Author Archives: Mardi

My Low Tox Journey

After six months of honing in on what French for Tuesday offers to our community in terms of low tox sustainability, I’m so pleased to let you know that I have the certified coach seal of Low Tox Life approval! The Low Tox Method course was  a wonderful journey of insight and reflection. French for […]

Myall Lakes: My Photo Story

Myall Lakes National Park is one of our frequently visited outdoor and adventure holiday spots. My photo series captures a glimpse into our experience and enjoyment of the area. Five years. Same place. Same time of year. The collection of shots embraces the patterns of change and sameness in the natural environment. Discover why and […]

Forager. In Search of Blossom: From Waste to Art

Forager. In Search of Blossom: From Waste to Art

Here is Diana’s story on how her piece developed using waste as a valuable and available resource – Forager. In Search of Blossom…No Future Here Using the natural environment as inspiration, Diana meticulously and professionally creates pieces using various found building and household waste. This piece exhibited at the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition. […]

Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art

Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art

Here is Melinda’s story on her evolution of ideas and design which inspired her submission to the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods 2019 Waste to Art Exhibition. Melinda shares with us her background and fascinating inspiration for how her wearable piece, Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art, materialised using waste as a valuable and available […]

2020 Waste to Art Exhibition

Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition

Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods are challenging the way we look at waste with the 2020 Waste to Art exhibition. Waste to Art is a community art exhibition, open to everyone in the Lake Macquarie region of NSW. Waste and plastic pollution has an enormous impact on our health and wellbeing as well as our local and global […]

Tried and Tested Ways to Hang Your Clothes Well

Tried and Tested Ways to Hang Your Clothes Well

My best tips about hanging clothes on the outdoor clothesline come from the people I know, who’ve developed excellent methods of hanging expertise through many years of practice. The main person who springs to mind is my Mum. Since leaving home more than 20 years ago, I’ve consistently used this generational know-how for hanging my […]

The Naturally Fresh Feeling of Line Drying Clothes

The Naturally Fresh Feeling of Line Drying Clothes

Growing up in the burbs of Sydney, Mum always hung the washing on the original metal Hills Hoist clothesline. On a slight grassy slope at the bottom of the back verandah, the line was easy to spin for the large sheets and towels to hang freely in the breeze. As a child, that clothesline beckoned […]

6 Ways to Create a New Normal for Grocery Shopping

6 Ways to Create a New Normal for Grocery Shopping

It’s early 2020, and the global pandemic COVID-19 virus has shaken up our everyday living. One of the most significant areas we’ve needed to make an immediate change is the way we shop for groceries. We’ve needed to change our ways quicker than ever!  Australian Government recommendations are changing so quickly. Social distancing, the requirement […]

Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays – Part 3

Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays - Part 3

If we could predict how our ingrained daily sustainable habits would work in another country, travelling would be a breeze. For our latest family holiday to Japan, I learned a stack of good stuff to help you plan a more sustainable holiday by reducing unnecessary waste and help to maintain some of the good sustainable […]

Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays – Part 2

Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays - Part 2

If we could predict how our ingrained daily sustainable habits would work in another country, travelling would be a breeze. For our latest family holiday to Japan, I learned a stack of good stuff to help you plan a more sustainable holiday by reducing unnecessary waste and help to maintain some of the good sustainable […]