Saturday, 18 July 2020

Week 26, Week 27 and Week 28. Catch-up!!

This is a catch up blog.
3 weeks in one as I’ve been a little remiss in posting.

It’s rather fortuitous that in the week of ‘Plastic Free’ (week 27)  I should have my eldest son and his partner staying with me.
She’s a big proponent for leaving as little a footprint as possible so plastic free is how she rocks.
She freely admits though that ditching plastic is not that easy,
particularly when you work full-time and particularly when you’re grocery shopping.
Virtually every grocery item you buy has some form or other of plastic packaging.
She chooses to shop whenever possible at bulk outlets,
where she takes her own containers, or at more eco-friendly organic grocery stores.
Her line of work allows for flexibility so she’s not constrained by 4.30/5pm closing times.
This photo is of some of the smaller glass containers she takes with her to the bulk refilling outlets.
My contribution to plastic free is no comparison at all. 
My Keep cup.
It's very necessary for that essential early morning caffeine fix after my walk.
My keep cup might not even be making a contribution as there's on-going debate as to the impact they have on the environment when compared to single use disposable cups.
It lowers the waste management environmental impact 
but the materials and energy that went into making it,
and the soap and hot water necessary to wash it, 
create another environmental impact altogether. Ironic, isn't it.
Living in Auckland as I do, means we’re surrounded by 
a rather intimidating reminder of natural forces (week 26) at work.
I’m talking volcanoes and in particular Rangitoto.

It’s the youngest and largest of the 50 odd volcanoes that make up the Auckland ishmus.
It’s also one of the most visible, sitting out in the Hauraki Gulf as it does.
For Light and Airy (week 28) I couldn't resist this Iceland poppy.
It speaks for itself.
You never know what you're going to see when you walk every day 
and this seed pod was one of those unexpected pleasures.
The light was beautiful and fitted the brief perfectly.
Phew!  Glad to have finally caught up.

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