Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ: seeing the wood amongst the trees

When you start looking at responsible choices for what you buy, you are faced with a number of options. Fair Trade would be one of the most well known and well advertised, however Rainforest Alliance would be a close second. There are others of course – the coffee that I buy for my everyday coffee… Continue reading Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ: seeing the wood amongst the trees

Coffee, the luxury I choose not to live without

This topic suggestion, What one luxury do you refuse to live without?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. Coffee is one of the wonderful luxuries that I enjoy. However, my wife often jokes about trying to make me give it up. She doesn’t like the smell or taste, especially… Continue reading Coffee, the luxury I choose not to live without

My favourite way to start my day

This prompt, What’s your favourite way to start your day, is provided by Plinky. I’m an early riser, getting up at 6am each morning. Part of this is because I’ve always been an early riser, part because I like to have time in the morning to properly wake up. I describe myself as an early… Continue reading My favourite way to start my day

Refreshing

Refreshing Water (image by Daniel Go on Flickr)

This topic suggestion, Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. In our lives, there are certain areas that sometimes need refreshing. However, far too often, we will find ourselves caught up in the business – or busy-ness – of living, and won’t give time to refresh… Continue reading Refreshing