Weight Management – still a struggle

It has been a wee while since I posted an update on how I’m coping with my weight. It has been a continuing struggle to loose weight. My attempts have not been fruitful. My excercise is OK, am walking enough at my own pace and that has mainly helped. However there have been weeks where […]

Nature’s Calendar

Many people have been giving up their time during this pandemic to become a citizen scientist, collecting data to help further our understnading of the health of the planet. The Woodland Trust has had manu contributions to it’s Nature’s Calendar project. To take part you start recording the changes that happen in nature around you. […]

Farms To Feed Us

A project was launched back in April 2020 by a group of food activists and farmers to bring fresh produce directly from farms to people’s dinner table. It is an open database of small scale farms and growers throughout the United Kingdom selling vegetables, meat, dairy and other things direct to the public. This came […]

‘Normal’ has failed vulnerable people

For the world’s most vulnerable people the last thing they need is to get back to normal. The current pandemic has exposed the fragility of farming and food systems around the world. Farming wasn’t working before  now, millions of smallholder farmers are struggling to survive. For some of the farmers they actually go hungry everyday […]

Change and Transition

It’s time to move beyond economic growth when assessing economic progress. It has outlived its usefulness. We need to re-balance social, ecological and economic values. We need to promote broad welfare and inclusion instead. We are in a deep recession right now, our health systems have been tested and our governments are having huge control […]

Build, Build Build but, more houses?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s current mantra is to “build, build build and is attacking the planning laws in England for holding up more house building. His manifesto promised 300,000 in England but latest comments suggest only 180,000. It ignores the fact that most building proposals have been approved and the blame may lie in that […]

Vaccinate – why do it?

Every year millions of lives are saved thanks to immunisation. It is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. But, nearly 20 million children world wide still go unvaccinated or under-vaccinated while in the developed world there is a growing anti-vaccine movement. During immunisation campaigns in some countries it is not unusual for […]

A wee walk around North Berwick

Thought I’d do a wee post using some photos from a walk around the town yesterday. Evening during this pandemic I’ve still gone out for my morning walk after breakfast and reading the newspaper. Yesterday I took one of my actual cameras with me rather than just my cell phone. The photo above was taken […]

Struggling with Weight

For the last year I have been putting weight back on. It is a constant struggle. It’s not been helped by “comfort eating” after visiting my parents. More so since my mother was admitted into a care home.  It’s been depressing to see them both. My father just living to go in every day to […]

Israel and complaints

I believe the Israeli government is in breach of the United Nations Convention on Human Rights in many ways.  It flaunts international law, fails to respect or protect the rights of Palestinians, occupies land illegally and treats Arabs as second class citizens. It is aggressively taking over more land. It fails to treat the people […]

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