well, I finally had a productive weekend! We gutted the only storage cupboard in the house ahead of the door being moved from my husband's study to the downstairs bathroom so we intend it to be more of a utility cupboard now instead of a dumping ground/utility cupboard/extension of the study. The way we (I)… Continue reading Discardia – 9
I'm 33 today. Overall, I'm very happy. I have a good house (it's not an old doer-upper or brand new self built eco house, which would be my top picks but unlike those two, I can afford it!), happily married (we've been together 13 years next month), absolutely besotted with my gorgeous, bat shit… Continue reading Thirty-Three
Oh my god, I'm so unfit. I mean, I knew I wasn't as fit as I used to be, but I just about threw up/fainted in spin class. I wasn't even doing the suggested resistance, I just wanted to keep my legs moving. I had to sit in my car afterwards for 5 minutes because… Continue reading First step
I've just rewatched the 'True Cost' documentary on Netflix and just like the first watch, I've come away slightly sick and completely baffled. How exactly do you manage to shop ethically? Minimalism is helpful, consuming less is as important as consuming well. But how do you know which brands to trust? Are all brands with… Continue reading The ethical shopping minefield