A feature Thou Shalt not Waste was published in the Guardian newspaper in 2009 and re-published in Opra Magazine, SA.
This tells the story of my uber-thrifty mother, a creature of the war-time generation, years ahead of ours when it comes to recycling and eco-living.
How many people do you know who cut up the fingers of rubber gloves to make elastic bands? Who dry orange peel to make non-toxic firelighters?
My writing muscle was honed writing for Property Preview Magazine under various pseudonyms including Claire Dawningday, Miranda Seymour and Eve Hemingway, as well as my own name.
The magazine is no longer published, but I own the copyright for these articles, and they are available for re-publishing.
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