I knew it would happen at some point, and I must admit I’ve been anticipating this moment since I started A Lazy Girl Goes Green, just over 3 months ago. But I guess if I’m honest, I think I secretly hoped that my passion, enthusiasm and stubbornness would win over circumstance. But at some point this week – despite my best intentions – I reached the reluctant realisation that I have just been far too busy to actively be green; let alone write about it! As each day passed me by so quickly, without my permission to proceed to the next, I’ve found myself reaching the weekend with only one blog written this week, and very little to report!
Oh, what a difference a week off makes! As I sit here now, with a glass of wine in my hand and a cat on my lap, I feel happy, refreshed and energised; after a week off work to do nothing but feed my soul. The start of June marked the end of another campaign year at work, the completion of year 5 of my part-time History degree, and an eventful month 2 of my new blogging journey! It has been a fun few months, but boy have they been busy!! So to take a week off just for myself – to lie in, surf, sunbathe, practice yoga, read…or simply just to be – has been a complete blessing. Continue reading Week off: Reconnecting with nature & myself
Happy Wednesday lazy green people! we are so close to the weekend I can smell it…
I just wanted to do a quick post to share some big news…. that I am officially in love with my new juicer! This was an early birthday present and I have been road testing it for the last month; before I announced my official verdict on juicing. I was a little curious, yet dubious, about how practical it was; and more importantly, how long it would take before my interest waned from the effort of juicing AND cleaning it out! Continue reading I heart my Juicer!
One of my favourite bloggers, Jen Gale from My Make Do and Mend Year, recently posted a “taking stock” post; as suggested by a blogging course she had attended. I thought this was a great idea, and is great timings as I am now approaching 2 months into my journey toward going green. Continue reading Taking stock – reflection, thunder and crisps
Now, this might seem like a very odd question but let me explain…
I think myself to be a very lucky countryside commuter; starting my day with a brisk 25 minute walk to work, along a steep and scenic country path in rural Cornwall. And as the day at my desk comes to a close, I always have the gentle walk back down the hill to look forward to; amongst wild flowers, dusty paths and resident cows!
This bank holiday weekend – instead of enjoying sleepy lie-ins and country walks – we chose to move house. Right up there with getting married and changing jobs; it pretty much lived up to its reputation as one of the most stressful things you can do. Our stress, however, was greatly influenced by our prior disorganised laziness; in which we had shoved random bits and bobs into carrier’s bags and holey bin liners, leaving them to fester in storage for 3 months.
Before I embark on my green living journey – transforming my lazy habits into lazy green habits – it might be helpful if I define what this actually entails. Should I be swapping my car for a bike, growing my own vegetables and making my clothes from scrap fabrics? Do I need to check every label in the supermarket for organic, fair-trade, recycled and natural products? Or better still, is green living boycotting the supermarket altogether and buying only sustainable, local and seasonal produce with no carbon footprint? Eeek, It all sounds a little too much like hard work to me!
Ever felt a little lost when it comes to the world of Green Living and overwhelmed by scary messages of climate change? Do you feel passionately about looking after our planet, but simply feel you haven’t the time, energy or talents to get going? You’re not alone!
My name is Trudi, I’m 29 years old, and I’m lazy…! Not in the sense that I sit around all day and relax (I wish!). But when it comes to going green, it always seems a bit too much like hard work!
So I’m setting myself a challenge. If lazy old me can transform my idealistic and passionate beliefs about a healthier planet into physical action; maybe there’s hope for us after all!
Join me, as I try to find my way through the jungle of going green the easy way; sharing my discoveries, ideas and advice for making a difference without breaking the bank or your back!