January 8, 2019

The cost of 25 kuruş per plastic bag ruling that came into effect as of January the 1st 2019 here in Turkey is a start towards sustainability. One that is just the tip of the iceberg but none the less a step towards transformation in the habits of consumers, stores and...

October 24, 2018

Hatchimals are some seriously f*cked up stuff!

Now I'm not going to dwell on this except to ask: Why do we need to create fake nature and fake nurturing opportunities for kids to feel connected and loving?

OK so we've been doing it for some time... there has been al...

July 25, 2018

   The skinny black cat spies upon us with her bright yellow eyes. She is feral and fearful, never closer than a few meters away and only that close because I put food out.

   Other cats upset Zilla. Zilla is our cat, we adopted and domesticated her, we even had he...

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

Your Invitation to our Clean Up Event - Şile. 5 May 2018

So far Turkey has been slow to pick up on the international improvement regarding single use plastic and how litter is recycled or disposed. Some municipalities have local success and some, like Şile are strugglin...

March 23, 2018

I read the news again. Apparently the world is a depraved, evil place. I wonder how can we dig ourselves out from under the dead rhino, drowned babies, the murdered and the murderers, rapists and the unscrupulous? The world is full of amazing and good things happening...

March 2, 2018

Stitched up as we are I figure we can Lilo it out of here.

Recently I read another article about how it's now considered fact; we are all doomed and sadly no one has a real solution. (Though George Monbiot had the best shot at it apparently so I'm reading the recommende...

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....

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