What do you want for your birthday?

Both a lovely well meant sentence, and one filled with many challenges.  Especially for an aspiring minimalist, trying to reduce the amount of physical stuff my life.   The topic of presents is much discussed on minimalist blogs (for example; The Minimalists and London Minimalists), these writers talk about how they have given away presents […]

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How clean are your cleaning products?

The US Environment Protection Agency have found the average US house contains 2-5 times more air pollution than the air outside, and in some cases up to 100 times more.    This is largely due to household cleaning products, air fresheners and pesticides.   Furthermore a University of York / BBC study showed that “Limonene”, found […]

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My first minimalist meet up

For those who follow The Minimalists blog you will know about the epic world speaking and book tour Joshua & Ryan embarked on in 2014.  You may not know that the tour was also a catalyst for in person Minimalist meet up groups in many cities around the globe.  The groups meet at regular intervals […]

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Hot drinks on the go

As my friends know I can usually be found rummaging in my bag for a reusable coffee cup. It is interesting to see the coffee shops that cope fine, and worryingly the ones that seem to have never seen one. But why bother? In the UK alone we get through an estimated 2.5 BILLION single […]

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The joy of using stuff up

Inspired by Love Food Hate Waste, the organisation helping individuals and organisations reduce their food waste, I made a spreadsheet list of all the cupboard items that are a bit out of date (but aren’t going to kill us) and all the things that will go out of date in the next 6 months. A […]

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The art of engaging commuters

Collecting coats Its 7am on a cold and still dark Tuesday morning at the jubilee gate line of Waterloo station and I am wearing an oversized t-shirt and telling sleepy commuters about the annual Wrap Up London coat collection. I must be nuts, I should be in bed!  I have helped with this event at […]

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