Category Archives: Sustainable solutions

2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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Tin can lanterns

This is a tutorial for making simple, pretty lanterns out of used tin cans. Perfect for Winter evenings indoors or balmy, Summer al fresco dinners. What you need to make the lanterns: Used tin cans, cleaned thoroughly, with their labels … Continue reading

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Display jars for treasures

I seem to have a bit of a treasure theme going on at the moment…and in particular, ways of storing treasures. First there was theĀ pirate’s treasure bag, and now it’s a beautiful way of displaying flotsam and jetsamĀ and other bounty … Continue reading

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Hands-on dog food!

I just took a break from my work to put on a pot of dog food to cook. We make our own dog food in a slow cooker, using meat scraps from the local butcher and soup mix (containing green … Continue reading

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