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Plastic bags don’t grow on trees

Banning plastic bags is one of my pet subjects, a topic close to my heart after researching and writing an academic paper on this subject. So I’m delighted to read that China, a great provider of plastic goods, is in fact banning free plastic bags, those horrid, flimsy things that are so thoughtlessly discarded and can be seen clinging to hedges and trees. I have been most impressed by the...
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Losing my cleaning lady

I hope I don’t get any unexpected visitors over the next day or two. My cleaning lady has given up the mop for a new job and it has left me in a bit of a dither. Pat helped me out for four years and became a friend, and before that Nicky took care of my domestic chores. I am now thinking that perhaps I should carry out these tasks myself. I love my home, I love it looking sparkling clean...
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