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Buy Nothing Christmas

Buy Nothing Christmas

“It’s too soon!” I hear some of you shouting.  Well, I hate to break it to you, but Christmas is ten weeks away and, as some people like to get their festive season organised sooner rather than later, I thought that now would be a good time to start this conversation.

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The Garbage of Eden

The Garbage of Eden

I live in a suburb called Glen Eden.  Generally speaking, it’s a lovely place to call home.  Surrounded by trees, with the gorgeous Waitakere Ranges just to the west, nice local parks and plenty of native birdlife. However, sadly, it wasn’t exuding particularly eden-like qualities today.

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Mmmm…banana peels

Mmmm…banana peels

Remember when you were a kid and you’d throw a bunch of random, possibly inedible things into a bowl, mix it all up and pretend you were Alison Holst?  “And now you stir it like this”.  Ah, those were the days.  Well…that’s a little how it feels to make Banana Peel Cake.

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Gotcha Bag?  Plastic is so passé

Gotcha Bag? Plastic is so passé

Actually, my mum does still use plastic bags.  And she doesn’t compost.  Sigh. How does the saying go?…grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, yadda yadda yadda.  I’m working on it. The great news is, there are some things I can change.  And one of them is the culture of single-use plastic bags at my local supermarket!

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