Responding to that question “What do you do?”

“What do you do?” a usually innocent item of small talk, but it can be complicated.  People are expecting a short two or three word answer of your job title, maybe followed with the company or organisation you work for.  Since being self employed, and my engagement with the minimalist movement, I have developed a […]

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Composting with Bokashi – part 2

As mentioned in Compost part 1, I use the Bokashi composting system.  This uses a bran containing microbes to pickle food waste and speed up composting.  I live in a flat, but am lucky enough to have a reasonable sized balcony so have room for both plant troughs and composting bins. My process is as […]

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Compost, its actually quite interesting! – Part 1

Why do I compost? It saves me money and time (especially without a car) buying compost from the garden centre. I know what’s in my compost, that it hasn’t come from endangered peat and doesn’t have any chemicals in it. My local council does not have a food waste collection so I’m recycling my unavoidable […]

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