Here’s a little bit about me and why I started this blog. I was lucky to enjoy a wholesome upbringing, being taught to love and respect the world around me. My parents were the original ‘eco-warriors’, supporting Greenpeace and recycling household waste long before the concept of global warming became mainstream. They volunteered for local conservation groups and composted kitchen scraps, baked homemade bread and made their own yoghurt in the airing cupboard.
My childhood was filled with magical family holidays in remote, unspoilt locations around the UK where my sister and I were introduced to the wonders of nature – wildflower meadows buzzing with insects, enchanting ancient bluebell woods and the comforting, salty wilderness of the ocean. We were encouraged to roam, play, and explore – a journey of freedom and discovery that fuelled my passion for all things natural.
Just before I started high school, the increasing unease I felt about eating meat was echoed in our household so we made the family decision to become vegetarian. As kindred spirits, the four of us set out to tread as lightly on the Earth as possible. Since then between us, we have rescued many different animals including guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, cockatiels, cats, dogs and a pony. We have nurtured our wildlife gardens, supported welfare charities, planted trees, protested against the destruction of a variety of habitats and species – generally doing our very best to make the world a better place.
This blog is an invitation to share my devotion to the precious planet on which we reside.