The New Home Front Community

The New Home Front Community

Regular readers will have noticed that I had my head in the World War 2 Home Front at the end of last year – the ways in which ordinary people ‘did their bit’ and contributed to the war effort. The Home Front wasn’t confined to the UK, it was...
Hard Water Hair Care

Hard Water Hair Care

I have pretty much always lived in areas with hard water, and with its knock-on effects – scale in the kettle, dried out skin and soap scum on everything. Using detergent-based toiletries has always made sense to me, because (with our water) they’re easier...
We Are Worth Saving

We Are Worth Saving

When I bought my first house, way back in 2001, I was already an environmentalist. It started – as it so often does – with a childhood love of animals and a desire to save them. Back then it was all about dolphin-friendly tuna, the ozone layer, and and...
The Moose in the Tar Sands

The Moose in the Tar Sands

This morning I have finished reading the Introduction of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, a call to arms to everyone on the planet to prevent climate change becoming a human-extinction event. A week ago, the Guardian published an article suggesting that...
This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

On this day last year, I won a competition – 5 signed books from Triodos Bank. They sat on my Unread shelf for a while, and eventually I shelved them properly (still unread). This morning I have pulled one out – This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. So...
Grow Comfrey

Grow Comfrey

There have been a lot of days this year that have begun and ended with me despairing over the human race. This week we’ve seen Saudi Arabia, Russia and the USA come together to sabotage a global agreement to do something about climate change. And Brex*t makes me...