Category Archives: Lifestyle

A few thoughts about Autumn, the season of mellow fruitfulness

Autumn finished last week, its one of my favourite seasons.  I like the change in the colour of the leaves and more recently I have found I like the shortening days. Autumn  is a time to curl up round the wood-burner … Continue reading

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Peak oil and end times theology

A few weeks ago the film “Left Behind” came out, this and my daily readings set me thinking again about peak oil and end times theology.  As we wrote in our book; “Some churches and Christians, it seems particularly in … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- population increase

Amid all the news about a certain event today the Guardian had one article that stood out on population increase.  The consensus up until now has been that population will peak sometime this century, probably about 2050.  The team behind … Continue reading

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One thing we have leant this week – Can eating meat save the planet?

Can eating meat save the planet? This is this weeks controversy.  A man called Allan Savory thinks you can have your cake and eat it, or meat and and eat it. He has developed a theory of “holistic grazing”. Savory … Continue reading

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train and bike travel

When I wanted to go away to for a romantic break to celebrate my birthday I jokingly suggested to the other half we got there by train and bike travel only.  Its been a long time since I have taken my … Continue reading

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Bread making

For about a year now I have been volunteering at a local community centre through attending their bread making workshop. Before joining this group I knew very little about making bread. I had tried my hand at some pizza dough … Continue reading

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UK energy data

A while ago I promised a blog on the recent release of the UK energy data.  This blog covers some of it.  The energy data I’ve obtained is really very comprehensive and goes back to 1970.  It covers almost very … 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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Resource volatility and high prices set to last

Resource volatility and high prices set to last. That was the message that was contained in a report from the the Green alliance a couple of weeks ago.  Over the last decade the price of oil, metals and food has … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- green crap and climate change despair

There are climate change talks taking place in Poland, and by all accounts they are not going very well. This in the same week the PM was reported as saying he wanted to get rid of all the green crap … Continue reading

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