The OLIO app – No more wasted food.

Ive just insrakled this awesome free app OLIO which aims to connect neighbours who want to share unwanted, perishable foods.  After logging on I realised there are no users in Istanbul, but hopefully after a lot of social media sharing… It can take hold in Istanbul too. If you want to give it a go […]

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Self-watering Containers

Here’s a way to reuse large plastic bottles and straws, and get a free flower pot! You need: A plastic bottle A straw Old tights (optional) Scissors Something to puncture holes (I use a corkscrew) 1. Cut off the top third of the bottle. 2. Puncture holes in the lid. 3. Make a hole in […]

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Hairbands

Ok so this was a complete accident! I was cutting up some old pop socks to use in my self watering containers, and I as I cut off the elastic neck of the sock,  it pinged off the table and onto the floor, at which point my cat came sliding across the floor and seized […]

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Why was I scared of a safety razor?

Ugh. Hair removal. I noticed one of my 10 year old students had hairy legs the other day, and she’s just walking around in her shorts, totally rocking her mountain-pine pins. I was so envious. I wish I could get away with that! But that is not the way for us grown up women, and […]

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Wear the clothes you have

As far as we develop our machines and our industries, there is one industry that is still, very labour intensive: The clothing industry.From your winter coat, to your summer bikini. From your wooly jumper to your lacy knickers, all our clothes are made by hand, by someone, somewhere.

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Upcycled Plant Pots

Spring is here and everything has started growing. This time last year I would’ve been straight to the shop to buy some plastic plant pots and a bag of soil. This year however, I’ve managed to make everything I need from my old oil cans, and some olive drums, cheese cans and wooden fruit crates thrown […]

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Upcycled Strawberry Pole

As I’m not using plastic bags anymore, I no longer have any need for my plastic bag organiser that I got from that Swedish furniture store. But the organiser, in itself, is also plastic…so what could I do with it? Answer? A Strawberry Planter!

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