Experience a Taste of the Deep South in Exeter with Absurd Bird

My obsession with the Deep South is ever growing mainly due to shows like The Originals and True Blood. Yes I may be a little bit addicted to vampires but who doesn’t love a bad boy with fangs, right?

Forget New York or Los Angeles, If I ever go back to America the Deep South is where I would be heading.  Continue reading “Experience a Taste of the Deep South in Exeter with Absurd Bird”

Taunton Spa Experience Day – Review

I never used to be much of a spa girl, I always saw it as a bit girly and not really my thing. I couldn’t understand how people enjoyed just lounging around all day and dipping in and out of various plunge pools; but then I had children! Suddenly a day of just sitting around in peace became very appealing. Continue reading “Taunton Spa Experience Day – Review”

Switching to Natural Hair Dye

I have been dyeing my hair since I was about 13. It has been many crazy colours over the years ranging from black to blonde. However, now I’m a ‘proper’ grown up I tend to just stick to light blonde. It’s no secret that I favour natural beauty products wherever possible. I even went 7 months without washing my hair with shampoo. Continue reading “Switching to Natural Hair Dye”

10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves

My tea obsession is no secret and pretty well documented. One thing I’ve discovered during Zero Waste Week is I throw a lot of used green tea leaves into the compost. I know some people reuse tea bags and leaves to make more than one cup but I don’t see the point in that as all of the health benefits from the tea come out in the first boil. I wanted to look into other ways that you can reuse tea leaves.  Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves”

10 Uses for Leftover Hummus

I have been eyeing up the pot of hummus in our fridge with a sense of doom. This one pot could be my downfall in my Zero Food Waste Week challenge. Once opened it really needs to be consumed within 3 days however the shop bought pots are pretty big so unless you plan to only eat hummus for 3 days there’s a fair chance that you are going to have some leftover. Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Hummus”

12 Uses for Leftover Banana Peels

Day one of Zero Waste Week went well. The only leftover food we had was 3 banana peels and some green tea leaves. My plan was to simply compost them both but then I thought I’d do a bit of research to see if there was anything else you could do with them. Surprisingly there is quite a few things that you can do with banana peels so I thought I’d share my findings with you today.  Continue reading “12 Uses for Leftover Banana Peels”

Zero Waste Week 2016 – Day One

It’s all go today in the Gypsy Soul household; the kiddies are back at school, I’m back to work (without distractions) and it’s also the first day of Zero Waste Week. As you may have seen on my last post this years theme is reducing food waste, something which I believe almost every household is guilty of. The average person throws away over £60 per month of food.  Continue reading “Zero Waste Week 2016 – Day One”