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General ramblings

Why I think we should all recycle LESS for Recycle Week

September 14, 2016

I’m kind of running and ducking as I write this.
It feels wrong to be advocating recycling less. And especially during Recycle Week, when I feel like I should really be championing recycling and encouraging everyone to recycle as much as they can. And don’t get me wrong. I am a big supporter of recycling, and an advocate of recycling. But only if we’ve explored all the other options in the ‘Waste Hierarchy’ first.
Let me explain.
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A Year of Cakes and Bakes

September 12, 2016

At the end of the summer term our school’s PTA ran an Auction of Promises as a fundraiser for some new laptops for the classrooms. It’s a really simple idea – we asked parents and families to donate a promise, so things like an evening’s babysitting, or mowing someone’s lawn for them, and then auction them off to the highest bidder. I’m co-Chair of the PTA so felt a little bit under pressure to come up with a really good promise to donate, and in the end decided to offer up a freshly baked cake or batch of biscuits every week for a year. I am possibly already regretting this slightly but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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General ramblings

Back from the Summer, and some Dates for your Diaries!

September 2, 2016

Hello, hello!
It’s been a while. Apologies for the almost complete absence of blog posts over the Summer. Small boys on school holidays and getting anything else done are pretty much mutually exclusive and I decided quite quickly that resistance was futile and just to give in and go with the flow.

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