eco · green · lifestyle · Uncategorized

On the importance of house plants

I have a minor obsession with house plants. I’ve got spider plants, rubber plants, ivy trailing everywhere around my home. I frequently run out of pots to put them in and have to buy more pots; this frees up the smaller pots, and I buy more plants. Vicious cycle. But I really do think they… Continue reading On the importance of house plants

lifestyle · Uncategorized · vegan

Is it too late for my May Favourites

I’ve never done one of these monthly favourite blog posts before so I thought I’d join in and see how it goes. These are some of the things I’ve been enjoying in the last month (I know I’m a few days late but hey…) New Toms Toms are some of my favourite summer shoes, though… Continue reading Is it too late for my May Favourites

brexit · Uncategorized

GE17: Manifestos on the Environment

Less than a week to go until the “snap” General Election 2017 that nobody wanted but what are the parties promising on the environment? Here’s a quick summary: Green Party preserve all EU environmental laws and principles after Brexit introduce Environment Protection Act to preserve wildlife and habitats and ensure all have right to access… Continue reading GE17: Manifestos on the Environment

animals · nature · Uncategorized

My cat’s a murderer

It’s an ethical dilemma for conservation – you take in a rescue cat but it kills birds and mammals. Now there’s no way I’m getting rid of my baby girl Lyra and I’m not suggesting anyone does, but we should acknowledge that our domestic cats are predators and they kill birds. The Mammal Society reports… Continue reading My cat’s a murderer

animals · conservation · nature · Uncategorized · wildlife

Enjoying the Durrells

The Durrells is good TV, isn’t it? Easy to watch, funny, feel-good, with beautiful settings and good actors. I heard it’s not really much like the actual family at all but that’s ok because the TV show has taken on a new life. I’ve been reading a bit about the Durrell Foundation as well, which… Continue reading Enjoying the Durrells

animals · conservation · green · nature · Uncategorized · wildlife

Wildlife in Churchyards

I loathe a tidy churchyard. I hate to see their freshly mown grass and neatly trimmed edges. Give me unkempt, wild and natural graveyards any day. Churchyards can often be ancient grassland habitats, providing havens for over 100 species of wildflowers, millions of insects, as well as birds and mammals. Bats can still be found… Continue reading Wildlife in Churchyards

animals · conservation · nature · Uncategorized · vegan · vegetarian · veggie · wildlife

Fox hunting – still protesting this shit

2 years ago I wrote THIS blog post about Tory attempts to repeal the Hunting Act and I can’t believe we’re STILL having this argument and I’m STILLĀ having to protest this shit. It’s illegal. Give it up. Find another hobby. One that doesn’t involve foxes being torn apart and hunting dogs being mistreated and destroyed.… Continue reading Fox hunting – still protesting this shit