Croeso!

Welcome! I’ve been writing this blog since 2008, and in that time my writing, interests, causes etc have all developed and changed. The original purpose was to cover core environmental discussions in a simple but not simplified way, so that everyone could engage with some of the things our generation will be most affected by. Since then however its become a space where I write about the subjects that I discuss with myself, with others, and sometimes that are big in the news ether; there is also a smattering of travel writing and photography in there too.

So I’ll also give you my story: what I’m doing in trying to lead by example and trying to change the environmental status quo. I’m a young Welsh Woman interested in environmental and social justice policies – particularly building zero carbon and resilient development strategies for developing countries – currently based in the Middle East.

Death and remembrance in a small Bulgarian village

As complete strangers participating in some small scale agro-tourism at a beautiful little self sufficient setup in a rural and ex agricultural village in East Bulgaria, the first thing we saw everywhere were photocopied photos of people sternly staring out from their position on each wooden door.

Bulgaria through the trees

Here are some shots of the landscape in Eastern Bulgaria, featuring lots of beautiful trees and yes it really was that green in real life! [click on an image below to start the slideshow]

The segway between two Monasteries

Next to the Red Sea coast of Egypt, we stayed the night at a motel in the middle of nowhere surrounded by deep brown and blue landscape, windmills on the horizon and truckers stopping for fuel and food. [click on a photo to access the fullscreen carousel view]

Why Egypt’s poorest need environmental rights the most

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Amid the campaigning in the run-up to the referendum, the content of the draft constitution has mostly gone unnoticed. People are caught up in “Sisi mania,” or boycotting the vote because they feel that the draft process was flawed.

The media focus has been on the military’s blanket propaganda, which just says “vote yes.” People campaigning for a “no” vote have been arrested. Meanwhile, the environmental rights the draft constitution enshrines have been overlooked.

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storm chasing

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