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It's a lazy, drink lots of tea kinda day

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Good to know #zerowaste #Lush #zerowastebeauty

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Stocked up on my #zerowaste beauty products last night at the #Lush bloggers event in #Plymouth. Trying out a different #shampoobar this time and also bought a conditioner bar too.

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Enjoying this one so far 👍🏻 #Books #Reading #BookWorm

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More good news! Are we finally waking up?

5 Best Ways to Power your Home with Renewable Energy - Gypsy Soul

5 Best Ways to Power your Home with Renewable Energy
There are several ways that you can make your home more energy efficient including...
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/5-best-ways-to-power-your-home-with-renewable-energy #GreenLiving #Eco

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We FINALLY have internet at home. Currently sat in the extension, doing work and listening to the rain beating down on the glass roof. Love that sound ❤️

Interesting passage in a new book I'm reading...

We are like the patient who continually claps his hands until the psychiatrist asks: "why are you clapping?" The patient then answers: "To chase away the elephants!" "But there aren't any elephants here," the psychiatrist answers. And the patient replies, while continuing to clap: "See, it's working!"

We laugh at this story without realising that we are all that patient clapping, that we constantly take up absurd, mechanical activities that are meaningless except that they give us the impression we're being active, when in fact we're being terribly passive. -The French Art of Letting Go by Fabrice Midal

6 Expert Tips to Reduce Wasteful Consumption

6 Expert Tips to Reduce Wasteful Consumption
Sharing my tips to reduce waste over on the Sugru website this week -
https://sugru.com/blog/6-expert-tips-to-reduce-wasteful-consumption

Lyn

Good start

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This book is one of the most interesting things I've read in a while!

Top 10 Must-Have Zero Waste Valentines Gifts - Gypsy Soul

Top 10 Must-Have Zero Waste Valentines Gifts
It’s nearly that time of year again when we express our undying love for each other. The most common way we do this is by giving gifts and cards. In 2017 UK consumers were set to spend nearly £1 billion on Valentine’s time day gifts. That’s a lot of money!
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/top-10-must-have-zero-waste-valentines-gifts

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I've found a new favourite... mango, pineapple, spinach, banana, apple juice and chia seeds #Yummy

Menstrual Cups are Amazing: Here’s Why... - Gypsy Soul

Menstrual Cups are Amazing: Here’s Why…
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/menstrual-cups-are-amazing-heres-why/
Guest blog by Menstrual Cups

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Testing out these #StasherBags today. Freezing this salmon for another day. The bags can also be used in the fridge, microwave and dishwasher and are reusable. All sounds good to me.

Easy Ways Start-Ups Can Go Green - Gypsy Soul

Easy Ways Start-Ups Can Go Green
There is a growing demand in the business world for companies to go green, with consumers paying more attention than ever before to the ethical and sustainable side of the products and services they use...
Read more here - http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/easy-ways-start-ups-can-go-green

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This is quite something...

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Well this is rather nice! #Yummy

Happy New Year!!
We are currently without internet in our new home which as you can imagine for two people that work from home is a bit of a nightmare! I'm feeling totally cut off from the world.

I've managed to get online today and I'm pleased to say I've had some good news to start the new year with.
My blog has been listed as one of the top 100 Simple Living Blogs. Yay!
I'm currently ranked at 44. The data is refreshed weekly.
Check out the list of other blogs here - https://blog.feedspot.com/simple_living_blogs

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*Cheers* Happy Christmas Eve

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Christmas has started! Whoop whoop

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Well that was an epically rubbish day! I think my favourite part was when the dog decided to have a poo inside the garden centre on the carpet! Yeah that was fun, made even more fun by the hysterical announcement of said poo by the kids. You know just in case any one missed it! It is most definitely Baileys o'clock. #Cheers 😳

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It's all starting to come together now 😍#NewHome

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Christmas tree is up in our new home 🎄Now we just need to source a star for the top ⭐️

Black+Blum guide to the most design conscious eco bloggers

Gypsy Soul has been featured on the Black + Blum website this week.
Check it out here...

Ethical Ways to Keep Warm this Winter - Gypsy Soul

Ethical Ways to Keep Warm this Winter
There sure are a lot of ways to keep your home warm during this season, and while the majority rely on central heating systems, skyrocketing heating bills can pile up. More importantly, environmental issues arise.

