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Thoughts from October 2007

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For this year's little woolly hat project (aka The Big Knit) we thought we'd ask some famous people to design a hat or two for us. We've already shown you some right royal designs you might remember.

Now we give you the above creation by telly's Russell Brand. He sent us the below design based on his own bouffant 'do' and then our expert knitting friends at Rowan yarns have made it into reality for us.

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We've also had designs from all of these people aswell amongst others. Let us know whose hat you'd like to see next and we'll post it up...

  • Fearne Cotton
  • Denise Van Outen
  • Chico
  • Joanna Lumley
  • JK (Radio 1)
  • Chris Tarrant
  • Lil Chris (Rock School)
  • Jeremy (Arcade Fire drummer)
  • Kirsten O'Brien (CBBC )

free learning

We know that people sometimes stop by our blog for some business inspiration and an insight into our entrepreneurial world. Well that and trying to win a stack of great CDs by finishing a random sentence.

Anway we thought we'd share some stuff with you that will save you a good few quid on going to expensive conferences. First up is our Rich (above) giving a bit of background on innocent. You may notice that he's got himself a bit out of sync in the video. This happens every now and again especially in Monday morning staff meetings, a good slap on the back normally sorts it out though.

Then the nice people at Thoughtful have been very, well thoughtful and posted up some webcasts from an thought provoking recent conference on business and sustainabilty. It includes some interesting thoughts from our friend Russell (a connoisseur of interesting things) talking about Wattson's and stuff.

Last but not least is another great set of webcasts from Little Big Voice organised by our friends at howies in the summer. Russell turns up again here (he's good at talking) along with our very own Dan.

the power of pink part deux

And so another year has passed, FaceBook reigns supreme and wear it pink returned to innocent once again.

The London office got it's second pink makeover - my my haven't we grown since 52 weeks ago.

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Jacob won the Prettiest in Pink prize for the second year running (who would have thought he could have topped last years ensemble?)

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Our Scandinavian buddies showed us the latest craze in Swedish head wear & how to pink pout like posh spice .

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And the Benelux Boys proved that chickens look good in pink.

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And finally here's a note from our Vic oop North "We were all in pink at Evan’s Fishmonger’s in Didsbury, the shop above which you’ll find our Manchester office. Here’s the lovely Fi sampling pink smoothies.

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She jumped out of bed this morning, donned her pink dressing gown and came straight to work. Let’s hope she had a wash first. We ran a raffle and raised £50, not bad between the two of us. Tony, the photographer from The South Manchester Reporter popped in too. Watch out for us parading around with a pink salmon in next week’s edition. Thanks to all the Evan’s staff and customers for supporting today, especially Ken who was sporting pink briefs.

Posted by Ginger Sarah.