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”

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”

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”

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”

Sliding Doors

Looking back on our first few weeks of being car free. It’s been going pretty well so far – genuinely quite enjoying it! Here is one highlight from the journey so far… Monday 11th October This morning I arrived at the station just in time to watch the train leave.  Again.  The next one isn’tContinue reading “Sliding Doors”