Letter to James Wild MP on sewage releases into rivers

A river

Following the rejection of the Duke of Wellington’s amendment to the Environment Bill that would have done more to curb rampant releases of sewage into rivers by water companies, the Lords are due to send revised amendments back to the House of Commons for a vote later this week. I’ve …

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Re-divide and conquer

A map

Just chatted with Steve on the farm about finishing up some field work on our largest field (34ha), TSB. The last crop using the whole field was potatoes. Now, there are three 5ha plots for crops surrounded by features for wildlife and beneficial predators. TSB now has flower rich plots, …

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Late Night Tales: At The Movies

light people technology music

Well, this is lovely. Tracklisting in this Twitter thread. I’ve loved putting together mixes in the past. Keep meaning to do more. I do have a Mixcloud profile with a few mixes on it. The 80s one is pretty epic if I say so myself. Oh, yeah, hi. Haven’t blogged …

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On regretting deleting old blogs

Sitting on the Salar de Uyuni

I’ve blogged over the years. A lot. I think I was doing it twenty years ago. Several different websites. A community site. A blog I wrote when I travelled. A blog I wrote when I came back. A food and gardening site. A blog on international development. I even blogged …

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All change

Geese fly over Burnham Deepdale

Today is my last day at social innovation foundation Nesta, where I’ve been covering maternity leave since April 2018. There wasn’t some kind of abnormally long gestation; I sort of ended up covering a couple of people’s maternity leave. Work at Nesta started out as a necessity, to give me …

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Commuting

View from the District Line

In a recent job interview, I was asked: “So you’ve been working as a freelancer, and you’ve been outside a fair bit – how do you feel about commuting into the office five days a week?” “I don’t want to,” I blurted.¬†Shit, you’re probably not supposed to say that in …

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