The migration from the old wordpress site is now complete. Where comments were still available they have been migrated with the articles. Some, but not all, broken links to external sites that no longer exist have been flagged and removed (or replaced if I can find a new address for it).

If you still have bookmarks starting with wp then these need to be updated - simply deleting the wp. might work. I can't be arsed to provide redirects for everything.

It seemed that there were only two posts on the old site prior to April 2016, both from 2014. There should have been more - maybe they'll emerge from a backup one day, I've had the domain since about 2006 but goodness knows where the old backup is...


Whoops, it seems that I have managed to loose all comments more recent than Dec 2017. Almost all of those were on the old wordpress site and it would be a major hassle to recover them from a backup so I'm not going to bother.

There is no time limit on comments here, so you can always comment on old posts. Comments are moderated so don't get published instantly.

So it goes, sorry about that.


So two and a half years of intermittent posts and for various reasons the time has come to move away from Wordpress and bring this one into my family of Joomla sites.

Content from the previous site is gradually being migrated across. New posts will continue to appear intermittently, the look and feel will get tinkered with as I feel the urge, life will go on... 

Yep, up and running, although the old site is not working yet

This project has hung around for a couple of years or more with very occasional posts (many of which remain hidden). Not for lack of things worth saying, but pressure of time and events and lack of attention to the importance of  reflection.

Having a little more time on my hands now and still a lot of ideas banging around, the current intention is to try and nail one each week – most likely on a Sunday.

The focus is on things relevant to what we might call the broader green movement, and not just the Green Party (GPEW),  the movement’s political arm in the UK. I spent the past ten years as an active member of GPEW having taken a deliberate decision to stop being a passive traveller with the movement but to actually do something. Looking around at that time (2006) there was no FoE or GreenPeace group where I was and I stumbled across the Philosophical Basis of the Green Party and it rang a bell for me.

Recent events, most significantly my experiences of going to Paris in December 2016 for COP21, have led me to softly and silently allow my membership and activity in GPEW to fade away. A positive decision to focus my personal energies elsewhere – one consequence of which is that I might be writing more on here …

… we shall see.