Category Archives: Slow living

Cycling counter

I was cycling through Edinburgh when I came across this cycling counter.  I hadn’t been that way for a while and was pleasantly surprised.  It looks a bit like TMA1 from “2001: A space Odyssey“.  The cycling counter has two … Continue reading

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Passover meal

  The original Easter story took place against the backdrop of the passover festival, with much of the central part of this happening at a passover meal. “On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples went … Continue reading

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No-Dairy February

This year, we set ourselves three month long challenges- the first of which was “no dairy February”. In the West, food makes up the biggest part of the average carbon footprint. Over the last few years my husband and I … Continue reading

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Why don’t we repair anything anymore?

Why don’t we repair anything anymore?  This is the question that the Guardian asked recently and which met with an enormous response.  And its a good question.  When I was younger it was common to have a variety of products … Continue reading

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“Just Christmas”

Our Church is involved in something called “Just Christmas”.  The idea is to have a more simple and less materialistic Christmas whilst remembering its true meaning, giving money you would have spent on presents away.  To be honest we have … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -cycling strategy

The UK governments cycling strategy has come under scrutiny this week as several people have died on London’s roads.  At the same tine the transport minister for England has suggested in Parliament that cycling will fall in England to 2040 … Continue reading

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Cycling- the answer to peak oil?

The first thing to say is no its not.  As we made implicit (if not explicit) in our book there is no single answer to peak oil.  Is it part of the answer?  For sure.  Transport is without doubt the … Continue reading

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Swap and share

Last night our Connect group (home-group) held its swap and share evening. Di had worked out how it would work and to you do need some ground rules.  This is how it worked for us (very successfully). No one was … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week

Some people produce and sell some wonderful local food. These prizes maybe in the UK but the ideas are applicable anywhere. For example the students that set up a farmers market on their university campus. Links to some more details … Continue reading

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Harvest celebration

Our eco-congregation group wanted to involve more people, and since we’re a small church we can manage to involve most of the congregation if we find a good idea! Sourcing and using locally grown food seemed like a good focus … Continue reading

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