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A Seaside Camping Holiday Near Southwold

Are you a seaside lover, or do you prefer to have a holiday inland? We live pretty much in the centre of England, so the seaside is sadly not close to us. So any chance we get, we head to the coast! Over the Easter bank holiday, we went on a bit of a last-minute jaunt to the Suffolk coast, to make the most of the glorious weather that was forecast. Our favourite campsite, Haw Wood Farm, managed to squeeze us in for a couple of nights, so we borrowed my dad’s campervan. I think this is  ...

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Discovering Sustainable Stores in Stony Stratford

I’m always on the look out for local sustainable stores to shop at, near Milton Keynes, where we live. I’ve found a few lovely sustainable stores to share with you, and a few other places to check out while you’re there. Sustainable Stores: Branch Out MK Let’s start with Branch Out MK, which is a not-for-profit organisation in Milton Keynes, based in Stony Stratford. They grow local, seasonal flowers, organically, in peat-free compost.

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The 1 Day No Single-Use Plastic Challenge

Climate change and oceans full of plastic. They are a few things I am really worried about. Last month’s weird heatwave was nice in a way. I, for one, loved hanging my washing out to dry! But when you think about the reasons for that remarkably unseasonable weather, it’s enough to sends chills down the spine. The pictures of seas of plastic? Also horrific. We are ruining our planet and sleepwalking into a disaster. Can we do anything to stop this catastrophe? I don’t know  ...

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Sustainable Flowers for Mother’s Day

I can’t think of any mums who don’t love flowers. So I think they are always a winner when it comes to Mother’s Day gifting. But did you know that not all flowers are created equal? Many bouquets come at a huge environmental cost, which I had no idea about until recently. The Real Flower Company have sent me a beautiful luxury bouquet of sustainable flowers to review ahead of Mother’s Day. I was interested to read about their sustainability credentials, so I’m  ...

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