Christmas cometh 

Only one more week of work for 2017! Hip Hip Hooray! The days are long, the sun is shining* and the Pohutukawas are in full bloom. If you’re reading this, shivering in the Arctic blast of Winter and thinking ‘oh, for some sun’, you’ve probably also got a little voice in your head say ‘but it doesn’t sound very … More Christmas cometh 

A little update

Hello hello! I am still plodding along on my plastic free journey but have been mired down at work with lots of paperwork so spending more time in my computer blogging has been the last thing on my mind.   It’s been an interesting few months here with a new Prime Minister. In the run […]

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A Mixed Bag

I have solved my fruit labels problems. Though I had some success earlier in the year finding label free apples at the market, since May I haven’t been able to get these. Given the amount of apples I eat, these labels do add up. Commonsense Organics sell brown paper  bags of seasonal fruit ($3.99 each of or … More A Mixed Bag

Leading by example 

My Mother has been following my blog with interest and has reported back that it’s really increasing her awareness of plastic. After my last post, she sent me this picture to demonstrate that she’s been washing and reusing every plastic bag! I was really impressed.  The less said about the 17 plastic toothbrushes she discovered … More Leading by example 

Freezing Food

Today I was asked what I’d recommend for freezing food, in particular meat and vegetables rather than using cling film (aka glad wrap) or freezer bags. The simplest response would be that I’d recommend using glass, but when is it ever that simple? So here’s some thoughts and comparisons and I hope it’s helpful. Before … More Freezing Food

Halfway through 

It’s been almost 6 months and I’m still going strong. The blog has been lagging a little due to time pressures but hopefully after this week I will have got rid of one of my big time commitments and get back to blogging more often with a proper round up of the last 6 months  … More Halfway through