Looking out onto a cool, crisp morning, layered in frost, I wonder how many of you are taking on New Year challenges? Perhaps you're cutting back on the booze, getting fitter... or learning a new language, or perhaps you'd like to check out Transition Town Tooting?!?!? Maybe...
So here's an invitation, to come and say hi and peek behind the curtain of TTT, it's magical! Local people coming together to re-imagine and rebuild our world - one Restart Party, one Community Garden session, one Green Drink at a time...
Here's what's going on in January for you to get involved in, please do come & say hi:
This Saturday, 7th January. Tooting Green Coffee Club, 4pm - 6.30pm, Tartine Artisanal Cafe, Tooting Bec.
Tooting Community Garden, Behind 5 North Drive, SW16 1RN.
Families most welcome at this informal coffee at Tartine. It's a great way to chat, agenda-free, about local green issues. We'll be talking about 2017, sharing project ideas at very early stages - a perfect way to find out more about TTT and what's going on in Tooting.
If you are a complete gardening beginner or have lots of skills to share, if you fancy coming along and relaxing in a green oasis or want to use the garden as a green gym, all welcome on Sundays!
Tuesday 10th January. TTT Open Meeting, 7 for a 7.30 start - 9pm. Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Road.
This is our monthly activity and planning meeting - we'll be looking more closely at resourcing our plans for the year - a great bird's eye view if you're interested in seeing the whole.
Wednesday 18th January. Green Drinks! 7.30pm - 10pm The Selkirk Pub, 60 Selkirk Road, SW17 0ES.
If you like a drink and a chat about local green issues, this is the one for you - what's the one thing that you really want to take action on? Do you have an inspiring article or a breathtaking concern to share? Or just listen&relax in the lovely Selkirk.
And one online...Vegetanuary! David blogged about this challenge below, would you like to join a growing group of people in trying out vegetarian cooking for a month? Could you give up meat & fish for the next 4 weeks? If you like a challenge and want to learn new recipes, this Facebook group is for you! Just request to join and see what & how & why everyone's been cooking veggie - Veggies and Vegans welcome to add a tbsp of expertise.
So, zoom forward a year, what are you going to have started now to become part of your everyday in Jan '18??
By the way... this is me, Richard, so you can recognise a face in a crowd... I'm the older one... the other two are Benji and Dominic...