I had a little incident last week. I ran away from home. I didn’t pack a bag or anything, I wasn’t serious about it. I just grabbed a book and my purse and got in the car and drove. I went to a bar that I’d been wanting to go to since it opened about […]
So, how was it for you? Was your Valentine’s Day filled with cards, flowers and romantic gestures? Did you celebrate your friendships and spend time with people you love? Were you excited to see what your partner had planned for you, or desperate for the whole thing to be over? According to Statista, in 2019, […]
Anyone who has ever written anything will relate to the fear a blank page can induce. My 8 year old will certainly tell you, as he sat tethered to the chair during the Christmas holidays to write his thank you letters, about the overwhelming sense of expectation all that empty space can hold. ‘Just start […]
Getting to know: Edinburgh Community Food. A home delivery fruit and veg box that ticks all the boxes.
I’ve been having a bit of a battle with Tesco; my supermarket of choice. I was trying to get them to reduce the amount of packaging they furnish me with at my weekly delivery. I’ve selected the option for ‘no bags’ and I have a special instruction that has said various things over the years, […]
What’s So Amazing About Bamboo? Why bamboo has become the go to eco product, and whether it really is all it’s cracked up to be.
It didn’t take much foraging into the eco world to discover bamboo. A lot of bamboo. The humble, unassuming, panda fodder has been silently growing over the years, until suddenly it was in everything from socks to toothbrushes to loo roll. Bamboo has become synonymous with eco living; a fast growing plant with natural antibacterial […]
If someone were to try to guess how many people lived in my house based on our rubbish alone, I dread to think what number they would come up with. I appease myself by noting that the overwhelming majority of our waste does go into the recycling bin, but the volume of it is still […]
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been a bit bamboozled this week. I thought I’d make a few simple changes, straight off the bat. First up, I was going to change all my liquid soap to bars. When did all our soap become liquid anyway? It certainly wasn’t when I was a kid. Easy, right? […]
January is a little bit rubbish, isn’t it? After all the excesses and frivolity of December, January takes a swipe from all angles. We’re bombarded with messages to eat healthily, stop drinking and set life goals. It’s a month of tax returns and finally facing the list of jobs and projects we’ve been putting off […]
40 Ways to Live a More Fulfilled Life Are you approaching a ‘big’ birthday? Or have you, like me, found that all of them seem ‘big’? I’m often surprised actually how old I am and really have to think when people ask! I’m in that faze where I just try to ignore the passing years […]
Challenges! A Guest Post by Catherine E. Winton, Author of Forty Is My Forte NOVEMBER 26, 2017LINDASBOOKBAG Being of a certain age, I’m always delighted to feature books on Linda’s Book Bag that are not just about 30-somethings, so it gives me enormous pleasure to welcome Catherine E. Winton, author of Forty is my Forte, to the blog […]