AKA Ellen Long-Common
Website enhancer by day, book devourer by night. In love with ethical companies of all kinds.
I’m a writer and aspiring children’s author based near Glastonbury, Somerset, in the UK.
Plastic Free Spirit is my online home
This blog is where I go to record my ideas, discoveries, and conversations with other people. I’m passionate about reducing my impact on the planet, magical solutions to modern problems, and writing – especially gorgeous copy and glittering fiction for young people.
Check out the blog. Most of my posts tackle issues such as how feasible it is to go plastic-free. I share nutritious recipes and foodie ideas that make it a little easier to be eco-friendly. I also write about my successes and failures, so that you can start with what works and build on your strengths.
Read my book reviews and (and even some of my stories!). Books are talismanic, and young people need them – perhaps more than ever. I write about magic transgressing the everyday, whether that’s vampires, vengeful gods or heroic children.
There’s more to this world than meets the eye, and I believe we can tackle daily problems in more mindful ways. While I’m sometimes sceptical (I live near Glastonbury, after all!), I’m open to possibilities. I sometimes work with holistic practitioners on a freelance basis.
- Review: Nuud, the carefree deodorant
- How to make decent oat milk
- Why you should try Fat and the Moon’s plastic free deodorant
- Review: Love the Planet mineral makeup
- I’ve found the one: Ben & Anna toothpaste