Category Archives: conscious living

frugal friday – using what you have

Help yourself to a bun. That’s mincemeat in the middle, and orange-and-cinnamon glaze. They’re rather robust, but if you put them on top of the toaster for a few seconds they soften up nicely, I promise. There’s rather a lot, … Continue reading

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conscious living in november (or frugal friday – on a saturday)

As usual, I’m late joining Robyn in Frugal Friday this week. And I want to tie it in with my conscious living post for November, which I’m only just writing, even though it’s December (really?? goodness!), so I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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conscious living in october – or frugal friday (on a sunday)

I didn’t have a plan as such for this conscious living quest. I just wanted to turn my attention to areas of life where I’d drifted into doing things habitually, and make sure what I was doing was what I … Continue reading

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beeswax lotion

A while ago I bought some beeswax. It was a complete whim – I didn’t have any plans for it. It sat there for months, waiting for me to find inspiration. Eventually, last weekend, I did. Having searched for something … Continue reading

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conscious living in september

Oh dear. I’m not being very consistent with these conscious living posts. That’s July and August completely missed! Ah well. I’m back on the case now, and this month I want to talk about waste. Observing – what happens to … Continue reading

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conscious living in june

Oops, I seem to have entirely missed my conscious living post in May. Well, May was rather hectic, so I’ll skip over that and get straight into June. So far on this conscious living adventure, I’ve talked about food, how … Continue reading

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conscious living in april

First of all, a huge welcome to any of you popping over from Rhonda’s Down to Earth blog. I’m utterly thrilled to have a mention over there, I really am! It was Rhonda who inspired me to start blogging in … Continue reading

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pigs and fairy cakes

We got our first veg box delivery this week. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, and after writing a bit about food in my conscious living in February post, we decided to try it for a while. … Continue reading

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making carrier bags

I’ve been making carrier bags this week. I’ve made quite a lot of bags in my time – have a quick nosey here and here if you like. They’re usually presents, or inspired by some bit of fabric I’ve acquired. I’ll often carry … Continue reading

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more walking, please

I’ve been trying to walk a little more lately, rather than hopping in the car all the time. Before I learned to drive 6 years ago, I walked everywhere, or cycled, or caught the bus. I was a lot fitter … Continue reading

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