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Privilege

Alongside eco posts, I occasionally reflect on my privilege on here too. And I wanted to do so again.  On Thursday, as it was half-term, I took the girls to the beach. (We were staying near my parents and I grew up by the sea.) The weather was glorious, light sun and a gentle breeze, we got there early and started building a sand castle (sorry, a castle complex, according to my 11YO). Then we went to paddle in the sea.  One of the girls said ‘mum - look at that’. I turned and looked. (Not my photo but another...

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3 Quick Tips on Transitioning to Non-Dairy Milk

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3 Quick Tips on Transitioning to Non-Dairy Milk

1. Try lots of different milks I've settled on oat milk as I find the consistency (and taste) most similar to dairy milk. But others love Soy, Almond, sweetened, unsweetened. Have a play around to find what you taste buds like.🥛 2. Transition your (and your family's) tastebuds slowly. It DOES taste different. What I did was start by using 3:1 parts dairy to non dairy milk - in my coffee, on my cereal, in béchamel sauces, and slowly change the ratio. I'm now at 100% non-dairy most of the time, or at least 1:3 dairy:non-dairy. With this increase of...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

On Friday 30thth of April Kate from Its Our Planet Too joined me for our last he Friday Lunchtime Live that I've done over Earth Month. Meet Kate and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). • Who you are and what does your business do? It's Our Planet Too is a website aimed at children to raise awareness of the environment, including the plight of endangered animals. It’s essentially an education resource, full of fascinating facts, images, fun stuff to download and quotes as well...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Shamanth from Something Organic

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Shamanth from Something Organic

  On Friday 23rd of April Shamanth from Something Organic joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Shamanth and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). Who you are and what does your business do? Hi I am Shamanth Pereira Founder of Something Organic. At Something Co we inspire humankind to upgrade your daily essentials with sustainable alternatives that not only elevates your lifestyle but also reduces your impact on mother earth. How did you...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - meet Cathy from Miller & Keane

On Friday 16th of April Cathy from Miller & Keane joined me for one of the Friday Lunchtime Lives I'm doing over Earth Month. Meet Cathy and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). Who you are and what does your business do?   I'm Cathy, mum of two and owner of Miller & Keane, a British luxury natural candle & home fragrance business.   It's a small, family run business born from both a love of candles and also a huge passion for high quality,...

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