The biggest question is, are you sure that you’re keeping your home warm in an ethical and eco-friendly manner?
HERE ARE FIVE ETHICAL WAYS TO KEEP WARM AND COMFY THIS SEASON
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/ethical-ways-to-keep-warm-this-winter/

Focusing on Your Financial Well-being - Gypsy Soul

Focusing on Your Financial Well-being
Why Managing Your Money For The Future Matters
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/focusing-on-your-financial-well-being

Still, need to get your Christmas gifts? Want to save money by buying pre-owned goods?
MusicMagpie has some great offers this week including...
10% OFF ALL PRE-OWNED GAMES
10% OFF ALL PRE-OWNED CDs UNTIL SUNDAY
Great offers on tech this week with up to £30 off popular devices including the iPhone X

Check out all of their offers here - *http://tidd.ly/278f7ab1 #Affiliate

GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking - Gypsy Soul

I have a winner for the GreenPan giveaway on my blog!
Find out if it was you here - http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/greenpan-non-toxic-pots-pans-healthier-cooking

GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking - Gypsy Soul

Only 10 hours left to enter to #WIN a GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking
ENTER HERE - http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/greenpan-non-toxic-pots-pans-healthier-cooking/

Pret to double reusable cup discount

Good news!
Pret A Manger to double reusable coffee cup discount #ZeroWaste
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42256325?SThisFB

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Going to be testing these #StasherBags out over the next few weeks. Anyone else tried them? #zerowaste

UK charity fighting global poverty | Christian Aid

Did you know that millions of turkeys, roasties and mince pies end up at the bottom of the bin every Christmas?

Christian Aid UK has made a festive animated film to highlight how we can waste less and help make sure there’s enough food for everyone this Christmas. DFID-UK are matching donations to their Christmas Appeal, so anything you can give will be doubled!

Visit caid.org.uk/12days to watch the film and find out more #enoughforeveryone #christmas #UKaid #lovefoodhatewaste #instafood #christmasfood #stopmotion #turkeystagram #gravytrain #leftoversfordays

The Most Wasteful Time Of The Year - Simply Being Mum

Today I'm a guest over on SimplyBeingMum blog talking about doing a household waste audit and why you should.
Check it out here - http://simplybeingmum.com/2017/12/06/wasteful-time-year

Zeek App Review - Save Money on your Shopping - Gypsy Soul

Save Money this Christmas by Buying Discounted Gift Cards
Intrigued? Find out more here... http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/zeek-app-review-save-money-shopping

Voting is now open for The UK Blog Awards.
The awards provide a unique opportunity for individuals and companies from their sector to be recognised for their social media achievements through blogging, vlogging, instagramming and snapchatting.

Gypsy Soul has made it to the finals for the Green & Eco category. If you enjoy reading my blog then I'd really appreciate your vote!

YOU CAN VOTE HERE: https://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/ukba2018/individual-entrant/Green%20and%20Eco

If you would like recommendations for the other categories then I can highly recommend voting for Downs Side Up in the parenting category & Nicola Says in the Lifestyle or the PR, Media & Marketing category :)

Perfectly Paired Wine & Cheese - Delivered to your Door - Gypsy Soul

Looking for the perfect foodie gift this Christmas?
Take a look at these Perfectly Paired Wine & Cheese boxes – Delivered to your Door
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/perfectly-paired-wine-cheese-delivered-to-your-door

10 Tips for a Zero Waste Christmas - Gypsy Soul

There is no question that the festive period generates a lot of waste. Over the years I have watched how much waste we produce as a family over Christmas and felt completely overwhelmed by the whole thing. This year is going to be different!
Here are 10 Tips for a Zero Waste Christmas
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/10-tips-zero-waste-christmas

Ethical Superstore has the widest range of products for a natural and sustainable lifestyle. As the front-runner of ethical shopping in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Ethical Superstore has over 5,000 products available from everyday grocery and household cleaning items to the very best in cruelty-free beauty products, Eco Fashion and Homeware. Feel-good shopping has never been easier!

Get £3 off your order at Ethical Superstore when you spend £45
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The kiddies had an amazing time in Santa's grotto at Woodlands Family Theme Park this weekend.
Definitely one of the best grottos we've ever been to!

Video coming soon :)

With the holiday season approaching, you are probably already looking for the perfect gifts. Whilst many ideas come to mind, finding the right gifts can be a challenge.
Check out these 8 Gifts that Keep on Giving this Holiday Season
http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/gifts-that-keep-on-giving-for-this-holiday-season

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Refillable oils & vinegars #zerowastelifestyle

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#zerowaste olives Yummy!

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I found this fantastic refillable oils section in a local deli in Bovey Tracey in Devon today. #ZeroWaste

GreenPan - Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking - Gypsy Soul

GreenPan – Non-toxic Pots & Pans for Healthier Cooking + #WIN a not-on-sale-to-the-public, exclusive copper frying pan!

http://www.gypsysoul.co.uk/greenpan-non-toxic-pots-pans-healthier-cooking

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