Sustainable Christmas Gifts 2019

A thousand apologies for publishing a Christmas gift list so early in November but I have to be realistic. People are going to be getting their shopping mojo on soon and by suggesting alternatives I’m hoping to steer some away from all that mass-produced toxic crap that goes straight to a charity shop in January!Continue reading “Sustainable Christmas Gifts 2019”

Sustainable Ethical Toys

Toys generate a huge amount of waste in the world and in my experience it’s the hardest area to reign in, particularly if the horse has already bolted. Like most kids in the overdeveloped world mine have too many toys. This wasn’t done intentionally but they just seemed to pile up after birthdays and ChristmasesContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Toys”

Our Christmas 2017

Well I had, and am continuing to have, a wonderful Christmas. I’ve purposely done less preparing this year and it’s paid off in terms of lots of downtime to slob around the house in my pj’s eating lots of delicious cheese and chocolate and binge watching Christmas TV and movies. I am generally a veryContinue reading “Our Christmas 2017”

Christmas – Handmade Presents

When it comes to handmade gifts the most important bit of advice is to not overload yourself with making handmade presents for everyone. Just pick one or two, otherwise come December you’ll resent what seemed a very clever idea in November. With that in mind here’s some ideas on what to make.

My Last Minute Christmas Crafts

I’m chuffed to bits with my homemade bauble wreath. I’ve coveted one since I saw them in a shop a few years ago but couldn’t justify putting more plastic into the world. So I set about scouring charity shops for plastic baubles and this year I managed to collect enough. It’s not perfect but it’sContinue reading “My Last Minute Christmas Crafts”