Category Archives: Environmental Concerns

Sustainablity issues and lower impact living stuff.

Last day on the Lizard – the west coast.

Left the B&B with my 4kg daysack to find the guys with their 14kg rucksacks, and we headed west on the start of our longest day – maybe 14 miles – down to Caerthillian Cove before turning north for Kynance … Continue reading

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Lets have new front windows!

Simple enough phrase, but it didn’t half drag on.  The plan was to select a provider (June 2017) and get them to install the new windows in the summer, last year.  There is every hope that the job will be … Continue reading

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Slightly bigger full moon than usual

All that fuss about blue moons and super moons.  But it was a clear sky and that made the moon really special.  So bright!  We had just placed a sundial in the back garden, so it was an ideal opportunity … Continue reading

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Islander by Patrick Barkham

Back on the 11th November I went to Shoreham for the AGM of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, and bought a copy of the guest speaker’s new book – Islander.  In it he tells wildlife, human and literary stories gathered and … Continue reading

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What is the word for ‘Hatred of Trees’?

Last year we suffered from what seemed to be intentional stout boot kicking of tree trunks to loosen bark, followed by the removal of bark strips.  The Council responded by wrapping trees with a tough wire mesh.  I thought the … Continue reading

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London trip and UEA reunion

UEA is the University of East Anglia, I was there between 1968 and 1971, amongst the first intake of undergraduates.  The school of Environmental Science was established the year before so this is its 50th anniversary.  Thus the 7 pm … Continue reading

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Stanmer to Keymer – across the Downs.

I got a lift to Stanmer Park with Rowena (she was running, training for the London Marathon) and so quickly was surrounded by fields and woods and dog walkers – of which more later.  Walking up through the woods between … Continue reading

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