December 10, 2018

Connection? Don't underestimate it!

Meaningful connection is the most enriching part of our lives and a lack of it is cause for much distress and quite likely the root cause of the predicament we face.

When we look at the motivations, desires and priorities of humankind...

November 5, 2018

How can young kids have fun without all the plastic? Here's a simple starting point for a Conscious Living Halloween.

We don't do Halloween. Well, at least not until this year after the pressure of certain expectations from our 5 year old. She has been brainwashed by th...

June 7, 2018

A movement of multiple acts of cleaning to prompt NOT LITTERING in the first place and to instigate that as consumers we avoid single use plastic.

On May the 5th we had a Clean up on the local beaches of Şile, for those who missed my post about the event this...

June 7, 2018

The CCCC: Community Crockery and Cutlery Collection.

Many of us dread having to use plastic plates and cutlery, I have made a real effort to create 'zero waste' at recent home gatherings (see my post about this) and have accumulated a fair amount of crockery a...

May 3, 2018

The story of nature and nurture continues like an undercurrent....the irrevocable connection that makes us a part of the evolving story of this planet.

Spring feels like the start of something. It tricks us with intermittent flurries of snow and days of grey, but gives...

February 13, 2018

Make Valentine's day special without the trash and the crass!

OMG, it's Valentine's day tomorrow, I almost missed it! In our house we do 'romantic' everyday so Valentine's is redundant ... well... ok.. so maybe it's not exactly romance that we do, but it works for us, h...

February 9, 2018

Some of our most fundamental daily habits need changing is we want the world to be able to sustain us..

Those who know me can testify that there's not much that can get between me and my tea. It's a 5 mugs a day addiction, I won't leave the house before having one...

January 23, 2018

A Zero Waste progress report.

   So if you read my post* about my planned party held last month you may have wondered just how possible it is to hold a party for 65 and how close to Zero Waste I could get. So hear is a break down of what I used and how successful I was....

December 20, 2017

   A year has passed since I wrote this and though my party plans for the season are less ambitious in terms of number of guests, my enthusiasm and dedication for living in a zero waste world are unremitting.  

   So for those of you who mi...

December 6, 2017

   If you have a problem with something; litter on your street, a pile of debris from the neighbour's tree cuttings, broken street lamp, around here it might be a pile of cow dung* at your gate, or whatever it is, don't just moan about it. Deal with it!...

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