Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Going to the charity shop today

It's been a while!

Going to the charity so today is:

1 pair of pyjamas
1 skirt
1 handbag
1 creative craft toy
1 mug
1 pair of slipper socks
1 watch
5 tops
1 jumper
1 set of measuring spoons
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Mountains of Paper, Mounting Injustice

This video, from the World Rainforest Movement, is about paper production, and takes a global view of consumption of paper and paper products. It tells us that only 1/3 of paper production is used for writing and printing, most of it is used for advertising and packaging. It also talks about the environmental impact of paper production and usage.

It is quite poor quality, with varying volume levels in particular. I'm also a bit wary because I'm not sure what the alternatives are - other than more recycled paper, of course - because other materials used in, say, packaging, tend to be plastics which are more damaging to the environment overall. However, it's an interesting watch nonetheless.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Buy Nothing

In this video the founder of Adbusters is interviewed about Buy Nothing Day, and an advert against consumerism that the US networks refused to air. The woman interviewing him sadly does not come across well!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

How Things Are.

Been ill and quiet for a few days, having also had a busy few days in the week. Not much giving stuff away has gone on, except giving a t-shirt to a friend, and trying to give a Nokia phone charger to someone before we worked out it was the wrong type for her phone.

I've been adding a few things to the charity shop bag, so hopefully will be able to get that out into the world this week.

I keep getting angsty about getting rid of clothes. I know I have way too many, and I know that the ones I'm getting rid of are the ones that I either don't like or which don't fit, but even then I worry I will miss and regret whatever the item is. So whereas I'm trying to be pretty ruthless in getting rid of things, I'm not always managing that where clothing is concerned.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Charity Shop Haul

I took a bag of stuff to the charity shop. It included a sandwich toaster so i made sure i took it to a shop that sold electrical items, as many don't. So, this bag went to the Oxfam shop.
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Blog Posts I have Enjoyed This Week

"Investment Clothing": Investments that aren't.

Top of the Tat: The best of the worst royal wedding memorabilia.

What to make with chipboard coasters (some great suggestions in the comments!).

Ribcage / Spine T-Shirt Reconstruction Tutorial - I have been looking for crafty things to do with old t-shirts, and I *love* this!