Well, this was some of the junk picked up on Saturday by a (relatively) small team of keen cleaneruppers... in what seemed like no time at all, 1 to 2 hours. #soworthit There is no doubt, as a life form with vested interest in the future habitability of this planet, we have to up our enviro-conscience game - individually, as a family, in groups and organisations. A word to the wise... There are so many hidden benefits in getting involved, it beggars belief that more people do
Re-using is a major part of the new ecology - planet friendly economics - beyond the financial alone. And I'd like to think I'm pretty good at it. It's a skill that has been passed down to me, and the rest of my siblings, from my mum. Some might say I'm tight, I have a different viewpoint. As some of you will be aware I have recently moved home. A second downsizing in six years. Great for simplifying living. What is surprising is the keepers, of which there are many. Two were
Just visited Ikea to return spare parts (all those extra bits and pieces - and not forgetting the Allen keys of course), packing and plastic packaging...
They were thrilled !!! Truly, properly happy... and surprised...
Apparently it's rare for customers to take this stuff to them.
So, next time you buy, set all that extra stuff by, separating the extra parts from the packing and plastic packaging, and return it on your next visit ! #News #Inspiration #GoodPractice #Snip
The future is a constant presence in the present, intermingled with everything we have ever lived. All of which makes life rather complicated to say the least. There are so many forces at play in any one life that it is impossible to make sense of anything... and yet, we do, and things do 'make sense', because our senses can tell us everything we will ever need to know - when we let them. I took this photo on the spur of the moment... it is a representation of my future alive
I am without doubt old school with a nod to technology as a tool - an aide memoir, a means of communication, a calculator, a typewriter, a journal and library. This became all the more obvious today when I was getting a second quote for carpet fitting. The digital age version had visited the day before, with samples, just not the one we had chosen, because 'the producer had stopped producing carpet'. You maybe aware that polypropylene carpets are flying off the shelves just n
... use of my phone. I moved home and never thought for a moment I'd have difficulty with phone coverage. I mean, waaaay back in 2011 I had coverage in the middle of the Maasai Mara... so, really - Devon ?!? It was a bit of a you know what, because my contract had only expired a month earlier, so I'd already switched once. Which, by the way, had gone like a dream. Lulled into a false sense of security, 10 days ago the saga of switching providers began. No coverage, so I began
Happy St. Valentine's Day! So, yes, home is where the heart, and everything else that's you, is. My everything has brought me to the town of Dartmouth, with my hubby of soon to be 40 years! Where is your 'everything' most at home and with whom? #Snippets #Inspiration #News
Happy February everyone... aren't the days getting longer already ! Oh dear, shorter for those of you on the flipside of the equator... what can I say... Yay! Autumn ! '42' by Coldplay came up on my shuffle yesterday on the drive to my mum's, and I was struck by the line: 'You didn't get to heaven, but you made it close' It was one of those striking home, clearing, freeing, enlivening and strengthening moments that organic, life-enhancing transformations are all about. What m
... pears are good for you One a day, preferably at morning tea or thereabouts will do you the world of good... inside and out. Don't believe me? Google, 'health benefits of pears' Enjoy ! #GoodPractice #Snippets
Yes, just living can be transformational in an holistic, life-enhancing way. So, how do you get to live this way? Here's a tip: The next time a life-enhancing event takes place, savour it, immerse yourself in the wholeness of you, life and everything. Open yourself to the pleasures of restorative sleep, then sleep on it, or have a few sleeps on it to ensure the fullness of the event has its effect on everything you are. You will thank yourself for it in the long run. Here's w