The pros and cons of working from home

The pros and cons of working from home

Working from home is becoming increasingly common. We live in an age of technology where it is easy to work wherever we are and stay in touch with our colleagues all around the world. I personally do a lot of working from home in my day job as a Software QA Specialist. Whilst working from home has many pros, there are some cons to it too.
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#BeatPlasticPollution for #WorldEnvironmentDay

#BeatPlasticPollution for #WorldEnvironmentDay

Today (5th June) is World Environment Day. Plastic has been a big topic lately and rightly so. Over the weekend, I was horrified to see that a whale died after swallowing 80 plastic bags. This made it impossible for the poor whale to eat. With plastic being such a high-profile issue, I wasn’t surprised to find out that this year’s World Environment Day topic is plastic pollution. This post is a blogger’s tag, in which I discuss ways that I’ve helped to tackle plastic pollution (which was actually one of my New Year’s Resolutions!) Thanks to Mummy’s Diary for tagging me.


Okay, here goes!

How To Play

The major issue of plastic pollution has been gaining much awareness lately, thanks to the numerous documentaries and high profile campaigns. As we wake up to the level of destruction to our planet caused by single-use plastics, people are increasingly switching to reusables. Hooray! Join us in tis glorious global game of tag by sharing photos of your reusables to help #beatplasticpollution. Lets play!

The Rules

All games have rules. These ones are very simple…

  1. Take a photo of between 1-3 reusable items that you personally have switched to, in order to help tackle plastic pollution.
  2. Caption your photo with a short message to raise awareness.
  3. Also include your top tip for beating plastic pollution.
  4. Share your photo and caption, along with your top tip, tagging at least three other people.
  5. Please also link back to me in your blog post and tag me on social media, thank you!


Twitter: @autumns_mummy

Facebook: Autumn’s Mummy Blog

Instagram: @autumns_mummy

That’s it, just 5 easy steps!

Oh, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #BeatPlasticPollution and #WorldEnvironmentDay in your posts too!

My Photo

I’ve replaced clingfilm with Abeego beeswax food wraps and use a Klean Kanteen stainless steel bottle instead of buying bottles of water from the shop. Klean Kanteen are an amazing company that focus on sustainability and helping the planet. Nappies contain plastic and take hundreds of years to biodegrade. As such, we use cloth nappies as much as possible. They are not like the terry towels of yester-year (unless you want them to be!) like most people expect. They’ve come a long way and come in all sorts of brilliant designs, both structurally and visually. Of course, there’s more washing to done, but studies suggest the environmental impact is less than that of using disposables. Oh, and it’s cheaper too!

My Top Tip

Wherever there is single plastic in your life, challenge yourself to think of a way of doing it plastic free.

Tag You’re It!

I’m tagging the following lovely bloggers to take part…

Anyone who would like to! 🙂

7 reasons to change your mind about artificial grass

7 reasons to change your mind about artificial grass

I’ve recently been thinking about redesigning our back garden to make it more family friendly. It’s entirely patio and therefore is no good for playing with Autumn. I want to keep the patio at the top of the garden, but have the rest as lawn. Something we’ve been considering is having fake grass, rather than real. This is something I hadn’t even considered until recently, as I was of the opinion that real is best. However, I have changed my mind after doing some research into it!

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This Time This Year

This Time This Year

Recently, I remembered that I wrote a post called ‘This Time Next Year’ about a year ago. I thought it would be interesting to look back over it, see what my questions were to myself and answer them! I’d also set myself some goals, but have I achieved them? View Post

Making the garden more family friendly this summer

Making the garden more family friendly this summer

Making our back garden more family friendly and suitable for entertaining has been on my to-do list over the last two summers. I was a lot more unable to do things than I realised I’d be when I was pregnant and I didn’t get anywhere last year due in part to SMP. Now that I have a toddler, it feels more important than ever to turn the garden into a place where she can run around and burn some energy. It would also be great to have a space where I can relax, but also feel comfortable inviting family for a BBQ. View Post