How do you tell your children about climate change?

This cartoon of my daughter aged 7 is basically a revamp of an earlier cartoon I drew when she was 4: Her reactions have not changed in that time, she is still very sensitive and prone to dramatic meltdowns about the smallest of things, and I still haven’t had a talk with her or herContinue reading “How do you tell your children about climate change?”

A day under a flight path..

I’ve written about this many times before, but we live under a so-called emergency flight path that should only be used when there is a North wind above a certain strength. Unfortunately, it’s often in use much more than that, and the only way to describe how it feels when it is in use aboveContinue reading “A day under a flight path..”

Covid with kids

Covid finally got us, two and a half years into this bloody pandemic. 2 days after returning from England for our summer holiday I started feeling more tired than usual (hard to judge when you have two small children and feel constantly tired anyway) and had a slight sore throat. I’m not sure whether IContinue reading “Covid with kids”

Isabel’s 3rd birthday

We celebrated Isabel’s third birthday at our friends house in the Hague last weekend. They have a nearly three year old too and the girls got on very well, which was so sweet to see. Also the Hague is lovely (although way more cars than I was expecting for a place which has such greatContinue reading “Isabel’s 3rd birthday”

It’s not the lights, it’s the flights..

I don’t know how much of it is wilful ignorance and how much is actual ignorance, but many people I know are in complete denial about how bad flying is. They are the kind of people who would say they ‘believe’ in climate change and want to do their bit for the environment, but willContinue reading “It’s not the lights, it’s the flights..”