Sustainability


Living Self-Sufficiently: What Green Habits Will You Adopt?

Living self-sufficiently – World events have forced many of us to start taking sustainability seriously. The looming threats of further lockdowns and future pandemics. The (UK) government’s lack of action and funding on climate change – in fact, recent parliamentary actions are actively reducing food safety and security when we […]

Sustainability through the seasons - self sufficiency

Book review and tips on essentialism

Essentialism: Inspiration and A Book Review

  Remember Marie Condo? Her decluttering methodology was so 2019.Her approach to clearing out your wardrobe was to only keep the clothes that ‘spark joy’, then thank the rest of your clothes before putting them in the charity bag. I bet there are thousands of people regretting putting that fluffy […]


Medical Practices That Have Made A Move Online

As life relies more and more on digital, a contributor explores how this has impacted medical practices…   Medical Practice Moving Online Our world was well and truly heading towards an extremely digitalized way of life anyway, now, with Covid-19, a lot of this progress had had to move more […]

Medical practices moving online

simple sustainable homemade deodorant recipe

Homemade Natural Deodorant That Really Works

I can’t help but wonder what nasty chemicals go into the deodorant I slather onto my sweaty armpits every day. Often packed in single use plastic, I’ve tried to use mostly deodorant in glass bottles – but that still creates recycling. Living more sustainably has always been important to me, but […]


Eat Local: Pros and Cons of Fruit and Veg Boxes

One thing we can all do to support our communities is to shop local. It sounds obvious, but the fact that people will queue around the block for a supermarket, while I can walk straight into my local greengrocers, speaks volumes about our shopping habits and convenience consumerism. Now, I’m […]


The All Homemade Cream Tea

  As an solopreneur, I’m always on a journey towards the next thing. More and more I find myself wanting to embrace a simpler, sustainable life with a sustainable business true to those values. Many of us have been doing a lot more home cooking and baking this year. With […]

Homemade cream tea, with scones jam and cream recipes

How to make sourdough bread

How To Make Sourdough Bread

    We’ve been conditioned to know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Since the Industrial Revolution, time and money have been inextricably linked. One thing many of us have learned during the Coronavirus Crisis is the value – the currency – if you like, of time. […]


Why You Should Go It Alone In Your Business

Setting up your own business has never been more accessible. It’s why self-employment is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy. But being in business doesn’t mean having to employ a team of people and paying for expensive premises. Many businesses are literally starting, every day, from people’s kitchen […]

Setting up alone to turn your dreams into reality

Support The micro-enterprise community

We Need To Talk About Micro-Enterprise

  Larger businesses may be the backbone of the UK economy. But small and micro-enterprise are the tendons, blood vessels, muscles, joints and nerve endings that glue it all together. In my 20+ years of experience, successive governments of various colours, have dismissed, undervalued, underestimated and ignored micro businesses. We […]