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Hello!

I'm a friendly South African living in London! Join me on my quest to save the planet. Let's start with recycling….and banning all plastic!

Plastic free picnics and art for the sake of art.

Plastic free picnics and art for the sake of art.

Hi, 
If you find yourself in London enjoying the summer, you may find yourself visiting a park. Maybe watching the ducks while you enjoy a lovely picnic with friends. Ah, summertime. Sunshine, happiness. 

 Green fever!

Green fever!

 Swan lake at the Serpentine.  

Swan lake at the Serpentine.  

I love picnics! Absolutely love it. Although it can be tough to go plastic-free when you need convenience.

A bit of pre-planning makes a plastic-free picnic possible. 
We have tins from India that stack, but you can find something similar just with a bit of a google. Picnic food is super quick to make. A lovely fresh salad packed into one of these. Yay! So no excuses. 

 Plastic free solutions.

Plastic free solutions.

So on my latest hunt for a view with my dinner, I ended up near the  Serpentine, Hyde Park. I've spent many early morning swimming there while I trained for the Dart 10k last year. 

 A love hate relationship with hours and hours in the river training for the dart 10km.  

A love hate relationship with hours and hours in the river training for the dart 10km.  

I love the serpentine, and I love art. So when I heard Christo was doing an installation of 7500 plastic barrels in the river, I was intrigued. I think it’s a bold move in this current climate. Plastic being such a focus lately I couldn’t help but hate the fact that he has taken the beautiful natural view and add something BIG, BOLD and PLASTIC to the middle of the river. When we have so few safe and natural places left to enjoy. I would love to know what you all think? I know it’s not permanent but where does it go after this? There is no such thing as ‘away’, it all has to go somewhere!

 Art or fart?  

Art or fart?  

I could be missing the point and taking life too seriously, but I love birds and nature so much. All the plastic everywhere makes me nervous. How can they defend themselves? Christo mentioned that its free art but isn't flowers blossoming, birds singing, tree leaves rustling natures way of showing art?

 Floating on the grass. 

Floating on the grass. 

Puffarazi on Skomer

Puffarazi on Skomer

The more you know the less you know, the more you want to know...

The more you know the less you know, the more you want to know...