Category Archives: Environment

In and Out of November and December

By November, Rom and I had finished our travelling for the year and we settled in for the next two months. The weather has been unseasonably cold. I’ve spent lots of time with a book, a blanket, a cup of

In and Out of November and December

By November, Rom and I had finished our travelling for the year and we settled in for the next two months. The weather has been unseasonably cold. I’ve spent lots of time with a book, a blanket, a cup of

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

Declutter and Reshelve Project

Time for my next declutter project! The earlier one is here. I was inspired by Where the Journey Takes Me to tackle my in-house hardware (she has a multi-part series of which this is the last). I don’t have a

Declutter and Reshelve Project

Time for my next declutter project! The earlier one is here. I was inspired by Where the Journey Takes Me to tackle my in-house hardware (she has a multi-part series of which this is the last). I don’t have a

Plasticky July

I am not participating in Plastic Free July. I make reasonable efforts to reduce plastic in my life. But I need plastic and I have lots of it. My computer, printer, tablet, phones, TVs, speakers and cameras are made with

Plasticky July

I am not participating in Plastic Free July. I make reasonable efforts to reduce plastic in my life. But I need plastic and I have lots of it. My computer, printer, tablet, phones, TVs, speakers and cameras are made with

Tables and Chairs and Beds and Shelves

[Long post. Feel free to skip to the “advice” at the end!] Earlier this week, I bought two new cabinets to store clothes. They replaced three dressers, which will be much appreciated at our local “furniture bank.” They will even send

Tables and Chairs and Beds and Shelves

[Long post. Feel free to skip to the “advice” at the end!] Earlier this week, I bought two new cabinets to store clothes. They replaced three dressers, which will be much appreciated at our local “furniture bank.” They will even send

August: It’s a Wrap!

I have to admit I like working in the summer. I like saving my vacation time for travelling to big cities in the Spring and Fall. So I didn’t take any time off in August, and that suited me fine. We

August: It’s a Wrap!

I have to admit I like working in the summer. I like saving my vacation time for travelling to big cities in the Spring and Fall. So I didn’t take any time off in August, and that suited me fine. We

Tim’s Cups, Candy Wrappers and Poo Bags

On my first visit to London, I quickly spotted a cultural difference between North America and the UK. There is much less of an eat-on-the-run mentality. Where I travelled, there were no drive-throughs for coffee or fast food. Even in

Tim’s Cups, Candy Wrappers and Poo Bags

On my first visit to London, I quickly spotted a cultural difference between North America and the UK. There is much less of an eat-on-the-run mentality. Where I travelled, there were no drive-throughs for coffee or fast food. Even in

Current Beauty Products

I hope you are grinning at the title. It’s a joke! I do not have a beauty regime. I just shower and go. Nevertheless, I do seem to accumulate products so I thought I’d show you what I have, à

Current Beauty Products

I hope you are grinning at the title. It’s a joke! I do not have a beauty regime. I just shower and go. Nevertheless, I do seem to accumulate products so I thought I’d show you what I have, à

Waste Not

A few weeks ago I mentioned our city has a new garbage pickup system. It is getting stricter in an attempt to divert more waste from the landfill. And to force compliance. A few years ago Halifax had one of

Waste Not

A few weeks ago I mentioned our city has a new garbage pickup system. It is getting stricter in an attempt to divert more waste from the landfill. And to force compliance. A few years ago Halifax had one of

From Paper to Cloth

Grocery bags? Diapers? I have been reducing my use of disposable paper products for a few years, and I would like to chat about it. This post is not suitable for anyone with a phobia about body fluids! First of all, what

From Paper to Cloth

Grocery bags? Diapers? I have been reducing my use of disposable paper products for a few years, and I would like to chat about it. This post is not suitable for anyone with a phobia about body fluids! First of all, what