• wanderingmeg september intentions
    Intentional Living,  Uncategorized

    September Intentions

    Well, September has rolled around pretty quickly this year. If we blink again it will be Christmas. So today I thought I’d talk you through my September intentions. It’s just going to be a short one, so that I can look back at the end of the month and see how I’ve got on. I always think September makes me feel reasonably productive, I think it’s the whole back to school thing that does it. However, this year for the first time in nearly two decades, I won’t be going back into education. Each September I have gone back to school or college or university, this year all that is…

  • wanderingmeg
    Intentional Living,  Uncategorized

    What Happens After Uni?

    After studying History for three years, I now find myself a graduate wondering what the hell comes next? I thought it might be interesting to note what happens after uni finishes. When I asked on a recent instagram poll it seemed that lots people were interested. What happens after Uni: Moving Home I moved out at 18 when I went to University, meaning I have lived away from my parents home for three years. Anyone that has lived in their own flat or house will know that you become accustomed to coming and going as you please. You learn to fend for yourself, cook when you want and what you…

  • fashion,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Sustainable Fashion

    Many moons ago I wrote a blog post called Ethical Shopping. Today I thought I would revisit the topic of sustainable fashion because it is still very important. Fast fashion is what we have grown accustomed to, the high street churns out new styles and designs season after season at a low cost. However these items are often poor quality, get thrown away after only a few wears and they also have a damaging impact to many people’s lives that we don’t see. Many large chains use sweat shops in less economically developed countries. Factory employees, work long hours for low pay and often in poor conditions. Low labour costs and…

  • Green People Starter Pack
    beauty,  Sustainability,  Uncategorized

    Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Organic- What does it all mean?

    You might hear the words Cruelty-free, vegan and organic thrown around a lot these days but what do they actually mean? They now adorn plenty of packaging, but do we as consumers really understand the labels? Today I thought I’d unpick what it all means and how to start being more environmentally conscious when buying beauty products.  What does it all mean?  So let’s start with Cruelty-Free. This means a product has not been tested on animals during it’s production. These products are often marked with a leaping bunny symbol meaning they are accredited as 100% cruelty-free.  Next, Vegan. This means a product does not contain any animal products such…

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    travel,  Uncategorized

    North Wales: Criccieth and Snowdon

    Last week I joined my family on a short break to North Wales. I thought it might be nice to share a few photos of the stunning views and explain a little bit of what we got up to.  Criccieth We stayed in a small coastal village called Criccieth, located in the Gwynedd area.  We booked an old stone cottage called Dwyfach, which was tucked away from the crowds up a little lane. The cottage was lovely and cosy and we enjoyed playing cards and watching DVD’s in the evening (we had no choice because the Wi-Fi was piss poor) so I’d highly recommend it. Despite spending the whole of the…