Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: The Treat Lover’s Challenge

  Palm oil... you've probably all heard of it, that magic, odourless, vegetable oil that we use in, well... pretty much everything. Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) cultivation often results in large swathes of land being deforested for plantations, resulting in habitat destruction and displacement of both animals and people. The poster-child for palm oil related … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: The Treat Lover’s Challenge

The “Wild” Places of the British Isles

There is barely a scrap of dirt on our little rock untouched by the hand of man, centuries of farming, hunting and deforestation have left our environment battered and scarred. Beautiful scars yes, but not natural places.

Book Discussion Series – Suggestions?

I have had a list of environment and science books I've wanted to read (and re-read) for a couple of years now, and the list keeps getting bigger, but with work and study I just haven't found the time to really get my teeth into anything much more than a bit of light fiction. My … Continue reading Book Discussion Series – Suggestions?

Why Sir David Attenborough is My Hero

A National Treasure My husband's old workplace had a sick game called "the death race", where people would be randomly allocated an older celebrity's name, put in a small amount of money every week, and upon the death of their allocated celebrity the person would win the jackpot. Now I have an admittedly dark sense … Continue reading Why Sir David Attenborough is My Hero

Trying reusable coffee pods: yay or nay?

So after my post about coffee pods a few weeks ago my husband got some reusable coffee pods to try for my Dolce Gusto machine. They are available on eBay and Amazon for only a few pounds and there are various different options available compatible with a range of brands. They are very much like … Continue reading Trying reusable coffee pods: yay or nay?