Prayers for the Climate and Ecological Emergency

Over the past few months I have been encouraged, challenged, inspired and refreshed by a series of prayers written by Rev. Jon Swales – Prayers for the Climate and Ecological Emergency. I first met Jon a few years ago. I spent a few days with him as part of a training placement I did, whichContinue reading “Prayers for the Climate and Ecological Emergency”

#TeamKip Cycling Challenge

Bit late posting this week – it was a very busy weekend, and I’m trying to take things a bit more spaciously (another element of oikos living – slowing down for deep connection). Exciting news in the last 24 hours though… I am going to join with my good friend Ed and a group ofContinue reading “#TeamKip Cycling Challenge”

1,000 hours outside

Happy New Year! I sat down to catch up on emails on 1st Jan, and in among the junk there were a few gems. One link in particular, in the monthly email update from Wild Christian (part of A Rocha UK – highly recommend – you can find out more and sign up here), caughtContinue reading “1,000 hours outside”

Tree planting

At the moment we are blessed to have a wonderful, big garden. We’ve been working hard since we moved in (just over a year ago) to manage the space with an oikos approach – thinking of our local wildlife (our feathered neighbours), pollinators, biodiversity, soil health, growing our own food, making a space where manyContinue reading “Tree planting”

Ice and snow

When we chose to go car free I wasn’t really thinking ahead to when it would snow… It doesn’t snow often here, and back then it was early Autumn. But last week it snowed. Twice. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to ride in the snow. I hadn’t tried before last week, and probablyContinue reading “Ice and snow”

Oikos Christmas

Merry nearly Christmas everyone! There are now just under 5 weeks left until Christmas Day, and with the busyness of the coming season we have already started our celebrations with some family and friends. I had my first mince pie of the season last week, and yesterday I even dug out my Christmas jumper forContinue reading “Oikos Christmas”

Cycling and Justice

“The richest 10%… emit nine times more carbon than their share.” This was reported in a recent BBC News article, highlighting the great disparity between the richest and poorest around the world – I know, nothing new. But it played into something I’ve been mulling for a while: that the way our transport systems areContinue reading “Cycling and Justice”

Wet and Cold

Rain. It was obviously going to come sooner or later, especially in the North of England: our first time when we needed to get somewhere while it was raining. On Sunday morning the heavens opened at the same time that I was getting child1 and child2 ready to go out to church – a cycleContinue reading “Wet and Cold”