In a week of drizzly rain and Brexit doom, I’m back to tell you about the things that are making me smile this week.
#YesPlantsCan. Plants can help us repair – and limit – the damage we’ve already caused through global warming. Seventh Generation – the eco-friendly household cleaning company – has teamed up with plant conservation experts Plantlife, to call on the government to deliver on its promise to create or restore 500,000 hectares of species rich habitat by 2043. Achieving this target would absorb the emissions of every registered vehicle in the UK. Wouldn’t that be good? I’ve signed their petition, I hope you do too. And if you’re interested in trying Seventh Generation’s products, which are new to the UK, you can find them at Ocado and Amazon.
My bike. While we’re on the subject of cutting down on emissions, let’s talk bikes. I got mine a couple of years ago and it’s no exaggeration to say it’s changed my life. I love the freedom and flexibility it gives me. I ride it to the school gates and then to the shops, filling my panniers with a surprising amount of food. It’s my way of getting from A-B, and it’s also my main form of exercise. Which feels very efficient. My bike is a Pashley Cycle and it’s so comfortable to ride. It’s a heavy town bike that can support a lot of heavy shopping without ever feeling wobbly or unstable.
Light! Have you noticed the evenings are getting ever so slightly lighter? Before Christmas, it was almost dark when we got home from the school run. Now, it’s still light. It’s a subtle change, but it’s enough to boost my spirits. According to my 2019 Almanac, daylight increases during January by between an hour to an hour and a half (depending on where you live in the UK). Hurrah!
What have you been loving this week?