As a large family we get through a fair amount of food a week, We menu plan and shop with cost in mind until now. A few weeks ago we would regularly shop in Aldi, the budget retailer meant we could easily feed our family for around £80 a week all in, including cleaning products … Continue reading Supermarket savvy?
July has arrived and I have signed up with thousands of others to say no to single use plastics for "Plastic free July 2018". As we have already considerably reduced the amount of plastic we have at home I felt fairly confident that I would be able to reduce our plastic consumption further still but … Continue reading Plastic free July 2018
As you all know by now I have a not so little family of 5 children. My 4 children were brought up wearing disposable nappies but this time round I decided to give reusable nappies a try, having researched the various brands I opted for Bambino Miosoft nappies. I struck gold with a bargain birth … Continue reading Keeping it real with real nappies.
It's the little things that all add up to make a bigger picture. For me seeing some of the little changes around the house as they change are the ones that make me smile. Things like a row of washed out milk bottles, the more environmentally friendly products by the sink, the washing line full … Continue reading The little things….
As a mum of 5 I have to say my laundry pile is never finished, I do approximately 6-7 loads of laundry a week - that's a lot of washing. Now I already have energy efficent appliances, I already use renewable energy so my next thought turns to how I can make this neccesary … Continue reading The ever growing laundry pile…
Information & guides Here you'll find useful links to websites where I have found useful advice or where i have purchased items from. RHS. The RHS guide to making compost. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/Profile?PID=444 The green age: Guides & information on energy saving. https://www.thegreenage.co.uk/home/about-us/ Recycle now: intensive lists on what you can recycle & where to recycle them. … Continue reading Suppliers, retailers & further reading.
Welcome to Retrospectively Eco, My Name is Michelle, I live in beautiful Worcestershire on the doorstep of the Wyre Forest. I'm a busy working mum of 5, yes your read that correctly FIVE kids and before you ask .... yes my Husband & I are just a little bit crazy! So How did I get … Continue reading All about me.