Category Archives: Recycling

A Personal Choice


I was listening in to a conversation the other day between Meera and Claire. Meera was asking how much Claire spent on buying ‘ecologically sound/sustainable’ food and domestic products. Her point was that she couldn’t afford to buy the ‘good’ … Continue reading

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The Fresher the Better


A while back, I attended the introductory training session for Growing Leaders from Capital Growth. As part of the proceedings, we were served a vegetarian lunch made from locally grown ingredients sourced from London farms. This might sound a bit fanciful, … Continue reading

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Blackberries and Oysters


One of the activities recommended on the website for the DIY Happiness Game is to ‘make something with your hands’. This project is achievable for anyone who is reasonably adept at hand sewing, and is able to visualise how flat … Continue reading

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I had to Save the Bananas


  When Sergio announced that the over-ripe bananas would have to be thrown away, I knew what I had to do. Save them, of course. They are absolutely not my favourite fruit, but from time to time I feel inclined to … Continue reading

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Walking back to Happiness


Several weeks ago I attended a training session in Covent Garden to learn how to facilitate the DIY Happiness Game, an initiative aimed at encouraging people to be more aware of their own mental health, and that of others around them. The concept began … Continue reading

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2 Bob well spent


Recently, while poking around in a charity shop down by the Kent coast, I found just the thing I was looking for. It was in the ‘everything 10p’ box, so I seized the opportunity immediately, and bought it at once. It … Continue reading

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Say it with seeds


This is an outdoor project for a calm, sunny day, as it involves water, and mashed up tissues to create a type of paper embedded with seeds of your choice to get your message across  – so it could be … Continue reading

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