Celebrating

Happy Easter! We had some much needed holiday last week and had a fantastic time in the sunshine. With the joy of Easter in full flow, this week I wanted to share some things to celebrate – little wins, everyday blessings, places where we’ve found joy. Firstly, looking back to just before the Easter week,Continue reading “Celebrating”

Turning over tables

It is Holy Week – the days leading up to the high point of the Christian year: the death and resurrection of Jesus. This is a week of high drama, as Jesus enters the holy city of Jerusalem and faces off with the powers and authorities – the corrupt religious leaders, the oppressing rule ofContinue reading “Turning over tables”

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”

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”

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”

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”