We’ve been silent! But it’s our birthday!

August marks a year since starting this blog… Happy birthday to us! Hooray for my dear friend who kick started things last year by turning the idea I’d chatted through with her into a reality and giving me this site as a birthday present (have a read about how and why things started). But you…

Justice within a system

Introducing the next series of blogs… Reusable nappies. But how on earth can we swing from modern day slavey to a constitutional crisis to the nappies you choose to put your babe in? What’s the link?

The choice to march

This weekend I was asked to speak at a protest March in London outside the South African embassy calling for the recalling, or stepping down of our current President, Jacob Zuma (a little Google search will give you the latest news from SA and why this march, and others like it in SA and around…

A short checking in blog

So this lovely little blog has been going for six months now. Thank you to those of you who have been writing and sharing your inspiring stories, to those of you have shared these stories on social media and even more importantly to those of you who have decided to make lifestyle changes in response…

Consuming Fashion: The good, the bad and the ugly

By Emma Waight I have a love/hate relationship with fashion. On the one hand I love the vibrant colour of a kaleidoscopic digital print, the luxurious feel of thick velvet and the innate power of a little black dress. On the other hand, I hate the fact that new stock hits high street stores on…

Switching to renewable energy

My demand has an inevitable impact on the earth. Everything I buy and use is driving a supply somewhere. Recently I’ve been thinking about this in relation to the energy and electricity I use.

Does race(ism) matter?

Race issues were something for victims of racism or politically correct people to worry about, not me.

Let’s start at the very beginning…

I’ve had the idea for this blog brewing for the better part of a year. But i’m a procrastinator… and added to that I’m a big ninny! And so here is the story of how this blog came to be…