Christmas - lowering the carbon footprint.

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Dec 2019
11:35pm, 17 Dec 2019
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I just hope my OH likes my latest "re-use" art project.

1. Re-use copper piping, joints, valves and taps from boiler changes
2. Re-use gauges
3. Sadly grab a couple of new elbow and t-joints (minor new items).
4. Put the lot together with soldering etc and put up on dining room wall (with a temporary cover of old xmas wrapping paper.
5. Await reaction on xmas day.
6. Like all my art & paintings it's called "Guilt". Its expected.

Dec 2019
5:55am, 19 Dec 2019
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Minnie MincePie Mad
Dec 2019
7:53am, 19 Dec 2019
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I’d put that in my kitchen.

Missed this thread on Nov. I’m aiming for experiences not things.

Sister gets a day in the hills plus hotel (aka 24 hrs away from the kids)
Nephew (5) will have a weekend away with me and QP.

Parents a voucher for dance lessons.

Nephews (1:9) tickets for a day at 5 sisters zoo.
Dec 2019
8:02am, 19 Dec 2019
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I love that, OTM.

I did most of my shopping at Köln Christmas markets this year (which I went to by train to meet friends who also travelled from other places to there by train, which is pretty low carbon I guess), all hand made or from small businesses/independent people. Might pick up a few more things yet but I'll definitely be thinking about planetary and economic impact more this year.

I'm even switching from my traditional bacon sandwich with fizz on Christmas morning to a veggie sausage one,and I think we might go for full vegan roast dinner.
Dec 2019
5:48pm, 19 Dec 2019
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I didnt lower the carbon footprint with the Michael Palin book I ordered. Its not a big book. regular size. But it came in a box from the Bbook People that was 46.5cm by 12.5cm. Bizarre. They could have put 15-20 books that size in the box.

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My son's are doing a better job at this so I will make a visible effort for a lower carbon foot...

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