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Dealing with Over Tourism head on

Cornwall is currently gearing up for the main holiday season.  The Spring Bank Holiday and half term usually bring the first real influx of tourists.  Easter and the Whitsun Bank Holiday can be busy, but it’s not usually sustained, whereas from early June most attractions and accommodation providers can guarantee a fairly consistent level of … Continue reading Dealing with Over Tourism head on

Top Tips for Mental Health Awareness Week

This is Mental Health Awareness week which many workplaces across the country will be marking in some way.  There has been huge progress in the subject of mental health in recent years, enabling sufferers of anxiety, depression, stress and other debilitating conditions to be more open and receive adequate support. However, stigma relating to mental … Continue reading Top Tips for Mental Health Awareness Week

The law of unintended consequences

Change can be complicated.  There is often resistance, time needed to adapt and nostalgia for the way things were and the possibility that it might not work.  But as a species, we are always changing – who we are, where we are, how we do things, what we do and what we use.  If we … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences

Dreams of a simpler life!

In my dreams, I am living on a small holding with some chickens, maybe a pig and space to grow lots of vegetables.  My evenings are spent concocting delicious meals with the fresh produce and running up some gorgeous upcycled clothes that make me look a million dollars! In reality, my tomato plants wither and … Continue reading Dreams of a simpler life!

Shout about your achievements!

It’s not every day that you hear stories of outstanding customer service, so I was really impressed to hear a friend’s account of her interaction with sofa retailer DFS. Severe allergies mean buying new furniture can be a minefield, so my friend felt reassured when DFS worked with her to identify what would be suitable … Continue reading Shout about your achievements!

Does sustainable farming mean we should eat differently?

Jason Walker, communication director of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota was recently quoted:  "To be truly sustainable, a farm must do three things: Produce enough food, produce enough income for the farmer and leave the land in better condition for future generations.” Over the past 50 years, in the rush to provide ever increasing … Continue reading Does sustainable farming mean we should eat differently?

A plea for tolerance in the war on single use plastics

It’s not so long ago that I was struggling with a full time job and a growing family with bottomless stomachs.  Not only was I extremely time poor, but I was also trying to manage on a very tight budget so had neither the opportunity of spending hours concocting nutritious meals, nor the option of … Continue reading A plea for tolerance in the war on single use plastics

There’s more to Easter than eggs and religion!

Easter has always been my favourite time of year.  I am not particularly religious, and although I love chocolate, it’s not the prospect of gorging myself on eggs all day!  For me, Easter heralds the start of spring, new life and new beginning.  The 4 day weekend is the perfect opportunity to catch up with … Continue reading There’s more to Easter than eggs and religion!

I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

As we near the end of the tax year, I suspect many of us will turn out thoughts towards preparing accounts for inspection and getting ready to pay the bill.  It is a job that will have many of us complaining that we pay too much tax and looking for ways to reduce our payments. … Continue reading I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Change should be bottom up AND top down

Change can be a difficult process to navigate, but it is essential for organisations in order to grow and adapt.  As Sustainability Consultant I help organisations adopt new ways of working that protect resources, be that energy, materials, space or people. The easiest part is identifying issues, drawing up strategy and agreeing the desired outcomes.   … Continue reading Change should be bottom up AND top down