Mid summer has come and gone already. It just doesn’t seem in any way possible that only a few short weeks ago I was mentioning the christmas period and how we were hoping for a calmer approach to the summer hols. Isn’t it just crazy how quickly life whizzes by. Summer having duly arrived, brought weddings and family gatherings with it. I’ve had some wonderful afternoon teas too. Lots of calorie laden fare too. Not so good. But one thing I have been able to take on board since the spring, is the very rapid movement away from plastics for everything. At one time you’d go to a social gathering and there would be plastic cutlery, plastic beakers for cold drinks and cardboard plates. When you think back to the number of functions you went to last year, and then multiply that by every family and society in the land, then it is pretty terrifying how many plastic items have been thrown away rather than us using the usual stainless steel cutlery and china crockery. All for the sake of not having to have someone washing them up.