Thoughts from February 2008

happy snapper


Late yesterday afternoon 'Vixff' was the first person to add a photo of our new 100% recycled bottles into our 'spot the new innocent recycled logo' flickr competition*. John W came an extremely close second with his spot in East Grinstead.

There is another prize up for grabs for the photo of the person doing the most imaginative eco friendly thing with one our new labeled bottles if you're still keen. Just keep an eye out for all those new little 100% recycled bottles in the shops for the next couple of weeks.

*You might not be able to see Vixff's photo in the group unless you are logged in or a member of the group. We can assure you it was the first though, here it is at the top of this post.

vegetable animals

Last week, we popped over to Islington with one of our walking wedges, to attend Hanover Primary School's 'Green and Healthy Food Week' fair.


There were homemade cakes, eyeball jellies, a name-that-vegetable competition and apple bobbing along with some of the best vegetable animals ever carved.


The fair was all about encouraging kids to eat more healthily and promote greener ways of having fun. The healthy cake stall was run by the lovely Caroline (with the wedge below) and there was even a local photographer there, taking photos and making sure the veg animals got the love they deserved.


All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon, with lots of smoothies drunk and one great aubergine horse. Well done to Elizabeth from Orange class for submitting such a formidable entry.


(posted by Annika)

nice bottom

We had loads of entries to the bottom of our bottle competition.

So many in fact that it took us a while to read through them all.

We were only going to choose 3 winners but the entries were of such a high standard that we ended up choosing 7. In other words, you did all the work, while we drank tea and laughed at your bum jokes.

Here are the winning captions along with the geniuses behind them. Thanks to everyone who entered. May you all be blessed with perfectly formed bottoms from this day forth.

If you listen real hard, you can hear the sea


This is Yvonne. Yvonne is currently doing her PhD at Oxford and this is not her first brush with literary fame; she's had some poetry published already. Yvonne is a big fan of cheesecake, especially the chocolate marbled yoghurt variety (not as yet available on wooden sticks).

Rub bottle to free genie

Thanks to Amy for sending in this caption. Amy's favourite place to go on holiday is San Francisco. She's just had her birthday (it was an important one) is studying psychology and child development and has a large collection of stripy socks.

Suddenly everything is clear


John is scared of waxworks but not spiders. His best job was being paid to put garters on pretty ladies and he once slept through a small earthquake.

Trapped in bottle factory - send help


We liked Iain's caption a lot. Iain works in IT and prefers staying up really late to watch American ice hockey over going for a quick jog round the park or any other form of exercise.

The end is nigh


Skateboards, rollmop herrings and moths all feature on Peter's top ten list of good stuff. By day he is a Head Gardener, by night he is the proud owner of a very nice pair of Lancashire clogs. He even sent us a picture of them to show just how great they are:


In case of emergency, breakdance

Richard's advice to the world is never let your mum cut your hair. If you invited Richard round for afternoon tea, he'd like a fondant fancy on a doily please and in return, would tell you all about New York and modern art.

All the cool kids drink from this end

Cameron is rather camera shy but tells us that he likes smoothies, free stuff and facial scrubs. Which is a pretty good list of things to like.

Look out for these new bottoms, coming to a bottle near you very, very soon.

gym workout


For someone in our gym, Tuesday is clearly the day to work those elbows.

our Morris dancers need us


When I was little, a traditional visit to a village fete or county show wasn't complete without a 99-er (when they really did cost just 99p), dropping said ice cream about five minutes after I'd bought it, and watching the Morris dancers. However, word reaches us that their numbers are declining, so much so they're resorting to large marketing drives to try and encourage people to don bells on their knees and get handy with their hankies.

This is sad news, especially as there is even talk about them including a spot of Morris action at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. If you or anyone else fancies a spot of public dancing which isn't just confined to the works of Justin Timberlake and Beyonce in Squires of a Saturday night, then you should definitely get in touch with your local branch. If you'd like to work on some moves in the privacy of your own home, you might want to watch this.

Thanks to Manchester Morris Men for the picture.