Ethical Engagement

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any stories on my website as I have had a crazy whirlwind few months, but here’s a story I’ve wanted to share for a very long time now so it seems about right I get on with it!

Engagement Ring20 months ago I got engaged in a wonderful, magical, truly bohemian setting and, about 5 months after, we finally picked up our engagement ring. Now you may be wondering why it took so long for us to get one and this reason is twofold. The first reason is that the proposal was not planned so there was no ring presented at the time, but the second reason is that we then designed our ring together and went with an entirely ethical choice that fitted with our lifestyle, our beliefs and our morals. This story, though long overdue, is going to explain a little about why we did that and exactly what we chose…

‘The sad fact is — mining is a very “dirty” business and the production of one beautiful gold ring will generate five tons of environmental waste, contaminating water and lands which endangers the health and lives of humans and animals’ – HOOVER & STRONG

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Stop W(h)ining!

20130109-204923.jpgThe other day I came across this Greener Planet wine in the shop and thought I’d give it a go. I have to say, I don’t drink very much or particularly very often, but once in a while I do enjoy a nice glass (or three) of red wine.

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Clean up your act Zara!

Those who know me know that I’m big on being ethical and doing my best to take care of the environment and myself so you’ll understand fully that I’m horrified to hear that Zara are totally silent when it comes to cleaning up their act in terms of using so many chemicals in their clothing.

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Rainy day shoes

What is with the weather? It’s not remotely cold and yet the rain is seriously upon us at the moment. It’s not every moment of every day, it comes in fits and starts, just enough to make you question your wardrobe on a near constant basis. If you’re a lover of jeans and walking trainers then you’ll be wondering what all the fuss is about, however for those of us that enjoy shoes and wearing more, shall we say, creative clothing then you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say ‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR!?’.

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Argyll & Bute Refute

UPDATE – Since writing this post Martha has been allowed to take photos and write her blog properly again. Hooray!

Yesterday Argyll & Bute Council put a stop to a blog as we know it called NeverSeconds. The blog was set up and run by a 9 year old girl, Martha Payne and was ‘One primary school pupil’s daily dose of school dinners’, a site where Martha posted photos of her school dinners and rated them. The blog started in April and within only a few weeks she had a million viewers! She’s had support from all manner of publications including The Times, Telegraph and the Daily Mail and unsurprisingly and very appropriately Jamie Oliver was also a fan.

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John’s the Master!

I’ve never really had many ‘I can’t live without that’ products so I’ve decided that those I do have I should really share since I am possibly one of the fussiest people on the planet.

Today it’s Argan Oil, but not just any Argan Oil, it’s John Masters Organic Argan Oil (said in a very Marks & Spencerish voice).

An argan plantation

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Yoga Matters!

As a yoga teacher I am forever searching for the best products and companies out there and there is one company that has never failed to please. Yoga Matters are a UK based company and they are entirely run by fellow yogis. They source some amazing products and are generally a great bunch of people! To reach their site just click on the image below!  Happy yogic shopping! Cx

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