Thoughts from category: our place

some special news

We’re dead chuffed to be the official juice and smoothie of the London 2012 Olympic Games. To celebrate, we’re hosting our very own Fruit Sports Day in Regent's Park on Sunday 22nd July, and if our Village Fetes are anything to go by, it’s going to be a very good do.

On the day you can to test your balance in the 100m lemon and spoon, your endurance in the sloe bike race, and your ability to run in a giant bean costume in the runner bean relay. And if all that sounds like too much hard work then fret not, because there’ll also be lots of great bands performing and delicious, healthy food to munch on. And it’s going to be sunny. We’d love you to come so we wanted to give you first dibs on getting tickets. Click here to bag yourself a spot.

the innocent fruit sports day, 22nd july, regent's park

make your own mini greenhouse

growing seeds in smoothie cartons with little bottles on top

While perusing the internet (on his lunch break of course) our Tim came across this top tip for growing seeds from Friends of the Earth:

"Cut empty plastic bottles in half and place them over seedlings as individual greenhouses. Very young plants will benefit from the warm micro-climate created beneath the plastic, which also protects them from hungry slugs and snails."

So that’s what he did, using the top of two of our smoothie bottles. We'll keep you posted on his plants' progress.

the 4.45 fair

Yesterday the marketing team had a day off from their usual duties to learn how to be entrepreneurs.

richard reed talking about how to be an entrepreneur

In the morning we heard some motivational words from our co-founder Rich, Kathryn Hibbert who is the author of the book Free, and the lovely Bronte who was our very first people person here at innocent but who now runs Scandinavian Kitchen. Bronte was also kind enough to supply lunch.

open sandwiches from scandinavian kitchen

Then once we'd stuffed as many open sandwiches and slices of cake into our face-holes as possible, we were set to work.

In teams of four and with £20 to spend, our challenge was to create a product or service to sell at a fair on the ground floor at Fruit Towers that afternoon at 4.45pm. Our customers each had £10 worth of counterfeit currency to spend, and 30 minutes in which to spend it.

the 4.45 fair
Team one decided to sell some classic innocent memories, including signed photos of the three founders.

classic innocent memories for sale

  signed photos of the founders
Jon's photo was quick to sell out.

signed photos of the founders
Team two had flowers, sweets and tea towels for sale on their stall.

flowers for sale

sweets for sale
Team three made personalised name plates for everyone who came to the fair.

name plates for sale
And team four sold the leftover cake from lunch, kisses, and appointments with a fortune telling monkey.

cake-away boxes cake and a kiss

Team two made the most profit, so they won the competition, but it was a fun day for all involved.