...why make this change harder than it needs to be? My goal was to find out if it was possible to shop completely zero waste from a big supermarket. The short answer is no. But you can get close.
It seems that the Zero Waste/Minimalist movement is almost entirely monopolised by American women (or those living in America) in their early twenties and thirties. Even, Bea Johnson, arguably the Queen of the Zero Waste movement is a fashionable French woman living in California. It is easy to understand why non-profit organisations such as 1 … Continue reading Wasting My Waste Seems Wasteful.
Being a Minimalist and living a “zero waste” life seem to go together like Sonny and Cher or like Gummy Bears and Strawberry Ice-cream (don’t fight me on this). However, starting out and mixing a new lifestyle with an old one can be more like Zac Efron and High School Musical - the old life … Continue reading Minimalist, Zero Waste, Human
The minimalism journey I have started is just a small part of a future that I am creating for myself. It’s not a new me, its not some sort of soul searching transformative journey that will turn me against shaving my legs or using soap. This is merely an exploration of ways to calm my … Continue reading An Anxious Persons Guide to Meditation
"An empty bottle of wine sat guiltily on the kitchen bench and the maroon ring crusting onto my bottom lip gave away the reason for both the flurry of optimistic change earlier in the evening and also the current unproductivity."
Its been one of those days that started with accidentally putting my tracksuit pants on over the top of my pyjama pants. It wasn’t until after a couple of steps that I noticed something was wrong and my legs weren’t as free as I had anticipated they would be. One of those days that you … Continue reading Days at home.
Sunday 14th June 2015 I'm in the Arctic, it's a strange thought but one that is confirmed by the ice shelf drifting past the window that marks the most northerly point a ship with this ice rating can go before hitting the North Pole. The ship is on constant high alert for wildlife out on … Continue reading The European Arctic – June 2015
This is close to my favourite photo that I took in India in January 2014. It's cliche and cheesy and all things touristic. But this building, quite literally, took my breath away. I couldn't help but stare at it. This photo is a lovely little reminder of those moments.
Seventeen hours on a bus is not fun, no matter how you dress it up. However it was made reasonably comfortable by the luxury bus that arrived at the terminal that would take us to Uruguay. Reclining seats, full foldable leg rests and black out curtains worked very hard to make sleep a possibility. Aside … Continue reading La Sirena, Uruguay