Environmental Razors

I made a bit of an error the other month, and yet perhaps I didn't... Coming to the end of my current stock of cartridge blades for my razor, I thought I'd lose the plastic component and go old school. The metal/plastic combination of modern cartridge razor blades makes them almost impossible to recycle (unless... Continue Reading →

Even little ol’ us…

Back in January I blogged about a decision I'd made. Well, you know how it goes, firmly of an opinion one day, and the next day you're flipping and flopping like a badly aimed salmon... Here's the original blog post. So last night all of us that were re-elected to the Parish Council (including a... Continue Reading →

But it is worse than that.

Credit for this post goes to, and the author of the main article is, Marc Doll. I'm putting Marc's post here because it is, to date, the best all encompassing précis of the situation we find ourselves in. It is terrifying, awesome and inspiring in equal measure. It may not change your life or your... Continue Reading →

StopEcocide : Change the Law

I’ve just come back from a talk about ecocide that was kind of a memorial for Stroud-based eco-barrister, Polly Higgins, who recently passed after a very swift battle with an aggressive cancer. As a founder of Mission Lifeforce (now re-branded and re-launched as StopEcocide.Earth) she died even as thousands of Extinction Rebellion folk were taking... Continue Reading →

Vote for me (or at least, vote!)

I'm in the interesting position of actually being on a ballot paper next month! I first joined my parish council in 2007 (twelve years ago!) under the rules of co-option. That means there was a space on the council due to someone leaving but there was no election scheduled. I can't remember now why the... Continue Reading →

People’s Vote march London

It was a hint of the extraordinary day to come that we arrived in London to join the million plus (current estimates) others calling for a people's vote - or more often a complete revocation of Article 50 - only to find that we had randomly stood smack bang next to the chair of the greenway action... Continue Reading →

The Kids Are All Right!

I was in the thick of the Bristol #YouthStrike4Climate March the other day, and thoroughly proud of the kids. They turned out in their hundreds, in weather that didn't really promise much, and shouted and chanted and marched and bloody well protested for some long overdue climate action. As a child of the sixties I remember well... Continue Reading →

Kidney Day!

There are seldom many days between good reasons to open a bottle of bubbly in our house, and today is the second anniversary of Janet's kidney transplant. This complicated photograph shows her brother in the background, doing the "proper" photograph, while I nick a quickie from the side. Two years! Such a blessing to have... Continue Reading →

Rites of Passage and Passing

I lowered a lovely man into the earth today; an unexpected honour and not a little emotional. Along with a few others, I carried his wicker coffin from the bier on which we had pulled him to his graveside, and gently ran the tapes through my hands as he was accepted back into the land... Continue Reading →

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