Learning from our Grandparents

My grandmother (Nana) turns 90 later this year. The same age as Queen Elizabeth! How incredible to have lived through 90 decades. The changes that she has seen! When I was in year 9 or 10, we had an assignment for History where we had to interview three people in regards to either The Great…

Furoshiki

It must be the month for Japanese inspiration in my life! A couple of weeks ago I borrowed ‘The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up‘ from the library by Japanese author, Marie Kondo. And today, my mum-in-law and I went to a Pop-up shop, Wabi Sabi Designz over in Slade Point which sells fashion + homewares…

Bulk Foods Mackay

I just finished reading the book Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson and thought it was pretty amazing. And very challenging. Living in a regional town and trying to reduce your waste should be easier in some ways than in a big city. Surely there is more access to local farmers and local produce. However,…

Zero Waste Home

I just finished reading Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson. Great read. Lots of helpful tips about to live a full wholesome life without producing much if any waste. I don’t really want to take it back to the Library! But for all you Eco Mackay-ites out there, it is now available for lending again….

A Trashy Trip to the Markets

When I go to the markets at the Mackay Showgrounds, I love the atmosphere, I love supporting local farmers and I love eating the delicious produce! But, every Saturday I make an excuse about going . “I’m too late. All the good fruit & veg will be gone” ; “I’ve missed my friend so I…

Beginning the Eco Crusade

My¬†eco crusade began on Friday 1st January. My first visit to a shop was the same morning. I bought a couple of newspapers. Newspapers, I guess, aren’t really that environmentally friendly when you can read things online but we were at our beach house and didn’t have access to wi-fi. I did, however carry the…