Category Archives: Lifestyle

Travel by train

A few years ago Neil asked me to guest write a blog post about my wife and I’s decision to travel by train on holiday to Belgium after reading “No Oil in the Lamp” (original post here: http://www.theoillamp.co.uk/?p=4007). So when … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Henderson Island

Henderson Island we have learnt this week is not only one of the most remote places on earth but possibly one of the most polluted.  Henderson Island is an uninhabited overseas British territory which is part of the Pitcairn group … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – too well insulated?

Are homes getting too well insulated?  I’ve just heard an interesting report on the radio about this.  There has been a step change in energy efficiency regulations in the UK over the last 10 years or so*.  This is good … Continue reading

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Lent

Lent has crept up on us all this year perhaps since it is so early (can we please have a fixed date for Easter).  My lent guide book started talking about food.  Its a little known fact that the medieval … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – ocean plastics recycled

As has been mentioned on this blog before ocean plastics are a real problem.  Marine animals can be killed when they swallow them and by doing so chemicals in them enter the food chain.  In at least one place in … Continue reading

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Castro and Cuba’s peak oil moment

There has a lot of talk about Fidel Castro this week after his death.  What you think about him and his legacy seems to depend on which side of the political spectrum you lie…  No one is all bad and … Continue reading

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Hygge

Hygge pronounced “heurgha” is the latest Scandi craze which you cannot have missed reading about recently.  There are now a host of books in English telling you how to achieve it.  The word is hard to translate and define but … Continue reading

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Peak stuff?

As lent is almost open us it seems appropriate to write about “peak stuff”.   Have we in the west reached peak stuff?  There have been some comments in the last few weeks from business people suggesting we might have reached … Continue reading

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Obama and Bear Grylls

I was going to write about something else but in my last post before Christmas had to write about Obama and Bear Grylls.  It was with some amazement I learned this programme with the two of them was being made, … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – male female heating conflict

At a stroke scientists may have solved one of mankind’s greatest mysteries – the male female heating conflict.  Male female heating conflict?  Anyone who lives with someone of the opposite sex knows exactly what I mean.  Men want the heating … Continue reading

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