Month: July 2018

Lavender update

We’re nearly at row 90 / 100 and some of the final 10 are being dug up and replanted

Reasons to love Yorkshire 3/many

Yorkshire has the best less than completely diplomatic answer to world peace. A recent conversation with a guy from Yorkshire who I think has the answer to world peace in a technology tethered world: “you send so many emails I’ve no idea what the…

Rolling and falling

I asked for advice before this session as I have not done for some time and he recommended video – at end of this post. We did 3 basic types – falling backwards and rolling, falling forwards into roll and falling sidewards using pilates/yoga…

Conservatives never welcome

I can’t make the protest on Friday but the greedy, parasitical politics of cowardice displayed by conservatives worldwide is not welcome anywhere. The alternative is to align with people who do care, who are proud of their diversity, who are humble, who work hard,…

Climate & environment – international collaboration – smaller organisations

La Via Campesina – peasants’ movement: https://viacampesina.org/en/ CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE): http://www.csopartnership.org/about CliMATES – student, young people and volunteer think tank https://studentclimates.wordpress.com/aboutclimates/ Water Justice: http://www.waterjustice.org/ FreshwaterAction: http://www.freshwateraction.net/ Grain: https://www.grain.org/ Afrika Global network: http://www.afrikaglobalnetwork.com/htm/what.htm Agro-ecology Learning Alliance – South East Asia: https://ali-sea.org/ 350.org:…

View between Mortlake and Barnes bridge

Water sanitation projects update

I met with one of colleagues at Surrey university today. There is a short term probably portable learning project which will be working with a PhD student who is completing research in two countries (both hemispheres) but there may be an opportunity to extend…

Climate change international collaboration

There is a UN Sustainable Development forum this week: Political Forum: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018 Voluntary national reviews: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/vnrs/ WHO’s vision 2030 for water supply and sanitation UNESCO: http://whc.unesco.org/en/climatechange IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/ Asean Cooperation on environment: http://environment.asean.org/about-asean-and-the-environment/ PEEX – Pan Eurasian Experiment:…

Snap kick and recoil

I have a new attendee at the staff sessions I’m running. They are an older adult with a fairly high fitness level and have dance and some basic body combat experience but also some back, hip, knee injuries. With the dance experience, they are…