So after a few frantic days passport hunting, packing and trying ot finish up outstanding work (at home and at work) I'm off tomorrow to Bath for an aikido seminar, the start of a month of travels. I've still got a few gaps but they're filling up fast, I'm hoping I haven't left so little space taht I won't be able to fit in spontaneous opprtunities as I go. At the moment it's looking like this:
13th-16th Sept , Germany (Flensburg, Gluecksburg and Shaffland)
Looking at : Town district heating and transition plan to fire from locally sourced biomass, Artefact eco-centre, Biogas co-generation and district heating
17th-26th Sept, Denmark (Skive, Viborg, Samsoe, Copenhagen)
Looking at: Town hall energy systems including heat rejection from public ice rink, School energy centre district heating, Energy island – wind, solar and straw fired CHP district heating, Copenhagen harbour development and cycling city!
27th Sept- 1st Oct, Sweden (Malmo, Stockholm)
Lookign at: Malmo City Council energy strategies, Western harbour development – 100% renewable energy with E-On, Hammarby with Skanska
2nd – 8th October, The Netherlands/Belgium (Schiedam, The Hague, Rijswik, Goor, Drongen) looking at: Multi-Residential low energy developments, Heat pumps, A housing association development – test site for low energy/renewable energy concepts, Passive House with Itho ventilation
I'm really quite excited.
I'm not sleeping very well.
My brain keeps waking me up to remind me to do stuff/pack things.
The housemate says she doesn't mind not having heating - and has bought me snacks to hide in my packing. That will not make me feel guilty.