Do we all need to follow a plant-based diet to save the planet?

September 11, 2019

I read recently that there are four main things that we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. One of these things is to follow a plant-based diet (if you’re interested, the other three are having one less child, getting rid of your car and ditching air travel). But do we all need to become vegan to have a positive impact on the planet? I…

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Living Arrows 36/52 {2019}

September 9, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Our stay at Finches Holiday Cottage, Mayfield

September 6, 2019

We decided not to go abroad this year. I could pretend that it’s because we were worried about the huge carbon footprint of flying, but actually, it’s more because we’re a bit scared of all of the potential hassle that would come from travelling abroad with two toddlers. So, this summer, we spent four nights at Finches Cottage near Mayfield, East Sussex**. Finches is a…

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Why I’m still using plastic

September 4, 2019

You might be a bit surprised by the title of this blog post, given my recent passion for environmentally friendly swaps. You’ll know from my oversharing about my menstrual cup that I no longer use disposable period products, opting for the cup and period pants instead. I’ve also bought Chilly’s bottles* for all of us (I LOVE these, and would highly recommend them!) and Matthew…

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Living Arrows 35/52 {2019}

September 2, 2019

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up…

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Our Day Out on the Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk

August 30, 2019

Our three year old loves trains. Loves them. So we couldn’t really go the summer holiday without going on one. We visited the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park while we were on holiday, but M made it clear that she would like to go on a train with windows and a roof, so we decided to take a trip from Aylsham to Wroxham, on…

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Baking Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins with a Toddler

August 28, 2019

As it was the first episode of Great British Bake Off last night, I thought I’d share this little bit of baking that I did with M, earlier in the week. We visited the blueberry fields again on Bank Holiday Monday after having such a wonderful time blueberry picking a couple of weeks ago. M was keen to do some baking with them, so we…

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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, two, and baby B.

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