Zero Waste Week

What better way to start this blog than with Zero Waste Week? A whole week dedicated to reducing waste. It’s been going for 10 years and technically I have taken part for the past three years but I’m not entirely sure last year’s failure counts!

Zero Waste Week always makes me look at the way that I live and the things that we do as a family, to see if there’s anything we can change to reduce our impact on the planet.

Three years ago we worked at getting D out of disposable nappies by potty training. The week itself was a disaster but we had cracked it by the end of the month. Two years ago I pledged to have a handmade christmas, and looked at various gift and gift wrapping ideas.

This year I am looking at reducing waste through making, mending and upcycling. I will be posting every day during the week and also posting content on twitter with the other ambassadors, so please join us.

Before I go if you would like to support the work done by Rachelle then please do donate to the cause. You can do so by clicking the following link zerowasteweek.co.uk/donations

Hello

Well hello! The first post on my new site. It feels like the first page of a new diary or notebook. The pressure not to spoil it is huge! I think I’ll start simply and introduce you to me and my family.

I’m Nicola, I live with Hubby and our two children – Little Lady who is almost 10 and D who is almost 6. I have been blogging over at a lifetime of diy for a number of years but recently I have been wondering where the blog is going. It seems to have lost it’s way and I like to have a focus. That’s where this shiny new blog comes in. I will focus here on the little steps my family and I are taking to reduce our carbon footprint and to live more sustainably. I do like to run and I may veer off topic every now and again but I will try to keep mostly on topic.

I would be very happy if you wanted to join us on our journey.

You can find me on twitter as @mehubbyandkids and a Facebook page dedicated to this blog is in the works.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to documenting my journey.