The waste hierarchy: Reduce & re-use before you recycle I posted this vid about re-using plastic bottles on FB today and my dear, beloved Maddy made the excellent and pithy comment, "Just stop buying them". Maddy is entirely correct. 'Recycling' has become increasingly popular over the last decades and, as a long (long!) time greeny, I initially felt that was a Very Good… Continue reading The waste hierarchy: Reduce & re-use before you recycle



A few weeks of gorgeous sunshine followed by one week of constant rain has resulted in my wee garden looking like the virgin forests of the upper Amazon. Everything seems to have doubled in size since yesterday! Grass needs trimming and plants need pruning but the rain hasn't let up for days. So my wee… Continue reading Rainforest



My wee garden has just burst into life in the last few days. Beautiful, ostentatious and extravagant life. The cool colours of bluebells and lilac have been eclipsed by the bright reds and pinks of roses and peonies. Even the thyme is joining in the flower show. As well as these entertainers, the food crops… Continue reading Blooming!



I enjoyed a lovely, outdoor yoga session this morning, Performing sun-salutations in the actual sunshine! It's not unusual for me to exercise outdoors but such balmy conditions are less common. Moving slowly and mindfully, I paid attention to my body while sensing the space around it too. The warm sun on my skin, bright light on closed eyelids. I heard… Continue reading Mindfulness


A good day

I had such a good day today! I woke fairly early but had no reason to get up, so I just lay in bed reading til around 9am. I arose and pottered round the house, in and out of the garden, had a lovely brunch then pottered some more. At some point during the morning I found a Clan… Continue reading A good day