Category Archives: Seeing differently

Not running the Bath Half Marathon (and raising money for Bath City Farm)

To anyone who knows me this will not be news.  I haven’t run for over a year now, and all my good intentions have so far come to naught.  It’s many years since I last ran a half marathon, and … Continue reading

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Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again

I know, this has been a bruising time for many of us, and will continue to be so for many many more.  It’s important to take some time for ourselves to grieve over what might have been. But after that, … Continue reading

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Reuse, repurpose, upcycle: call it what you will, just do it

So much of this going on around here right now.  Both of us have spurts of STO*ing, and the pile of stuff moving onwards and outwards continues to grow.   We now have a basket by the front door for … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you (already) have

By the time you get to my stage in life (early 60s), with a life of largely good fortune and hard work behind me, I already have most of the things I could want.  I am  (well, we are) in … Continue reading

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Making community

Community doesn’t just come about by itself.  We have to make it happen. We make it happen every time we say hello to a neighbour (whether or not we already know them). We make it happen when we take the … Continue reading

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Ditching the plastic: cotton dishcloths

Good marks for us for always using reusable dishcloths, not ‘disposable’ one.  Bad marks for us that until recently all of them were made of synthetic microfibres, which we now realise release microscopic plastic fibres into the water every time … Continue reading

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Zero waste: so you think you don’t like turnips?

My friend gets a weekly veg box delivered, which includes whatever the farm has ready at the time.  She and her husband really don’t like turnips, which is how two lots of turnips found their way to me.  I tolerate … Continue reading

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