Beware - this post contains lots of pictures, and also lots of words that I think are important (towards the end anyway), so feel free to read on, or just look at the pretty pictures :)
Our weekend turned out to be lovely and sunny - but extremely windy! I took these photos on Sunday, and I am wearing my third Miss Deb Dress and I still cannot find out a thing about the brand. It also has a matching Bolero jacket, but I think its a bit much paired together.
On Friday I mentioned we were going to see 500 days of Summer, and I actually really liked it. The end was super cheese, but I loved Summer's outfits and I loved the soundtrack even more - so much so, that I got the album the next day.
On Saturday night, David and I watched a film called The Age Of Stupid, recommended to me by a friend about global warming. This is definetly something I think everyone should see. It makes you feel guilty, but in the best kind of way, it makes you actually want to do something about climate change.
The basic message is that we need to get our carbon emissions down by 10% - each and every person, because we are all responsible. And to be fair, 10% is absolutely nothing.
Here are a few of the things David and I already do -
1) Recycle paper, plastics and glass
2) Compost food scraps and put them into our worm farm
3) Grow our own summer veges
4) I wear vintage/upcycled clothing and use as many vintage/upcycled fabrics and materials when I sew
Things we are now going to start doing -
1) Start using recyclable bags for shopping. I have some lovely ones with awesome designs that I got a few years
back made from recycled cotton. Also, most shops and supermarkets now sell them.
2) Turn off all power sources when we are not at home (t.v, sterio etc. But, erm, don't turn off your fridge or freezer!)
3) Don't use the heat pump as much (we love our heat pump!)
4) Use biodegradable soap. I've just bought some of these - and I can't wait to try them!
5) Try to use the car less and get it serviced regularly (which we already do).
Things we would like to do when we settle down somewhere and buy our very own home -
1) Put in a wind turbine. They are so much more attractive than power lines! If we replaced every powerline with a
wind turbine, how much nicer would our cities look?
2) Grow our own fruit and veges year round (I cannot wait for this!!)
3) Get our own chickens (fresh eggs in the morning, yum!)
4) Attempt bee keeping - I've not actually discussed this with David, but I think he is keen as his Grandad used to
keep bees. If you've never read Neil Gaimans Blog, then do. He is one of my favourite authors, and he keeps
bees. Yesterday he posted about harvesting the honey, yum!
Anyway, sorry to blather on about climate change - but I think its all something we need to acknowladge, we are all educated people. And its so important to not think of it as 'but what differences will my small changes make?' but instead 'I am making changes along with millions of other people who, together, will make a huge difference!'.
And thats the end of my semi-rant. Promise. More posts about pretty, frivolous things next time - because, to be fair, I love pretty frivolous things just as much as the next person. And we can't be all serious all the time :)