Rudha Glas Blog

A journey to living a greener life

We are an eco-friendly B&B operating on the following principles:

  • offering food which is organic, fair trade and cruelty-free
  • striving to produce our energy from renewable sources
  • encouraging connection with nature and with the self.

This blog shows some of the things we do, or have done, to live a more eco-friendly life.

Knowledge gaps and climate grief

15 November 2020 by Helen Photo credit www.flickr.com/photos/muehlinghaus/231622509 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 As the days shorten, the weather bleakens and the length of time spent outdoors reduces, I’ve taken the opportunity to enrol on some online courses to fill the gaps in my knowledge about

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Eco-bathroom

31 October 2020 One of the rooms in our house which we’ve worked hard to make eco-friendly is our bathroom, and we’re pleased to report we’re (almost) there. The way we see an eco-friendly bathroom is free of plastics and toxic chemicals, and with

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What Planet Are We On?

15 October 2020 by Helen No, this is not a trick question. It’s the name of a new podcast launched just last week on BBC Radio 5, hosted by environmental broadcaster Liz Bonnin. It was the strapline that caught my attention – this promises

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Our greenhouse

30 September 2020 Part of our journey in becoming self-sufficient is to be able to grow our own fruit and vegetables. In choosing to live in the Outer Hebrides, however, we haven’t exactly picked the ideal location to do this. The growing season is

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Vegan paté

15 September 2020 by Helen The last recipe I posted was for a delicious egg and dairy-free quiche, a recipe I picked up while living in Germany. Another recipe I learned about in the Land of Leberwurst is for a liver paté alternative, which

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Waste not, want not

31 August 2020 Image credit: US Department of Agriculture, CC BY We have been fans of the broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough for a long time and we love watching his nature documentaries. Sir David has, however, received criticism for giving too

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