Category Archives: Environment

Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever

I came across John Ruskin’s “therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever” quote recently and, having been taught that if something starts with a “therefore” there must be something that comes before and I should … Continue reading

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Locally sourced?

We are staying in a holiday cottage by the sea and it seems like every item of furniture and kitchenware has come from Ikea! We were sat watching a news item on TV about locally sourced food and eating seasonal … Continue reading

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Signs of spring?

The last few mornings we have woken to the sound of birds singing and as we walk up the garden the frogs are massing in the ponds and croaking away. Is this spring on the way? I do hope so … Continue reading

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Climate Change?

Is this a sign of things to come? A cowslip in the garden peaks out from the snow.

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Solar panel update

It’s just over a year since our solar panels were fitted so I thought it was time for an update. After a problem getting registered for the FITS payments which meant that we missed out on a month’s worth of … Continue reading

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They paved paradise

My beloved and I went for a short ramble over Ilkley Moor yesterday, the first time since the spring. Imagine our surprise to find that they had put stone blocks down to make a path along one of the ridges … Continue reading

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Resistance is futile

Every so often I return to one or two topics that really make me angry. They make me so angry that my blood boils. It doesn’t do my stress levels any good and I end up feeling weak, useless The … Continue reading

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