Simple Living Challenge Week 2: Out of date medicines and foodstuffs

Life in 2022 in starting to feel normal again. Last week was a whirlwind of jetlag and returning to work for me. We are all tired, yet frustrated at our tiredness because we have a burning motivation inside us to start this year right. When I was in New York over new years, I picked … More Simple Living Challenge Week 2: Out of date medicines and foodstuffs

48 hours in Thessaloniki, Greece

The first stop on our Big Fat Greek road trip (blog coming soon) was Thessaloniki. Macedonia has been on our travel list for a while – mostly due to Chris’ extensive knowledge of Ancient Greece and its neighbours. Turns out, Northern Greece is really quite spectacular! Read more to find out the cultural highlights, as well as our thoughts on the nightlife and the local football. … More 48 hours in Thessaloniki, Greece

Simple Living Challenge Week 1: Which festive decorations are staying?

Hey! How are you? Did you enjoy your festive celebrations? Now, I’m easing into 30 weeks of decluttering by starting with a relatively easy task… In case you didn’t catch my post before Christmas, my aim for 2022 is to continue to strive for a simple life. I have noted down 30 carefully targeted goals … More Simple Living Challenge Week 1: Which festive decorations are staying?

2022: Simple Living

I’m sitting here with my first mulled wine of the season. An alcohol free one actually; the cheap, sickly sweet stuff from IKEA. It’s 13th December and I can’t help but feel ridiculously reflective at this time of year. It must be a natural phenomenon, although I don’t know enough to discuss it any further. … More 2022: Simple Living

Eco Review 4: Wild Natural Deodorant

If you are into your eco replacements – and you haven’t heard of Wild Deodorant – have you been living under a rock?! I kid, but they are a pretty big contender in the world of green swaps, and have regular celeb endorsements too. If you are new to this brand, they are a natural, vegan friendly deodorant. The difference and attraction to their product however, is that it is refillable (and the refills are plastic free). Read more to find out more about my experience with this product! … More Eco Review 4: Wild Natural Deodorant

No longer applicable: What to consider when your green list holiday turns amber

We have just finished up a two week trip to Portugal, which we booked when the country was proudly the most desirable place on the green list. One week later – as the whole of the UK knows already – it was struck from the list, without any prior warning that this would be the case. Between this holiday, and last years travels, we have learned a few things along the way. Here are a few things to consider when travelling in the pandemic, even if your desired country is on the green list! … More No longer applicable: What to consider when your green list holiday turns amber

Highlights from Eastern Sardinia

Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is the Italian island of Sardinia. Sardinia is remarkably different to the majority of Italy however, as it has gained cultural influence from across the Mediterranean. Their native language, Sardo, is even said to vary from one village to the next depending on the roots of its influence. In September 2020, we drove to Sardini; taking the overnight ferry from Livorno, Italy – and back to Nice, France. In the interest of taking time to relax, we explored the local area of Eastern Sardinia, rather than rushing around to explore the whole island in the 6 nights we were there. Here is a list of the best places we visited… … More Highlights from Eastern Sardinia

Eco Review 3: Smol Fabric Conditioner

Did you know that fabric conditioner contains animal fat? No, neither did I until I stayed in an Airbnb in Paris last year where the friendly host told me that I was welcome to use her homemade fabric conditioner. When having this discussion with others, it doesn’t seem a well-known fact. As voted by you, I have given smol’s fabric conditioner a try over the past month. Read more to see what I thought… … More Eco Review 3: Smol Fabric Conditioner