Climate Emergency @gretathunberg

The Scottish Government has now declared a "Climate Emergency". To most of us, especially if you are under 30, this is synonymous with one name or rather one person: Greta Thunberg. Before I continue, let me make this declaration: I am fully aware that I am going to move on to thin ice with this … Continue reading Climate Emergency @gretathunberg

Update to “Menstrual Cups”

A few weeks ago, I wrote about menstrual cups and reusable pads and pointed out the positive steps every one of us could take towards a healthier and more sustainable period by switching to these products. Unfortunately, most people still don't know about them and campaigns to fight period poverty in schools mainly concentrate on … Continue reading Update to “Menstrual Cups”

3 steps to a more sustainable period – about menstrual cups and reusable pads

This is still a topic that will make a lot of people feel somewhat awkward, but just like breastfeeding it is something which is so much part of our biological make-up as a female mammal, it shouldn't require a second thought. As a teenager, I spent a lot of time wondering about how "they" did … Continue reading 3 steps to a more sustainable period – about menstrual cups and reusable pads

Cakes4Apes Success

We have been fundraising in Kirkcudbright today. All the funds go towards International Animal Rescue and are specifically intended for our critically endangered cousins the Orang Utans (Man of the Forest in Malay  - and no gender bias here, it includes the females too, don't worry 😉 I sold all my home-made cakes and raised … Continue reading Cakes4Apes Success

Just a piece of cake?

Spending the Saturday before Easter sitting in front of a friend's shop in a small town in south-west Scotland isn't going to rock the world. It is going to be very low-key. I have spent Wednesday morning baking three cakes (all Fair Trade, organic and one gluten-free) to do some fundraising for International Animal Rescue. … Continue reading Just a piece of cake?