Mother Ivey’s Bay Caravan Site

On a beautiful spring day, I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Mother Ivey’s Bay on the North Cornwall coast not far from Padstow.  Having met Owner and CEO Patrick Langmaid earlier in the year, I was keen to see a business that embeds sustainability into every aspect of their operations. Located in … Continue reading Mother Ivey’s Bay Caravan Site

Plastic Free focus for World Environmental Day

June 5th is World Environment Day, the date that the United Nations designated to raise awareness of the environment and focus political attention and action worldwide.    World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted … Continue reading Plastic Free focus for World Environmental Day

Could you use a Changemaker?

I have been working with a large organisation recently who are suffering from what I like to call as ‘Nose to the Grindstone Syndrome’.  I was brought in as an ‘extra pair of hands’ to help in a crisis, but I have become ‘a pair of fresh eyes’ and Changemaker, providing a vision for the … Continue reading Could you use a Changemaker?

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