I need a “I swear it’s not covid” tshirt

It’s really weird being regular ill during a pandemic. Colds are pretty normal to me, and I’ve been known to get them every few months, especially during winter. Any other year, I wouldn’t think twice about adjusting my life because of a simple cold (except for the obvious of not hugging/kissing people). Unfortunately now it [...]

Attainable Sustainable: a review of National Geographic’s new sustainability bible

Attainable Sustainable: a review of National Geographic’s new sustainability bible

Press product review“Before the days of pizza delivery and ready-made meals…people were do-it-yourselfers by default.” And ain’t that the tea.I recently spoke with my grandma about this exact thing. When I told her I'd been sent a book called Attainable Sustainable to review, her first question was, "what does sustainable mean?"I felt like I was grandmasplaining sustainability [...]

Revitalising your brand online during #lockdown2020 — using this time to protect your business

Revitalising your brand online during #lockdown2020 — using this time to protect your business

COVID-19 is an incredibly sensitive subject at this point in time — in fact, let's not even begin to talk about it (I'll even hold my tongue for 5 minutes about the lockdown protests 🤦‍♀️). What I want to talk about is the period of time this virus is giving us: Self-isolation. In my own [...]

10 things to do during self-quarantine that’ll enrich your life

10 things to do during self-quarantine that’ll enrich your life

I was thinking lately that there's one group of people that's really going to be hit hard financially by the coronavirus... Travel influencers. I know what you're thinking... boo-freaking-hoo, right?  COVID-19 recently affected my own travel plans, as we nearly got stuck in Europe when Trump announced the (latest 🙄) travel ban. We managed to get [...]

Ultimate sustainable gift guide: what to buy when you want to save the planet

Ultimate sustainable gift guide: what to buy when you want to save the planet

 We don't need to talk about how the world is crumbling do we? 🌎 Let's just say it's a given that it's unsustainable with the way modern society is guzzling non-reusable materials. Which brings us to the point in hand.... Christmas. The time of year where stockings are expected to be filled with plasticky-little gimmicks and [...]

Chef’s Corner: yummy Pumpkin Spice pancakes for two 🎃

Chef’s Corner: yummy Pumpkin Spice pancakes for two 🎃

I'm celebrating because this is the first year I've actually liked pumpkin spice. That's right: all of those years playing the die-hard Autumn fan, I've been a fraud. Until now! Last month I ordered a pumpkin spice latte and, to my absolute shock, actually liked it (despite it being waaay too sweet). And I've now made it my [...]

Chef’s Corner: Easy slow cooker veggie enchiladas on a budget 🍠

Chef’s Corner: Easy slow cooker veggie enchiladas on a budget 🍠

We recently invested in an (albeit, cheap) slow cooker. We'd wanted one for yeeeeears but feared it'd become yet another kitchen appliance destined for the dusty realm of the back of the cupboard. And thus we kept putting it off. Our recent move to the States landed us in the Land of the Slow Cooker [...]

Getting blown away on England’s north east coastline — a solo trip in Yorkshire

Getting blown away on England’s north east coastline — a solo trip in Yorkshire

There's nothing quite like a holiday to the coast and inhaling that fresh sea air to combat the trepidations of the 'will they won't they' Green Card application limbo. Oh, just me that this situation is specific to? Maybe so, but there's never a bad time to go to the coast, am I right? Well. Except for [...]