Category Archives: central_heating

My carbon audit for 2010

Last year my personal carbon footprint was 2.3 tonnes. This year it’s 1.32 tonnes. What’s the secret of my success? In one way, you might say we cheated: we left our draughty rented house over a year ago and bought … Continue reading

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My carbon audit for 2009

Last year I discussed my carbon audit for 2008. I use The Carbon Account to keep as close a track of my personal carbon emissions as possible. This year I’ve been keeping a similar record, but the result is confused … Continue reading

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Ascetic, acid

Yesterday it rained from the moment I left the house to the moment I got to work: not heavily, but sustained. That much water can wet the dryest biscuit, and by the time I reached my destination all of me, … Continue reading

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Wherever I lay my opinions, that's my home

We’re back from Spain. I can’t say we’re very happy with that. But while in Spain, we made lists of what we felt that our holiday illuminated the Spanish doing exceptionally well: Sun, sea and sand Coffee Minimalist but reliable … Continue reading

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I grow cold, I grow cold; I shall wear the bottoms of my shoes twice-soled

Autumn passed through here rather briskly yesterday—not Sunday as others had it—and the cycle ride home was far colder than the journey into work. The low sun and cold temperatures are making us feel rather wintry, never mind autumnal (of … Continue reading

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Putting my plans for today on ice

Dry heaves and headaches mean that January 2nd is normally the effective first day of the year for me, and 2007’s was no exception. This was reinforced by spending yesterday travelling back from a party in furthest SE, practically Surrey, … Continue reading

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