Another Clarkson abomination and a claytons apology

December 2, 2011


Jeremy Clarkson was forced today to issue an apology for his comments on The One Show yesterday evening. Clarkson controversially said that people who joined the UK’s first general strike in 40 years should be taken out in front of their families and executed.  Clarkson also claimed the strike was actually good because it meant […]

Carbon Nation – a way to bridge the US political divide?

December 1, 2011


Hearing Peter Byk talk about his film, Carbon Nation, is enough to give anyone hope that Republicans and Democrats can be brought together in mutual support of positive, solutions-based approach to climate change in the US.  Byk’s enthusiasm is contagious.  His tale is partly about his own road to Damascus of sorts.  In the course of tootling […]

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710,000 reasons to be angry with UK economic policy

November 29, 2011


The Chancellor today told the UK public what they already knew about the future of the economy: growth is slowing to a near standstill and the UK will incur more debt because of the poor prognosis.  Yet while the Chancellor didn’t manage to surprise, the Independent Office for Budget Responsibility released its analysis which revealed […]

Saying goodbye to Edinburgh

November 27, 2011


We boarded our train for London this afternoon having spent the most fabulous three days in Edinburgh.  I know I have already waxed lyrical about this city, and for those of you who are missing the usual fare we will resume normal programming shortly.  I just have to indulge in one last blast about this […]

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Dangerous dreams

November 26, 2011


Dreams are strange things of that there is no doubt.  Sometimes they are entertaining, other times terrifying and at others just meaningless babble.  Occasionally, they make you sit up in a cold sweat not because they are nightmarish, but because of their prophetic power. Last week I dreamt of a receding sea that left its […]

Edinburgh loveliness! And holiday giving…

November 25, 2011


Leading up to the festive season I had the privilege of going to Edinburgh for work.  What an amazing city it is!  We arrived to go and share dinner with colleagues at The Outsider restaurant.  It was the best food I’d had in six months – venison with south-east asian greens and sweet potato puree […]

Sustainable Festive Season? Ten commitments for this December.

November 24, 2011


I have decided this Christmas to challenge myself more than most Christmases past.  Rather than wax lyrical about how we could all be making the planet a friendlier more sustainable place to be, I’ve decided to get real.  Plaiting my own hair into useful shapes is not on the agenda and I gave up on […]

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