Some of my favorite things to buy from the op shop, part two: fabric. Now that the election is over I'm gonna hit the sewing machine and sew some more tote bags. This is actually only a really small portion of my fabric stash, I bought more fabric yesterday and it's hanging on the washing line. All of my fabric is either from second hand shops or salvaged from items I already had. No need to buy new textiles when there's already a tonne in existence. Plus it's super affordable, it usually only costs a few dollars for a couple of meters of 'new' fabric that someone else's project.
Full on last week on the @nzgreenparty election trail. Honestly I've just spent all day in bed recovering! Yesterday the office was packed full of volunteers contacting voters to make sure they had all voted. While I'm feeling a bit down today, I'm grateful to have met so many wonderful people that I know will do everything they can to help make Aotearoa a better place. Thank you to all those wonderful people who contributed so much. Kia kaha 💚
Because there's only a few days left to tell all you NZers to #partyvotegreen! @nzgreenparty have a comprehensive waste policy which I recommend you check out, they are also the only party with a #waste spokesperson. Also I highly recommend @ecomailbox stickers, they are great for avoiding unnecessary junk mail waste. In case you're wondering, after the elections I plan on reusing this billboard in my #tinyhouse build.
Squinting it's raining & I just voted face. My local @nzgreenparty candidate @chloe.swarbrick was at a local cafe this morning chatting to voters over coffee. I dropped in before voting. Spotted Chlöe's electric car on the walk home. Got home just before it poured down with rain, and found I'd receive my easy vote pack and a leaflet from Labour, and a door knocker from Labour- both an hour too late. Not that I would change my mind! Anyway go and vote, you don't need to take anything just your wonderful selves. #💚NZ #partyvotegreen
Cows do not belong in rivers! Fish, insects, eels, birds belong in rivers. I snapped this photo along the privately owned farm part of a @docgovtnz track. As someone who's background is in environmental science, seeing this deeply disappointed me. Rivers in NZ are not in a good way, this is due to increasing farming and urbanisation. Rivers play such a vital role in our ecosystem. Our freshwater needs to be properly valued, respected and cared for. Voting opened in NZ today. If you are eligible to vote please vote for those less fortunate than you- vote for the environment, vote for the 10% of NZers who are homeless, vote for future generations who are going to inherit this earth, vote for those in shoddy rental houses, vote for farmers who can be educated on smart farming. Party Vote @nzgreenparty. Sorry, I'm not sorry to get super political on a Monday morning. Voting is so important, and I urge you to get out there and do the right thing. P.S. check out the TEDx talk who is the polluter, the farmer or the consumer to see what I mean about smart farming.
Some of my favorite things to buy from the op shop. Part One: Crockery. #suchanana
Waiting for the 🚌 means I actually have to stop and take in the surroundings. I spotted a Tui singing in this tree. The last day of winter is looking very beautiful, and matching my outfit. I picked up this dress from an op shop 6 years ago for a couple of bucks. Had these Docs and stockings for about 5 years too.
I did the thing I've been wanting to do for years- cycled to work! I'm super scared of cycling in Auckland cause there aren't proper cycle lanes. My current office is a decently accessible place, so I caught the (electric!) train most of the way and cycled from the station. If you live in Auckland or NZ please #partyvotegreen this election so we can get better public transport and cycle infrastructure, instead of more roads! #changethegovernment #💚NZ
Finally got around to making my sourdough by hand this weekend! I usually make it in the bread maker. Made these 2 by hand and a standard wholemeal loaf in the bread maker. Nom nom nom 🍞