During my more ‘consumerist’ years, I remember arriving home from work to towers of cardboard boxes. Products I had bought to fill that emptiness we all feel when things are no longer satisfying or meaningful. The initial excitement of owning something new was always diligently followed by that toxic cocktail of guilt mixed with disgust. I’d look around my room, now strewn with the severed limbs of cardboard boxes and entrails of packing tape and styrofoam peanuts, and I’d scream on the inside. Continue reading
What a time of the year this is in the garden! By now the threat of frost should have gone, but a piece of fleece kept handy in the shed may just save some plants if our British weather serves up a surprise. However if all goes well we can get on with tending to our horticultural charges unhindered. The days are longer, the weather warmer and with some rain everything is growing like mad. Gosh, where do we start as everything wants attention at once?
To celebrate the Earth Day lets talk about the ancient art of dowsing and the impact of the Earth herself on our homes, our health and our living environment.
The ingredients in hundreds of household products that you use every day, like paints, varnishes, air fresheners, perfumes, aerosols and paint strippers, has been linked to a broad spectrum of health problems from headaches to allergies, asthma and cancer. Continue reading