Thursday, 22 April 2010

pedal power!

So, we've all strangely survived not being able to jet off on hols have we? Apart from the man who missed his son's wedding and one poor child who couldn't get to an operation, I found it hard to join the general feeling of crisis and disaster.

I did want to share this with you though: A hotel has linked up the exercise bikes in its gym to the grid and are giving a free meal to anyone who produces 10 watt hours or electricity or more! Genius. http://http//

Oh and the Transition Town movement in Wirksworth is gaining momentum. We're having our second meeting on Monday and it's really getting the town buzzing. As you can see from the photo, the only thing we need is some youngsters to join us!!!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Wirksworth clean up day. Hope our town stays sparkly and clean for a long time to you know we spend £2.1 million a DAY cleaning up after 5% of the population who don't know how to clean up after themselves and their dogs. Dunt it make you mad?

Sunday, 11 April 2010

reclaim the streets....with the sunshine

Yesterday, we had a clean up day in Wirksworth and about 35 people turned up to wear fluorescent jackets and make our town sparkling ready for a beautiful spring-- shouldn't have to if dingbats wouldn't drop litter--but it was a fun community event. As I handed back my jacket I passed this lot enjoying the sunshine and I thought I would share the picture with you. Wirksworth houses often don't have gardens and that's one of the things that makes it the close community it is. Once you sit out and people go by, you tend to talk to them--far better than hiding behind fences and hedges.

As the sun comes out, why not take your chair to the front of your house rather than the back and talk to everyone who passes. Try it, you'll be surprised what fun it is.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Find out whose policies you really agree with

Try this, it's fun and very revealing. You pick a set of policies without knowing which party it is.

The only problem is that so much of the language is woolly and they really want people to understand them? Why don't they speak in plain English?

Oh, and just in case you're wondering, I came out mostly Green Party which was slightly smug-making!

Let me know your results

PS: bought everyone the little Lindt bunnies for Easter..a sort of compromise on packaging cos they're only wrapped in foil but after watching the programme about chocolate and Nigeria, I wanted to buy Fair Trade but they were encased in cardboard..being a greenie is all about compromise and weighing it all up. Now I have weighed myself up and frankly, no chocolate at all would be the "weigh" to go this week!