Category Archives: Climate change

2019 goals: use less water

To achieve a goal you have to make a start.  I made my start last week by reviewing our water bills.  It turns out that there’s a point to hoarding some of this stuff, particularly if it gives you as … Continue reading

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New Year 2019

And so another year has ended and a new one begins.  I confess that, while on a personal level 2019 holds good promise, the bigger picture seems to me to promise many worrying and difficult things.  It comes to something … Continue reading

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Moving it on

In the 43 years we’ve been together and especially the almost 28 years we’ve been in this house we’ve accumulated a lot of stuff.  Some of the stuff we love, some of the stuff we don’t love.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Going Dutch in Delft

I have a backlog of semi-drafted posts from earlier this year.  I’m planning to work my way through them.  This is the first – from April this year.  It took 35 years or so for us to get to the … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you have: water

In this long hot dry spell, it feels like a good time to write about how we use water, and how we can use less of it.  Especially those of us who have gardens and plants in pots, and tender … Continue reading

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day (and a new year), and I’m feeling good – except I’m not!

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of posting on 1 January 2018.  Life and a bout of flu intervened – hence the ‘except I’m not!’ tagged on this morning.   So here we are in 2018. … Continue reading

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Whatever next? – August 2017 update

Ok, so I missed June.  And July. Whatever. Here we are in August. There is so very much depressing stuff going on out there.  Sometimes we need an antidote to all that, to remind us that there is hope, that … Continue reading

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