Thoughts from March 2012

spring clean

Spring has officially sprung, so it's time to get out every cleaning implement you own and give the house a proper going over. That means sweeping the cobwebs from the cornices, scrubbing the skirting boards and wiping down the insides of cupboards. We didn't say it was going to be fun.

plaster teeth and a naked cowboy model

Lauren kick started creative corner's spring clean yesterday and uncovered a plaster mould of someone's teeth and a model of a naked cowboy. Hopefully you'll find something a little more useful.

our new plants

plants growing at fruit towers

This is the corner of the fourth floor at Fruit Towers, where our newly planted seeds are basking in the late March sunshine and coming along very nicely indeed.

Cress, as expected, is flying ahead, but carrots, tomatoes and basil aren't too far behind. Sunflowers and violets seem to be taking their time, but we've every confidence they'll pop out soon.

And don't forget that from now until the end of April, every box of our kids smoothies and fruit tubes will come with its very own pack of easy to grow seeds. So if you haven't already, it's time to get growing.

lights out for earth hour

WWF's earth hour is this saturday 31st march at 8.30pm

This Saturday is WWF's Earth Hour, when hundreds of millions of people, businesses and retired wrestlers around the world will be turning off their lights at 8.30pm to show their support for the planet. So whether you fancy a nice moonlit walk, a bit of dancing in the dark or a candlelit meal with friends, just make sure you switch off the lights and any other electrical items you can do without (perhaps not the freezer) at 8.30pm sharp. And hopefully while the lights are off, it will get us all thinking about what we can do beyond the hour to help protect this brilliant world we live in.

Watch the video and find out more.

mystery device

mystery device

We spotted this at the IT help desk the other day and we've got no idea what it's for. 

We think it looks suspiciously like the memory eraser device in Men In Black though, and that the IT team are using it on people who've been exposed to the administrator password because they're worried they might just go off and download the most recent versions of everything without proper authorisation.

the men in black memory erasing device