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Thoughts from July 2007

the innocent village fete, it's so this week

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This is the week to go to the innocent village fete. So say Grazia magazine.

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Keep up with the in crowd and get your tickets if you haven't already. If you have then start planning your outfit. Straw hats and chequered shirts are in. Evening dress, high heels and three piece suits are probably out. Having said that, the London Swing Dance Society lot will probably be pretty well dressed.

It's going to be so last week next week. Literally.

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giving them away

Hello to the folks in Newby (Scarborough) who we sent some drinks to recently. We said we'd post your pictures here, so we have.

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We met these Yorkshire folk via some work we've been doing with School Friend, the largest charitable provider of childcare in the UK. Over 75% of their clubs are run in deprived areas and they're trying to improve the diet of the children in these areas by offering them a healthy eating programme. Hopefully our kids smoothies are helping a bit.

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helping out after the floods

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Elin's local pub, last week

A word from our Elin on something that we did to help out in the aftermath of the floods:

"I live in Gloucestershire and was affected by the floods last week, so I was quite keen to help out. Last Thursday we sent 75,000 kids smoothies to the Red Cross depot in Bristol where the smoothies will be put into food packs and distributed to families/children in the flooded areas."

You can read more and see a pic in this newspaper article.

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older and wiser

Imagine if you were an ancient tree… You’d have seen an awful lot in your time. In particular in the arena of men’s fashion: men in leather jerkins, men in velvet puffy pantaloons, and most recently men in tracksuits that rustle as they walk. And perhaps seeing all that might make you think the first lot, who had no time for passing sartorial whims, had it right.

If you have time this weekend then head down to the woods to pay your respect to the wise old trees. And if a tree is so old that three people can barely hug it, tell the Woodlands Trust. They’re trying to log all the best and most ancient trees in the land. And good luck to them we say.

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here’s a picture of some of us trying to check how old a tree is

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