It’s been a pretty crazy few weeks for me, with one huge event to organise at work, plus the worlds most disorganised house move ever! But I’ve settled in to my brand new little home with more resolutions that the last 5 New Years rolled in to one! Aside from doing daily yoga and meditation, and eating less junk food, I’m also going to be ditching the car and walking the 40 minutes to work everyday day. Watch this space..
I’m now five days into my attempt to avoid supermarkets for lent, and so far so (almost) good. I had a little hick up late on Friday night when I needed to get a few bits and all the shops in my village were shut apart from a large supermarket chain. So I must admit I did cheat a little, but compromised and bought two things that couldn’t wait till the morning when the local shops opened again. Note to self: be better prepared next time!!
So yesterday, whilst enjoying a day out in Falmouth, I popped into my favorite Cornish chain, The Natural Store, to stock up on some bits and bobs (and indulge in a few non essential treats!) Alongside the Falmouth branch there is one in Helston and nearer to me in St Austell, but Falmouth is much bigger and is in fact slit into two stores; one for food stuff and one for home and body.
Over the last few weeks – whilst hearing what green living means to a whole variety of people – I have noticed a recurring theme. Whilst inspiration for living more sustainably ranges from animal ethics, environmental concern and existing family values; everyone seems to agree there are real health and well being benefits too.
Many believe that eating fresh, seasonal and organic food is not only supporting good farming practices; but also keeps our bodies sustainable too. And often these first steps of thinking about what you buy and consume in the food aisle, starts to influence other shopping habits too.
This motivation for a healthier, happier body is something this weeks interviewee – the founder of Lucy Be Coconut Oil – is very passionate about, and she’s an aspiring example of how eating fresh, organic food can be one of the best medicines around!Continue reading Your Green Life: Lucy Bee→
This week I decided to take an impromptu week off work; to make the most of the unexpected sun we’ve been having in Cornwall, and to have some much needed lie-ins! But before I delved in to the sun, sea and surf of Cornwall, I made a trip back home to Devon to see family for a couple of days. Continue reading Exploring South Devon: Farms, Food, Family & Wine→
Everyone who knows me knows that I love food. I love fresh, healthy fruit and veg, and I love chocolate, crisps and almost anything fried…
For me it’s not just about the eating. It’s the fun of browsing recipes, experimenting with ingredients and enjoying the social atmosphere of cooking for others. So, as part of my journey to living a greener, more sustainable life, food seemed like an important place to start. A key part of living more sustainable is getting to grips with organic produce. What is it? Why should we eat it? What are the pitfalls? And, more importantly, how can we incorporate it into our lives with little effort or expense?