#BookSnapSunday I will resume the travel challenge tomorrow for today I am just sticking to #BookSnapSunday, which this week is the Craig Reucassel book Fight for Planet A, an accessible and empowering read if you are looking to understand the challenges facing the planet, why the Australian government is so backward in acting to address … Continue reading Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.
I started the Gaia/nature reading challenge in a fairly informal and off hand way in 2020 but for 2021 I thought I would be a bit more organised and focused, making the reading challenge a core regular component of Gum trees and Galaxies. Setting up a post each month where anyone who wants to participate … Continue reading 2021 Gaia/Nature Reading challenge
"If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us".- David Suzuki Just could not let this day pass without acknowledging it and highlighting the importance of our environment and the importance of preserving … Continue reading International Day for Bio Diversity
A while back, in an effort to live a bit greener I went looking for our nearest supplier of bulk foods. I discovered we do have a Source Bulk foods in Toowoomba, bit surprised that I had not realized we had one sooner but then it is in a non-descript building near The Spotted Cow … Continue reading Going to the Source
Gum Trees and Galaxies <div style='width:100%;text-align:center;'><span style='margin:5px;padding:5px;border-radius: 5px;border:1px solid lightgrey;display:inline-block;'><a rel=_nofollow href='https://gumtreesandgalaxies.com/'> <img style='border: 1px solid gray;width:125 px;height:125 px;' src='https://gumtreesandgalxieshome.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/gaia-read-button.png?resize=219%2C219'> <p style='align: center;'>Gum Trees and Galaxies</p></a></span> Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML Okay this is a bit of an impromptu challenge. I had no intention … Continue reading 2020 Nature/environment reading challenge
Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash I have been struggling to write an end of year, new year type of post, thinking about goals and resolutions. Resolutions is something I almost never do, new years resolutions seem naively aspirational and all too often doomed to failure but I do have some things I aspire to achieving in the … Continue reading And the new year looms…
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcICN4Ajeux/ One of my favourite cities in the world is Barcelona and it is a wonderful city to visit at Christmas. There is something unique and irreverent in the Catalan character that shines forth at Christmas with all the brilliance of a Christmas star. A couple of years ago we rented a flat just across … Continue reading Nobody does a nativity scene like Barcelona
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2a-yJ0AHBI/ Book snap Sunday is my weekly bookish Instagram, if you want to join me in this weekly photo challenge please feel free and leave me a link to your photo in the comments below. I kind of wanted to do a photo of the classic William Morris novel, News from Nowhere, this week after … Continue reading #Booksnapsunday Victorian Visionary William Morris
Since July is plastic free month just thought I would get into the spirit of the event and share one more simple thing I have done to reduce my plastic usage. Since I had some basic camping cutlery, I put the three pieces, knife, fork and tea spoon on key rings, looped them onto a … Continue reading Put Camp cutlery on a carabiner and refuse single use plastic cutlery
Since July is designated plastic free month check it out here: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ I just thought I might post on some of my favourite and easiest ways to reduce plastic use. For me the big one is plastic free toiletries, not only do they reduce plastic but they are great products for travel/camping. Having used solid … Continue reading Something environmentally friendly and great for travel – going plastic free.