The Great British Beach Clean

Plastics are becoming a serious problem for the health of our communities, it is estimated that 85% of the plastics that we use are not recycled. The evidence is everywhere, plastic makes up most of the litter we see in our parks, grass verges and beaches. Determined to do something positive during zero Waste Week…

The Beauty Of Zero Waste- Vintage Tech

Crafted from natural materials with care taken over form as well as function, vintage technology has a soul which is lovely to behold. Add to this the tendency for vintage items to come without packaging and the fact that they are often easily repaired and it becomes easy to see why vintage is becoming the…

Viable Dreams

*   Walking along the river bank at this time of year is often a rather messy affair, boots sink into the squelchy path and clothing is dotted liberally with muddy spots. Despite the type B conditions( ( seriously squelchy on a scale from A ( over the boot and lower leg) through to G ( dry and…

Fairy Cakes and a Tea Party

Gala day on Saturday and I baked fairy cakes in honour of the occasion, we had a little retro style tea party in my front garden. We used the beautiful cups and plates I had bought three years ago for £3 for the set . CC was very pleased at being asked to sample the…

Hello

Welcome ! I hope to share with you the thrill and sense of satisfaction which comes with growing and making your own, pass on tips and helpful hints and enthuse  on a wide variety of topics, including craft, baking and container gardening. In short my ‘Good Life’ aspirations ! I’m definitely no expert, work full…