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Thoughts from author: jojo oldham

11 minutes well spent

Make yourself a brew, sit back and prepare to have your cockles thoroughly warmed by this video of a young lad who made an arcade out of cardboard.

 

it's recycle week

recycle week 18-24 june

It's recycle week and this time the focus is on plastic bottles, which makes a lot of sense given that we get through 15 million of the things every single day in the UK. And what with Euro 2012 and the Olympics and lots of other occasions to be merry on the horizon, it's likely we'll get through a lot more. recycle week poster
Ninety percent of councils will recycle plastic bottles nowadays, either via kerbside collection or through recycle banks. To find out what you can recycle at home, just head over to the recycle now website and use their handy postcode checker.

plank-off

Tim wants to get fit for summer so Kirsty challenged him to a plank-off this morning. Kirsty and tim plank-off 1 Kirsty and tim plank-off 3 Kirsty and tim plank-off 2
Give it a try with one of your colleagues today and go home with abs so hard your wife/husband/mum will be able to bounce satsumas off them.

silly rubbish bag

wrong day rubbish
Clearly he didn't bother looking at his Cats of the World 2012 calendar before skipping out of his townhouse on Ladbroke Grove and taking up residence on the kerb. We're sure anyone who's ever turned up for a job interview, flight or wedding on the wrong day can sympathise.

forgotten feast

Our friends at Forgotten Feast are getting back in the kitchen and serving up another banquet this month, giving you the chance to fill your belly with all sorts of wild and wonderful dishes that would have otherwise gone to waste. This time they're collaborating with the surplus food charity FoodCycle and setting up shop in the Fleet River Bakery, London. forgotten feastThe event will be running from Thursday 21st June - Saturday 23rd June with dinner served at 7.30pm each night. There'll also be a delicious Sunday lunch on offer on the 24th at 3pm. A three course dinner with a complimentary aperitif will set you back £35, but earlybird tickets are now on sale for just £30.

Proceeds from the event will go to FoodCycle to help the charity feed some of the 4 million people affected by food poverty in the UK, and to creating other Forgotten Feast events.