It’s New Challenge Time!

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At the start of September I committed to ‘No New Clothes for a Year’. This challenge initially came on my radar because of Katie Roberts’ lovely blog Sustainability in Style. I followed her year long challenge with interest, of course it helps that she takes lovely photos and writes about everything with passion and clarity. A wee thought took hold for me ‘could I do this?’. I pushed it aside while saying to myself ‘maybe after I get that work top…or that coat…or those new jodhpurs’. I had reduced my consumption hugely, I know the ethics of everything I buy and try to buy #secondhandfirst when I can. However, I have enough clothing but I still buy more – I want to save more money and pay off my debts. I want to have a wardrobe that exists for me and fits into my life. I also hope to focus more on learning how to implement more eco principles in other areas of my life. Continue reading “It’s New Challenge Time!”

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Sunny Hacks and September Plans

Bass Rock & Tantallon Castle

September is here, I think it might be one of my favourite months. There is still warmth and the golden evening light is beautiful, I read today that some people feel that September can be a fresh start kind of month (even if we are a little old for the back-to-school feel of the month – though in Scotland we always go back to school in August) and I think I agree with them. However, this September started a little flat or more accurately August ended a little flat, the cross country in Ireland was amazing and the Peak District break beautiful but both were over, my nerves had reappeared on a hack and I felt tired & headache-y. Then September appeared and it was back to work, which seems as busy as ever, and back into routine – the flat is messy and we seem unable to keep it tidy and my never ending self-analysis when it comes to my nerves is bothering even me 🙂 Continue reading “Sunny Hacks and September Plans”