Sustainable Living, Uncategorized

Cottagecore – A Quintessential English Country Garden

At Upcycle Arcade HQ, since becoming a full-time furniture upcycler - I say full-time very loosely - I have been able to spend much more time indulging in one of my increasingly important hobbies: gardening. I say this as I find complete tranquility and calm in tinkering about in my area of paradise. Gardening for… Continue reading Cottagecore – A Quintessential English Country Garden

Carbon Footprint, Sustainable Living


To falsely give the impression that a company’s products and services provide greater environmental or ‘green’ benefits than is actually the case. Mistrust, distrust and inherent suspicions can wreak havoc on well laid plans be they for production or marketing purposes. But are these feelings justified? After a long career in financial services, I have… Continue reading Greenwashing

Sustainable Living, Uncategorized

Earth Day and The Almanac 2021

The Almanac: A seasonal guide to the year; a celebration of the unfolding 12 months. Moon phases, sunrises and sunsets, time and tides plus the night sky, astronomical and meteorological. It shares gardening tips (gardening by moonlight anyone?) ancient recipes as well as folklore and nature. I am an Almanac newbie, mine being a Christmas… Continue reading Earth Day and The Almanac 2021