Tag Archives: Recycling

Magic Beans and other Legumes

A fortnight ago I planted some magic beans. Well, speckled ones, anyway, but my niece thought they were probably full of magic and so I’ve been sending her photos every day since the seedlings first broke through the soil a … Continue reading

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Recycled Tin Can Tea Light Holders / Grow House Heaters

As is so often the case, I forgot to put the bin out today.  It didn’t especially matter because it is the recycling collection week and I’ve been trying to generate less of that lately.  I’m saving milk bottles to … Continue reading

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Making Wax Melts From Recycled Candles

Ages ago I melted down the wax from an old pillar candle and stuck it in a jam jar until I could decide what to do with it. I decided what to do with it: home made wax melts to use … Continue reading

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January: When I Try to be Organised

I gave up on New Year’s resolutions long ago: nobody ever keeps them and I’ve saved valuable time by not bothering to make the first month of the year suck more than it already does. What with everyone being broke … Continue reading

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A Brief Experiment: Recycling Candle Stubs

As part of my research into the perfect home-made, natural fire-lighter, I came across the idea of using melted wax. I like burning scented candles and it seemed like it might be a good way to do something with the … Continue reading

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Foraging, Fire & Freebies

Much of yesterday was spent dragging two massively recalcitrant godchildren round a wood. Despite their best efforts, we still had fun: they saw their first canal boat negotiating a lock, we got to pick blackberries and gathered thistledown and a … Continue reading

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Bottle Greenhouses

My niece’s school is currently collecting plastic drinks bottles (the 2 litre-type you get fizzy drinks in) to make a plastic greenhouse for the school garden. Having never heard of such a thing, I went looking and found this, which … Continue reading

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