Sunshine is appreciated


A fellow blogger The Green Lips nominated me for a Sunshine Award* upon her nomination from another blogger from the greenie / waste-less / simple living blogosphere. I’m honoured to be recognised and to be part of this network of like minded people. Here are my answers to the questions:

What motivated you to start blogging?

I can’t say for sure what motivated me exactly, I think it was a spur of the moment thing. I was looking at a lot of self sufficiency blogs at the time while enjoying time at home with my children. It also coincided with moving into an area where I felt had a sense of community. I guess I wanted to capture all of these things.

Have your motivations changed over time, and if so, how and why?

Yes definitely. I have developed a deeper understanding of sustainability that was a byproduct of a waste-less lifestyle I was embracing. I started reading up on waste (organic, recycable and landfill) and connecting with other like minded people and organisations. I joined a community waste reduction group and community garden and started adapting more sustainable practices to my everyday life, as a result I found the quality of my life had improved immensely. The blog has now become a tool to share this information and hopefully inspire and educate others on the benefits of living a waste-less lifestyle.

What is one book that changed your life? (If you aren’t much of a reader then you could share a movie, life event or even blog that’s had a big impact on you.)

Books: Zero Waste Home Author Bea Johnson, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation Author Michael Pollan.

Films: Waste Land (2010), Plastic Paradise (2013)

Destination : Raglan Xtreme Zero Waste

What are some of the simple things in life that give you pleasure?

Sharing with others; whether it’s food, plants, seeds, recipes or your time, gratitude from others is fulfilling.

Hanging with my family.

Being in a garden.

*Sunshine Award is for those who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere

I would like to nominate the following blogs for a Sunshine Award:

The Zero Waste Chef – my zero waste idol

Sustainable Holdfast Bay – extreme garden and pantry envy here


What does a perfect day look like for you?

Would you like to time travel to the past or future?

What are you having for dinner tonight?