just a quick note today as lots to do...
but i had to pop in to respond to a comment left yesterday.
we are strict vegetarians so fruit and vegetables are obviously of huge importance to us!!!
when we lived in Kent we had a massive allotment where we grew all of our vegetables - we ate what was in season and i can honestly say it was the best veg i have ever eaten.
fruit was a different matter entirely - to eat just what we could grow - strawberries, raspberries etc would have meant reducing our fruit intake drastically.
when we moved to Scotland i had no idea how hard it would be to buy fruit and vegetables.
we are currently in rented so cannot grow our own, we have supermarkets near us but use them as little as possible, but to be totally honest we are finding it really hard to be as green as we would like!!
i am totally aware of the fuel it takes to import all these delicious items and the subsequent damage it does to our precious earth.
if i had a choice i would eat only locally grown and in season produce - but it seems that this far North they do not have greengrocers!!!
you can buy a tiny amount of veg from the butchers but this seems to be root veg when in season and cauliflowers, and as a veggie i just will not buy my vegetables from a butchers shop.
you do not see folk selling salad produce or cut flowers from there own gardens at the end of their driveways, there are no farmers markets anywhere near us, and the very limited fruit and vegetables that are available in the supermarkets are frankly pretty awful :(
so at the moment we eat what we can find!!!
we have cut down on our fruit intake and we both feel worse for it - any fruit we do buy is never wasted - and yes i do feel guilty when i look at the packaging it is in and how far it has travelled.
at the moment i am not sure what the answer is - any ideas?
perhaps i should just stick to Jane's rhubarb vodka.......
will that count as one of my five a day?
this post is not meant as a backlash to the comment left, and i am sorry if it seems that way - but i feel that as a household we do a damn sight more than most to recycle and protect.
i am however delighted that on the back of all this so many of you are going to try the shampoo bars - they will not disappoint!
one thing though - do not be tempted to buy the shampoo bar tin - they are useless - the bar gets wedged in and then is a devil to remove.
the other good thing that this discussion has raised is the fact that so many of us do want to make a difference, and are looking at ways to do this.
i think i may start a weekly post looking at a "greener option"
perhaps on the same day each week - it will incorporate all the green build options that we are adding to our house, cleaning tips (of house and bodies!) and anything else i can think of.
if any of you have any ideas or questions please email me email@example.com.
ohhhh - exciting!
right - off to check up on a new addition to Sea House..........
pictures coming soon x