February 21, 2014

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EggMag: The End

Hullo, for the last time. Yes, I’m afraid you did read that right – this post brings some sad tidings with it. After a truly wonderful four-and-a-half years I have decided that it’s time to close our beloved, green, culture magazine.  Due to various factors, including the news that I am expecting a second child, […]

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December 5, 2013

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Spruce up your interior with recycled paint

Yep. You read that correctly. Recycled paint. Could there really be such a thing? How on earth can you recycle paint? Well, a few very clever bods have figured it out – and very good paint it is too. Newlife Paint is the first of its kind: Paint is created from the waste paint diverted […]

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December 3, 2013

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A little guide to choosing a real Christmas tree

Yes, that time is upon us once more – the season of over eating, over spending and general gluttony. But on the upside, it is also a time of family, gatherings and a point in the calendar when we all encourage nature inside. But choosing a Christmas tree can be tricky, especially if you leave […]

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November 30, 2013

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November’s Tune of the Month: Carry Me by Bombay Bicycle Club

It’s nearly December!? Only four weeks until Christmas! Wow, that’s gone fast. We’ll be waiting in a thirty person deep queue for a pair of terribly tacky musical socks in no time. Oh boy! Well, at least there’s a little treat here to take your mind of the ‘hoo-hah’, and will get you excited about […]

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September 30, 2013

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good shopping guide 2013

A little help with your shopping, plus win a Good Shopping Guide

You’re a consumer. You have a conscience. You want to vote with your wallet and buy the soundest products possible, but how do you know what’s good and what’s bad? How do you know whether one shop is really as ethical as it claims to be? How do you know if another is really as […]

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September 28, 2013

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Switch! Face and body scrubs

Switch your usual face scrub for a plastic-free one Why? Well, many cosmetic exfoliators contain tiny plastic microbeads. The beads are so small they get washed down the drain, going undetected by the waste water treatment and pass into the marine environment. Microplastic pollution is becoming a major issue for the oceans. Firstly it causes […]

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September 27, 2013

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Baby Feet, photograph by Ellie Good

How to look after your baby’s skin

When you become a mother you will find yourself taking the form of a soft and willing dart board into which companies will throw their advice-shaped marketing darts. For most, the range of tips and products on offer is overwhelming: Bath your baby every day, use this formula, use that baby oil, use a bouncer […]

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September 16, 2013

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Arcade-Fire-Reflektor

September’s Tune of the Month – Reflektor by Arcade Fire

Hello again folks, September has arrived and it looks like the sun has gone for good, but, fear not – it also happens to be an awesome month for new music. We’ve been waiting for this month’s tune to drop for quite a while now – just under a year to be precise – ever […]

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September 12, 2013

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Fun For Grown-Ups

It’s back-to-school time for all them lucky nippers, so to keep the dusty, under-used, creative halves of our brains happy here are some beautifully entertaining activity books for the young at heart. Secret Garden by Johanna Basford £9.95 A colouring book with a difference; each page is like a work of art with hidden gems […]

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September 10, 2013

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The Old Fashioned whiskey cocktail

Welcome Autumn with a whiskey cocktail or two

The summer is on its way out, the leaves are starting to turn and the temperature is dropping gradually. But don’t be sad. This is the perfect excuse to spice your evenings up with a whiskey cocktail! If one drink is the colour of autumn, it’s whiskey. That deep orange glow: that earthy, smokey, peaty […]

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