During my years as a student, I lived in a
small tiny flat on the 6th and final floor of a typical Parisian building. I had to be careful not to buy or keep any extra stuff that I didn’t really need as free space was a rare commodity for me at that time! Because of this, I didn’t grow any flowers in pots or fresh herbs for cooking. Now that I have a proper flat, I have some space for less-than-essential things and it makes for a much more comfortable home. I love growing sprouted seeds in my kitchen, and I also have a rather fabulous aloe vera plant in my living room.
Since both of these endeavours have been going well, I was happy to accept a rather original present from the French company Prêt-à-Pousser (“Ready to Grow” in English). And that is how I ended up with a mushroom growing kit in my house!
In my last article, I told you about the products I use around my apartment for a more eco-friendly home that cuts back on waste. This week, I have a similar theme to tackle. I’ve decided to write about the cosmetics and personal hygiene products that I have been using since I started making my way towards a greener lifestyle!
A few years ago I began to understand that being environmentally-friendly at home didn’t just stop at recycling and switching off the lights when you leave a room. Slowly but surely, I started looking into alternatives for many disposable products I used on a day to day basis. It took me a while, but I have found many great solutions for a greener home and have considerably cut back on waste.
Exactly one year ago, I published the very first article of this blog! And today, I find myself with the strange impression of it having been much longer than a year ago… and also only yesterday, if that makes sense.
You’ll have guessed by now that I like good food. I like knowing where it comes from, how it is made and how to make it shine. So it won’t come as a surprise to you that I also love reading about food…
I wrote this article when on the train to Tours. The literature student in me can’t help but appreciate the mise en abyme of this situation: in order to keep busy on a train, I wrote an article about how to keep busy on a train. It worked quite well as a matter of fact!
I have been wondering about how to “get back to normal” after the Paris attacks.