Category Archives: conscious living

carrier bag plant pots

Goodness me, what a lot of lovely new visitors! Welcome to all who’ve popped over from Jen’s fabulous My Make and Mend Year blog – and thank you to Jen for nominating me for her creativity blog hop. I must … Continue reading

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permaculture 5 – use and value renewable resources

At the beginning of last year I started writing about each of the permaculture principles in turn. A lot of what’s written about the principles is about land use, since that’s where permaculture has its origins. I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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tea from the garden

It’s been ever such a lovely day today, and I finally got chance to have a little potter in the garden this afternoon. I was in seed-planting mode, well aware I’d missed the official planting dates for some things (not … Continue reading

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eating from the garden

This week I’ve been drying rosemary again. The bush outside our door is woefully overgrown, and has actually broken through the side of the pot. It’ll need moving soon, but in case I kill it off (not unlikely…) I’m harvesting … Continue reading

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put down that cup!

Things have taken a distinctly autumnal turn around here today. After a week of sunshine (and work), the rain woke me at 7am and has continued ever since. I’ve eaten blackberries from the community garden in my porridge every day … Continue reading

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plastic shock

This is the recycling I brought home from one week in our Orkney holiday cottage. It’s not everything we used. We only had one bin, and for the first couple of days I just threw everything in it. It was … Continue reading

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august days (1)

While I was away I read a book by George Mackay Brown, an Orkney writer who was mostly responsible for my first trip to Orkney. I love his writings, and each time I go I buy a few extra books. … Continue reading

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30 ways to save £1

I read about the moneysupermarket.com ’30 ways to save £1′ challenge both on Robyn’s blog and Mean Queen’s. I don’t normally join in with stuff like this, but I’m going to this time, because, quite frankly, the last few months … Continue reading

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permaculture 1: observe and interact

I explained a couple of weeks ago that I was going to try writing about the twelve permaculture principles this year, one each month. I’ve been putting this first post off because it turns out (surprise surprise) it’s harder to … Continue reading

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living by permaculture principles

I love the start of a new year. I always see it as an opportunity to step back and take a look at my life. What’s working? What isn’t working? What needs to change? Last year I wrote about my conscious … Continue reading

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