And so the madness continues…..

So what has been going on in the Gordon household over the last wee while, I will tell you, total normality. Gordo got grit in his eye and got a rather fetching eye patch which resulted in screams of laughter form teenage dirt bag. Sam wanted to operate and as for me, well apparently it does affect your spacial awareness which  meant he couldn’t make me coffee,hears me Waa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


mark eye
ooh Arrr me hearties

But what about striving to a love the earth that wee bit more.

One of our resolutions was to get more healthy ie no more nasty’s in products .  We  have always used green cleaning products such as  Ecover,  as much as possible and bleach has always been a bad word in our house. We have a septic tank and have to be careful anyway.

I get most of my ideas from  pinterest   you can get me at  aligordo23  to see  a few wee links for some of the ideas I spend hours looking/procrastinating over, instead of actually cleaning my house.  All you need is vinegar, baking soda, a few essential oils and  Bob’s your Ma’s brother.   I am also  looking at a one product suits all option and am going to give drbronner a go after a recommendation of one of my fellow lagomers. When I finally found it I literally jumped for joy  in Holland and Barett in Ballymeana hey   .

All shower gels, shampoos, cleansers  etc will be paraben free  TempleSpa darlings .

I decided that Sam the man and I would have a go at our own little eco workshop to make our own Toilet bombs, toothpaste and washing powder here’s how it went this week with the toilet bombs.

Toilet Bombs

only three ingredients:

  • Citric Acid: removes build up and scale, reduces effects of hard water, antibacterial, adds fab fizziness
  • Baking Soda: deodorizes smells, great all purpose cleaner
  • Essential Oils: about 90 drops   bind baking soda and citric acid together, antibacterial (depending on which oils you use), natural scent


  1. Put the essential oil mix you want to use together in a small spray bottle and set aside
  2. Mix baking soda and citric acid together carefully.
  3. Slowly spray the essential oils on the baking soda and citric acid while mixing until you’ve used all 90 drops. It should fizz a little bit when the moisture touches the mixture, but if there is excessive fizzing you are spraying too quickly. It should start to clump when it is ready to be put into molds
  4. If necessary, you can add a small amount of water in addition to the oils to help bind the baking soda and citric acid together. Don’t use too much or they won’t fizz when they touch water
  5. Put the mixture into a silicone mold- or you can press it into an ice cube tray using a tea spoon works well.
  6. Let the bombs dry for at least 6 hours, then remove from the molds and store in a container with a tight lid
  7. Drop into the toilet and fizz away!


All Hard Work deserves a treat   !!!!!!!!!!

for being such a good helper , Gordo and I took Sam and Nanny G to a fab coffee/lifestyle


shop in Glengormley  called Linen & Latte. Sam got an amazing Brownie. We had the breakfast slice yum yum yum didn’t take a photo as we were to busy eating and fab coffee, even got some used coffee grounds for my compost, Result.  I love love this place it has a real sustainable ethos. The staff are so friendly, amazing food and fab gift shop give it a visit if you get the chance

See Ya next time Folks xoxox




One thought on “And so the madness continues…..

  1. Thanks for the shout out Ali. And if any of your followers want some used coffee grinds for their gardens just let me know! One small step and also that!


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