Category Archives: Shopping

Small Changes Redux

Remember last year in January, I wanted to make some small changes that would improve my life/make it slightly more sustainable? Then two months later, we went into lockdown and I sort of abandoned the whole enterprise.. While we are … Continue reading

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99 Bottles of Gin on the Wall: A 2021 project

My birthday present to myself was the 99 Bottles of Gin on the Wall poster. This, a genius idea of Emma Stokes aka Gin Monkey, is a scratch off poster featuring 99 bottles of gin, the gins should be easy … Continue reading

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Recommended: Dorset Meats

This year, I’ve been working towards eating less but better quality meat. Last month I ordered the introductory box from Dorset Meats. It came in an insulated box and was in really good condition and the meat is really good, … Continue reading

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Recommended: Altruist Dry Skin Repair Cream

I’ve already written about my love for Altruist Sun Cream aka the magic unicorn of sun block. They have a moisturiser which is amazing. I had a persistent patch of dry elbow (just my left elbow for some reason!) which … Continue reading

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Recommended: Marks and Spencer Perfume

These are my two current favourite perfumes. They are lovely and about a fifth of the price of my favourite Chanel No 5!

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Tomatoes that don’t taste like disapointment

I didn’t eat raw tomatoes until I was an adult. In my late thirties, I would occasionally eat a bruschetta but not very often. Then I got an allotment. In my first year, I grew some gifted cherry plants and … Continue reading

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One Thing a Month

So back in January, I said I was going to purchase one thing that improved my home and/or made my life more sustainable.  Last month I bought an ironing cover, which while necessary was not terribly sustainable or exciting. This … Continue reading

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Recommendations: Dr Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

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Recommendations: Jersey Bedding

I love my bed. I mean really love it and changing the bed linen weekly is one of the housework tasks I do every week pretty much without fail. It’s a family thing I think, Ben and I will both … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Shay and Blue Black Tulip Eau de Toilette

This scent was in my M&S Advent Beauty Calendar in 2018 and much to my surprise (I’m generally a Chanel No.5 or a 4711 girl) I really liked it, enough to buy another bottle when the sample ran out and … Continue reading

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