A Review and a Synopsis – David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet

Homeschooling at its very best for young and old. A fascinating history lesson on our extraordinary rise to world supremacy, the science of the symbiosis between Earth's various occupants and a splattering of maths making it easy to quantify the urgency of the issues we have created. All told so eloquently by someone we trust.… Continue reading A Review and a Synopsis – David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet

Sustainable living, Uncategorized, Upcycled Furniture

A potted history of popular furniture brands to upcycle

Furniture is more than functional and practical; it is a product of design, a work of art. During my own upcycle journey, certain brands - some well known, others less so - have graced my workshop. Here I have looked into each brand a little more deeply plus plagiarised a touch from other sites and… Continue reading A potted history of popular furniture brands to upcycle


The Cloud and The Silver Lining

The current lockdown has presented many unexpected limitations. I fully appreciate and fear the enormity of this. But it has also awarded many out of the norm opportunities. (Please...I am by no means belittling the severity of what the entire world is experiencing now). For me...personally...there is a HUGE opportunity to wind back to some… Continue reading The Cloud and The Silver Lining


Small Great Things

This week I completed two things which are wholly unrelated, yet carry a similar message at heart. The first was my very first market promoting the sustainability of upcycled furniture as part of this year's Zero Waste Week initiatives. The second was Jodi Picoult's book of the same name. The strap line "There is a… Continue reading Small Great Things


Zero Waste Week – September 2019

Visit Upcycle Arcade in Aylesbury Market Square on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 What is Zero Waste Week? Consider this: what happens when you throw something away? ‘Away’ isn't some magical place; it's landfill, an incinerator, the bottom of the ocean, litter or the stomach of an animal. It's always somewhere else... Zero Waste Week is… Continue reading Zero Waste Week – September 2019