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Taekwondo at Whitelands part 1

Clearly a demonstration of expertise on how to sidestep zombies 😉

Bioregional and BedZED

Didn’t expect to see the father of our lavender project (Pooran – in video) feature in our enviromental course but he also co-founded BedZED – sustainable community project near Carshalton/Wallington/Beddington. Bioregional I haven’t been but know people who have been involved. Will try and…

Carbon Footprint and offsetting – flights to/from and within Russian Federation

I have mixed views on carbon offsetting but for example purposes – based on recent travel. Aeroflot have a useful carbon calculator (in English as well): https://m.aeroflot.ru/ru-en/co2/calculator London – Moscow  one way (258.07 kg) Moscow to Irkutsk one way (246.32kg) So return flights from…

Carbon Footprint calculations 2/2 UK public transport

I looked at flights then also how to get to airport, whether public transport or taxi better for 30 mile/48 kilometre trip, according to mix of calculator and distances via https://distance.to Rail only to airport – approx 4.5 kg Bus – London area –…

Carbon Footprint calculations post 1 of 2

We are doing several for our course at the moment, there is an in-course calculator, also NEF UK example, but for outside UK, can use the Carbon Footprint.There are limitations with calculators, at the moment the recommended UK CF is 14.2 / 14.6 depending…

Quick pit stop in Brighton this pm

autumn days with sunset at 4pm, quick glance at park with Royal pavilion

David Bailey – warmth and humanity at its finest

Cathy Augustine for KONP has written a lovely tribute. David was a nurse for 35 years, he had cancer with a prognosis of a year left to live but carried on nursing and campaigning in Oxfordshire who cared so much:

Latin America bureau library

Not blogging about Latin America again but the library I mentioned where I did my dissertation apparently no longer exists as a physical library in London. They are digitising their content and will be available through their site: https://lab.org.uk/#

Climate Change – a defining challenge for 21st century by Dame Julia Slingo at Gresham College

A fantastic British scientist explains from her many years of experience at our national Meteorological Office about climate change – even I could understand most of this:

Europe for the many conference yesterday

My positions are unchanged – I voted remain, I would vote remain again. The EU would better with stronger relationships (and membership if wanted on both sides) with Turkey and Russia. It was heartening to see German, French, Russian and Turkish leaders all in…

The virtual realities of virtual reality are inadequate

There is physical reality – what you see and hear (for now these are the two that technologies trying to imitate) There is the photo and camera lies (see David Hockney) about a viewed experience. There is also the ability to lie in 360…

Lavender is relaxing (yes, really)

3 articles 1. Lavender’s genome has been sequenced. I am going to check this out with our lavender wizard next weekend but they think they know what is ideal in a lavender oil “The quality of lavender’s essential oils greatly depends on the characteristic…