Thoughts from October 2014

season of mists and magnets

We love a bit of culture and all that stuff (we've got an Andrew Lloyd Webber CD) so we were chuffed to see Joanna using her innocent magnets to spell out the work of Keats


Impressive, especially when you consider that most of the time people tell us what they've managed to spell, it turns out that it was 'bum'. (And occasionally other naughty words too, for which we cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever.) Thank you, Joanna, for being brilliant and for raising the tone.

P.S - If you fancy some seasonally appropriate poetry or indeed the word 'bum' on your fridge, our magnets are free in packs of our kids drinks at the moment.

the club off

Hockey Club and Climbing Club are meeting at the same time tonight. People are having to choose sides. Things are getting ugly.


We also have a sneaking suspicion that the free money may in fact be a few old Euro's found in the bottom of Sarah's draw from her skiing trip in February. 

We'll take them.

the big knit 2014

It's big. It's woolly. It's back. 

It's the Big Knit 2014

Knit a hat, send it to us, we'll put it on a smoothie, someone will buy the smoothie and 25p from every bottle will go straight to Age UK to help keep older people warm in winter. Bingo*.

Everything you need to know about it (how to get involved, patterns and other lovely stuff) is on our very special Big Knit page here or watch our ad below:

So, if you fancy getting involved by knitting us a hat (or two, or three, or 5000 maybe, just a suggestion) then pop them in an envelope along with a note clearly stating:

  • how many you've knitted
  • the date, your name and address

Then send them all through by 12th December 2014 to:

The Big Knit 2014
innocent drinks
342 Ladbroke Grove
W10 5BU

And, if you can't knit, never fear – you can get involved by texting ‘Knit’ to 70004 to donate £3 towards the campaign.

Happy knitting (/texting).

* sometimes while they're playing Bingo.

finding your feet and currying for change

We had some cool visitors today. Savitri, Lynn and Hannah from Find Your Feet have been here for a meeting about the latest project that the innocent foundation has been funding. Here they are giving rather good pose with Kate, innocent foundation manager, and our Catherine. 

The innocent foundation and Find Your Feet are old friends: they’ve worked together for 10 years now, ever since the innocent foundation began in 2004. After the meeting Savitri, who heads up Find Your Feet in India, gave a talk updating us all on the project. It’s helping over 300 women in a remote area of Northern India to address the root causes of their poverty and empowering them to build secure futures for themselves and their families. Development is a long journey, as Savitri explained to us, but the results so far are hugely impressive.

Thanks for coming in, ladies, and for being brilliant. It was great to see you as always.

PS Keen to do your bit to help? How about hosting a Curry for Change evening with your friends or family? Or anyone really. Workmates or neighbours or those people you met on that internet forum for canal and barge enthusiasts. You can eat in or out, and just need to ask guests to make a donation, which will go to support the brilliant work that Find Your Feet do. Sign up online and you’ll receive a pack containing recipes and free spices from Natco Foods. Every pound you raise will be doubled by Natco, and the host who raises the most will win a masterclass with Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar. If even the thought of free spices doesn’t spur you into wanting to cook, you can head to a restaurant or get a takeaway, and ask everyone to thrown in a few extra quid for charity. What a curry on.