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Bush Playgroups and the importance of Nature-Play

Bush Playgroups and the importance of Nature-Play

So, when I had my baby girl (who is now a delightful two-and-a-half year old) I went along to my local ‘new parents’ group. I forced myself to go. I hated it. I’m sure its great for some new parents, but not for me! Instead, […]

The environmental impact of disposable nappies

The environmental impact of disposable nappies

Manufacture The production of disposable nappies has huge environmental implications. The main bulk of disposable nappies is paper pulp fluff, which unfortunately requires the clearing of land for plantation timber. Amounting to around 1.8 million trees annually, this threatens old-growth forests in Canada, Scandinavia and […]

Tea drinking and waste reduction

Tea drinking and waste reduction

I was recently reading an article showing simple ways to reduce your waste, and to encourage you to really consider what you are using, and what you are throwing away every single day. One of the points regarding coffee pods hit a nerve and got […]

Spring Seasonal Eating

Spring Seasonal Eating

In my article ‘Eating Seasonally and Locally‘,  I discussed the many benefits of eating locally and seasonally, so as Spring is well and truly here, I thought it relevant to mention some of the fruit and vegetables that are great to eat at the moment, […]

Looking after our ducks this Spring!

Looking after our ducks this Spring!

So Spring is well and truly here, with summer hot on its heels. Everyone is out and about enjoying our local parks, lakes and creeks. For a lot of people, taking their children out for the afternoon to ‘feed the ducks’ is pretty standard. Recently […]

My Favourite (cruelty free) Baby Bath Products

My Favourite (cruelty free) Baby Bath Products

Its so easy to buy cruelty free products for your baby, so why wouldn’t you? Many of them are organic, avoid harsh chemicals and use natural fragrances. Making them perfect for newborn sensitive skin. Gaia Natural Baby  – Hair & Body Wash I love Gaia. […]

Animal experimentation

Animal experimentation

In Australia and New Zealand we use over six million animals a year in research and teaching. Many of these animals are subjected to pain and stress during both the experimental procedure, and as a result of the environment in which they are kept in. […]

Earthly Pleasures Cafe – Belgrave

Earthly Pleasures Cafe – Belgrave

  I’ve been desperate to try the Earthly Pleasures Cafe for a while since having recommendations from a few friends and reading some great reviews. This Sunday, we finally managed to visit… and what a delight it was! We entered via the back garden, after […]

Vegan pets

Vegan pets

Today, I am touching on the subject of raising a pet cat or dog as vegan. It is a subject that harbours split opinions even within vegan communities! I think for starters, it is important to distinguish fact from fiction. And general opinion from truth. […]

My top 5 Vegan Cookery books

My top 5 Vegan Cookery books

Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson 500 Vegan dishes by Deborah Gray A Vegan taste of India by Linda Majzlik Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holechek   Vegan Planet As a recipe book with 400 recipes […]