Where to buy good looking ethical footwear!

I am certifiably in love with these, the Ashley shoe, by Vegetarian Shoes, also available in navy, black & tan.

Also from Vegetarian Shoes is the Maja, a beautiful pair of flats if you ask me!

Love hi-tops? Ethletic do a range of colours all made with eco-friendly, Fairtrade organic cotton, I love these orange ones!

From Beyond Skin, the Toni shoe. Vegan & made in Spain.

TOMS shoes. Even though it's Autumn these would still be perfect for an evening out on a crisp, dry day and for every pair we buy, a child in need also get's a pair of much needed shoes.  

Remember "Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want."

Super foods: Five reasons why you should be eating the humble apple

We all remember the old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" but these days the humble apple has been somewhat forgotten, competing with super-foods such as seaweed, chia seeds, blueberries, spirulina and acai berries. Yet the apple has a whole host of benefits making it a super food in it's very own right!

1. Apples are high in antioxidants which help fight the free radicals from chemicals, smoking & pollution that can damage our bodies and particularly our skin.

2. Apples can actually help reduce tooth decay, although that's no excuse not to pick up your toothbrush!

3. Apples are high in fibre which is good for your digestive system as well as stabilsing your glucose levels. Fibre helps clear your colon too meaning apples are good for IBS sufferers.

4. Apples are recommended for their detoxification properties.

5. Red apples contain quercetin which helps boost your immune system, particularly useful at this time of year!

New page: The money diaries

Casting a Vote

Every single time I spend my money I am casting a vote as to what kind of a world I want to live in. If you think of it that way buying your morning coffee, your lunch on your break & picking up your groceries on the way home becomes more complicated doesn't it? Let alone buying clothes, items for your house, shoes etc.

The thought behind my new page is two-fold: firstly where does my money go? {It has a terrible habit of disappearing in to thin air!} And secondly: what vote have I cast with every penny spent? Is it possible to benefit others through my shopping choices? Is it possible for someone who earns less than the average UK annual salary possible to be a philanthropist by being careful with money?!

I'll be recording where & to whom my money goes in a personal experiment to see how much of a difference I can make and just how difficult it is to think before I spend...