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7 Top Ideas & Gifts For a More Eco Christmas

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7 Top Ideas & Gifts For a More Eco Christmas

Finished your Christmas shopping, and just looking for stocking fillers? Mid-way through and searching for inspiration? Not yet started? It doesn't matter where you are in terms of Christmas preparation. We have got seven top ideas & gifts for a more Eco Christmas this year, which will make a positive impact - both on the recipient, and on our planet.  ✨ One ✨ These beautiful decorative reusable Strawsome glass straws (with a life-time guarantee) makes= the perfect Christmas gift for the eco-conscious recipient.  And why not create a lovely bundle of a straw, a recycled plastic carrying case and a cleaning brush?...

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#tbt One from the Archive: Toddler Jekyll & Little Miss Hyde

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#tbt One from the Archive: Toddler Jekyll & Little Miss Hyde

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.) *Takes a large swig of much-needed wine as I type* I think it’s safe to say that we’ve now fully entered ‘The Toddler Zone’. And along with walking and talking, the Babe has added tantrums to her new acquired skills. At 18 months old, the ‘Babe’ is not really a baby anymore. (And as this blog may continue for years to come, I’m going to switch to referring to her by the nickname she was given by Hubby and I while in utero, but that has stuck to this...

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How to Clean Your Loo Without Harsh Chemicals

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How to Clean Your Loo Without Harsh Chemicals

I have to say, I am giving you some corkers on this blog! Poo explosions, vomit and now dirty toilets...!! You get all the good stuff don't you? Seriously though, on my Eco journey, cleaning products have been a tricky path to navigate. I've always tried to take the most environmentally friendly route. Ever since they were introduced, I've bought either Ecover, Method and other eco-friendly low/non-toxic products, preferring to know that I've had as little impact on the health of the planet as possible whilst cleaning the house. A couple of months ago, my cleaner pointed out that with our hard...

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#tbt One from the Archive: Oh, the Glamour!

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#tbt One from the Archive: Oh, the Glamour!

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Wednesday 22nd September 2010.) I had yet another truly glamourous moment one evening last week. I’m not going to say much about it because I think a picture (read: giphy below) says a thousand words. I’ll just set the scene though... I picked the babe up from nursery as usual where the head of the “Inbetweenies” Room (LOVE it – she is a big fan, hence the name!!) said that their tea had been a bit light, and a fair amount had been thrown on the floor, so she may want a little...

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Confessions of an Eco Kid: First 10 Steps to Zero Waste

Confessions of an Eco Kid: First 10 Steps to Zero Waste

I've always been a bit 'crunchy' (I think the term is) - eco, green, environmentally friendly.... Ever since I was a kid, my mum encouraged us to recycle, reuse and make-do. Without me realising it, I took my first 10 steps towards Zero Waste, long before Contented Earth was even a seed of an idea. Eco-Step One A major part of my childhood was either walking down to the High Street laden up with bags of glass jars and bottles, and tin cans, or driving to Sainsbury's (other supermarkets available) with similar bags in the boot, and stopping at the...

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