Canberra is probably most famous for the springtime Floriade festival but in my humble opinion, Autumn is the season the Canberra really shines. As the nights get chilly, the avenues of trees around the capital start to turn red, gold, and orange. The odd fog starts to creep in and add some mystery to the … More Lights, Canberra, action!
Holy Moly! I just returned home to find my shiny new green waste bin! Sure, I had to pay fifty bucks for the privilege but I think its a pretty fair exchange. I’m a bit sad that something so simple has made my day because Canberra is generally quite progressive (90% renewable energy by 2020 … More My council just introduced green waste bins – welcome to the 21st Century Canberra!
I recently discovered I live just a few kilometres from a roundabout (also known as a traffic circle apparently) made largely from recycled rubbish. The Australian Capital Territory, like most other Australian states, is in the midst of a recycling crisis since the ban on China taking any more of our sub-standard rubbish. Roadside recyclables … More Roads made from recycled rubbish? Yep, its a thing now.
A while back, I discovered author Clare Press via a post on instagram. Since then, I’ve devoured her books Wardrobe Crisis and Rise and Resist. If you’re looking for something to read this weekend that is the perfect mix of thought provoking and witty, these are the books for you. As an author, Press has … More Weekend reading: Clare Press
Every time I walk past the trashy magazine pile in the office kitchenette or see a click-bait headline scroll by on my social media, it seems to reference the ‘bitter feud’ between the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge. They’ve reportedly left each other in tears, one is a tyrant, one is too … More Meghan and Kate – why can’t we like both?
Along with indoor plants which have hatched a plan to take over the world one apartment at a time, the glorious fabrics of Liberty London have also been sneaking into the collective consciousness recently. If, like me, you are a crafter (handmaiden, maker etc), you have probably coveted the absolutely gorgeous fabrics and maybe even … More Crazy craft ladies rejoice! Liberty of London have created econyl fabric from landfill and ocean waste
The recent announcement by QANTAS head-boy Alan Joyce that the Aussie airline is taking massive steps to cut out single use plastics, compost food, lower fuel and electricity usage and even give paper boarding passes the chop was pretty massive. Why? Because it shows that big, mainstream businesses are not only recognising their obligations to … More Zero waste flights are (almost) a thing!
It started innocently enough with a couple of orchids. Then a fern, then an addiction. It seems that I, like lots of other millennials and (in my case) Xennials out there, have been completely bewitched by the humble and once oh-so-daggy indoor plant. My motley crew now consists of orchids (7!!) ferms (2), a peace … More On the rise and rise of indoor plants
Spring! A time of renewal, rejuvenation and joy!…and spring cleaning (argh!). KonMari has managed to tidy the planet one jumbled up cupboard at a time and boy does she have some great advice! Like just about everybody else on the planet, I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up a few years ago and … More Minimalism Monday: the life changing magic of tidying up (again)…
I love a cuppa. Day, night, happy news, sad news, to perk up, to relax. Tea helps in every situation. My mum has a trail of half finished tea-cups all over her house at any given time, my nanna only ever drinks tea, NEVER water. My three year old asked for a real tea pot … More I’m growing my own tea!