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Blue Monday and Making Do

Today is Blue Monday. Apparently officially the most depressing day of the year.
I’ve just googled it, and it first became a ‘thing’ in 2005 when someone somewhere did a weird equation, but it’s basically something to do with the time of year, the fact that most of us by now will have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions, the fact that Christmas credit card bills are hitting the doormat, and it still feels like a very looooong time until the end of the month and pay day. Oh, and the weather. Always the weather, at least for us Brits.
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How to Make A Rainbow Pinata Cake!

I blogged yesterday about our zero-waste (ish), zero-spend (ish) party for BigSmall. And showed you all a picture of the cake.

Pinata cake 2
I’d seen similar things on Pinterest, but was wary of trying to emulate them, in case it turned into one of those ironic ‘nailed it’ attempts.
But it worked!

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#makingitbetter-Foragers Farm

I had a little break over the weekend, but am back with yet more inspiration for all things community and sustainability and general fabulousness, inspired by the Big Lunch Extra’s Swindon Roadshow.

We were lucky enough to have a mini workshop/presentation from Gary at Foragers Farm all about permaculture.
Now the word permaculture kind of freaks me out a bit.
I see quite a few adverts for permaculture courses and diplomas, and I kind of thought that if something needs a diploma to teach you all you need to know, then it must be pretty complicated.
But it’s not!
If you Google “What is permaculture?”, you get a long list of pretty baffling definitions. Gary gave a really simple one that I can’t remember exactly, but it was something like “living lightly on the earth”. And in my Googling, I came up with this one which I like too: “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against, nature”.
So not really so scary after all!
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