Tidying up with Marie Kondo.
Watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix has been a
bit of a guilty pleasure for the past few weeks. Eight episodes of this joyful, pint size
Japanese lady (and her equally lovely translator) entering people’s home and
teaching how to declutter their living spaces which ultimately help them to
declutter their lives has been thought provoking at least.
Yesterday I posted (with the help of Friends of the Earth) 6 ways that I am working towards a plastic-free Christmas. Here are another 6 ways based on their suggestions. Even if we all just do a little, it is a little more than we were doing before.
Thanks to Friends of the Earth for pointing out this fabulous article as well.
My plastic free struggle.
I wouldn’t call myself an eco warrior, by any means, but I do like to ’do my bit’ for the environment. Long before Blue Planet, I have been aware of the damage plastics have been doing and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. But I guess like for many others, the Blue Planet and the news that we only have a small windowto save what we have left of the earth’s resources has focused the mind somewhat in recent weeks.
One of my Facebook friends recently asked me about twitter. She was unfamiliar with it and knew that I was a regular tweeter. Trouble is, my relationship with twitter has become quite complex.
I still love it, I have several twitter accounts, a couple of personal, a couple of theatre, and I manage accounts for every client that I have. One would say that I am fairly au fait with using twitter. However, it is never straightforward. I use different accounts for different purposes.
One political post from me was unheard of, let alone two.
We have a rollercoster situation for a while now where no-one knows what will happen. When it all settles down, we as a NATION really need to pull together and work together to make England and Wales work at home and abroad (don’t count on Scotland – they will go soon).
Question is, will we be able to work together? I mean really work and get the ‘right’ people in power to make it work? Or will we be looking for the next scapecoat to blame for everything not being peachy – the last scapegoat was the EU, will the next be this government, the next Prime Minister, the next government?
I cannot believe I am writing a political post!
I have just got back from casting my vote in the EU referendum and although I wasn’t surprised I am a little annoyed about how busy it was, there was quite a queue to get in at 11am!
Why was I annoyed? Of course I believe people should vote, people should care, it is our democratic right and we should use it! That is obvious. I am annoyed because when I last voted in the European Parliament elections I walked into the Polling Station and straight out with not a soul to be seen except some very bored officials. Only 35.5% of voters turned out in my constituency (35.6% in the country overall). It seems to me if more people had taken an interest in the EU and lobbied our EU representatives to petition on our behalf we wouldn’t be in this mess now.