Two Month Overview

Two months in already. Tomorrow is officially the first day of Autumn, even if it does feel like Summer has just arrived. It’s also, somewhat weirdly, the start of Lent.   Because Easter is so symbolic of Spring, it feels odd celebrating it as the days get shorter. Back to February Total plastic: Labels from … More Two Month Overview

Still here

In case anyone is worried, I’m still here and still plastic free! The sunshine is playing havoc with my eyes at the moment so I’m avoiding the computer screen. Update shall follow in a few days hopefully when I get used to it being Summer. 

News news news!

Back to milk again – fresh off the presses from Moore Wilsons:  Hello Catherine Heard back from Julian (supplier of Aunt Jean’s milk) today – assuming no freight issues, we will have milk in store Thursday next week (leaving the South Island Wednesday 15th). What fantastic news on a wet cold evening! 

Refusing to Recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Most of us know that slogan but if I was any indication, it’s  a case of RECYCLE, Reuse, reduce rather than REDUCE, Reuse, Recycle, mainly because it’s easier and doesn’t take any real effort. The zero waste talk I went to last July talked about Bea Johnson’s 5Rs which expands on the reduce … More Refusing to Recycle

Plum Cake

A quick recipe post because I was asked. This recipe is from Judith Cullen’s in A Treasury of New Zealand Baking.  (Well worth getting hold of – there’s lots of great recipes) For her version, the cake is accompanied by a spicy plum sauce which I’ve never made because it requires 1kg of plums as … More Plum Cake


Three people who’ve been actually reading my blog have asked me this week about plastic free shampoo and toothpaste, so here goes. Toothpaste – this one I’ve still to tackle. I think I’ve got a few weeks left in my tube and I’m really eking it out. From what google tells me, this is one … More Toiletries

Back to Porridge

is my Father’s saying about returning to the daily grind of work. During the Summer holidays, he would happily eat corn flakes but once it was time to return to work in Autumn, out would come the porridge oats and into the saucepan they would go the night before, to be cooked with water and … More Back to Porridge