At a time when just about everyone in the country is fitting energy saving bulbs in their homes, tightening their belts against the economic crunch we are facing, having cavity wall insulation installed, closing curtains at dusk, turning down the thermostat and wearing extra clothes, switching off pilot lights and lights that are not strictly necessary…… Continue reading
We have decided not to send Christmas cards this year. Continue reading
A substantial number of dogs and cats who have been lovingly cared for by the staff at Llys Nini, Penllegaer near Swansea, are at long last available for re-homing. They are special animals who have had a less than perfect start in life and who have then been obliged to spend two years at the Animal Centre Continue reading
Summer days encourage us to go to the countryside or the coast. Continue reading
Having been brought up in an era when ‘make-do-and-mend‘ had not yet been re-cycled into ‘recycling‘, we are always loathe to throw away things that have apparently outlived their perceived usefulness. Continue reading
Up until this week we have saved rainwater at the back of the house in four bins (with their lids upturned and a hole drilled in the centre) connected in pairs, with two of them further connected to an old recycled water tank. Continue reading
It was ‘Bin Day’ today.
We have got our landfill bag down to one smallish black bag per week, and nearly all of that is made up of unnecessary packaging from shops. I spent 15 minutes yesterday trying to extract four printer cartridges from their impermiable and unassailable thick plastic armour. The old cartridges have been saved for recycling, but the plastic had to go into the black bag. Continue reading
The time we spent living in Spain was regularly punctuated by parties. In a multinational community, there is more chance that any particular day will be a day for celebration Continue reading
We were looking after our three five-year old grandchildren, and had just returned from a long walk along the beach.
I took off my shoe and saw that my big toe had pushed a huge hole in my tights Continue reading