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10 things we will appreciate when lockdown ends [AD]

A winter lockdown feels like a different beast to a summer one doesn’t it? Yet, things never really got back to normal after the first one. As time goes on, the things we used to love doing seem like a distant memory. I’ve been thinking about all the things we love and miss that we’ll appreciate so much more when lockdown ends. Here are my top ten, what are yours? Friends and family I think spending time with friends and family is the main thing most of us are missing. It will definitely be the first thing we do when…

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Plastic Free Zero Waste Refill Shops in the UK

In the fight against waste in the UK, refill shops are a key weapon. Most of us think about the packaging we buy, trying to minimise the use of plastic bags and disposable wrappers. Often though, supermarkets replace plastic bags with paper ones or plastic bottles with glass. Instead, why not do away with packaging altogether? Zero waste refill shops encourage customers to take their own containers. Each one is weighed and you can fill it with whatever you need. Many of these shops stock mainly organic produce so I thought it would be more expensive to shop at a…

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Thursday photo #347

It’s strange to think that Christmas eve was only a week ago. With the weather we’ve had here, the days since Christmas have all been taken up with lots of snow play. It has been such a treat to have some snow in the school holidays and we’ve been making the most of it every day. A quiet Christmas Like everyone, we had a particularly quiet Christmas this year. We went on some walks to meet family and friends outside and popped over to my dad’s garden to see him. Thankfully we were able to see my mum because we…

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Thursday photo #346

When Christmas decorations started going up in November, I thought Christmas would be a long time coming. Even I agreed to put the tree up early in December against my better judgement. Strangely though, despite everything that has been going on, the month seems to have flown by. We’ve got a busy day planned before we ring a bell at 6pm to help Santa on his way. Planning for the year ahead After much deliberation following last week’s musings, I’ve decided that next week will be my last one of these Thursday photo posts. It seems right to finish at…

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Thursday photo #345

Every year, this is one of our busiest weeks. I have been quite relieved this year that there is less going on. Yet I’ve still ended up incredibly busy. I have just published a blog post I had been working on for months so now I intend to take a few weeks off blogging other than possibly my weekly update posts. I may well change the format of these though or even stop them all together in the new year. I’m starting to feel that sharing a photo of the girls every week just for the sake of it isn’t…

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