On Thursday night I was feeling pretty deflated. I’d been invited to the gala opening event of the Resene Architectural and Design Film Festival and when I arrived (running late from another event) I was told that my ticket into the film was a plastic pot of M&Ms. I declined to take one and explained… Read More It’s not always plain sailing
As always, quiet on here means being pretty busy at work. But while I’ve been quiet it seems lots of people are now really starting to come to grips with the need to take action on environmental issues. The double pronged approach of the voice of youth, Greta Thunberg and the elder statesman David Attenborough… Read More Times, they are (fingers crossed) a changing
It’s cold, wet and miserable in Wellington this weekend. It feels like we’ve skipped an entire season and hopped straight into Winter. On days like this I really really miss central heating, or an open fire. Here’s my March plastic. I picked up the dose that was doing the rounds in the middle of the… Read More 2019 March recap
Being plastic free isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes it just can’t be done and you need to make the best choice out of the options available or do without. Here’s a little example. Plastic free ice cream. Back in 2017 I found the simple solution of buying ice cream scoops in cones. Nice and easy, albeit… Read More Dilemmas
Oops! 2 months since my last update. It’s always a sign that life is pretty busy with me when I don’t update the blog. I am behind on a lot of things at the moment; so much so that I’ve had to dig out my bullet journal to have any hope of getting through my… Read More Seasonal shifts
Happy New Year everyone. It’s 2018 and my One Year Zero Plastic challenge is up. It’s been an interesting one and, though not completely zero plastic, it’s been 99% plastic free. This is most of my 2017 accumulated plastic*, which, I have to admit, I will be very glad to put in the recycling bin… Read More The year is up!
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… Read More Christmas cometh