Climate Emergency @gretathunberg

The Scottish Government has now declared a "Climate Emergency". To most of us, especially if you are under 30, this is synonymous with one name or rather one person: Greta Thunberg. Before I continue, let me make this declaration: I am fully aware that I am going to move on to thin ice with this … Continue reading Climate Emergency @gretathunberg

The problem with gender stereotyping and toys – and what to do about it

It is one of the many dichotomies of our day and age that the more vocal the LGBTQ+ movement becomes, the more unicorns and whales and dinosaurs we seem to see in children’s clothes shops. It wouldn’t matter so much if they weren’t completely separated from each other and one side was standing out in pink … Continue reading The problem with gender stereotyping and toys – and what to do about it

Christmas over-consumption or: Ways to a more sustainable Christmas

It seems to be the same thing every year - a race to outdo one another, no one wants to be left out and you can't be seen giving less or fewer items than you did the year before. "You'd better watch out, you'd better not cry; You'd better not pout, I'm telling you why..." … Continue reading Christmas over-consumption or: Ways to a more sustainable Christmas

Green politics and their promises…

Do we still believe in them? In this current day and age, we are saddled with a nagging distrust of ourselves and of others, and certainly, it is the politicians we very often trust least of all. They are not able to stand for the ideals which seemed self-evident just a few generations ago, and yet, … Continue reading Green politics and their promises…

New Year’s Resolutions?

They normally make me cringe. But as the New Year is only a week old, I thought it worthwhile to comment on this. I for one don't believe it is feasible because most people would ditch their gym membership by the end of January if only they could as they have signed up for 12 months … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions?