For too long we’ve passed the buck back and forth between producer and consumer, each refusing to admit responsibility for our global waste problem. Finally, awareness campaigns are gaining critical momentum and spreading the message that not only do we have to clean up our mess, we have to change how we consume and package products. That change doesn’t have to be difficult, with many practical ways you can help start to make a difference.

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I am so excited to announce that I made it as a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2018 for the Lifestyle category! A huge thank you to everyone who voted, what a way to start the year! Winners will be selected by a judging panel in February with the results announced in April.

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Participating in the UK Blog Awards is like running a marathon. Nobody really expects to win on their first go. But who cares if you don’t win, you’re still going to run! After all, you’ve spent a year in training, pushing yourself to run faster, further, breathe deeper. You’ve raised money from your friends, family and colleagues in support of your favourite charity. You didn’t give up, and you can’t wait to finally do it, to say you did it. That’s plenty to be proud of.

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  What to get the people who have everything… It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but here we are. Last year I wrote The Christmas Gift Edit, a list of do’s and don’t for him and her that was surprisingly popular among my network of friends. It was a strange feeling to be…

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  My blog is one year old! One whole year, wow. I’m incredibly proud of this little blog of mine. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging, is that it’s a lot of work! A one year anniversary is a real achievement, like learning the piano, most people give up. But this isn’t a piano,…

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WARNING! EXCESSIVE USE OF HASHTAGS AND DRY HUMOUR THROUGHOUT!   Halloween Twenty Seventeen There’s an interesting correlation between the rise of social media and adult Halloween parties, as we transgress towards our impending dystopian future. A sort of hijack of what used to be a fun day for the kids. We’ll take Halloween, you keep Christmas. I…

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I don’t want to argue with you. The 80s were and always will be the best decade ever, fact. It was a magic combination of economic success, laid-back tunes, perms, mullets and shoulder pads. If you could graph modern progress with the psychological impact on happiness, the 80s is where it peaked. The 90s is proof,…

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Mykonos is definitely the most fashionable Greek island I once bumped into Olivier Rousteing as we squeezed our way through the town centre’s crowded streets somewhere between 1 and 2 am. It’s one of the first things people notice on their first time to the island, how well dressed everyone is. I get asked a lot…

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Moo-ve over Moleskine, there’s a new player in town. You may have heard about this little company called MOO, best known for their original and high-quality business cards. Perhaps you’ve seen their clever advertising around London, with posters that say “Introduce yourself. Properly. Don’t be a what’s-his-face.” But did you know that MOO began as a…

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This blog post is for anyone thinking about joining Barry’s Bootcamp classes, Hell Week, or simply interested in how I got on! If you already know what it is, feel free to skip through the beginning part straight to why I signed up and what I learned. At the end you can read my Barry’s Hell…

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Packing Checklist Mykonos is a place of extremes. The sun is hot, the wind and nights are cool. Local boutiques and souvenir stores sit alongside Louis Vuitton and Chanel shops. Some beaches are empty and quiet while others are throwing the party of your life. If you’re wondering how the hell you pack for such a…

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I’ve been nominated by Anna from Fit & Classy for the Awesome Blogger Award. Thank you, Anna! Anna is a woman on a mission to get fit and cut the excuses that stop so many of us from reaching our goals. She has been getting up at the crack of dawn lately to go for runs…

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Gone are the days of “second up from the top”, or bottom, depending on your income bracket. While there remains a lot of mysticism about wine – and rightfully so, it takes opening one to truly know what is inside – people everywhere are getting much more savvy about the grape juice. But with so many…

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