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Simple Green Ideas

This is more of a repurpose. It’s also a personal effort.

Many of us have plants growing around the yard, in pots, tins, whatever.

Plants in odd tins

Plants in odd tins

I began to get so many for the yard, that I did this…

Plants on the street

My plants on the street & Kitty

I used them to make a barrier on the footpath (sidewalk for our American cousins) to prevent vehicles parking there.

Parking on footpaths is epidemic in Brazil, illegal, but everyone does it.

My fear is that the continual weight of cars, and if some idiot parks a truck there, will break the thin unreinforced concrete.

I have another almost ready to add.

The stones are the type used to make the old style roads here, you can find them around the streets. I do and carry them home to repurpose…

The Siamese type cat is the one that is in the process of adopting me. Kitty (pronounced Kitchy in Portuguese) has a belly full of paws and claws, and decided that my place and me are better than her current situation. Last night she got brave enough to jump up on the sofa for the first time while I was watching TV for a stroke. I feed her because she started coming here to steal Clorinha’s food, and I have guessed that she is not getting enough at home to feed both her and her extra baggage.

I realise that such a display on the footpath would be frowned on, if not illegal, in parts of the world where you would have neighbours and/or councils who would order their removal; which is why I live in Brazil and not the First World, my neighbours think it’s lovely despite the crappy looking tins. I am waiting for someone to offer me leftover paint… that I will recycle.

Ponder… why do Americans call it a sidewalk and not a footpath? I walk on my feet, not my side!

Simple Green Ideas

Now, at some time or another, every home has had some or at least one of these that has gone beyond its time.

Oh, you have cat/s…

Feline Bunk Beds

Feline Bunk Beds

Problem solved!

Satire on Eco-Crap


Change the World Wednesday – 4th July

I am sitting here, devastated. I mean, I knew this was coming, we were warned last week. But it’s a bit like, it’ll never happen, until it does.

I need more coffee.

No CTWW this week. What do I do before work. 6am on a Wednesday, every Wednesday, I am primed to produce a CTWW… and today, nothing.

I click on the CTWW Banner that takes me to Reduce Footprints, and all I get is Happy 4th July!

Not everybody has a Fourth of July, only Americans, what about the rest of the world? In Brazil it’s 7th September, but I still blog, New Zealand has Waitangi Day on 6th Feb, but they still blog…

So, I’m going to continue…

I am going to set the challenge…

How many useless appliances do you have at home? How many appliances do you have that you could do without? How many appliances do you have that should really never have been invented?

Look at this.

Does the world really need a ‘kitty/puppy warmer’?


Kitties and puppies are well designed to keep warm. They have fur, it’s Mother Nature’s way of keeping them warm. They also have a natural instinct to find the warmest places, in a sunny window, on the hood of the car, on the bed when you get out, in front of the radiator or on the coffee pot.

They don’t need an electric warmer bed!

There is so much made in this world that we don’t need. Things are invented to make money, to make you spend.

This is consumerism. It doesn’t make you rich, it makes companies rich and keeps you poor, keeps you dependent and wanting more.

Go on, tell me how many things there are in your house that you could really do without.

Have a Happy Fourth of July!

Perpetual Motion – Finally Solved


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