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Anyone and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be vegan, you don’t have to be living completely zero waste, eschewing all plastic and collecting your rubbish in a jar. Just someone who wants to make a difference however small, someone who wants to start taking some steps towards sustainable living, after all it’s a journey! And every small change by every individual adds up to big difference. Let’s take the path less wasteful together…

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My name is Eloise. I am a mum-of-two trying to live as sustainably as I can. Here you will find my ramblings in the form of blog entries, my tips and tricks to living an ethical and sustainable lifestyle. My posts will contain themes such as eco-friendly living, vegan recipes and sustainability. There is a little something for everyone, wherever you are on your journey.

I am by no means an expert on eco-friendly living, and have only started my attempt at a zero waste existence relatively recently. However, I feel sharing my knowledge with others can only be a step in the right direction to cleaner oceans, increased biodiversity and a greener planet. For us, for our children and for our future.

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10 Tips for a Plastic-Free Kitchen

You’re in your kitchen. What’s one thing you find almost every place you look? Plastic. Clingfilm, cheap sponges, plastic wrapping, plastic bottles of cleaning sprays, plastic bristled dish brushes, nail brushes, plastic bottles of hand soap, plastic wrapped dishwasher tablets, bottles of washing up liquid, plastic tupperware, plastic spatulas, the list really is endless… Dealing […]

Plastic-Free Picnics

Now that the summer weather has officially arrived and restrictions are easing, we’ve started thinking about going out more, or you know, going out at all! (I think my son was surprised that there are more than 5 people in the world!) After over a year in shielding we had to have a good think […]

7 Ways to Make Soap Bars Last Longer

Now that you’ve swapped over to soap bars, here’s how to get the most out of them. 1. Keep the soap away from water, when not in use. Nothing will make your soap disintegrate faster than keeping it wet. Water breaks down the consistency of the soap and means you need to replace your soap […]

Living more Sustainably with Kids

With the magnitude of stuff that comes with babies and children you might think that living more sustainably with kids is impossible. All that stuff comes with a lot of waste – and many children’s products are typically plastic based or disposable. Here are a selection of swaps you can make to start reducing waste! […]

Simplest Ever Pancake Recipe (oh and they’re vegan!)

Pancakes are made of just a couple of ingredients and are essentially circles of fried batter (yum!). Yet they are considered a treat, despite the recipe being so simple and them being so quick and easy to make! You would have thought that because the traditional ingredients are flour, cows milk and eggs, that therefore […]

Simple swaps for a more sustainable 2021

If you’re trying to be a bit greener in 2021, then here’s our top 10 simple swaps to help you live more sustainably: 1. Reusable coffee cups vs Takeaway cups In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that’s 2.5 billion every year. And less than 1per cent of these […]

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Walking in a winter wonderland… (and other nature activities for kids)

Most people don’t see winter as the ideal time for getting outdoors with our children; the days are shorter, being in the UK the weather is often less than inviting, and it’s hard to motivate ourselves to leave the comfort of our cosy houses. But children just don’t think this way. As far as my toddler […]

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’tis the season to eat vegan chocolate truffles!

These decadent and rich truffles have a chocolate ganache centre, perfect for an indulgent treat at Christmas. Making them is also great fun if you want a Christmassy activity to do with the children. You can choose your toppings based on what you like, we love coconut so we made coconut covered ones and plain […]

Christmas Cookie Bars

These cookie bars are a Christmas staple in our house and have been for years. The cinnamon makes the house smell all festive and you know it’s not long until the big day! My mum and I would make them but instead of cutting the tray bake in to bars we would use biscuits cutters […]

How to: Salt dough Decorations

One of the favourite craft projects in our house is homemade salt dough! My daughter loves making salt dough ornaments, and I love that I always have the supplies on hand to mix up this salt dough recipe. This Christmas we’ve spent a day making salt dough ornaments for our tree. It’s a wonderful family […]

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