• Summer reprise: week 35 [2019]

    It is over. I have made it. I leave the summer holidays of 2019 older, with slightly more white hair, tired, and yet rather satisfied. Last week was the last of the school holiday upheavals. I’ve got some time off…

  • Week in review: 28 [2019]

    And I blinked and another seven days have trundled past. This week we were a little short on social media posts. Some out-of-the-ordinary things at work happen. This meant that I “lost” some time that would otherwise have been used…

  • Week in review: 27 [2019]

    Another week has done what it often does and gone straight into the past with barely a ‘by your leave’. Let’s have a quick look at some of the things that made it onto social media this week, and of…

  • Week in review: 24 [2019]

    Welcome to this week’s update review. Well, it’s last week’s update review technically. ¬†Yesterday got so hectic that several things were rescheduled. I thought about writing these ahead of time but actually I don’t want to do that. I want…

  • Week in review: 22 [2019]

    Week in review Welcome to the first of the new format catch up blog posts: week in review. The number, by the way, is the ISO week number for the week that has just happened. That’s from Monday 27 May…

  • The sustainable living journey so far: May 2019

    It’s been a bit of a rocky road for this website blog over the last few months. Real life got so busy that some well intentioned plans fell by the wayside for a while. Most of our communication with the…

  • 2019 Grow, Make, Mend

    Hello, 2019. Hello, 2019. Yes, we’re still here! Blog entries on this site dried up by mid 2018. I’d forgive you if you thought we had gone away. Much like our garden in the summer heatwave! Those of you who…

  • grow, make, mend: 10 busy days

    It’s been very quiet up here on the blog but don’t worry, we haven’t quit. We enjoyed 10 busy days off work over the Easter holidays. Those of you who follow along on Instagram will have seen some of the…

  • mend: surprise bathroom mini-refurb

    It’s been another busy week here. They are all busy weeks. This entire blog is about better living in a busy world after all! This week’s normal amount of being busy was compounded by more bad weather, bringing another hefty…

  • mend: reuse fabric

    It has been such a busy week for us. The subtitle of our website absolutely describes us:¬†better living in a busy world. This time last week the UK had some deeply unpleasant. During the worst here we were under 10cm…