Craftivism

I have been involved in  Craftivism since I made my first green heart broach Campaigning on Climate Change through The Climate Coalition . If you read my blog earlier in the week you know that i’m in total lock down. I can’t go out, not even for the one hour a day health activity, nothing. So …

My Social Isolation Life – #IsolationCratfing

My Heart Rainbow for the NHS This time last month it was my 51st birthday. I was enjoying a lovely Sunday on the Hawarden Estate for its Market and Castle Open day, hopeful that our upcoming fourth Sustainable Chester Fair the weekend after could also go ahead. By the morning of my birthday on the …

Every pumpkin grown is precious – bag one today and try out one of these recipes.

I have updated our Pumpkin Cook Book - no food waste and no plastic waste this Halloween. Pumpkin is a great veg and so cheap. Look out for deals tomorrow in the shops.. You can make purée which will freeze. Try the farm shops for the tastier pumpkins, but supermarket carving ones are great in …

Plastic Free Halloween

Halloween, All Hallows Eve, a devil of a day for Plastic Free Pioneers. There was a time in the UK when the most ‘American’ thing about Halloween in the UK was whenever they released the horror movies of the same name. In the UK we have traditionally focussed much more on Guy Fawkes Night on …

No rest for the Wicked

You can take Helen from the 'environmental campaigning', but you can' take the 'environmental campaigner' from Helen... You can take a break from work but you can never take a break from being an environmental campaigner, that goes with you wherever you are. I knew trying out #PlasticFreeJuly while on a weeks holiday would be …

The Time Is Now

Wednesday 26th June was time for the grown ups to stand up to Climate Change. The Climate Coalition arranged a #TheTimeIsNow event which brought together many campaign organisations. Thousands of passionate people from all over the UK gathered at parliament to demand action on climate change. I am fortunate to work as an Ethical Investment …

Chester’s Post Code Gardener dream

Friends of the Earth have created a brand new approach to its current planting project via a Post Code Gardener. The new initiative aims to help lighten the load for communities looking to inject their communities with some green. This was trialled in Hackney and was a HUGE success. The aim of the postcode gardener …

Climate Change and International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8th every year across the globe with the aim of highlighting human rights, social, economic, cultural and political achievements and contributions made by women. This years theme is #BalanceForBetter, it focuses on the need to build a gender balanced world for everyone. https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1104011361099624448 But what does International …

Chester Market, the most super market you could want.

Barely a week goes by without some new press on Chester market. Be it a new eatery, late nights in the food court or a fresh event going on in amongst the hustle and bustle of one of the historic centre's of Chester. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic for the market, but what about …