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*ZeroWater 12 Cup Ready Pour Pitcher Water Filter Review

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*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. One of the things that I wrote about in my first post in nearly a year was about wanting to be more environmentally friendly.  Don't get me wrong I have recycled for as long as I can remember, but as a recycler I had never really thought about what happened to the items I recycled such as plastic bottles.  I have never liked to drink tap water and have always bought bottled water for the gym and for taking to work, but it's only when you see the damage plastic does to the environment,  especially the ocean and the animals that live there, that you realise just recycling isn't enough.   I want to make the effort to drink more water, but at the same time I do not want to add to the single use plastic that is out there already.  I was recently offered the chance to try out ZeroWater 12 Cup Ready Pour Pitcher Water Filter* which is a great alternative to bottled water. It's so easy to use you just remove the lid

Life in Lockdown Part 2 - Keeping Myself Entertained

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First of all let me start off by saying I am one of the fortunate ones who was able to work from home when the lockdown started.  I have never worked from home before, but I found it easy to adapt and being able to avoid rush hour traffic on a daily basis has been just one of the upsides of the lockdown for me.  Saving money on petrol and parking are a few more (my food bills have gone up though, which is definitely one of the downsides).  That being said being forced to stay at home has meant that I have had to find ways to amuse myself outside of working hours and here are some of the things that I have been doing. Catching up on new and old TV shows & Films More time at home has given me the chance to work through my stash of TV shows that I have recorded.  Some of these episodes were recorded as far back as 2018 and have just been sitting there waiting for me to have time to watch them ( Xfiles Season 11, Blindspot and The Blacklist are just a few examples). I also found som

Life in Lockdown Part 1 (this post is mainly about food)

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These are some strange times that we are living in. One of the things I have tried to do during the enforced lockdown we had due to Covid-19 was to try and support local business.  A lot of businesses have been struggling due to the pandemic and supporting local businesses (even though they may be more expensive), feels like the right thing to do.   I must admit my online orders have reached a record high as I have been avoiding going to the supermarkets as much as possible as it is so hard to socially distance there.  Some of the small things I have been doing is getting weekly orders from my local farm shop. Yes it's dearer but the quality of the food is so much better then the supermarkets so it's worth the money.  My local farm shop now does a click and collect service where you can order online and arrange a date and time to pick up.  Then I just park up my car and open the boot and they pop the order in.  Initially while they did offer the click and collect option it had

I'm Back

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Wow when I took a break from my blog last year I didn't think it would be for this long, but life happened and a month long break stretched out and before you know it, it was 2020 and Covid-19 happened.  Very weird times and getting back into blogging just got put on the back burner while trying to adjust to the new world we are all living in.   Anyway with all the restrictions in place the time off has given me time to reflect and maybe reset things a bit.  I realised that over the last few years I have been spending without really needing to buy a lot of these things. I ended up with so many things that I don't need and will never use, that end up getting sold on eBay or donated to charity (or even worse thrown away because they have expired).   I have always wanted to pare back on things, but always get my head turned by new shiny things that catch my eye.  Now don't get me wrong, I am not on a no-spend, but I want to buy less and really think about the things I do buy -