Of all the things to audit, the footprint from hair removal seems somewhat insignificant compared to say, the footprint caused by flying or electricity use. But there's a hairy elephant in the room (known as mammoths) and I want to talk about it. If there was ever a year to let it all grow out,… Continue reading Hair There, Everywhere!
The other day I split my dacks, right up my crotch. Bugger. They were my good jeans too. You know the ones that are the most flattering yet still comfy? Now that I've declared I'm not going to buy anything new for a year what am I to do? First of all, let me back… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion: what to do when you split your dacks
I have a love/hate relationship with mobile phones. On the one hand, I couldn't live without my phone. Firstly, I don't have a landline (does anyone under the age of 70?) and being extroverted, I don't survive well without human contact (as was noted during lockdown 2020). Secondly, have you tried using a Melways to… Continue reading Mobile Phone Audit
I've been a flexitarian for about a decade now and I say that because I've attempted full blown vegetarian more times than I can count, I've tried a semi-vegan, a semi-paleo and the 5:2 diets all in an attempt to reduce my environmental impact. But I haven't managed to stick to one for more than… Continue reading Vegetarian, Vegan or Flexitarian? A Food Audit
This book came to me when I needed it most. At the beginning of the year, towards the harrowing end of Australia's Black Summer (you know, in that time before Covid), I was feeling at a complete loss. I was grieving for a world we are on the brink of losing, overwhelmed with climate anxiety.… Continue reading How The Ends of the World led me to an epiphany (a book review).
The other day I made my New Years resolution, given the shit storm 2020 has been, I'm hoping 2021 will bring better times and thinking ahead. Anyway, I decided I would give the "buy nothing new for a year" another crack (the last time I tried was in 2017 and it was the prelude to… Continue reading The Buy Nothing New… Year
The original recipe for this one came from Alex Brennan's Fresh Faced Make Up, however, I've altered the recipe a little by doubling the water as I found it evaporated when cooking. This recipe is so simple and smells divine, it's all natural and there seems to be plenty of roses around so the perfect… Continue reading Rose Toner
Apparently in times of a global pandemic the one thing we all need is toilet paper. In reality the times when you actually do need 40 rolls of toilet paper for a two week quarantine stint is when you either have Bali Belly or, like myself, you have an eight month old fetus resting on… Continue reading Wee Wipes
Normally I try to keep my posts lighthearted and steer clear of anything too political, however, with such a tragic start to the year here in Australia I feel this is one of my most important posts yet. Personally I haven't been directly affected by the fires, except for a few smokey days, but I've… Continue reading Dear Member of Parliament
The Hon. Scott Morrison, MP Prime Minister Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 Wednesday January 8, 2020 Dear Prime Minister, I am writing to you to express my concern for the effect's climate change is having on our nation including the people, flora and fauna. I do not believe you need me to tell you… Continue reading My Open Letter to the Prime Minister