Six

The social media algorithms have clearly got me pegged, because last week this article from Positive.News came up in my newsfeed: “Six lifestyle changes that could help avert the climate crisis“. I’m a sucker for a list, and always on the look out for some positive news to balance the stream of reasons to beContinue reading “Six”

Disneyland Flight Free

So I didn’t post last week because we went away as a family for half term – to Disneyland Paris! This probably wouldn’t have been our first choice for a holiday, but we have a group of really good friends who we try to get away with at least once a year and some ofContinue reading “Disneyland Flight Free”

Sacrifice and frustration

I’ve been asked a lot recently how it is going without a car, and honestly it is mostly great. We’ve found so many positives from just getting rid of the car (expected and unexpected) – slowing down, appreciating journeying more (individual journeys and The Journey), fitness, mental health, and a greater sense of connection withContinue reading “Sacrifice and frustration”

#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”

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”

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”