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Fruit and Veg on the Loose

25 October 2018

Does it annoy you how much unnecessary plastic packaging supermarkets are using for fruit and veg? Almost every item is covered in plastic. The worst cases are loose items that are individually wrapped. Why does one broccoli need to be shrink wrapped in plastic? Or a single aubergine wrapped in a plastic film?

I feel like supermarkets have forgotten fruit and veg comes in its own natural, protective skin...

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Meat your Conscience

25 October 2018

Shortly before I became vegan, I made the connection between farm animals and the meat I consumed. There is a woodland walk my family and I often go on that passes pig pens and people like to feed the pigs. Before we leave the house, we gather food scraps, including banana skins, apple cores and carrot peelings. Feeding the pigs is one of the highlights of our walk!

The first time we went on this walk, I was alarmed at how noisy and large the pig was in the first pen and thought he was going to charge through the electric fence! We passed another pen with two pigs and I enjoyed watching how excited they were when they heard us coming...

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Debt Free by 23

25 October 2018

Does it sound too good to be true? What about the cost of living, holidays, student loans and buying a car? We live in a world where it has never been easier to spend money (contactless still amazes me)!

The thought of going into debt scares me and I like to know everything I buy is being paid for with money that is actually mine. I just don’t like owing people money. That’s why I’ve never had or wanted a credit card...

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