Category Archives: Environment

May 500 – a stuff cull

I have one of those brains that doesn’t seem to have an off switch – there is always something whirling around in there, including at 3am….. and 4am…….. and 5am.  Sometimes it’s writing that essay I’m currently working on over … Continue reading

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Climate Action Action

Today was the day that tens of thousands of people all over the country got out, got together and stood up for real action on climate change.  I was one of them, Mr Good another and the girls of course … Continue reading

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A Box of Lamb

I have found buying meat becoming more and more of a dilemma.  Without the regular trips to big farmers’ markets – which ironically seem to be more of a city thing than a country thing – and with prices increasing … Continue reading

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When money matters…

Two months after our move we received the first of our utility bills, the gas and the electricity. They were BIG, I’m talking seriously HUGE bills, double our usual winter utility bills and it was only for the last half … Continue reading

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A Word on Waste…

Earlier this year I stumbled across the zero waste living movement which has a growing global following and some totally amazing individuals, groups, companies and even whole cities walking this path.  Seattle USA is perhaps leading the pack when it … Continue reading

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When thoughts collide….

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog post over the last couple of days, inspired by a newly discovered blog and worried by the tragic events in both Bangladesh and the earlier incident in Pakistan.  I’m referring, of course, … Continue reading

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Where is the line on buying local?

(Image from here) I’ve been pondering the Australian made and grown dilemma a bit more than usual lately, as I take part in Linda’s Tuesday Night Vego challenge.  One of Linda’s rules is that the ingredients of the dish must … Continue reading

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Slow Living 2012 – Month Three

I’ve been reading with interest the monthly updates from Christine over at Slow Living Essentials detailing all the wonderful slow living things she does, what a great idea!  Having read three I started thinking about how I would fill her … Continue reading

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Win, Win

A warning to start this post with – I am getting a bit political here so if it’s not your thing feel free to ignore this one. I have been eagerly watching the ABC and especially ABC 24 to follow … Continue reading

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Big Thinking

For the most part my blog documents my personal journey to live a simpler, more sustainable and positive life.  It’s not political, despite me being quite passionate in my political views.  However since reading some of Hazel’s posts I have been … Continue reading

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