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February 2011

Clean Up Australia Day is on next weekend. We've registered to help out at our local park. How about you? Are you going to help clean up Australia? Little Eco on her second Clean Up Australia Day. This year will be her fourth. Read more →

I thought i'd share a few of Little Eco's favourite play spaces. 'Little lounge room' Little Eco's 'Little Lounge Room' occupies a teeny corner of our lounge room. Most of its contents are well and truly 'pre-loved'. The timber lounge was made by my grandfather around 38 years ago (it doubles as a table). There's the Itsy bitsy teeny weeny kitchen hutch, and a vintage tin. The tea cups, picnic basket, dolls house, doily, cardboard filing boxes, and side table are also all pre-loved. Craft space This craft space has been around for only a week or so, but has... Read more →

You must try this lovely fresh tomato and basil soup. It's so simple and absolutely delicious. Although, i'm sure some of that deliciousness comes from cooking the soup in sunshine. Fresh tomato and basil sunshine soup (stove top and solar oven versions) Serves 8. {Ingredients} 2 onions, chopped. 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or crushed. 4 tablespoons olive oil (if using a solar oven, due to the longer cooking time, you can switch to an oil with a higher heat tolerance, like rice bran oil). 1 kilogram tomatoes, skinned and chopped. 1 tablespoon tomato paste. 1/2 cup fresh basil... Read more →

Toys, books, chocolate, cakes and shopping tours. These are some of things I’ve been invited to buy in the name of fundraising. I like to support our local schools and community groups, but I’m not usually prepared to buy something I don’t need, to do so. I’m often left with a sense of guilt for not contributing to fundraising. So I was thrilled when I heard about the Australian ethical fundraiser Seeds for the Future. To raise funds for your chosen charity you simply sell packets of organic seeds. The sweet little packets of are made from recycled paper and... Read more →