What a wonderful world
Whenever I hear the rough throaty voice of Louis Armstrong, marveling at the trees of green (and red roses too!) I feel as if I am in black and white movie. ‘What A Wonderful World’ typifies that gorgeous retro era so much that I am usually too busy swing dancing in my head to really take notice of the lyrics. They are simple and beautiful and encourage you to pay attention to all those things that are also simple and beautiful. And when they are paired with images from David Attenboroughs life series – not to mention read by him as well – they are simply perfection!
Take a minute to marvel at our wonderful world…
VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – GLUTEN FREE OPTION
Easy Vegan Pad Thai
Takes approx 20 minutes
Serves 4 as a main, 6 as a side
This Pad Thai is a simple dish that is health, cheap and quick to whip up if you are having people for dinner. And – unlike a lot of takeaway versions – it is not laden with fat. I do not use as much oil as I have seen other recipes suggest and I think it tastes all the better for it. Also looks really amazing if served on a platter. Continue reading
Well, I have given you a guide on how to buy sustainable Christmas presents - now here is my list of what I am hoping to buy (or in some cases – have already bought!). Hopefully it will give you some good ideas as well…
Oxfam Unwrapped Donation
By Oxfam, As much as you want to give
Fairtrade - Supports Organic and Sustainable Living
Oxfam Unwrapped Cards are a quirky and funny gift for the person that has everything! With slogans like “You know how you said you always wanted a bucket hygiene kit?” you can chose a cause to donate to and you get to give your loved one the card as a memento. You can buy supplies for a town in a developing country, help fund the construction of a well or donate towards innoculations for deadly but preventable diseases.
Here are some examples of what you can get buy – Continue reading
It boggles my mind how creative some people are! After attempting my own little ornament (instructions to make your own Paisley Snowfake here) I went googling. The results made me feel unbelievably inadequate in the craft department but also supremely proud of how resourceful people are becoming in wake of the environmental crisis we are all facing. Here are my favourtie five DIY ornaments that I found in my travels…
Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament, by Stephanie Lynn
It has been so exciting this year to peruse the interwebs and see so many fabulous creative minds making earth-friendly ornaments. I have seen some great ones made out of natural organic materials (hemp, felt) and the even better option – people using supplies that had otherwise been condemned to the bin (old magazines, newspapers, worn down office supplies). Considering I had a fairly lazy Sunday planned, I decided to try make my own.
My first little Paisley Snowflake!
For me, my Thursdays are generally known as ‘Champagne Thursday’. I tend to get into my boxers and sit on the couch with a good book and bottle of bubbly (to myself – disugusting, I know). But not tonight! I was lucky enough to get invited to the Foxes of Fancy VIP night!
For those of you that haven’t already had the pleasure Continue reading