Friday, 26 October 2007

UK's Top 20 Green Blogs 2007 - please vote for me as the "People's Choice Award"!


I was amazed to receive an email from the Jim Jay of The Daily (Maybe) saying that I had been listed in the Top Twenty Green Blogs 2007. Wooo hooo!

His email said:


Hi,

This is the second year of the the UK's Best Green Blogs
which has just been published in Iain Dale's Guide to Political
Blogging
and was compiled by myself, Jim Jay, at The Daily (Maybe)
where you can read the entire list.

http://jimjay.blogspot.com/

I'm
just sending you a quick message to let you know you're in the top
twenty, congratulations. As a side benefit this also means you're in
with a chance of the coveted "People's Choice Award" too, where readers
vote on who of the top twenty is their favourite read.

Yours,

Jim

Not sure whether this is good or bad as Mr Dale is a Conservative supporter! Oh well, someone has to be I guess. ;-)

The Daily (Maybe) is worth a look though, even if you don't vote for me.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Got the blues - at least once a fortnight


We got a blue bin this week.

We can now recycle more stuff in Norwich, although like my previous post, no shredded paper is permitted.

I'll still rely on the worms in the wormery and compost bin for this.

Even though I am pleased about this, it is going to be a big culture change as we are also switching to fortnightly rubbish collection.

Well done to the city council as they have us a calendar for the year. Must make sure that I remember to look at it!

Blogging this from my mobile so I hope there aren't too many spelling mistakes.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Ultimate protection against identity fraud - get a wormery!


Last year my family bought me a Can-O-Worms wormery as a birthday present.

It came from Wiggly Wigglers and not only gives you a good way of managing your fruit and veg waste but also gives you some low maintenance pets!

With the increasing concerns about identity fraud and the advice being that we should shred all paperwork before chucking it out/recycling it.

This has been discussed on the BBC site as well and the refusal of some local authorities to collect shredded paper waste has been raised because of damage caused to the vehicles collecting it.

Like in this article on The Register, I've discovered that this more sensitive paperwork, like bank statements, gets dealt with really well by my worms.

Why not put some of your shredded till receipts or bank statements into a wormery or compost bin with your fruit and veg scraps?

Protect your personal data today!

Get a compost bin and a wormery. :-)

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Fair at the Forum on Sunday 7th October 2007 for Norfolk Mental Health Alliance

There will be a Fair hosted at The Forum, Millennium Plain and St Peter Mancroft on Sunday 7th October.

It will include Music, Stalls and Street Entertainment.

Radio Norwich Presenter Helen McDermott will be opening the fair at 10am.

Entertainment includes complementry therapies, kids games and much more.
It will be raising money for the Norfolk Mental Health Alliance and the event is being held between 10am - 4:30pm.