January 21

Finally tackling an extremely unpleasant mistake I have an extremely unpleasant mistake in my backyard that’s been haunting me for three years. For my NEW action today I finally confronted it and created the solution to move forward … thanks to Blue Mountains Garden Groupies. We all make mistakes. Even Read more…

January 20

Sunflower Microgreens in just 8 days! I can’t believe how much fun I’m having participating in #ayearinaday. It’s stretching me to do so many things I wouldn’t otherwise have done. It also shows me just how many more things we could be doing to lead healthier lives on a healthier Read more…

January 19

Today we celebrated life! These young people, who have been participating in the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative Permaculture Design Course, have survived Covid. They have been involved in the training online, but today, despite it being a freezing cold wet day in the Mountains, threw themselves into creating life Read more…

January 18

Step-by-step Permablitz Guide to set up a Zone 0 Permaculture Kitchen Garden Council’s Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative is half way through a free Permaculture Design Course with young people thanks to the support of a Youth Opportunities Grant. It’s building on a Teacher Training Course we ran in December Read more…

January 17

Saving energy when we sleep It started when our little boys were scared of the dark. We had to leave the hall light on every night. They’re 21 now, and have left home, but suddenly we find ourselves older and needing to have enough light for the frequent times we Read more…

January 16

NEW: Un-Patented Pooper Scooper OK, I have a confession to make. Today I feel REALLY stupid. Ever since our beautiful border collie Charlie joined our family we’ve gone through packets and packets of plastic dog pooh bags, trying to be responsible citizens every time we take him for a walk. Read more…

January 15

The Great Forgetting You know a movie’s good when it starts to change your thinking AND your behaviour. Last night I reviewed the film ‘Don’t Look Up’ (you can read the review here) and, as a result, today I took a first step in refusing to be brainwashed to join Read more…

January 14

Just Look Up I’ve never reviewed a movie before, but tonight, for my #AYearInADay action, I decided to watch and review ‘Don’t Look Up’. With all the buzz around it, and a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo di Caprio, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett (who I seriously didn’t recognise!) Read more…

January 13

Time Travelling in the Time of Covid Since Omicron arrived I’m rarely leaving the house, but I AM having a real ball time-travelling. I don’t know if it’s age, or COVID, but I’ve been filled with nostalgia for a past life. During the first Lockdown I tidied and sorted and Read more…

January 12

Turning sunflower, broccoli, kale, red mustard and red cabbage seeds into microgreens Today the Planetary Health Initiative taught seed saving to a group of young people participating in the online Permaculture Design Course, so seeds have been on my mind. Many of the veggies in my garden are going to Read more…