So I’m actually doing it. I’m opening a zero waste shop in Newcastle. Actually, I have the beginnings of it already online (check out my Facebook group here) and it’s just a case now of letting it develop until it meets everyone’s needs. And a lot of hard graft. And pouring over wholesale catalogs trying… Continue reading Feeling the Fear (And Doing it Anyway)
When I was still in the employ of a certain telecoms company, spending my days calming angry customers, doing Jedi mind tricks to convince them not to leave, and deeply, utterly, achingly missing my tiny 10 month old baby girl, who spent her days in a nursery and not with me, I started plotting a… Continue reading Jumping in with Both Feet (and working it out as you go along)
January is almost gone, with it’s abundance of to-do lists, aspirations, plans for the months to come. I made a list as long as my arm of wishful hopes for this new year, though I’m struggling to find the energy to put my plans into action. Looking at my work space – tidying it being… Continue reading Artistic Clutter and the art of tidying up vs the creative muse.
The plastic problem. No one can be truly oblivious to the problem of plastic in our world anymore. When sea creatures are washing up on our shorelines with a half a tonne of plastic in their bellies we can’t walk away from a catastrophe that is of our own making. Stepping away from plastic straws… Continue reading Green Packing – Packaging the Earth in Plastic, and how I’m Trying to STOP
So I’ve been blogging as The Phoenix Green for a while now. Not as often as I’d like, but still, tapping away letting my thoughts flow once in a while feels like a positive thing to do. Not feeling particularly like a pro, or in any way experienced, but plodding along. Slowly but surely. I’ve… Continue reading Creative Bloggers Unite
The Highlands of Scotland are my heart’s home. Landscape that at first glance barely seems to have been touched by human hands, until you look a little closer and see the mounds of overgrown rubble, once hearth and home – and the linear patterns of well chosen rocks, piled to stripe the hillsides, separating one… Continue reading Patchwork Construction
It’s autumn already and I’m not quite sure what happened to my summer. The last I remember it was #plasticfreejuly and then suddenly all manner of things occurred and in the flurry of keeping up with news and changes and fantastic opportunities, it’s suddenly autumn! We are eating windfall apple pie and lots of autumnal… Continue reading Creative Catchup (where did this year go??)